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Course date
July 5–9, 2021
Application deadline
Application for this course is closed
ECTS Credits
Development studies
Political economy
Gender studies
SUN Packages
Tuition Waiver

The past decade has seen the mainstreaming of concerns about inequalities, with the work of scholars and of social movements – from Occupy to the International Women’s Strike – centring the social and economic injustice created by persistent inequalities of income, gender, race and class. Gradually, some international organisations and national governments have begun to shift their focus, if only in their rhetoric, to acknowledge the importance of tackling gender, race and class inequalities, whose detrimental socio-economic impact is currently being revealed by the COVID-19 pandemic and the multiple crises it generated. However, the road is long ahead as these inequalities continue to be overwhelmingly addressed separately from strictly economic concerns. In this scenario, feminist political economy can offer the right frameworks and methodological tools to explore the articulation of multiple and intersecting inequalities, and their implications for the world economy.

The course provides an in-depth overview of concepts, methods and practices in feminist political economy, including social reproduction, households and care, racism and development, gender and neoliberalisms, migration and ethnic violence. The material covered is interdisciplinary, as reflected by the teaching team. The course takes a global perspective and is structured to achieve a balance between engagement with theoretical debates and applications for empirical research, making use of case studies, interactive and reflecting sessions.

The course is designed for advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students looking to become familiar or deepen their engagement with debates in feminist political economy. The main objective of the course is to provide participants with a feminist political economy toolkit, from which they can selectively draw concepts, methods and practices that they can integrate in their research, work and teaching.

Course format

The course will be delivered online through a combination of asynchronous and synchronous activities (for example, a pre-recorded lecture and a live tutorial discussion); the timing of the synchronous activities will be adjusted to accommodate participants in different time zones.

Attendance and active participation in at least 9 out of the 10 sessions are required in order successfully complete the course and receive the Certificate of Attendance and the Course Transcript. 

Target group
This course is designed for postgraduate students, junior faculty and researchers looking to become familiar or deepen their engagement with debates in feminist political economy. Practitioners who are interested in academic debates and applications in feminist political economy are welcome to apply.  
We also invite applications from advanced undergraduate students who have adequate prior study or engagement experience on the subject and make a compelling case in their application/statement of interest. 

No pre-requisites but a background in the social sciences is desirable. 

Please read the following directions carefully. 
Below is the list of the documents you need to prepare or arrange for submission:

  1. Completed online SUN Application Form (see notes below)
  2. Full curriculum vitae or resume, including a list of publications, if any
    Please upload your Curriculum Vitae or resume, including a list of publications, if any.
  3. Statement of purpose (max. 1 page) 
    In the Statement of Purpose, please describe how the course is relevant to your teaching, research, or professional work, and in what way you expect to benefit from it. Please list relevant courses in the field you have taken previously during your studies.
    Please provide a name, contact email, and phone number of a person (a faculty member, job supervisor, etc.) who can be contacted by the course directors to attest to your abilities, qualifications, and academic/professional performance.

Optional attachments:

You can upload further optional documents on the Qualifications page such as academic documents that you think may be relevant to support your application in the 'Other Supporting Documents' section. All documents should be merged into a single PDF file not exceeding the size 2 MB. No passwords and encryption are allowed.

Completed CEU Summer University Application Form

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  • You may apply to a maximum of two summer courses. In case of being admitted, you can only attend both if the two courses do not overlap in time. Financial aid, if available, is only granted to attend one course.
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  • Right after login, please select ”Summer University” radiobutton from the "Type of course" list, and leave all other fields empty.
  • All application materials must be submitted with the online application form(s). Materials sent by postal mail, electronic mail, or fax are not considered.
  • The maximum allowable file size for upload is 2MB per file and the acceptable file formats are PDF, JPG, and JPEG. Ensure all security features (e.g. passwords and encryption) are removed from the documents before uploading them.
  • Applications cannot be edited after submission. Please submit your application only when it is 100% final and complete.
  • Further user instructions for the online application are included in the form itself. Should you have questions regarding the application form, check the relevant Frequently Asked Questions.
  • Applications submitted after the deadline will be considered on a case-by-case basis.


If you need help or more information during the application process, please feel free to contact the SUN staff via email.


The SUN Office will notify applicants about the selection results in April. Please check the 'Dates and deadlines' section on the relevant course websites for notification deadlines planned earlier or later. The final decision is not open to appeal.