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Tomas Bergström hands over growing Eden

Tomas Bergström in front of the department building Eden Tomas 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.

New research project on the Swedish forest

"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.

Continued academic freedom - a guiding light for new leadership

Lisa Strömbom och Björn Badersten outside Eden, the main building of the Department of Political Science. At 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.

Karin Aggestam and Ann Towns on women and global diplomacy

Karin 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).

Special Issue in Postcolonial Studies edited by Catarina Kinnvall

Catarina Kinnvall has together with John Cash edited a Special Issue in Postcolonial Studies (vol. 20, issue 3, 2017), entitled: ’Postcolonial Bordering and Ontological Insecurities’.

New book by Aggestam & Towns on gendering diplomacy and international negotiations

Karin Aggestam och Ann Towns have edited a new book on Gendering Diplomacy and International Negotiation (Palgrave).

Guideline for gender distribution does not influence course content

The 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.

The objective serves as a tool for reflection - not a straightjacket

Tomas 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."

New article on female soldiers and dialogic peacekeeping

Annika 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.

Glancing back on intellectual disability research

NEW 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.

Department of Political Science
Lund University
Visiting address: Paradisgatan 5H (House: Eden)
Postal address: Box 52, SE-221 00 LUND
Telephone: +46 46-222 89 52

Faculty of Social Sciences