SOAS University of London

Jimena Posleman

The course I took on Gender and Conflict was truly an eye-opener, not only because of my outstanding professors but also because I was able to nourish from my classmates’ experiences.

After the Academic Summer School, I went back to my position as Human Rights Advisor at the International Center for the Promotion of Human Rights (CIPDH-UNESCO), where I was able to take on new responsibilities regarding gender affairs. As a Junior Lecturer, I incorporated a deeper gender perspective into my lessons. In this sense, the course I took on Gender and Conflict was truly an eye-opener, not only because of my outstanding professors but also because I was able to nourish from my classmates’ experiences.

My favorite memory from my time in SOAS, are the tutorials we had as part of the course. During those afternoons, I had countless enriching debates with my peers as we dealt with real-life cases. I particularly learned that gender inequality is a universal obstacle, with different faces and names, depending on the culture and history of each State.    

I would definitely recommend this course to everyone, no matter their career path, if they want to be able to better understand who to analyze any phenomenon with gender lens.