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Gunnel Karlsson

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


Phone: +46 19 303000

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Gunnel Karlsson
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About Gunnel Karlsson

I am senior lecturer in Gender Studies and also research coordinator of GEXcel (GEXcel International Collegium for Advanced Transdisciplinary Gender Studies ( I have earlier worked at the University of Gothenburg as a lecturer and head of the Department for Gender Studies and as head of the National Secretariat for Gender Research.

In my research I have been focusing on women in politics and in my dissertation (in history) "From Brotherhood to Sisterhood" (1996) I investigated the Swedish Social Democratic Women's Federation's struggle for influence and power in the male dominated Social Democratic Party. I particularly looked into conflicts between men and women during the 1950s to the end of the 1970s. I have also been studying the regulation of prostitution in Gothenburg 1862-1918.

Currently I am working with a project that I call "The Making of a Political Woman" where I particularly study Ulla Lindström, who was the only women Minister in a government led by prime minister and party leader Tage Erlander 1954-66. I have written a couple of articles and presented papers at conferences, among others at the European Social Science History Conference in Vienna last spring (2014).

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Articles in journals

Articles, book reviews


Chapters in books

Conference papers

Conference proceedings (editor)

Doctoral theses, monographs