22 May 2023

GEST Fellows' Annual Field Visit

The 2023 GEST cohort travelled around the south of Iceland in mid-May. The field visit is annual; this year it was a combination of a celebratory field visit, as the fellows had completed all of GEST’s written assignments, and a study visit related to the module on Gender, Environment and Climate Change which was the last module in the academic programme.
16 May 2023

GEST Final Seminar 2023

The 2023 GRÓ GEST Cohort will present their final assignments in a seminar to be held on Friday 19th May from 8:55 - 16:05 o'clock. Click to view the programme and for the live streaming link.
16 May 2023

GRÓ GEST Fellows Meet the President of Iceland

The 2023 GEST fellows were invited by the President of Iceland, Guðni Th. Jóhannesson, to his official residence yesterday. The President and Eliza Reid, the First Lady, gave the fellows a warm welcome, highlighting the importance of advancing gender equality.
From left: Dr. Josephine Ahikire, Guðrún Eysteinsdóttir, Anna Guðrún Aradóttir, Dr. Dalea Bean, Dr. Jennifer Skulte-Ouaiss, Dr. Irma Erlingsdóttir, Dr. Sarah Ssali
21 April 2023

Erasmus+ Collaborators Visited the GRÓ GEST Programme

GRÓ GEST had the honour to welcome representatives from three of its partner universities: Dr. Josephine Ahikire and Dr. Sarah Ssali from Makerere University, Uganda, Dr. Dalea Bean from the University of the West Indies, Jamaica, and Dr. Jennifer Skulte-Ouaiss from Lebanese American University in Beirut.
31 March 2023

Seminar on Decolonisation of Higher Education: Perspectives from Postcolonial Contexts

On Thursday 13 April, GRÓ GEST and RIKK – Institute for Gender, Equality and Difference, at the University of Iceland, are hosting a seminar titled Decolonisation of Higher Education: Perspectives from Postcolonial Contexts. The seminar is a part of the research Decolon-Ice: Towards Decolonizing Curricula in Nordic Higher Education, led by Dr. Giti Chandra, Research Specialist at GEST and RIKK. Participants in the seminar come from GRÓ GEST’s various partner universities and their visit is supported by the Erasmus+ grant scheme.
29 March 2023

GRÓ GEST‘s Lecturers Contribute to RIKK Public Lecture Series on Decolonialism

Three of GRÓ GEST lecturers contribute to the RIKK lecture series this semester: Marsha Henry looked at the gendered, racialised, and militarised politics of peacekeeping on 23 February, Marai Larasi’s lecture on 15 March was titled ““Time Travel” as Liberation Strategy. Reflections on Decoloniality, Memory and Black Feminist Imagination”. And this Thursday, 30 March, Mukul Mangalik will take examples from Latin America, Africa, and South and South-East Asia in his exploration of un-gendering histories of anti-colonial struggles for liberation.