GCG Forschungsprojekt "Who Cares?" erfolgreich bei Volkswagenstiftung
Das GCG war erfolgreich beim Call der Volkswagenstiftung „Corona Crisis and Beyond“. Das Forschungsprojekt "Who Cares? An Investigation of the Compatibility of Research and Care Work in the Time of COVID-19 and Beyond" wurde gemeinsam von Prof. Dr. Christine Bratu, Philosophisches Seminar, PD Dr. Victoria Hegner, Kulturanthropologie und Prof. Dr. Barbara Schaff, Seminar für Englische Philologie eingeworben.
This project will analyse the current contentious public discourse on the compatibility of work and family responsibilities of German researchers as it is shaped by the COVID-19 pandemic. It will investigate the experience of researchers at Göttingen University in regard to the multiple requirements of research and care work, and document it with a film. We will analyse how far the current discourse and practices are consistent with core democratic commitments such as gender justice and develop a philosophical theory of compatibility. As the significant push in digitisation caused by the pandemic will have long lasting effects on the organization of research, teaching and care work in the future, the findings will provide a valuable tool to critically assess public gender policies proposed both in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.