Pia Laskar is a senior lecturer with special reference to Critical Sexuality Studies at Tema Genus - Department of Thematic Studies - Interdisciplinary Gender Studies (Centre of Gender Excellence), Linköping University, Sweden. She was employed Jan 1, 2010 and apart from her research and teaching commitments, she is the Managing Director of InterGender.
My research circles around how that which seems to be self evident in present time have been established historically, and further what political consequences this establishments have had for different groups of people. Deconstruction is a favourite methodology as is genealogical analysis. My thesis deals with the ways heterosexuality was established as a self explained and natural entity and studies the consequences this had for the regulation of new social orders and populations.
My main research interest focuses on studies of sexuality, gender, class and race as well as their intersections.
2005: PhD in History of Science and Ideas at department of History of Science and Ideas, Institution of Literature, Stockholm University.
1998-2005: PhD-student and teacher at dep. of History of Science and Ideas and Centre for Gender Studies at Stockholm University.
1994: MA (Major History of Science and Ideas, Literature Studies, Film Studies), Stockholm University.
Thesis: A Contribution to the History of Heterosexuality. Gender, Sexuality and Norms of Pleasure in Sex Manuals, 1800-1920, (in Swedish only: Ett bidrag till heterosexualitetens historia. Kön, sexualitet och njutningsnormer i sexhandböcker 1800-1920, Modernista: Stockholm 2005).
For some of the reviews in Swedish, see
2009-2011 Research Leader: The rights of homosexual, bisexual and transgender individuals as Human Rights? A study based within the History of Science and Ideas, Researchers Pia Laskar. Duration period 081201-111131
2007-2008 Research Leader: Ideas and Conceptions of Romanies at the turn of the 20th Century. An investigation, from the perspective of the History of Science and Ideas, of Arthur Thesleffs collection at the Royal Library. Researchers Pia Laskar. Duration period/Projekttid 070901-081131
- Read the article Thesleffs fotografier av romer - ett rasbiologiskt sammanhang
My main teaching area is within the fields of gender studies and history of ideas. Specifically I teach the 19th and 20th Centuries general history of ideas, feminist political theory, theories of gender, history of body respectively sexuality and medicine, as well as history of race and post colonial theory.
2007-2010: Senior Researcher at Centre for Gender Studies, Stockholm University.
2005-2007: Senior lecturer at Centre for Gender Studies and Inst. for Literature and History of Science and Ideas at Stockholm University.
1998-2005: PhD-student and teacher at dep. of History of Science and Ideas at Stockholm University.
Assorted teaching assignments
2003-2010: Teacher at Karolinska University Hospital, Stockholm
Address: Tema Genus, Linköping University
SE-581 83 Linköping
Tel: (+46) (0) 13 28 66 74
Fax: (+46) (0) 13 13 36 30
Post Colonial Feminism
Click to Listen to a talk on Colonialism Post Colonialism. Participants: Paulina de los Reyes (moderator), Pia Laskar, Irene Molina and Stefan Jonsson. From the discussion series Post Colonial Feminism, spring 2010. Organizers Tankekraft Förlag and södra Teatern, Stockholm. Rasmus Redemo introduces the serials followed by Paulina de los Reyes, then Irene Molina, Pia Laskar and Stefan Jonsson gives one aprx. five minutes introduction to the theme of the evening followed by a discussion. Edda Manga joins the discussion in the end (after beeing held by a delayed train). In Swedish only.
From King Christina to the Raspberry Cave
Click to listen to Pia Laskar talking on lesbian culture in Swedish history. Excerpts from a boat sightseeing during Stockholm Pride 2007 (“From King Christina to the Raspberry Cave”, Pia Laskar with Ingrid Svensson), and an interview with Pia Laskar by Tobias Svanelid, P1 Vetenskapsradion Historia. The clip is approximately in the middle of the program. In Swedish only.
Den svenska rasforskningens historia
Ur programmet Sisu:
Click to listen to Pia Laskar in a 5 min programme on race theories in Sweden Den svenska rasforskningens bakgrund
Click to listen to Pia Laskar in a 5 min programme in Finnish on race theories in Sweden Ruotsalaisella rotuopilla pitkä historia
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: 2013-04-12