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Medizinische Fakultät Nachwuchsförderung und Chancengleichheit

Lecture by Dr. Pascal Gygax: «Inclusive language: a storm in a teacup or an answer to a real problem?»


Date and Time

Thursday 8 June 2023, 4:00pm


UZH Main Building
Room KOL-G-212 EV
Rämistrasse 71
8006 Zurich


Registration: Network Diversity Meeting 8 June 2023


  • 4:00pm: Welcome & opening remarks (Dr. Christiane Löwe, Head of Office for Gender Equality and Diversity, UZH)

  • 4:10pm: Lecture «Inclusive language: a storm in a teacup or an answer to a real problem? (Dr. Pascal Gygax, University of Fribourg)
  • 5:30pm: Questions from the audience
  • 6:00pm: Apéro riche

Dr. Pascal Gygax, University of Fribourg

Pascal Gygax is head of the Psycholinguistics and Applied Social Psychology team at the University of Fribourg (Switzerland). His work focuses on the way our brain processes the male grammatical mark, and how language creeps into our perception of gender.

Together with his colleagues Sandrine Zufferey and Ute Gabriel, he has just published a public-understanding-of-science book with the Éditions Le Robert, entitled «Le cerveau pense-t-il au masculin? Cerveau, langage et représentations sexistes» [Does the brain think in the masculine? Brain, language and sexists representations].