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2018

JANUARY 31, 2018 MeToo#Värmland – Vad händer nu? Karlstad


18.00-20.00, Tempelriddaren, Karlstad

Panelsamtal med representanter för näringslivet, politiken, frivilligorganisationer, hälso- och sjukvård och universitetet samtalar om vad som händer nu. Hur går vi vidare utifrån höstens upprop och erfarenheter.

Under hösten 2017 har Sverige och stora delar av världen upplevt en revolution där kvinnor från många delar av samhället vittnat om sexuella övergrepp och trakasserier. Det som varit vardag för många kvinnor har nu blivit belyst så att vi nu I början av 2018 kan tala om ett före och ett efter MeToo#.

Centrum för genusforskning vid Karlstads universitet anordnar ett offentligt samtal kring vad som händer nu? Vad innebär MeToo#-upproret på våra arbetsplatser? Kommer det att ske någon förändring? Vad kan män göra och hur skall de förhålla sig till Me#Too? Det är några v de frågor samtalet kommer att handla om med hjälp av panelsamtalets deltagare och publik.

Deltagare:

Gunilla Svantorp, Riksdagsledamot (S)

Anna Lundmark Lundbergh, VD, Almi företagspartner i Värmland AB

Beatrice Högå, Verksamhetschef, Brottsförebyggande Centrum i Värmland

Ingrid Magnusson, Stabschef, Landstinget i Värmland

Ulf Mellström, Professor, Karlstads universitet

Moderator:

Marianne Nilsson, jämställdhetsstrateg, Region Värmland




FEBRUARY 28, 2018 "We too talk about #metoo", Linköping


13:15 - 15:00

I 101 Valla Biblioteket, Linköping University

A panel event on akademiuppropet och genus i akademin (in Swinglish)

On the panel:

Lisa Salomonsen (#admadiuppropet) (Örebros universitet); Ulf Mellström (Karlstads universitet); Erika Alm (Göteborgs universitet), and many more…..

#metoo

#genus

#areu2withmetoo?

#swinglish

Hosted by:

Posthumanities Hub

Tema Genus, LIU

Gexcel International Collegium for Advances Transdisciplinary Gender Studies




MAY 30 - 31, 2018 The 3rd Queer Death Studies Workshop, Linköping


Information coming soon!




JUNE 1, 2018 Workshop Generic Skills Education: Theory and Practice, Linköping


"Generic Skills Education: Theory and Practice" at Tema Genus, Linköping University.

A workshop on the recently published book A workshop on the recently published book Theories of Affect and Concepts in Generic Skills Education: Adventurous Encounters, edited by Edyta Just and Wera Grahn.

During the last few years, the concept of generic skills and competences has become widespread across universities. An introduction to generic competences is, as such, important because it enables redefinition of educational goals and may positively rearrange forms of interaction in classes. It also indicates that education should inspire students to develop and use critical and creative forms of thinking, feeling and doing. On the one hand, the need to promote generic skills can be seen as driven by neoliberal desire. On the other, however, generic competences can enable students to think, feel and act differently, but also respect and welcome various forms of life and ways of living. Responding to the growing need to reflect upon generic competences myself together with Wera Grahn (Tema, Tema Genus) and thirteen researchers have worked on an edited volume titled Theories of Affect and Concepts in Generic Skills Education: Adventurous Encounters (forthcoming fall 2017). This book contributes to the various ways of conceptualising generic skills and the methods in which they might be acquired. The volume engenders adventurous encounters between different theories, which predominantly come from the feminist conceptual framework, that result in appealing meanings of affect and concepts. It also experimentally explores and discusses ways in which theories of affect and concepts may complicate understanding of generic competences and inspire generic skills-oriented education. Consequently, this collection revitalizes the concept of generic skills, but also advocates daring pedagogical practices that invigorate the meaning of and approach to teaching and learning in present landscapes of higher education.


Given the timeliness and importance of this publication for education in general and for applied pedagogical practices in particular, it is crucial that the content of this edited volume is made available -during a one day workshop- to a broader public i.e., researchers, pedagogues and students interested in generic skills education on both theoretical and practical levels. Importantly, this workshop will seek to engender conversations between the authors of the book, other researchers, pedagogues and students to reflect on the concept of generic skills and on content, teaching methods and learning activities that may enable an achievement of generic competences. In this way, this workshop will not only aim at disseminating the research results per se, but it will try to tackle central questions such as: How can we (researchers, pedagogues, students) understand generic skills? What are the students’ needs? What do students expect with regard to generic skills education? Which pedagogical practices are necessary? How those pedagogical practices should look like? How can they be applied and what actually is possible to practice and achieve in contemporary classrooms of higher education?




FEBRUARY 14, 2018 Seminar "The Performative Effects of Diagnosis: Gender, Intimacy, and being a war veteran with PTSD (work in progress)", Karlstad


HIGHER SEMINAR at Centre for Gender Studies, Karlstad University

February 28, 2018; 15:15 - 16:45

Sebastian Mohr, Researcher at Centre for Gender Studies, Karlstad University

"The performative effects of diagnosis: gender, intimacy, and being a war veteran with PTSD (work in progress)"

This presentation will explore the performative effects of being diagnosed with PTSD in Danish war veterans’ intimate and sexual lives. Based on biographical interviews with veterans from Denmark, the focus is on how medical diagnoses interplay with veterans gendered and sexualed self-perceptions leading to changes in how they enter and live intimate relationships.




FEBRUARY 28, 2018 Seminar "Explaining the Right-Wing Populist Paradoxes: An Intersectional Perspective on Extreme Political Masculinities", Karlstad


HIGHER SEMINAR at Centre for Gender Studies, Karlstad University

February 28, 2018; 15:15 - 16:45

Cristian Norocel, Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow, Université libre de Bruxelles (Belgium) ;

Docent in Political Science, University of Helsinki (Finland)

"Explaining the Right-Wing Populist Paradoxes: An Intersectional Perspective on Extreme Political Masculinities"

To date, there are few explanations concerning the paradoxes of right-wing populism: privileged white men proclaiming themselves the true voices of white working class (men and women) against allegedly corrupt elites, and threatening migrant Other (men). In my study, I suggest a way to address these paradoxes by employing superordinate intersectionality as a theoretical perspective to examine how the right-wing populist discourses depict political masculinities through the interactions between several axes of difference and inequality: gender (masculinities); sexuality (heterosexuality); social class (elites); and race (whitenesses). In so doing I focus on the junctions between the field of critical masculinities studies and that of right-wing populism, which enables an analysis of the gendered nature of right-wing populist ideology. I illustrate these theoretical articulations with examples from the US, as well as from Finland and Sweden.

--

Ov Cristian Norocel is Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellow, in the Atelier Genre(s) et Sexualité(s), Institut de Sociologie (IS), Université Libre de Bruxelles (Belgium); and affiliated researcher in the Centre for Research on Ethnic Relations and Nationalism (CEREN), University of Helsinki (Finland). Norocel holds the titles of Docent (Dosentti / Docent) in Political Science, and that of Doctor of Social Sciences (Valtiotieteiden tohtori / Politices doktor) in Political Science from the University of Helsinki (Finland). Norocel has previously been Visiting Researcher at the University of Stockholm and Uppsala University (Sweden); and Researcher in the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (Hungary). He is Finnish MC in COST Action IS1308 Populist Political Communication in Europe (2014-2018); and chair of the RN32 Political Sociology in the European Association of Sociology (ESA) (2017-2019). Norocel’s research interests concern the study of right-wing populist parties in Northern, and Central and Eastern Europe from a comparative intersectional perspective (focus on gender and sexuality; social class; ethnicity and race). He has published in such international peer-reviewed journals as Critical Social Policy, European Journal of Women’s Studies, Identities: Global Studies in Culture and Power, International Journal of Communication, NORA: Nordic Journal of Feminist and Gender Studies, NORMA: International Journal for Masculinity Studies, and Problems of Post-Communism.




MARCH 28, 2018 Seminar “The Forever Road: Liminality Among Queer Refugees Looking for a Home”, Karlstad


HIGHER SEMINAR at Centre for Gender Studies, Karlstad University

(the seminar is co-arranged with Social Work)

March, 28th, 2018; 15:15 - 16:45, Room 5C428a

Thomas Wimark, Human Geography, Stockholm University

“The Forever Road: Liminality Among Queer Refugees Looking for a Home”

As people continue to flee repressive regimes, discussions of refugees’ state of liminality has intensified. Spaces such as refugee camps and detention centres tend to force refugees to endure living in liminality for long periods of time. In this presentation, I focus on the actual experiences of movement from the old country to the receiving one. Widening the discussion on liminality to focus on the road to refuge, I argue that the road should be considered a metaphor for the connection between the old and the new place of belonging. Using material from interviews with queer refugees in the Swedish countryside, I discuss their travels on the road to inclusion. These stories lead to the development of the Forever Road where true belonging can never be achieved. Excerpts from the interviews show that refugees’ ways of being both put them on the road and keep them on the road. At the heart of this concept lies structures that govern entrance to and exist from the road. In the end, I argue that this way of thinking of liminality moves discussions away from refugees’ bodies and illuminates structures governing the Forever Road.

Thomas Wimark is a researcher at the department of Human Geography at Stockholm University. His research concerns the nexus between migration, minority status and space.​




MAY 9, 2018 Seminar “Why Are We Brothers? Male Siblings and the Masculine Mystique of Required Affection”, Karlstad


HIGHER SEMINAR at Centre for Gender Studies, Karlstad University

May 9th, 2018; 15:15 – 16:46

Andreas Henriksson, Postdoc at the Centre for Gender Studies, Karlstad University

“Why are we brothers? Male siblings and the masculine mystique of required affection”

Many societies uphold a social requirement of affection between male siblings. Not rarely, it is the only socially required same-sex affection that men encounter besides filial love. However, how is this affection and its requirement understood? And how does it speak to the masculinity that brothers share? In this presentation, I draw on interviews with brothers in Namibia and Sweden, as well as cultural representations of brotherhood, to discuss loyalty, violence, collaboration, obedience and other forms through which brotherly love is lived and narrated. I argue that the notion of ‘being together’ as a quality in brotherly relationships is more strongly represented in the Swedish data than in the Namibian one, indicating the importance of intimate co-presence as a value in Swedish society. I also argue that this notion can be gendered, but never unequivocally so.




APRIL 11, 2018 Seminar "Trans Bodies, Affects and Vulnerability: A Double Seminar", Karlstad


HIGHER SEMINAR at Centre for Gender Studies, Karlstad University

Seminar Trans Bodies, Affects and Vulnerability: A Double Seminar by Luca Tainio, MSSc, and Wibke Straube, PhD

April 11, 2018, 15:15 - 17:00

15:15 – 16:00

Luca Tainio, MSSc, Visiting PhD student at Centre for Gender Studies, Karlstad University; Doctoral Student at Gender Studies, Tampere University, Finland

"Pink-Black Block Activism, Vulnerability and Trans Politics"

My paper addresses notions of radical vulnerability, emotions and experiences within pink-black blocks as well as wider grassroot activism. I am asking what does activism feel like, what inspires action and how can we use notions such as love, rage and vulnerability in our work as activists but also as scholars. I am approaching my material within the theoretical frame of trans studies, and discussing my questions through and with interviewees from different anarchofeminist projects and collectives. The seminar will be based on a circulated text. Please contact me if you wish to attend and receive the text: tainio.luca.m@student.uta.fi

Luca Tainio (M.Soc.Sci) is a PhD student from the University of Tampere. His master´s thesis focused on the discourses on transgender in Finnish medical journals, and currently he is working on his PhD on trans-anarchism and activism. Locating himself on the field of transgender studies, Luca is interested in questions of emotions, bodies, resistance and solidarity, and combining activism and academic work.

16:00 - 17:00

Wibke Straube, PhD, Senior Lecturer, Centre for Gender Studies, Karlstad University

"Toxic Matter. Anthropocentric Affects and Trans Bodies in Art and Film"

Following Malin Ah-King and Eva Hayward’s problematisation of the “politics of purity” I will investigate in this talk discourses on toxicity, the history of transgender bodies as ‘impure’ and the linkages between ecological affects and ethics of response-ability (Haraway) in the Anthropocene. By wondering how trans bodies in particular will be and are affected by the environmental crisis and climate change I trace how the intersection of ecology and trans bodies is interrogated in art and film.

Wibke Straube, PhD, works as Senior Lecturer at the Centre for Gender Studies (CGF), Karlstad University. They completed their dissertation in 2014 entitled Trans Cinema and its Exit Scapes. A Transfeminist Reading of Utopian Sensibility and Gender Dissidence in Contemporary Film (2014). Wibke’s work is located the areas of transgender studies and feminist cultural studies with a focus on new feminist materialism, ecocriticism and affect theory. Email: wibke.straube@kau.se.




APRIL 5, 2018 Mini-symposium "Becoming with Alien Encounters and Speculative Story-Telling", Linköping


Mini-symposium "Becoming with Alien Encounters and Speculative Story-Telling"

Seminarium - Tema Genus, Linköping University


Speakers: Katja Aglert (independent artist), Line Henriksen (University of Copenhagen), Nina Lykke (LiU) and Marietta Radomska (LiU)


Faros, Temahuset, Linköpings universitet, Kl 13:00 - 17:00


For more information please contact Marietta Radomska: marietta.radomska@liu.se





2018

FEBRUARY 14, 2018 Seminar "The Performative Effects of Diagnosis: Gender, Intimacy, and being a war veteran with PTSD (work in progress)", Karlstad


HIGHER SEMINAR at Centre for Gender Studies, Karlstad University

February 28, 2018; 15:15 - 16:45

Sebastian Mohr, Researcher at Centre for Gender Studies, Karlstad University

"The performative effects of diagnosis: gender, intimacy, and being a war veteran with PTSD (work in progress)"

This presentation will explore the performative effects of being diagnosed with PTSD in Danish war veterans’ intimate and sexual lives. Based on biographical interviews with veterans from Denmark, the focus is on how medical diagnoses interplay with veterans gendered and sexualed self-perceptions leading to changes in how they enter and live intimate relationships.




FEBRUARY 28, 2018 "We too talk about #metoo", Linköping


13:15 - 15:00

I 101 Valla Biblioteket, Linköping University

A panel event on akademiuppropet och genus i akademin (in Swinglish)

On the panel:

Lisa Salomonsen (#admadiuppropet) (Örebros universitet); Ulf Mellström (Karlstads universitet); Erika Alm (Göteborgs universitet), and many more…..

#metoo

#genus

#areu2withmetoo?

#swinglish

Hosted by:

Posthumanities Hub

Tema Genus, LIU

Gexcel International Collegium for Advances Transdisciplinary Gender Studies




FEBRUARY 28, 2018 Seminar "Explaining the Right-Wing Populist Paradoxes: An Intersectional Perspective on Extreme Political Masculinities", Karlstad


HIGHER SEMINAR at Centre for Gender Studies, Karlstad University

February 28, 2018; 15:15 - 16:45

Cristian Norocel, Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow, Université libre de Bruxelles (Belgium) ;

Docent in Political Science, University of Helsinki (Finland)

"Explaining the Right-Wing Populist Paradoxes: An Intersectional Perspective on Extreme Political Masculinities"

To date, there are few explanations concerning the paradoxes of right-wing populism: privileged white men proclaiming themselves the true voices of white working class (men and women) against allegedly corrupt elites, and threatening migrant Other (men). In my study, I suggest a way to address these paradoxes by employing superordinate intersectionality as a theoretical perspective to examine how the right-wing populist discourses depict political masculinities through the interactions between several axes of difference and inequality: gender (masculinities); sexuality (heterosexuality); social class (elites); and race (whitenesses). In so doing I focus on the junctions between the field of critical masculinities studies and that of right-wing populism, which enables an analysis of the gendered nature of right-wing populist ideology. I illustrate these theoretical articulations with examples from the US, as well as from Finland and Sweden.

--

Ov Cristian Norocel is Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellow, in the Atelier Genre(s) et Sexualité(s), Institut de Sociologie (IS), Université Libre de Bruxelles (Belgium); and affiliated researcher in the Centre for Research on Ethnic Relations and Nationalism (CEREN), University of Helsinki (Finland). Norocel holds the titles of Docent (Dosentti / Docent) in Political Science, and that of Doctor of Social Sciences (Valtiotieteiden tohtori / Politices doktor) in Political Science from the University of Helsinki (Finland). Norocel has previously been Visiting Researcher at the University of Stockholm and Uppsala University (Sweden); and Researcher in the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (Hungary). He is Finnish MC in COST Action IS1308 Populist Political Communication in Europe (2014-2018); and chair of the RN32 Political Sociology in the European Association of Sociology (ESA) (2017-2019). Norocel’s research interests concern the study of right-wing populist parties in Northern, and Central and Eastern Europe from a comparative intersectional perspective (focus on gender and sexuality; social class; ethnicity and race). He has published in such international peer-reviewed journals as Critical Social Policy, European Journal of Women’s Studies, Identities: Global Studies in Culture and Power, International Journal of Communication, NORA: Nordic Journal of Feminist and Gender Studies, NORMA: International Journal for Masculinity Studies, and Problems of Post-Communism.




MARCH 28, 2018 Seminar “The Forever Road: Liminality Among Queer Refugees Looking for a Home”, Karlstad


HIGHER SEMINAR at Centre for Gender Studies, Karlstad University

(the seminar is co-arranged with Social Work)

March, 28th, 2018; 15:15 - 16:45, Room 5C428a

Thomas Wimark, Human Geography, Stockholm University

“The Forever Road: Liminality Among Queer Refugees Looking for a Home”

As people continue to flee repressive regimes, discussions of refugees’ state of liminality has intensified. Spaces such as refugee camps and detention centres tend to force refugees to endure living in liminality for long periods of time. In this presentation, I focus on the actual experiences of movement from the old country to the receiving one. Widening the discussion on liminality to focus on the road to refuge, I argue that the road should be considered a metaphor for the connection between the old and the new place of belonging. Using material from interviews with queer refugees in the Swedish countryside, I discuss their travels on the road to inclusion. These stories lead to the development of the Forever Road where true belonging can never be achieved. Excerpts from the interviews show that refugees’ ways of being both put them on the road and keep them on the road. At the heart of this concept lies structures that govern entrance to and exist from the road. In the end, I argue that this way of thinking of liminality moves discussions away from refugees’ bodies and illuminates structures governing the Forever Road.

Thomas Wimark is a researcher at the department of Human Geography at Stockholm University. His research concerns the nexus between migration, minority status and space.​




APRIL 5, 2018 Mini-symposium "Becoming with Alien Encounters and Speculative Story-Telling", Linköping


Mini-symposium "Becoming with Alien Encounters and Speculative Story-Telling"

Seminarium - Tema Genus, Linköping University


Speakers: Katja Aglert (independent artist), Line Henriksen (University of Copenhagen), Nina Lykke (LiU) and Marietta Radomska (LiU)


Faros, Temahuset, Linköpings universitet, Kl 13:00 - 17:00


For more information please contact Marietta Radomska: marietta.radomska@liu.se




APRIL 11, 2018 Seminar "Trans Bodies, Affects and Vulnerability: A Double Seminar", Karlstad


HIGHER SEMINAR at Centre for Gender Studies, Karlstad University

Seminar Trans Bodies, Affects and Vulnerability: A Double Seminar by Luca Tainio, MSSc, and Wibke Straube, PhD

April 11, 2018, 15:15 - 17:00

15:15 – 16:00

Luca Tainio, MSSc, Visiting PhD student at Centre for Gender Studies, Karlstad University; Doctoral Student at Gender Studies, Tampere University, Finland

"Pink-Black Block Activism, Vulnerability and Trans Politics"

My paper addresses notions of radical vulnerability, emotions and experiences within pink-black blocks as well as wider grassroot activism. I am asking what does activism feel like, what inspires action and how can we use notions such as love, rage and vulnerability in our work as activists but also as scholars. I am approaching my material within the theoretical frame of trans studies, and discussing my questions through and with interviewees from different anarchofeminist projects and collectives. The seminar will be based on a circulated text. Please contact me if you wish to attend and receive the text: tainio.luca.m@student.uta.fi

Luca Tainio (M.Soc.Sci) is a PhD student from the University of Tampere. His master´s thesis focused on the discourses on transgender in Finnish medical journals, and currently he is working on his PhD on trans-anarchism and activism. Locating himself on the field of transgender studies, Luca is interested in questions of emotions, bodies, resistance and solidarity, and combining activism and academic work.

16:00 - 17:00

Wibke Straube, PhD, Senior Lecturer, Centre for Gender Studies, Karlstad University

"Toxic Matter. Anthropocentric Affects and Trans Bodies in Art and Film"

Following Malin Ah-King and Eva Hayward’s problematisation of the “politics of purity” I will investigate in this talk discourses on toxicity, the history of transgender bodies as ‘impure’ and the linkages between ecological affects and ethics of response-ability (Haraway) in the Anthropocene. By wondering how trans bodies in particular will be and are affected by the environmental crisis and climate change I trace how the intersection of ecology and trans bodies is interrogated in art and film.

Wibke Straube, PhD, works as Senior Lecturer at the Centre for Gender Studies (CGF), Karlstad University. They completed their dissertation in 2014 entitled Trans Cinema and its Exit Scapes. A Transfeminist Reading of Utopian Sensibility and Gender Dissidence in Contemporary Film (2014). Wibke’s work is located the areas of transgender studies and feminist cultural studies with a focus on new feminist materialism, ecocriticism and affect theory. Email: wibke.straube@kau.se.




MAY 9, 2018 Seminar “Why Are We Brothers? Male Siblings and the Masculine Mystique of Required Affection”, Karlstad


HIGHER SEMINAR at Centre for Gender Studies, Karlstad University

May 9th, 2018; 15:15 – 16:46

Andreas Henriksson, Postdoc at the Centre for Gender Studies, Karlstad University

“Why are we brothers? Male siblings and the masculine mystique of required affection”

Many societies uphold a social requirement of affection between male siblings. Not rarely, it is the only socially required same-sex affection that men encounter besides filial love. However, how is this affection and its requirement understood? And how does it speak to the masculinity that brothers share? In this presentation, I draw on interviews with brothers in Namibia and Sweden, as well as cultural representations of brotherhood, to discuss loyalty, violence, collaboration, obedience and other forms through which brotherly love is lived and narrated. I argue that the notion of ‘being together’ as a quality in brotherly relationships is more strongly represented in the Swedish data than in the Namibian one, indicating the importance of intimate co-presence as a value in Swedish society. I also argue that this notion can be gendered, but never unequivocally so.




MAY 30 - 31, 2018 The 3rd Queer Death Studies Workshop, Linköping


Information coming soon!




JUNE 1, 2018 Workshop Generic Skills Education: Theory and Practice, Linköping


"Generic Skills Education: Theory and Practice" at Tema Genus, Linköping University.

A workshop on the recently published book A workshop on the recently published book Theories of Affect and Concepts in Generic Skills Education: Adventurous Encounters, edited by Edyta Just and Wera Grahn.

During the last few years, the concept of generic skills and competences has become widespread across universities. An introduction to generic competences is, as such, important because it enables redefinition of educational goals and may positively rearrange forms of interaction in classes. It also indicates that education should inspire students to develop and use critical and creative forms of thinking, feeling and doing. On the one hand, the need to promote generic skills can be seen as driven by neoliberal desire. On the other, however, generic competences can enable students to think, feel and act differently, but also respect and welcome various forms of life and ways of living. Responding to the growing need to reflect upon generic competences myself together with Wera Grahn (Tema, Tema Genus) and thirteen researchers have worked on an edited volume titled Theories of Affect and Concepts in Generic Skills Education: Adventurous Encounters (forthcoming fall 2017). This book contributes to the various ways of conceptualising generic skills and the methods in which they might be acquired. The volume engenders adventurous encounters between different theories, which predominantly come from the feminist conceptual framework, that result in appealing meanings of affect and concepts. It also experimentally explores and discusses ways in which theories of affect and concepts may complicate understanding of generic competences and inspire generic skills-oriented education. Consequently, this collection revitalizes the concept of generic skills, but also advocates daring pedagogical practices that invigorate the meaning of and approach to teaching and learning in present landscapes of higher education.


Given the timeliness and importance of this publication for education in general and for applied pedagogical practices in particular, it is crucial that the content of this edited volume is made available -during a one day workshop- to a broader public i.e., researchers, pedagogues and students interested in generic skills education on both theoretical and practical levels. Importantly, this workshop will seek to engender conversations between the authors of the book, other researchers, pedagogues and students to reflect on the concept of generic skills and on content, teaching methods and learning activities that may enable an achievement of generic competences. In this way, this workshop will not only aim at disseminating the research results per se, but it will try to tackle central questions such as: How can we (researchers, pedagogues, students) understand generic skills? What are the students’ needs? What do students expect with regard to generic skills education? Which pedagogical practices are necessary? How those pedagogical practices should look like? How can they be applied and what actually is possible to practice and achieve in contemporary classrooms of higher education?




JANUARY 31, 2018 MeToo#Värmland – Vad händer nu? Karlstad


18.00-20.00, Tempelriddaren, Karlstad

Panelsamtal med representanter för näringslivet, politiken, frivilligorganisationer, hälso- och sjukvård och universitetet samtalar om vad som händer nu. Hur går vi vidare utifrån höstens upprop och erfarenheter.

Under hösten 2017 har Sverige och stora delar av världen upplevt en revolution där kvinnor från många delar av samhället vittnat om sexuella övergrepp och trakasserier. Det som varit vardag för många kvinnor har nu blivit belyst så att vi nu I början av 2018 kan tala om ett före och ett efter MeToo#.

Centrum för genusforskning vid Karlstads universitet anordnar ett offentligt samtal kring vad som händer nu? Vad innebär MeToo#-upproret på våra arbetsplatser? Kommer det att ske någon förändring? Vad kan män göra och hur skall de förhålla sig till Me#Too? Det är några v de frågor samtalet kommer att handla om med hjälp av panelsamtalets deltagare och publik.

Deltagare:

Gunilla Svantorp, Riksdagsledamot (S)

Anna Lundmark Lundbergh, VD, Almi företagspartner i Värmland AB

Beatrice Högå, Verksamhetschef, Brottsförebyggande Centrum i Värmland

Ingrid Magnusson, Stabschef, Landstinget i Värmland

Ulf Mellström, Professor, Karlstads universitet

Moderator:

Marianne Nilsson, jämställdhetsstrateg, Region Värmland





 

2017

JANUARY 7th 

CFS Higher Seminar 

Intersectionality – Theoretical and Empirical challenges.

SPEAKER: Ann Phoenix, University College London, UK.

JANUARY 11th

CGF Higher Seminar

The Bio/Bodypedagogical Potentials of Critically Exploring Intersex Concerns in the Sociology of Sports.

SPEAKER: Annette Brömdal, University of Southern Queensland, Australia.

JANUARY 18th

CGF Higher Seminar

Environmental Pollution, Trash and the Transing* Body in the Swedish film Nånting måste gå sönder.
SPEAKER: Wibke Straube, Centre for Gender Studies, Karlstad University.

FEBRUARY 14th

CFS HIGHER SEMINAR

Meeting men exposed to partner violence.

SPEAKER: Alma Persson, Tema Genus, Linköping University.

FEBRUARY 17th

CGF HIGHER SEMINAR

A Transfeminist Manifesto.
SPEAKER: Maria Ramnehill, freelance journalist and the author of “Ett transfeministiskt manifest”.

FEBRUARY 22nd

CGF SYMPOSIUM

MATERIAL AND METHODOLOGIES.
SPEAKERS: France Rose Hartline, NTNU, Gender Studies; Luca Tainio, University of Tampere, Gender Studies; Max van Midde, independent scholar; Wibke Straube, Karlstad University.

FEBRUARY 28th

CFS HIGHER SEMINAR

THE FEMININE STYLE, THE MALE INFLUENCE, AND THE PARADOX OF GENDERED POLITICAL BLOGSPACE.

SPEAKERS: Joachim Åström and Martin Karlsson, Political Science, Örebro University.

FEBRUARY 28th

TG MINI-SYMPOSIUM

GENDER, SEXUALITY AND INDIGENEITY.
SPEAKERS: Robert Innes, University of Saskatchewan, Kim Anderson, University of Guelph and Katarina Kyröla, University of Turku.

MARCH 28th

TG CONFERENCE

THE FIRST INTERNATIONAL QUEER DEATH STUDIES NETWORK WORKSHOP.
SPEAKERS: Tara Mehrabi, LiU, Marietta Ra- domska, LiU, Stine Willum Adrian, Aalborg University, DK, Ida Hillerup Hansen, CEU, HU, Olga Cielemecka, LiU, Nina Lykke, LiU, Varpu Alasuutari, University of Turku, FI, Annika Jonsson, KaU, Line Henriksen, University of Copenhagen, and Andria Nyberg Forshage Stockholm University.

APRIL 12th

TG AND THE POSTHUMANITIES HUB HIGHER SEMINAR

MINING AND (RE)MOVAL IN SÁPMI: LISELOTTE WAJSTEDT’S DOCUMENTARY KIRUNA: SPACE ROAD (KIRUNA—RYMDVÄGEN) AND INDIGENOUS ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE.

SPEAKER: Cheryl Fish, City University of New York.

APRIL 28th

TG SYMPOSIUM

POSTHUMANITIES INTERNATIONAL NETWORK SYMPOSIUM.
SPEAKERS: “Bioart and Postnatural Eco- logies: Posthumanities for the Anthropocene”: Katja Aglert, independent artist and researcher, Stockholm; Laura Beloff, artist and researcher, IT University Copenhagen, DK; Jacob Wamberg, Aarhus University, DK; Olga Cielemecka, LiU; Nina Lykke, LiU; Vera Weetzel, LiU; Marietta Radomska, LiU.

MAY 4th

TG MINI-SYMPOSIUM

PROBLEMATIZING DISCIPLINARY APPROACHES IN THE STUDY OF COMPLEX LOCAL HISTORIES IN REPRESSIVE ENVIRONMENTS.

SPEAKERS: Yulia Gradskova, Södertörn University: “Entangled Histories of the Soviet ‘Emancipation’ of the ‘Woman of the East.’ Reviewing Soviet and Sovietological Historiographic Approaches”; Guzel Iusu- pova, LiU: “Exploring Sensitive Topics in the Authoritarian Context: Limitations and Possibilities of Ethnography in Russia”; Ma- dina Tlostanova, LiU: “Decolonial Methodo- logies in/for the Eurasian Borderlands”.

MAY 4th

CGF HIGHER SEMINAR AND THE DEPARTMENT OF SOCIOLOGY, KARLSTAD UNIVERSITY LECTURE

MAKING DEATH MATTER.

SPEAKER: Tara Mehrabi, Department of Gender Studies (Tema Genus), Linköping University.

 

MAY 9th

CFS HIGHER SEMINAR

(EN)GENDERING INEQUALITIES IN MUSIC: COMPARING UK AND SWEDISH CONTEXTS.
SPEAKER: Sam de Boise, School of Music, Theatre and Art, Örebro University.

MAY 9th

CGF HIGHER SEMINAR AND DEPARTMENT OF POLITICAL SCIENCE PRESENTATION

CRIMINALISING THE CLIENT: INSTITUTIONAL CHANGE, GENDERED IDEAS AND FEMINIST STRATEGIES.

SPEAKER: Josefina Eriksson, Uppsala University.

MAY 17th

CGF HIGHER SEMINAR

ORGANISATORISKA FÖRUTSÄTTNINGAR FÖR JÄMSTÄLLDHETSINTEGRERING I AKADEMIN.
SPEAKERS: Birgitta Jordansson and Helen Petersson, Institutionen för sociologi och arbetsvetenskap, Göteborgs University.

MAY 19th

CGF HIGHER SEMINAR

BANGLADESHI MASCULINITIES BETWEEN ITALY AND BANGLADESH.
SPEAKER: Andrea Priori, Lecturer in Anthropology, University Roma Tre.

MAY 30th

CGF HIGHER SEMINAR

MIGRATIONS TO ITALY IN THE EUROPEAN LANDSCAPE: AN ANTHROPOLOGY OF MOBILITIES PERSPECTIVE.

SPEAKER: Andrea Priori, Lecturer in Anthropology, University Roma Tre.

JUNE 1ST–2ND

TG Workshop

Plantarium: Re-imagining Green Futurities.
SPEAKERS: Catriona Mortimer-Sandilands, York Univeristy, Canada, and Michael Marder, University of the Basque Country, Vitoria-Gasteiz.

JUNE 14TH-16TH

CFS Conference and Nordic Association for Research on Men and Masculinities.

International conference, Men and Masculinities: Politics, Policy and Praxis.

 

JUNE 28TH-29TH

TG workshop

The First International Workshop Eco/decolonial Arts. Open-ended Poetic/Philosophical Forays.
SPEAKERS: Katja Aglert, independent artist, Stockholm; Anne Gough, KTH; Camila Marambio, Monash Art, Design and Architecture, Australia; Dalida Maria Benfield, VCFA/Harvard University, USA; Madina Tlostanova, LiU; Marietta Radomska, LiU; Nina Lykke, LiU; Vera Weetzel, LiU; Cecilia Åsberg, LiU.

SEPTEMBER 15TH

Linköping University, Tema Genus

GEXcel Vision Day

 

SEPTEMBER 15TH

GEXcel 10 years anniversary celebration

GEXcel started in 2007 as a two-university GEXcel: Centre of Gender Excellence (LiU and ORU), funded by the Swedish Research Council, and continued in 2013 as GEXcel International Collegium for Advanced Transdisciplinary Gender Studies, a three-university gender research platform of Linköping, Karlstad and Örebro Universities.

 

SEPTEMBER 20TH

CGF Higher Seminar

Bög i folkhemmet - en memoar.
SPEAKER: Arne Nilsson, Göteborgs University.

SEPTEMBER 26TH

CFS Higher Seminar

Exploring the role of authenticity in the (re)production of masculinist institutional cultures in English political institutions.

SPEAKER: Elizabeth Ablett, Warwick University, UK.

OCTOBER 25TH-26TH

CGF Workshop

Intimate Matters.

SPEAKERS: Kaisa Kuune, University of Eastern Finland: “Intimacy and relationality. On the dynamics of closeness and distance”, and Tara Mehrabi, LiU: “Becoming fly-sensitized: on affective intimacies of doing Alzheimer’s science with Drosophila”.

More information: https://www.kau.se/centrum-genusforskning/evenemang/aktuella-evenemang/workshop-intimate-matters

NOVEMBER 7TH

CFS workshop, co-organized with Swedish Association of Gender Studies

What is at stake when feminist and other power-critical researchers are threatened? Vad står på spel när feministiska och andra maktkritiska forskare hotas?

SPEAKERS: Panel discussion with Fredrik Bondestam, National Secretariat for Gender Research, Mathias Ericsson, Gothenburg University, Charlotte Holgersson, Royal Institute of Technology, and Diana Mulinari, Lund University, followed by open discussion.

NOVEMBER 8TH

CGF Higher Seminar

Colonial History, Postcolonial Anxiety and the Crisis of Masculinity: the Rise of Right Wing Hindutva Movement in India.

SPEAKER: Swati Parashar, Senior Lectur- er, Peace and Development Program at the School of Global Studies, Gothenburg University.

NOVEMBER 21ST

CFS Higher Seminar

H2020 project GEDII – Gender Diversity Impact – Improving research and innovation through gender diversity.

SPEAKERS: Ulf Sandström and Anne-Charlott Callerstig, Gender Studies, Örebro University.

More information: https://www.oru.se/institutioner/Humaniora-utbildning-och-samhallsvetenskap/kalendarium-for-hogre-seminarier-mm/centrum-for-feministiska-samhallsstudier/

NOVEMBER 27TH-28TH

CGF and Tema Genus workshop

The Second International Queer Death Studies Workshop: Coming to Terms with Death, Dying, and Mourning Differently? SPEAKERS: Tara Mehrabi, LiU; Marietta Radomska, LiU; Ida Hillerup Hansen, CEU, HU; Nina Lykke, LiU; Varpu Alasuutari, University of Turku, FI; Annika Jonsson, KaU; Magdalena Gorska, Utrecht University, NL.

More information: www.queerdeathstudies.wordpress.com.

NOVEMBER 29th

Conference "Det sexualiserade våldet i det moderna samhället"

ÖREBRO UNIVERSITY, CENTRE FOR FEMINIST STUDIES

Våldshubben vid Örebro universitet bjuder in till en endagskonferens om konsekvenserna av det sexualiserade våldet. Konferensen kommer att hållas vid Örebro universitet den 29 november 2017.

More information: https://www.oru.se/valdshubben

DECEMBER 5th 

Book Presentation feminism och psykologi

ÖREBRO UNIVESRITY, CENTRE FOR FEMINIST STUDIES

Docent Margot Bengtsson, Lund University, presents her new book Feminism och psykologi (in Swedish)

DECEMBER 14TH

TG MINI-SYMPOSIUM

THE MANY FACES OF ART-TIVISM.
SPEAKERS: Jeanette Ehlers, Artist: “Counter Strike”, Lusine Djanyan & Alexey Knedlyakovsky, Artists and Activists: ”Mordovlag: The Art of Immediate Action”.


 

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2016

ÖREBRO UNIVERSITY
9 DECEMBER 2016 

Våldets kostnader

Hur mycket kostar mäns våld? Hur mycket våld finns det? Hur kan könsbaserat våld förhindras? Vilka verktyg fungerar bättre än andra? För att markera avslutning av FN:s 16 Days of Activism on Violence Against Women, bjuder Örebro universitet in till en forskar- och praktikeröverskridande eftermiddag med föreläsning, diskussion och paneldebatt om våldets kostnader.

9 December 13:00-15:30, Örebro University, Musikhögskolan Hörsal M

Arrangeras av Genusvetenskap ORU, Länsstyrelsens Örebro Län och GEXcel Gender Violence and Society

ÖREBRO UNIVERSITY
6 DECEMBER 2016 

Men’s stories for a change: Collective memory work with older men

Jeff Hearn

Guest Faculty Research Professor, Örebro University

6 December 2016, 14:15-16:00.

Örebro University

Forum Building, Room F2240

ÖREBRO UNIVERSITY
13 SEPTEMBER 2016

Violence Against Minority Women and Girls in the UK Lessons for Europe

Dr Hannana Siddiqui

The Angelou Centre and Southall Black Sisters

13 September 2016, 14:15-16:00, lunch at 12:30.

Örebro University

Forum Building, Room F2240

Click here for full invitation.

Please register here.

KARLSTAD UNIVERSITY 
11-13 OCTOBER 2016

Decolonizing Transgender in the North. 4th Nordic Transgender Studies Symposium 

The conference will be devoted to questions of decoloniality and its meaning for Trans Studies and trans politics. The conference will addresses a range of topics in relation to decolonisation among others, inner-nordic colonialisation of Sámi and Inuit, reflections on transgender terminologies, anglocentricity and cultural dissonances with the Scandinavian context. Furthermore intersections between transgender politics, ecology, race, nationalism and religion, mobility, border politics, migration and many more important discussions will feed into the debates and the presentations.

 

The 3-day conference brings together scholars working in the field of Transgender Studies. Transgender Studies presents an interdisciplinary field of inquiry into the experiential, intellectual and political knowledge production on gender-nonconforming embodiment and its intersectional materialities. The symposium is a continuation of three previous network meetings and conferences organized by Gender Studies/Media Studies, Turku University (2015); The Centre for Gender Research, Uppsala University & Gender Studies, Södertörn University, Stockholm (2014) as well as Tema Genus, Linköping University (2009). The 4th Nordic Transgender Studies Symposium is hosted by the Centre for Gender Studies/Centrum för genusforskning at Karlstad University, Sweden.

Confirmed keynote speaker: 
Prof. Gunlög Fur , Linné University, Växjö, Sweden 
(more to be announced)


More information and program can be found here
Please register for the conference here.

KARLSTAD UNIVERSITY 
20 OCTOBER 2016 

Compassionate post-disciplinarity - Honorary Doctorate for Prof. Nina Lykke - Symposium

The Centre for Gender Studies at Karlstad University invites to the seminar Compassionate post-disciplinarity to honor and celebrate professor Nina Lykke in connection to her receiving her honorate doctorate at Karlstad University 2016.


Confirmed speakers:
Jackie Stacey: Crossing Over with Nina Lykke: Feminism, Science Studies and the Subject of Knowledge. 
Anna Lundberg: Five Lessons in Love 
Dorte Staunes: “The elephant is (still) in the room.” Revisiting intersectionality with Nina Lykke as companion. 
Ulrika Dahl: On being invited: Nina Lykke and Queer fem(me)inist Kinship Figurations in Academia 
Lena Martinsson: From interact to intra-act - the need for open ended feminist tools 
Cecilia Åsberg: No maps for these territories: An academic walk with feminist professor Nina Lykke
Rosi Braidotti: tba (via link) 

For updates visit our fb page.

 

Please find the programme here!

ÖREBRO UNIVERSITY
14-16 JUNE 2017 

Men and Masculinities: Politics, Policy, Praxis

Critical Studies on Men and Masculinities (CSMM), as well as policy activism with a focus on men on masculinities, have developed significantly over the past 30 or so years. The emphasis on feminist questions of power and inequality in relation to men’s behaviour and formations of masculinity/masculinities has impacted on research and policy in different fields, ranging from international relations and war, to culture, sport, violence, crime and suicide.

Yet CSMM and policy have also often overlooked the importance of transnational and geopolitical issues in the context of gender relations. In the wake of global economic instability, manmade climate change and posthumanist approaches, there is a need to engage with notions of how men and masculinity/masculinities shape and influence existential threats, as well as to consider the potential scope of CSMM research and policy interventions on a global scale.

This international, interdisciplinary conference, hosted by the Nordic Association for Research on Men and Masculinities (NFMM), in conjunction with the Centre for Feminist Studies (CFS) at Örebro University, will be held over three days, at Örebro University, in June 2017. The aim of the conference is to foster interdisciplinary dialogues between those researching and engaged in political or policy activism around men and masculinities, across different nations, with a view to establishing international collaborations between researchers and practitioners globally.

 

Provisionally confirmed keynote speakers include:

Professor Ann-Dorte Christensen (Aalborg University) – Professor Christensen has written extensively on fatherhood and masculinity in Danish contexts. She was the co-editor of Equal Democracies? : Gender and Politics in the Nordic Countries (1999) and much of her research has been focused on questions of how ideals of masculinity are shaped in the Nordic countries.

 

Dr. Sofia Aboim (University of Lisbon) – Dr. Aboim is the author of Plural Masculinities: The Remaking of Self in Private Life (2010) and Men and Masculinities in the 21st Century: Key Concepts and Contemporary Debates (2015). She is currently the coordinator of the European Transrights Project and has written on masculinities in Mozambique and Portugal.

 

Professor Marina Hughson (Institute for Criminological and Sociological Research, Belgrade) - Professor Hughson has contributed enormously to the study of men and masculinities in post-socialist contexts. Her research has focused on men and masculinities in former Yugoslavia and she is the author of The Semiperiphery and Gender: The Rebellion of the Context and Tomorrow was Yesterday (2015) as well as one of the co-editors of Rethinking Transnational Men: Beyond, Between and Within the Nations (2013).

 

Click here for full invitation.

Please check the conference website for updates and more details.

ÖREBRO UNIVERSITY
17 MAY 2016 

Feminist Politics and the Mainstreaming of Gender: Cross-Sectoral and Transversal Dialogues on the Challenges for Feminist Politics, Practice and Research in Sweden and the UK

 

Program: International Intersectoral Dialogue

10:45-11:00 Welcome and introduction Dr. Sofia Strid, Örebro University                                       
11:00-11:20 Gender budgeting in Sweden: Challenges in Stockholm County,

Victoria Kawesa & Dr. Meriam Chatty, The Feminist Initiative

11:20-11:40 Gender budgeting in the UK: Experiences from the outside, Dr. Catherine Riley & Hannah Peaker, The Women’s Equality Party

11:40-12:00 Implementing gender budgeting within the framework of gender 
mainstreaming, Renée Andersson, Örebro Municipality

12:00-12:30  Discussion                                                           
12:30-13:30  Lunc

14:15-15:00 CFS Research Seminar: Women’s gendered resistance to violent patriarchies, through publishing, Dr. Catherine Riley (Women’s Equality Party), Dr. Sofia Strid (ORU)

15:00-16:00 Discussion of the day: Feminist politics, gendered violence, gender mainstreaming, gender budgeting

16:00-17:00 Closed meeting (Women’s Equality Party & Fi)

When: 17 May 2016, 10.45-17 
Where: Örebro University Forumhuset, room 2240

ÖREBRO UNIVERSITY
26-27 APRIL 2016

Conference: Violence, Honour and Revolution

The two-day international conference (April 26-27 2016) focuses on violence and honour related violence. It explores methods, strategies and the concept of revolution to move towards feminist futures by transcending the gaps between research, policy and practice and by placing activism and minority NGOs at the centre of events. In order to discuss the ever so pressing issues and concepts of violence against woman and honour, a number of tools for knowledge transfer will be used: traditional academic lectures, experienced based testimonials, moderated plenary discussion, practice research, film-making and participatory workshops lead by a team of academics and activists. The goal of the conference is to create a forum for bringing together activists, NGOs, politicians and academia to share their experiences and knowledge. Guests of honour are dr Nawal El Saadawi and Buthina Canaan Khoury. Venue: Aula Nova, Örebro University, Sweden. Programme and more info here.

LINKÖPING UNIVERSITY
22 MARCH 2016 

Mini-Symposium "Gender, Race, and Politics in a Transnational Feminist Perspective"

Program:

13.00-13.15 Introduction

13.15-13.40 Victoria Kawesa, (Linköping University) "Black femininities"

13.40- 14.05 Shannon Winnubst (Ohio State University) “After Sex, Before Race”

14.05-14.20 Coffee break (fika)

14.20-14.45 Jennifer Suchland (Ohio State University) “Lost in Transition: Postsocialist Trafficking and the Erasure of Systemic Violence”

14.45- 15.10 Madina Tlostanova (Linköping University) "The Postcolonial-Postsocialist Juncture: Resistance and existence in Verbal and Visual Arts"

15.10- 16.00 General discussion

 

When: 22 March 2016, 13-16 
Where: Tem21, Tema building, Campus Valla, Linköping University

ÖREBRO UNIVERSITY
7 MARCH 2016 

Launch of The Violence Hub

The Violence Hub is a transdisciplinary research and education platform for critical studies on violence in society, based at Örebro University (ORU). The objective of The Violence Hub is to become a centre for knowledge-production and knowledge-transfer on violence in society and to facilitate collaborations between and with the academy, policymakers, the public and private sectors and civil society. Members engage in joint research activities, including projects and grant applications; education, including course development and one-off lectures; and outreach, including collaborations with agents from different spheres. The Violence Hub is based on the belief that the knowledge-base for explaining, preventing and reducing violence in society is better based on multi- and transdisciplinary collaborations and transversal dialogues among multiple agents. Members of The Violence Hub come from disciplines across the faculties at ORU, including Criminology, Gender Studies, Health, History, Law, Media and Communication, Medicine, Political Science, Psychiatry, Psychology, Robotics and Social Work.

To register: http://www.oru.se/go/

When: 7 march, 15:15-16:30

Where: Långhuset: Ljuspunkten

Why: Because violence matters

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2015

ÖREBRO UNIVERSITY
17 NOVEMBER 2015 

Feminist Knowledge Production at the Semiperiphery: Between Muteness and Deafness

Research Professor Marina Hughson (Blagojević), Institute for Criminological and Sociological Research, Belgrade, Serbia. Marina Hughson is a member of GEXcel international reference group.

WHEN: 17 November 2015, 14.15-16
WHERE:F2240, Örebro University

 

KARLSTAD UNIVERSITY
27 OCTOBER 2015 

State of Insecurity - A Workshop on Isabell Lorey’s State of Insecurity: Government of the Precarious (2015)

The workshop is a transdisciplinary endeavor of the Department of Political, Historical, Religious and Cultural Studies and The Centre for Gender Studies at Karlstad University. It will be structured by responses from a range of research directions and transdisciplinary approaches to governmentality. Researchers are invited to address Lorey’s book in relation to their own work in the format of short presentations. 

Date: October 27th, 2015, 13:00 – 17:00. 
Location: Minerva, Building 12, Karlstad University. 

Please register your participation with GEXcel coordinator Dr. Wibke Straube: wibke.straube@kau.se

 

ÖREBRO UNIVERSITY
8-9 OCTOBER 2015 

Changing Nordic Equality Architectures in a Comparative Perspective

Organised by The Centre for Feminist Social Studies (CFS), The ORU-INSECT Research Group and The GEXcel International Collegium Research Strand FEMITURES for The Network for Comparative Studies of the Nordic Gender Equality Model, funded by NIKK.

 

This symposium compares and analyses the institutionalisation of intersectionality in Nordic gender equality architectures. It examines how Nordic gender equality architectures are challenged by the theoretical shift from gender equality (jämställdhet) to general equality (jämlikhet) and antidiscrimination. These processes, analytically categorised as the institutionalisation of intersectionality and with a judicial foundation in the inclusion of additional inequality grounds in Treaty of Amsterdam, have taken two predominant forms in the EU member states: a) the merger of equality commissions or b) the establishment of additional equality commissions. The symposium links gender equality, equality politics, diversity and anti-discrimination to intersectional theory, political discourses, and policy frames. The aim is to examine how intersectional challenges are reflected and dealt with in practice and within existing (gender) equality architectures on national and Nordic levels. See http://oru.se/cfs/nikk2015/

Programme

Thursday 8 October, Room F130

11.40 Taxi pick up from First Hotel

12.00-13.00 Lunch, Fakultetsklubben Örebro University

13.15-13.30 Welcome 
Liisa Husu, Örebro University

13.30-14.15 The institutionalisation of intersectionality: Changes, tensions, dilemmas
Hege Skjeie, University of Oslo

14.15-15.00 Evaluating current Finnish gender equality politics 
Johanna Kantola, University of Helsinki

15.00-15.30 Coffee

15.30-16.15 Mothers, fathers, care and gender equality: Varying institutional approaches in the Nordic Countries 
Anette Borchorst, Aalborg University

16.15-17.00 Discussion

17.20 Taxi till First hotel

19.00 Dinner, Rosengrens Skafferi

Friday 9 October, Room F130

08.30 Shared taxi from First hotel

09.00-09.45 Institutionalising intersectionality: The quality of the gender equality architecture compared 
Sofia Strid, Örebro University

09.45-10.30 Challenges and impacts of intersectional approaches on equality promotion in universities: Practitioner Experiences 
Klara Folkesson, Equality Adviser, Örebro University

10.30-11.00 Discussion (with coffee): The future of the equality architecture in the
Nordic countries

11.00-12.00 Next steps: conferences, publications

12.00 Lunch, Fakultetsklubben Örebro University

KARLSTAD UNIVERSITY
1-2 OCTOBER 2015 

GEXcel symposium: Trans/Masculinities. A Tribute to Associate Professor Marie Nordberg

 

What would happen if masculinity studies began to acknowledge liminal masculinities and the emergent field of transgender studies? How would this shift presumptions of what masculinity means and is conventionally addressed in this field of gender research? In this symposium at the Centre for Gender Studies at Karlstad University, leading researchers from transgender studies as well as masculinity studies will introduce key concepts of their research fields and ponder the idea of a meeting and mutual knowledge productions of those conventionally divided arenas.

The symposium will be held in memoriam to Associate Professor Marie Nordberg who has been a pioneer in the field of critical masculinity studies, and until she passed away in late April 2015 was the Co-director of Gexcel at Karlstad University. She had already in the early 2000’s started to address and introduced transing masculinities through the notion of female masculinity in the field of masculinity studies, challenging the normalised idea of implicit cis masculinity as research object in masculinity studies. The upcoming symposium organised by Gexcel takes a point of departure in Marie’s work and will anticipate new directions for the field of masculinity studies.


The symposium will be opened at 17:15 - 18:00 with a presentation by Prof. Nina Lykke (Linköping University). Prior to the symposium Prof. Jeff Hearn will give a personal tribute to Associate Prof. Marie Nordberg and her work. The symposium continues October 2nd 09:00 – 13:00.

Room “Minerva”, Building 12, Karlstad University

 

If you are interested in participating, please register with Dr. Wibke Straube, coordinator for Gexcel in Karlstad: wibke.straube@kau.se

 

For conference venue and programme please visit: http://www.kau.se/cgf/nyheter/2015-08-17/cgfgexcel-october-1st-and-2nd-transmasculinity-studies-symposium-tribute-prof

ÖREBRO UNIVERSITY
15 SEPTEMBER 2015 

Book Launch and Seminar: Men of the World

Welcome to an open CFS seminar/book launch on September 15th, 14.15 p.m., Forumhuset, Örebro university, room F2240, on Jeff Hearn's new book, "Men of the World: Genders, Globalisations, Transnational Times", just published by Sage. See https://uk.sagepub.com/en-gb/eur/men-of-the-world/book236923 An introduction by the author will be followed by commentaries by Kerstin Andersson (Social Work, Örebro University) and Daniel Alsarve (History, Örebro University) and discussion. Some copies will be available.

LINKÖPING UNIVERSITY
25-26 MAY 2015 

Critical Patienthood Studies, Cancer and HIV Cultures and Changed Ontologies of Life/Death

WHEN: May 25-26, 2015, starting Monday, 10.30 hours; ending Tuesday 17.00 hours 
WHERE: Tema Genus, Linköping University - venue: TEM 21, Tema building

Organized by Nina Lykke, Magda Gòrska and Desireé Ljungcrantz (Tema Genus) and GEXcel Collegium for Advanced Transdisciplinary Gender Studies research strand Cancer Cultures as Lens to Critical Intersectional Patienthood Studies.

 

As an activity of the GEXcel strand on Cancer Cultures as Lens to Critical Intersectional Patienthood Studies, the workshop will facilitate discussions and possibilities further networking on issues of Critical Patienthood Studies, Cancer and HIV Cultures and Changed Ontologies of Life/Death.

 

With a   focus on cancer and HIV, it will, firstly, explore questions such as: What does it mean to become a patient? Which kinds of  power differentials, institutional regimes  and embodied encounters are implied in the entering of the ’kingdom of the  sick’ (Sontag 1977)? Which kinds of changed bodily assemblages and subjectivities are emerging out of these encounters? Is patienthood (and un/healthy bodies) a dimension which it makes sense to include in intersectional feminist theorizations? If so, how do issues of patienthood/(un)health, for example, intraact with issues of dis/abilities? Which overlaps, and which distinctly separate dynamics and political perspectives should in this case be taken into account? Secondly, the workshop aims at  exploring feminist materialist, postconstructionist frameworks for changed understandings of  ’illness’ and un/healthy bodies, life/death, living/dying, among others questions such as: Can life/death, living/dying be understood within a feminist materialist framework, based on a flat ontology of radical immanence, which  sustains the argument that even the so called lifeless corpse  is made up of vibrant matter?  Is a changed ontology of death possible? How to rethink death and the corpse beyond existing religious, philosophical and scientifically produced dualisms? 

 

Presentations by:

Visiting Scholars:
Prof. Lochlann Jain, Stanford University, USA
Prof. Gillian Einstein, Univ of Toronto, Canada, and Linköping University

On skype:
Prof. Jackie Stacey, University of Manchester, UK

And Tema Genus scholars:

Margrit Shildrick, Jami Weinstein, Magda Gòrska, Desireé Ljungcrantz and Nina Lykke.

 

For further questions please contact Desireé Ljungcrantz at desiree.ljungcrantz@liu.se.

LINKÖPING UNIVERSITY
22 MAY 2015 

The onto(epistemo)logy of intersectionality: realist encounters

WHEN: 22 May 2015
WHERE: Tema Genus, Linköping University

 

A transversal dialogue between Magdalena Górska, Tema Genus, Linköping University, and Lena Gunnarson, Centre for Feminist Social Studies, Örebro University.

 

For further questions please contact Björn Pernrud at bjorn.pernrud@liu.se.

LINKÖPING UNIVERSITY
27-28 APRIL 2015 

Postcolonial and Postsocialist Dialogues: Intersections, Opacities, Challenges in Feminist Theorizing and Practice

Keynote speakers:

Madina Tlostanova, Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration, Moscow, Russia

María Lugones, Binghamton University, New York, USA

 

Although postcolonial theory has already evolved a sophisticated theoretical apparatus for the investigation of the power imbalance, economic as well as intellectual, between the West and the rest, it has not quite taken on board postsocialist perspectives. At the same time, the intersection between postsocialist geopolitics and imperial/colonial legacies is yet to be thoroughly explored, not least in the context of transnational feminist studies. Along the changing local-global axis, the specificity of Eastern European positioning and the postsocialist condition in particular tends to disappear. This gap needs to be addressed without falling into the trap of re-centring Europe by focussing on its ‘margins’. In the context where the false geopolitical universals and stereotypes such as West versus East, North versus South and the reliance on first-second-third world model continue to operate in full force, we need new models and concepts in order to challenge hegemonic discourses and undermine the problematic expectation to subscribe to the unifying Euro-American intellectual traditions.

 

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2014

KARLSTAD UNIVERSITY
8 - 9 OCTOBER 2014 


Masculinity at risk - Workshop

 

Welcome to a workshop on masculinity research in relation to risk and risk practices at the Centre for Gender Studies, Karlstad University, 8-9 October 2014. The workshop is organised by GEXcel international Collegium www.gexcel.org at the Centre for Gender Studies at Karlstad University. Please register with GEXcel coordinator Magnus Åberg magnus.aberg@kau.se no later than October 2. The event is organised on a self-funded basis without any registration fee. The content of the workshop is based on an upcoming special issue of Norma: International Journal for Masculinity Studies, Nr 3 – 2014, (http://www.tandfonline.com/nror)

 

October 8 – Wednesday -13.00-16.30, room 5A415

13.00 - Welcome and introduction 
Ulf Mellström, professor, Centre for Gender Studies, Karlstad University

13.15 Careless Men, Careless Masculinities?  – Young Men’s Risk-Taking with Motor Vehicles as Violations 
Tanja Joelsson, PhD, Centre for Gender Research, Uppsala University

14.15 Coffee break

14.30- Negotiating the ‘plastic rocket’: Masculinity, car styling and performance in the Swedish modified car community
Dag Balkmar, PhD, Centre for Feminist Social Studies, Örebro University15.30 - Firefighters as exception: heroism, nationalism and masculinity in times of suburban riots and antiracist protests
Mathias Ericson, PhD, Department for Cultural Studies, Gothenburg University

18.30 – Dinner

October 9 – Thursday – 09.00-11.00, room 5A415

08.30 – Breakfast and coffee

09.00 - Risky footwear practices: Masculinity, identity and crisis
Victoria Robinson, Dr. Reader in Sociology, Centre for Gender Research, The University of Sheffield

10.00 – Panel – What is at risk? 
Jeff Hearn, Professor, Örebro University, Hanken School of Economics, Helsinki
Christine Beasley, Professor, University of Adelaide
Lucas Gottzén, Associate Professor, Linköping University

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KARLSTAD UNIVERSITY
18 – 19 SEPTEMBER 2014
 


Feminist Inquiries about the neo-liberal academy and possibilities for change

 

In this mini-symposium we address diverse critical feminist understandings of current neo-liberal transformations of Swedish and international academia. We want to shed light on some of the wider processes of neoliberalisation that are changing intellectual life at contemporary universities. The national and international environment in which universities operate has changed dramatically over the past decades. These changes seem so profound that claims about the remarkable ‘continuity’ of the university, in terms of corporate autonomy and academic freedom, now seem rather outdated. Knowledge and higher education at current universities are measured on a par with other dimensions in an economy that are subject to processes of commodification, marketisation and monetisation and relayed to academics through the mechanisms of managerialism. The neo-liberal politics of this long-term development of an academic capitalism are working along the lines of a commodification and market-oriented managerial efficiency directed towards societal spheres that were previously outside the logic of institutions whose primary purposes are to generate revenue.

 

As universities and higher education in general are expected to play a key role in producing economic revenues through human capital and innovations for a new wave of wealth generation critical scholars are also intellectually and morally obliged to ask how we might imagine alternative realities. As feminist theorising is a constant endeavour for quarrelling, quarrying and remaking of politics and new possibilities, we here ask questions of how we can understand the current ’crisis’ of academia and how might we generate opportunities to challenge and alter the directions of this crisis? That is also the reason why we during the second day of the symposium open up and extend discussion on neo-liberalism and the political, with an emphasis on the possibilities for theorising politics in times of neo-liberal governance.

The symposium is organised by Gexcel International Collegium http://gexcel.org/, Centre for Gender Studies and the Department of Political Science, Karlstad University

 

Please register with Gexcel-coordinator Magnus Åberg at Magnus.Aberg@kau.se no later than September 11.

 

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ÖREBRO UNIVERSITY
T17 JUNE 2014, 13-15 hrs 


A Tool to Titter: Transversal Dialogues on Intersectionality I

 

The seminar approaches and explores the concept of intersectionality with the help of methodological tools found in transversal dialogues (TD). What happens when one takes rooting and shifting seriously? TD has been used as a tool for understanding and reconciling the sometimes antagonistic positions of political actors and actors in social movements; it is a tool which ideally enables decision-making otherwise characterized by a lack of consensus. The origins of TD are found among Bolognese feminists of the autonomous left. This seminar explores what happens when concepts and tools from politics and social movements are applied to academic theorising and thinking. We engage with the concept of intersectionality from seemingly conflicting standpoints, rooted in both modernity and postmodernity.

 

Anna Lundberg, Tema Genus, Linköping University
Sofia Strid, Centre for Feminist Social Studies, Örebro University

 

Where When

17 June 2014 13:00-15:00 hrs
Örebro University,
Forumhuset F2126

 

The seminar is organized by the VR-project Feminist Theorizings of Intersectionality: Transversal Dialogues and New Synergies (Tema Genus, LiU and CFS, ORU), organised within the GEXcel International Collegium for Advanced Transdisciplinary Gender Studies

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LINKÖPING UNIVERSITY
23 MAY 2014, 13.15-15hrs: 


Posthuman Ecologies of Death Workshop

 

 

Peta Hinton, , ICI Berlin Institute for Cultural Inquiry

 

Christina Fredengren, Archeology, Stockholm University

 

Tara Mehrabi, Gender Studies/Hub, Linköping University

 

Time: 13:15 - 15:00

 

Venue: Faros

 

For more info contact Cecilia Åsberg, e-mail cecilia.asberg@liu.se .

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LINKÖPING UNIVERSITY
TEMA GENUS
THURSDAY 22 MAY 2014, 14-17hrs
 


from [almanja] with love - Alyosxa Tudor, public PhD defense in Gender Studies

Title of dissertation: from [almanja] with love. Trans_feministische Positionierungen zu Rassismus und Migratismus. Opponent: Prof Michelle Wright, Northwestern University, USA

 

Location: TEMcas, House T, Campus Valla

 

For more info contact Björn Pernrud, e-mail bjorn.pernrud@liu.se.

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KARLSTAD UNIVERSITY
CENTRE FOR GENDER STUDIES
TUESDAY 22 APRIL 2014, 13-17.30 hrs
 


Posthumanism/new materialism within contemporary research – challenges and possibilities

Posthumanist and new materialist thinking has been influential within the academy for over two decades now. It has made an impact within several different areas, e.g. feminist and cultural studies. This symposium will offer a space/time for reflecting further on how posthumanism and new materialism can provide novel ways of conceptualizing and investigating notions of subjectivity, power, political agency, spirituality, materiality and ethics. Three scholars have been invited to provide insights from their recent research, which make up the topics of discussion. Everyone interested in or curious about posthumanism and new materialism is warmly welcome to participate in the symposium which will be concluded by a panel discussion.

 

Presenters and topics:

 

Peta Hinton, Australia, Ph.D. University of New South Wales, Australia. Fellow 2013-2014 at ICI Berlin (Institute for Cultural Inquiry Berlin): “An A/political Politics and an In/human Ethics: Posthuman Ecologies and the Matter of Death.”

 

Magdalena Raivio, Ph.D. Religious Studies and Senior Lecturer in Gender Studies, Karlstad University: “Affinities and difference/s: Using a diffraction-strategy when reading posthumanist feminist and goddess feminist articulations of the 'nature / goddess'.”

 

Jonas Ingvarsson, Associate Professor Literary Studies, Karlstad University: “The posthuman use of posthuman be/things: Towards a model for cultural analysis.”

 

Time table

 

13.00 – 15.00 Presentations

 

15.00 Coffee

 

15.30 – 17.30 Panel discussion

 

For more information and registration e-mail Magnus Åberg, GEXcel coordinator Karlstad University (magnus.aberg@kau.se). Please register no later than Monday 14 April. More information about the venue will be provided after 14 April.

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2013

KARLSTAD UNIVERSITY
CENTRE FOR GENDER STUDIES
17-18 DECEMBER 2013 


Critical Studies of Gender Equality. 
Multidimensional Scandinavian/Nordic perspectives

This workshop is jointly arranged by the Gender Studies programme at the Norwegian Research Council and GEXcel. The workshop is a follow-up of the seminar 'Likestillningsdiskurser i de nordiske land: Et komparativt perspektiv. Seminar 29.-30. mai 2012, Voksenåsen, Oslo (arranged by NRC), as well as a research event within the research stream gender and organisations at GEXcel. The main aim of the workshop is to further Nordic comparative research and to present new and critical studies within the research field (for more information please contact Prof. Ulf Mellström.)

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KARLSTAD UNIVERSITY
5-7 NOVEMBER 2013 

Posthumanist Methodologies: An encounter with the work of Vicki Kirby and Karen Barad – Dr Peta Hinton, University of New South Wales, Australia; ICI Berlin

Three introductory lectures at the Centre for Gender Studies, Karlstad University, 5,6,7 November 2013 – Conducted as a GEXcel workshop

Register with Magnus Åberg, Centre for Gender Studies, Karlstad University, Magnus.Aberg@kau.se, tlf 054 700 1184, not later than October 31– 15 places available

For more information: LectureSeries-Hinton2013.pdf

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ÖREBRO UNIVERSITY
TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 24 2013 


Navigating the ‘Limits of Modernity’ in Masculinities Theory: A Postmarxist Analysis of Hegemonic Masculinity

Welcome to a CFS and GEXcel seminar by GEXcel visiting scholar, Dr. Richard Howson, Centre for Research on Men and Masculinities, University of Wollongong, Australia on Tuesday, September 24, at 2 p.m., Örebro University, Forumhuset, F213

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Karlstad University
Wibke Straube: 
wibke.straube@kau.se

 

Linköping University
Alma Persson
alma.persson@liu.se

 

Örebro University
Dag Balkmar: 
dag.balkmar@oru.se