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Gender Studies


The Unit of Gender Studies is a unit for interdisciplinary and thematic gender research and education at the Department of Thematic Studies, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Linköping University. We offer a PhD programme in Interdisciplinary Gender Studies and an international Master’s programme Gender Studies – Intersectionality and Change, started August 2012 and from Fall 2016 we offer 30 ECTS credits in BA-level singel subject courses. Research and education in the Unit of Gender Studies put focus on meanings of gender in culture, society, economics, technology, knowledge production, and science from an interdisciplinary perspective. Gender is studied in its intersections with other social categories. The Unit of Gender Studies host GEXcel International Collegium for Advanced Transdisciplinary Gender Studies .


Reports From Current Reserach


Tema Genus hosts the national research conference g16

g16 – Boundaries, mobility and mobilization gathers the entire interdisciplinary field of gender research in Sweden. The conference will stimulate cooperation among gender researchers from various academic disciplines and targets scholars, students, practitioners and activists. The aim of the conference is to facilitate critical investigation, sharing of experiences and to inspire to the formation of new ideas and research constellations.

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The Seed Box officially opened

We live in nature, and nature lives in us. This is one of the ideas behind a new collaboration between gender studies and environmental humanities at LiU that recently received SEK 40 million in funding. The project was officially opened 17 September.



Single subject courses in Gender Studies

Fall 2016, Gender Studies will offer 30 ECTS in BA-level single subject courses.

New InterGender courses

The renewed InterGender collaboration is now offering two PhD courses - "Gender and Critical Animal Studies" (Stockholm University) and "Ontoepistemological Points of Departure in Feminist Technoscience" (Blekinge Institute of Technology)

The Gender Blog

Report from a visiting researcher

Being a visiting scholar at Tema Genus and the Posthumanities Hub for two months, February and March 2015, – thanks to generous support from the COST Action on New Materialism, which sent me on this „scientific mission“ – was such a rich and rewarding experience.



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Last updated: 2016-03-02