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Gender and Politics Research Group

This group brings together lecturers and researchers who think of gender as a central analytical lens through which power, institutions, norms and identities should be studied.

The gender symbols to the left and a heart to the right. Photo.

Gender is increasingly prominent in research and teaching within the Department of Political Science. The members of our group approach gender politics from a variety of theoretical and methodological perspectives. A number of researchers are interested in debates on gender and security with an emphasis on diplomacy, gender just peace, women and war, and soldiering. Our members also conduct research in gender and development on topics such as the Sustainable Development Goals and women’s empowerment.

Our group meets several times during the semester to discuss draft papers, articles and books proposed by our members. We welcome new members and guest researchers.

Rola El-Husseini Dean
E-mail: rola [dot] el-husseini_dean [at] svet [dot] lu [dot] se (rola[dot]el-husseini_dean[at]svet[dot]lu[dot]se)

Catia Gregoratti
E-mail: catia [dot] gregoratti [at] svet [dot] lu [dot] se (catia[dot]gregoratti[at]svet[dot]lu[dot]se)

20 September 2023 12:15 to 14:30 | Research group meeting

Planning meeting followed by higher research seminar with Nicola Pratt (University of Warwick).

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3 October 2023 12:00 to 13:00 | Research group meeting

Mona Krook (Rutgers University) will be presenting her work on semiotic violence and the US Capitol insurrection. This event is also co-sponsored by the Department of Gender Studies.

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11 October 2023 12:15 to 13:00 | Research group meeting

Joel Abdelmoez (Lund University) "Whose Islam is it? The challenges of employing a gendered methodology in Islamic Studies”.

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14 November 2023 12:00 to 13:00 | Research group meeting

Elin Bjarnegård (Uppsala University) “Rigging Representation: Procedural Autocratic Genderwashing”. 

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Gender and Politics Research Group: Feminism and the state

19 September 2022 12:15 to 13:00 | Research group meeting

Gender and Politics Research Group: The Sexual Contract

11 October 2022 12:15 to 13:00 | Research group meeting

Gender and Politics Research Group: Gendering externalisation

15 November 2022 12:15 to 13:00 | Research group meeting


24 February

Reading of “Troubling False Care: Towards a More Revolutionary ‘Care Revolution’ in the Universityby Ann E. Bartos

17 March

Dr. Maj Grasten (Copenhagen Business School) and Dr. Miriam Bak McKenna (Roskilde University) “Legal Borderlands in the Global Care Economy”

19 April

Professor Hanne Marlene Dahl (Roskilde University University) “A Care Crisis in the Nordic Welfare State?” 

13 May

Reading of “A critical reflexive politics of location, ‘feminist debt’ and thinking from the Global South” with Professor Sumi Madhok (LSE)

24 May

Dr. Priscyll Anctil (Lund University) and Dr. Luna K C (McGill University) “‘Bad Women? Re-integration of Female Combatants in Nepal and Colombia”

September 16

Group Discussion “How gender equal is Sweden?”

October 8

Dr. Claire Duncanson (University of Edinburgh)“Feminist Engagements with Green New Deals” 

October 12

Dr. Gunnhildur Lily Magnusdottir (Malmö University) and Prof. Annica Kronsell (Gothenburg University) “Gender, intersectionality and climate institutions in industrialized states”

November 30

Nela Porobić Isaković and Gorana Mlinarevic (WILPF)“The Peace that is Not. 25 years of experimenting with peace in Bosnia and Herzogovina - feminist critique of neoliberal approaches to peace building”. 

May 20

Workshop with doctoral students:

  • Caroline Karlsson “The knowledge production of the incest taboo”
  • Georgia de Leeuw “On emotions”
  • Jessica Cheung “Feminist Foreign Policy: A typology”

May 10

Dr. Cristian Norocel, (Lund University) “The Discursive Contours of Retrogressive Mobilization in the 2018 ‘Referendum for Family’ in Romania” (with Ionela BĂLUȚĂ, University of Bucharest, Romania).

April 28

Dean Cooper-Cunningham (Copenhagen University) “Security, Sexuality, and Memes: International Contestation of Russian Political Homophobia”.

April 19

Workshop with doctoral students:

  • Anne Stein “Linking Peace and Resistance: The idea of agonistic peace epistemic disruptions”
  • Christie Nicoson “Feminist peace and the politics of climate change”
  • Leila Sunagic “The Formation of Diverse Social Movement Coalition: The Art of Balancing. A Case study of the Women’s Movement in Morocco”

February 25

Dr. Emily Flore St. Denny (Copenhagen University) "Policy learning to reduce inequalities: The case of Scottish gender mainstreaming in a multi-level UK". 

December 16

Dr. Pauline Stoltz (Aalborg University) “Gender, resistance and transnational memories of violent conflicts”

November 23

Dr. Douglas Brommesson (Lund University) “Teach more, but do not expect any applause": Are women doubly discriminated against in universities' recruitment processes”

September 21

Group discussion: Feminist Solidarities