21 December 2017Tomas Bergström is stepping down as head of department after nine years at the helm, twelve if you count his time as assistant head of department. During his time as head of department, the department grew by 50 per cent, external funding tripled, internationalisation proceeded at record speed, English became the working language at the department and Eden was refurbished. In the corner office on the fourth floor, light is flowing from windows in two directions. We sit down to talk about a decade of growth.
18 December 2017"Woodworlds: Stories of desire and grief in the Swedish forest" is a new research project led by Johannes Stripple and funded by BECC - The Swedish government’s strategic research area on biodiversity and ecosystem services in a changing climate.
15 December 2017At the turn of the year, Björn Badersten and Lisa Strömbom will take up their respective posts as head and assistant head of the Department of Political Science, respectively. They were both unanimously elected by the staff in mid-October, in an election held once every three years. Björn Badersten was previously assistant head of department, while Lisa Strömbom was the director of Peace and Conflict Studies.
15 December 2017Karin Aggestam, professor at the Department of Political Science and Ann Towns, associate professor at Gothenburg University have co-authored "Diplomacy: A Gendered Institution” i boken Diplomacy in a Globalizing World (Oxford University Press).
14 December 2017Catarina Kinnvall has together with John Cash edited a Special Issue in Postcolonial Studies (vol. 20, issue 3, 2017), entitled: ’Postcolonial Bordering and Ontological Insecurities’.
5 December 2017Karin Aggestam och Ann Towns have edited a new book on Gendering Diplomacy and International Negotiation (Palgrave).
28 November 2017The teacher representatives on the board of the Department of Political Science in response to Benjamin Katzeff Silberstein's guest editorial in SvD concerning gender distribution among authors on course reading lists.
28 November 2017Tomas Bergström, Head of Department of Political Science, explains the rule of thumb of a 40-60 percent ratio between female and male authors represented in course reading lists. "Only one of many tools for generating awareness of gender issues among the department’s staff and students."
10 November 2017Annika Bergman Rosamond and Annica Kronsell have co-authored the journal article "Cosmopolitan militaries and dialogic peacekeeping: Danish and Swedish women soldiers in Afghanistan" in International Femininist Journal of Politics, October 2017.
18 May 2017NEW FROM OUR RESEARCHERS: Niklas Altermark’s article 'The Post-Institutional Era: Visions of History in Research on Intellectual Disability' is included in the 30 year anniversary issue of the leading disability studies journal Disability & Society.