Nina Lykke - professor
Nina Lykke is professor of Gender Studies with special reference to Gender and Culture at Linköping University, Sweden, and in 2008 was awarded one of the universitys distinguished professorships due to her merits in research, education and management.
Originally from Denmark, where she for 15 years led a Womens Studies Center at the University of Southern Denmark (the center was the first WS center in Denmark), she has since the inception in 1999 headed the PhD program in interdisciplinary Gender Studies at Linköping University (the first PhD program of this kind in Sweden).
She is director of an international Centre of Gender Excellence, GEXcel, as well as scientific leader of a Nordic and a Swedish-International Research School in Interdisciplinary Gender Studies. She has extensive international experience from numerous cross-national projects and networks in gender research and education in Gender Studies. From 2001-2005, she was managing director of AOIFE (Association of Institutions of Feminist Education and Research in Europe), and she is also a longstanding member of the lead-team of the European thematic network in Womens Studies, Athena.
She is associate editor of the European Journal of Womens Studies and advisor for several other scholarly feminist journals. She is managing co-editor (together with Jeff Hearn) of the book series Routledge Advances in Feminist Studies and Intersectionality.
A central focus of her research is feminist theory, including intersectionality studies, feminist cultural studies and feminist technoscience studies.
She has published 150 scholarly publications, including 20 books in several languages, among others
- Rotkäppchen und Ödipus (Passagen Verlag, Vienna 1993)
- Between Monsters, Goddesses and Cyborgs. Feminist Confrontations with Science, Medicine and Cyberspace (with Rosi Braidotti) (ZED, London 1996)
- Cosmodolphins. Feminist Cultural Studies of Technology, Animals and the Sacred (with Mette Bryld) (ZED, London 2000)
- Bits of Life. Feminism at the Intersections of Media, Bioscience, and Technology (with Anneke Smelik) (Washington UP 2008)
- Genusforskning. En guide till feministisk teori, metodologi och skrift (Liber, Stockholm 2009). Also in Danish: Kønsforskning. En guide til feministisk teori metodologi og skrift (København, Samfundslitteratur 2008)
- Feminist Studies. A Guide to Intersectional Theory, Methodology and Writing (Routledge, New York, forthcoming 2010)
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