International Summer Workshop on Digital Innovation: Gender, Technology, and Well-Being

Programme International Summer Workshop on Digital Innovation: Gender, Technology, and Well-Being  










CUHK Organising Unit Gender Studies Programme
Programme Overview Summer Workshop DescriptionWhile digital innovation is often praised as the solution to contemporary and future wellness problems, the social inequalities contained in and reinforced through digital technologies are often not acknowledged. This summer workshop addresses this shortfall by asking how the development, design, and use of digital technologies interplay with gender and other social categories such as race, class, and sexuality to shape individual and societal well-being. From an interdisciplinary perspective, participants will participate in lectures, work together to reflect, identify, analyze, and address current challenges in international (digital) technology contexts. The summer workshop is aimed at MA-level or final year students either working in technology contexts as well as those who engage with these contexts from a social science and/or humanities perspective.Topics Covered

  • Digital Innovation, Gender, Technology, and Well-Being (Ling Han, CUHK; Tara Mehrabi, Karlstad)
  • Privacy, Vulnerability, and Marginalized Population (Agnieszka Kitkowska, Karlstad)
  • Robotics, AI, and Gender (TBC)
  • Gender and Big Data (Siqi Han, CUHK)

The summer workshop is organized by the Gender Studies Program at the Chinese University of Hong Kong and the Centre for Gender Studies, Karlstad University in collaboration with Digital Well Arena. From the 7th until the 8th of June 2022, the summer workshop will commence online.Registration for the summer workshop starts on the 15th of March, 2022 and closes on the 25th of April 2022. There will be a certificate of attendance for participating the entire summer workshop.Application ProcessThe workshop is for MA-level students or final-year undergraduate students around the world. Participation in this summer workshop is Free. The number of student participants is limited to 20. In addition, students are required to have a sufficiency in English as the digital workshop will be conducted in English. We highly welcome international students to apply.In order to be admitted to the summer workshop, applicants will have to submit:

  1. Complete the registration form here with your basic information:
  2. Submit your current CV and a one-page personal statement of interest of a) why attending the workshop and b) a potential project idea relating to digital innovation. Email your personal statement with the subject [Application for Digital Innovation Summer Workshop] to:

Inquiries about the summer workshop can be directed towards the Gender Studies Programme at the Chinese University of Hong Kong ( and the workshop coordinator Prof. Ling HAN (

Programme Period 7 Jun– 8 Jun 2022
Delivery Mode
  • Online Learning
Location(s) Hong Kong (Online)
Programme Nature
  • Academic Studies
  • Thematic Focus
  • Training / Workshop
Target Students
  • Hong Kong Students
  • Mainland Chinese Students
  • International Students
Level of Study Requirement
  • Undergraduates*
  • Postgraduates*

    *MA-level students or final-year undergraduate students

Credit-bearing No
Programme Fee Free
Application Period 15 Mar – 25 Apr 2022
Programme Website 

Last updated on 23 March 2022