Monica Obreja - PhD student (Marie Curie)
2005, doctoral student, Department of Gender Studies, Linköping University
2000-2004, BA, Political Science – major / Sociology – minor, National School of Political Studies and Public Administration, Faculty of Political Sciences, Bucharest;
Fields of interest
Feminist theory and philosophy at large, feminist epistemology, feminist philosophy of science and technology, sexual difference theories, feminism and psychoanalysis, feminism and the biological body, essentialism/constructivis
I am writing about the epistemological and ontological possibility of the feminine in relation to technology. Is such feminine repressed, is it the same old one but open to resignification or is it maybe even conceptually impossible? In my journey to find what this feminine is and does, I engage with various empirical and theoretical research done within the area of feminist science and technology studies, but also with policy projects addressing the deficit of women in science and technology.
Women and Computers: Why would I want IT to be more attractive?; August 31 – September 3, 2006, 6th European Gender Research Conference, Gender and Citizenship in a Multicultural Context, Lodz, Poland;
Strategies of Inclusion. The number of women or the masculine symbolic: which comes first?; March 8-10, 2007 – 3rd Christina Conference on Women’s Studies and the 4th European Symposium on Gender and ICT, University of Helsinki;
From Women and Technology to Gender and Technology. And Back (A Note on Methodology); October 26-27, 2007 – Prometea conference, Women in engineering and technology research, Paris, France;
What is female, feminine, feminist about women in cyberspace?; July 3-9, 2008 –Women’s Worlds, Madrid, Spain;
There is a 'mass' of women missing from ICT. Let's bring it in! - Paper accepted for presentation and publication; March 5-7 2009 - 5th European Symposium on Gender & ICT. Digital Cultures: Participation - Empowerment – Diversity, University of Bremen, Germany.
2010 From Women and Technology to Gender and Technology. And Back. (A Note on Methodology), in Anne-Sophie Godfroy-Genin (ed), Women in Engineering and Technology Research. Zürich: Lit Verlag.
2009 There is a 'mass' of women missing from ICT. Let’s bring it in!, Proceedings of the 5th European Symposium on Gender & ICT. Digital Cultures: Participation - Empowerment – Diversity, University of Bremen, Germany, March 5-7 2009; Published under the Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 Germany License.
About Gender Studies
The objective for TEMA - The Department of Thematic Studies is to pursue excellent research and education at undergraduate and advanced levels relevant to society. Tema aims to provide a major impetus in career development for both future researchers and those who have just entered the field of research
Last updated: 2013-02-25