Gender and Equality Committee of the Faculty of Philosophy

The Gender and Equality Committee of the Faculty of Philosophy was founded by the Faculty Dean after the request of the Departments that had participated in the interdisciplinary programme of Gender and Equality Studies at Aristotle University, which ran for five consecutive years (2003-2008). The purpose of the Committee is to continue the activities of this expired programme within the bounds of the Faculty of Philosophy and to try to establish new links with other similar programmes in and out of Aristotle University.

The establishment of the Interdisciplinary Programme of Gender and Equality Studies was an important first step for the introduction and promotion of the problematics of gender in the Greek academic community and the coordination of Greek Universities with other European and American Uniuversities in the field of Gender Studies. Among a total of eight such programmes organized by Greek academic institutions the programme established at Aristotle University was the most multi-disciplinary, comprising over 50 different courses, the majority of which were offered by the Faculty of Philosophy.

The Gender and Equality Committee of the Faculty of Philosophy is making a vital effort to expand the positive results of the Interdisciplinary Programme, whose function, unfortunately, despite its five-year run, was not officially institutionalized. Among the major initiatives of the new Committee is to encourage and coordinate the teaching and research activities related to the inquiry of Gender within the borders of the Faculty of Philosophy.

The members of the Committee are:
V. Deliyianni-Kouimtzi, Professor of  Sociological Education, School of Psychology
K. Kitsi-Mitakou, Assosiate Professor of English Literature and Culture, School of English
M. Mike, Professor of Modern Greek Literature, School of Philology
Th.-S. Pavlidou, Professor of Linguistics, School of Philology