This page in Swedish

Dag Balkmar

Title: Senior Lecturer School/office: School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences

Email:

Phone: +46 19 301281

Room: F3256

Dag Balkmar

Research subject

Research environments

About Dag Balkmar

Dag Balkmar is Associate Professor (Docent) and Senior Lecturer in Gender Studies.

His research is foremost qualitative, with emphasis on qualitative interviews, ethnographic fieldwork and policy analysis. His research encompasses areas such as: 1) Intersectionality, policy and violence, 2) Studies of men, masculinities, technology and motor cultures, 3) violent mobilities, transport policy and cycle activism, 4) interactive gender equality work in organizations.

 

Teaching

Teaching in gender studies, mainly on gender, power and politics.

 

Ongoing projects

  • Gender Academy (2019-2020). Collaboration with companies in Värmland, Sweden. With, among others, Anne-Charlott Callerstig, Gender studies, Örebro University; Ulf Mellström, Karlstad University (PI). Financed by The Swedish Agency for Economic and Regional Growth (Tillväxtverket).
  • Circular economy by upgraded aggregates and demolition material (2019-2021). Collaboration with, amongst others, Swerock AB. Togheter with Anne-Charlott Callerstig, Gender Studies, Örebro Universiy, in collaboration with Maira Babri, Per Carlborg, and Frans Prenkert, Örebro University School of Business. Financed by Sweden’s innovation agency (Vinnova).

 

Previous projects

  • Trucks for all: Developing norm-critical innovation at Volvo funded by Vinnova. The results of the project on how norms can hinder innovation ability have made evident the importance of establishing a norm-critical perspective to meet future challenges with relation to work environments, planned users and innovation processes.
  • 4D: Doing Driving, Doing Design. Gender, Age and Transport Practices. Research leader: prof. Jeff Hearn. Financed by Vinnova, Linköping University and Luleå University of Technology (2007-2013).
  • Hegemonic masculinities and men in Sweden and South Africa: Theorising power and change. Research leader: prof. Jeff Hearn. Financed by the Swedish Research Council within the Swedish Research Links Programme (2009-2012).

Research projects

Research teams

Publications

Publications

Articles in journals |  Books |  Chapters in books |  Conference papers |  Doctoral theses, monographs |  Other |  Reports | 

Articles in journals

Hearn, J. , Strid, S. , Humbert, A. L. , Balkmar, D. & Delaunay, M. (2020). From gender regimes to violence regimes: Re-thinking the position of violence. Social Politics: International Studies in Gender, State and Society, 1-24.
Balkmar, D. & Mellström, U. (2019). Cyborgs and entanglements of technology, masculinity, and (automated) vehicles. Feministische Studien, 37 (2), 320-334.
Strid, S. , Humbert, A. L. , Hearn, J. & Balkmar, D. (2019). States of Violence: From Welfare Regimes to Violence Regimes. Journal of European Social Policy.
Humbert, A. L. , Strid, S. , Hearn, J. & Balkmar, D. (2019). Undoing the ‘Nordic Paradox': Factors affecting rates of disclosed violence against women across the EU. PLoS ONE.
Balkmar, D. & Summerton, J. (2017). Contested mobilities: politics, strategies and visions in Swedish bicycle activism. Applied mobilities, 2 (2), 151-165.
Balkmar, D. (2017). Manliga maktdemonstrationer i trafiken. Ikaros (3), 12-13.
Balkmar, D. (2015). Riskfyllda relationer mellan män, maskulinitet och bilar. Reflexen. En tidskrift om trafik, utveckling, människor och kunskap från Trafiktekniska Föreningen (3), 5-7.
Balkmar, D. (2014). De osynliga slår tillbaka: Om cyklisters plats i en bilnormativ omgivning. GRÄNSLØS TIDSKRIFT FÖR STUDIER AV ÖRESUNDSREGIONENS HISTORIA, KULTUR OCH SAMHÄLLSLIV (4), 83-94.
Hearn, J. , Novikova, I. , Pringle, K. , Šmídová, I. , Jyrkinen, M. , Iovanni, L. , Arranz, F. , Kolga, V. & et al. (2013). Studying men’s violences: some key methodological principles in developing a European research framework. Masculinidades y Cambio Social- MCS, 2 (1), 82-115.
Hearn, J. , Nordberg, M. , Andersson, K. , Balkmar, D. , Gottzén, L. , Klinth, R. , Pringle, K. & Sandberg, L. (2012). Hegemonic masculinity and beyond: 40 years of research in Sweden. Men and Masculinities, 15 (1), 31-55.
Balkmar, D. & Joelsson, T. (2010). Den bioniske mannen på autoerotiska äventyr: mäns risktagande i trafikrummet. Norma, 5 (1), 27-44.
Pringle, K. , Balkmar, D. & Iovanni, L. (2010). Trouble in Paradise: Exploring Patterns of Research and Policy Response to Men's Violence in Denmark and Sweden. NORA: Nordic Journal of Feminist and Gender Research, 18 (2), 105-121.
Balkmar, D. , Iovanni, L. & Pringle, K. (2009). A Reconsideration of Two "Welfare Paradises": Research and Policy Responses to Men's Violence in Denmark and Sweden. Men and Masculinities, 12 (2), 155-174.

Books

Hearn, J. , Novikova, I. , Pringle, K. , Šmídová, I. , Bjerén, G. , Jyrkinen, M. , Iovanni, L. , Arranz, F. & et al. (2013). Studying Men’s Violences in Europe: Towards a Research Framework (1ed.). Örebro: Centre for Feminist Social Studies (CFS), Örebro University (CFS Report Series 25).

Chapters in books

Balkmar, D. & Mellström, U. (2020). Towards an anthropology of transport affect: The place of emotions, gender and power in smart mobilities. In: Tanu Priya Uteng, Hilda Rømer Christensen, Lena Levin, Gendering Smart Mobilities (pp. 57-74). Abingdon/New York: Routledge.
Balkmar, D. & Hearn, J. (2019). Men, Automobility, Movements, and the Environment: Imagining (un)sustainable, automated transport futures. In: Jeff Hearn, Ernesto Vasquez del Aguila, and Marina Hughson, Unsustainable Institutions of Men: Transnational Dispersed Centres, Gender Power, Contradictions (pp. 227-254). London: Routledge.
Balkmar, D. (2019). Men on the move: masculinities, (auto)mobility and car cultures. In: Lucas Gottzén, Ulf Mellström and Tamara Shefer, Routledge International Handbook on Masculinity Studies. Abingdon Oxon/New York: Routledge.
Balkmar, D. (2019). Towards an Intersectional Approach to Men, Masculinities and (Un)sustainable Mobility: The Case of Cycling and Modal Conflicts. In: Christina Lindkvist Scholten and Tanja Joelsson, Integrating Gender into Transport Planning : From One to Many Tracks (pp. 199-220). Basingstoke & New York: Palgrave Macmillan.
Hearn, J. , Pringle, K. & Balkmar, D. (2018). Men, masculinities and social policy. In: Sheila Shaver, Handbook on Gender and Social Policy (pp. 55-73). Oxford: Edward Elgar Publishing.
Balkmar, D. (2017). Too many women?: Women and gender (in)equality in Swedish media. In: Karen Ross and Claudia Padovani, Gender Equality and the Media: A Challenge for Europe (pp. 208-219). Abingdon Oxon/New York: Routledge.
Balkmar, D. & Joelsson, T. (2014). The dangerous other?: Towards a contextual approach of men’s risk-taking with motor vehicles. In: Ingrid Lander, Signe Ravn and Nina Jon, Masculinities in the criminological field: control, vulnerability and risk-taking (pp. 187-202). Farnham: Ashgate.
Balkmar, D. & Joelsson, T. (2012). Feeling the speed: the social and emotional investments in dangerous road practices. In: Maria Jansdotter Samuelsson, Clary Krekula, Magnus Åberg, Gender and change: power, politics and everyday practices (pp. 37-52). Karlstad: Karlstad University Press.
Balkmar, D. (2011). Genusrelaterade perspektiv på polisbilskörning. In: Jörgen Lundälv, Utryckningsföraren (pp. 54-65). Gävle: Meyer.
Balkmar, D. (2010). Kör så det ryker!: hälsorisker i samspelet mellan män, maskulinitet och bil. In: Barbro Wijma, Goldina Smirthwaite, Katarina Swahnberg, Genus och kön inom medicin- och vårdutbildningar (pp. 401-413). Lund: Studentlitteratur AB.
Balkmar, D. & Joelsson, T. (2009). Burning rubber, marking territory: technology, auto-erotic desires and violating mobility. In: Åsberg, Cecilia; Harrison, Katherine; Pernud, Björn; Gustavsson, Malena, Gender delight: science, knowledge, culture and writing … (pp. 117-126). Linköping: Linköping University Electronic Press.
Balkmar, D. (2009). Online/Offline with Virtual Garages. In: Alp Biricik and Jeff Hearn, GEXcel work in progress report. Vol. 6, Proceedings from GEXcel theme 2: Deconstructing the hegemony of men and masculinities : conference 27-29 April 2009 (pp. 91-96). Linköping: Linköping University.
Balkmar, D. (2009). Spinning around the ”lycra-lout”. In: Centrum med många riktningar: en vänbok till Gunilla Bjerén (pp. 11-24). Stockholm: Stockholms universitet.
Balkmar, D. (2008). Drive-by shaming: reflections on the emotions on (dangerous) car driving. In: Annika Olsson, Thinking with Beverly Skeggs (pp. 9-19). Stockholm: Centre for Gender studies, Stockholm University.

Conference papers

Balkmar, D. , Strid, S. , Hearn, J. & Humbert, A. L. (2020). Disperse violence: gender-based violence and environmental violence. Paper presented at Interpersonal Violence Interventions - Social and Cultural Perspectives - 3rd International Conference, University of Jyväskylä, Finland, June 10-12, 2020.
Balkmar, D. (2020). Masculinity and Autonomous Vehicles: From automotive emotions to transport robots. Paper presented at Against Robot Dystopias: Thinking through the ethical, legal and societal issues of robotics and automation (AGAINST-20),ICRA, (Paris)/Online, June 4, 2020.
Strid, S. , Humbert, A. L. , Hearn, J. & Balkmar, D. (2019). Conceptualising violence: From welfare regimes to violence regimes. Paper presented at European Conference on Politics and Gender, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, July 4-6, 2019.
Strid, S. , Hearn, J. , Humbert, A. L. & Balkmar, D. (2019). Introduction to Regimes of Violence: Theorising and Explaining Variations in the Production of Violence in Welfare State Regimes. Paper presented at Violence Regimes: Conceptualisations, Contestations, Challenges, Örebro University, Örebro, Sweden, October 17, 2019.
Hearn, J. , Humbert, A. L. , Strid, S. , Balkmar, D. & Delaunay, M. (2019). Lost in translation: The connections and disjunctions between welfare regimes, gender regimes and violence regimes. Paper presented at Gender Regimes Workshop, City University, Helsinki, Finland, 7 June 2019..
Balkmar, D. , Strid, S. & Humbert, A. L. (2019). On violence policy and “women friendly” welfare regimes. Paper presented at Violence regimes: Conceptualisations, contestations, challenges. Örebro University, Örebro, Sweden, October 17, 2019.
Balkmar, D. , Strid, S. , Hearn, J. & Humbert, A. L. (2019). On violence policy and “women friendly” welfare regimes: From gender regimes to (gender) violence regimes?. Paper presented at g19: Rethinking Knowledge Regimes. Solidarities and Contestations, Gothenburg, Sweden, October 7-9, 2019.
Hearn, J. , Strid, S. , Humbert, A. L. , Balkmar, D. & Delaunay, M. (2019). Rethinking the place of violence: The interrelations between welfare regimes, gender regimes and violence regimes. Paper presented at Violence regimes: Conceptualisations, contestations, challenges. Örebro University, Örebro, Sweden, October 17, 2019.
Humbert, A. L. , Strid, S. , Hearn, J. & Balkmar, D. (2019). Undoing the Nordic paradox. Paper presented at Violence Regimes: Conceptualisations, Contestations, Challenges, Örebro University, Örebro, Sweden, October 17, 2019.
Balkmar, D. (2018). A Violent Regime: Men, Masculinities and Road Conflicts in Sweden. Paper presented at Non-motorized mobility - Walking and Biking. Workshop no.2: Gendering Smart Mobility, organized by: Coordination for Gender Research, Institute of Sociology, University of Copenhagen; Swedish National Road and Transport, Research Institute; Norwegian Centre for Transport Research, Copenhagen, Denmark, April 21, 2018.
Humbert, A. L. , Strid, S. , Hearn, J. & Balkmar, D. (2018). Contextual and methodological factors affecting the prevalence of violence against women across the EU. Paper presented at 4th Approaches to Inequalities Conference: Shades of Grey, University of Northampton, UK, September 19, 2018.
Andersson, S. , Balkmar, D. & Callerstig, A. (2018). Moving with(in) normative firewalls: a dynamic approach to study gendered careers and innovation processes in the truck industry. Paper presented at Gender, Work and Organization, 10th Biennial International Interdisciplinary Conference, Sydney, Australia, June 13-16, 2018.
Balkmar, D. & Summerton, J. (2017). Cykelpolitik: rörelser, strategier och visioner i svensk cykelpolitik. Paper presented at Transportforum, Linköping, Sweden, January 10-11, 2017.
Balkmar, D. & Mellström, U. (2017). Men, Movements and Automation: Imagining (un)sustainable transport futures. Paper presented at Men and Masculinities: Politics, Policy and Praxis, Örebro University, Örebro, Sweden, June 14-16, 2017.
Balkmar, D. & Mellström, U. (2017). Re-gendering the relation between men, masculinity and cars? On autonomous vehicles and emancipatory challenges. Paper presented at Gendering Smart Mobilities in the Nordic Region, Oslo Science Park, Oslo, Norway, August 24-25, 2017.
Balkmar, D. & Callerstig, A. (2017). Varför kliver kvinnliga lastbilsförare ur lastbilen på passagerarsidan när det är dags för rast? Om kön och normer i transportsektorn. Paper presented at Hur kan forskningsresultat från fordonsindustrin bidra till Agenda 2030? Organiserat av Fordonsstrategisk forskning och innovation (FFI), Stockholmsmässan, Stockholm, Sweden, November 23, 2017.
Balkmar, D. (2017). Violent Mobilities: Men, Masculinities and Intermodal Conflicts in Sweden. Paper presented at Symposium on Crisis: Gender Asymmetries, Climate Changes, and Precariousness, organized by the Advanced Study Group of CRISIS Pufendorf Institute, Lund University, Lund, Sweden, October 26, 2017.
Balkmar, D. & Summerton, J. (2016). Bicycling and politics: movements, strategies and visions in bicycle activism in Sweden. Paper presented at Cycling and Society Annual Symposium, Lancaster, UK, September 29-30, 2016.
Balkmar, D. & Usiskin, S. (2016). Bikes 4 refugees: intersections between gender, ethnicity, age, mobility and integration. Paper presented at Violence, Honour and Revolution: Towards Alternative Gender Equality Futures, Örebro University, Örebro, Sweden, April 26-27, 2016.
Balkmar, D. & Henriksson, M. (2016). Mobilitet på lika villkor? Om jämlikhet och makt i transportpolitiken. Paper presented at Transportforum, Linköping, Sweden, January 12-13, 2016.
Balkmar, D. (2016). Våldsam mobilitet - ett könat problem: Om män, våld och cyklisters utsatthet i trafikrummet. Paper presented at g16- Gränser, mobilitet och mobilisering, Linköping, Sweden, November 24, 2016.
Balkmar, D. (2015). Online risk-management: Cyclists negotiations of risk and safety in urban traffic space. Paper presented at ACSIS Conference: In the Flow: People, Media, Materialities. Norrköping, Sweden, June 15-17, 2015.
Balkmar, D. (2015). Violent traffic: Men, Masculinities and road conflicts in ’cycling friendly’ Sweden. Paper presented at Cycling and Society Annual Symposium, Manchester and Salford, UK, September 14-15, 2015.
Balkmar, D. (2015). Våld i trafiken: om cyklisters utsatthet för kränkningar, hot och våld i omställning mot hållbart resande. Paper presented at Transportforum, Linköping, Sweden, January 8-9, 2015.
Balkmar, D. (2014). Men, masculinities and motor vehicles: an unsustainable equation. Paper presented at Gendering Transport and Sustainability – Nordic Perspectives - A workshop at the Nordic Forum, Malmö, Sweden, June 14, 2014.
Balkmar, D. (2014). Män, maskulinitet och bilar: en fråga om makt. Paper presented at Maskulinitet i förändring – maskulinitet och makt, Organized by The Örebro County Administrative Board, Campus USÖ, Örebro, Sweden, October 21, 2014.
Balkmar, D. (2014). On the road to sustainable mobility: shared space, conflicts and micro-politics in everyday traffic interaction. Paper presented at Emerging ideas in masculinity research – Masculinity studies in the North, Reykjavik, Iceland, June 4-6, 2014.
Balkmar, D. (2014). On the road to sustainable mobility: shared space, gendered conflicts and micro-politics in everyday traffic interaction. Paper presented at Networked Urban Mobilities Conference and Mobile Art Exhibition, Copenhagen, Denmark, November 5-7, 2014.
Strid, S. , Balkmar, D. , Burman, M. & Westerstrand, J. (2014). Transversala dialoger för att etablera våld mot kvinnor som ett postdisciplinärt forskningsfält. Paper presented at g14 - Att utmana makten. Nationell konferens för genusforskning, Umeå, Sweden, November 24-28, 2014.
Balkmar, D. (2013). Arbetspendling på cykel: vardagsrisk, hälsa och arbetsorganisationers strategier för ökad cykelpendling. In: Johanna Dahlin, Tove Andersson, I Rörelse/On the move ACSIS conference 11-13 June 2013. Paper presented at ACSIS, I Rörelse/On the Move. Linköping University, Campus Norrköping, Sweden, June 11-13, 2013 (pp. 96-96). ACSIS.

Doctoral theses, monographs

Balkmar, D. (2012). On Men and Cars: An Ethnographic Study of Gendered, Risky and Dangerous Relations. (Doctoral dissertation). Linköping: Linköping University Electronic Press.

Other

Balkmar, D. (2009). Manlighetens pyspunka. Göteborg: Nationella sekretariatet för genusforskning, Göteborgs universitet.

Reports

Balkmar, D. & Lykke, N. (2015). Developing disruptive norm-critical innovation at Volvo: FINAL REPORT. Linköping: Linköping University (Tema Genus Report Series 2015:23).
Eriksson, M. , Biller, H. & Balkmar, D. (2006). Mäns våldsutövande - barns upplevelser: en kartläggning av interventioner, kunskap och utvecklingsbehov. Stockholm: Näringsdepartementet, Regeringskansliet.
Balkmar, D. & Pringle, K. (2006). Sweden National Reports on Men's Practices: Reports on Research, Statistical information, Law and Policy Adressing Men’s Practices. Stockholm: Centrum för genusstudier (Centrum för genusstudiers skriftserie ).