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Helen Peterson

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


Phone: +46 19 303696

Room: F3253

Helen Peterson
Research subject Research environments


Articles in journals |  Books |  Chapters in books |  Collections (editor) |  Doctoral theses, monographs |  Reports | 

Articles in journals

Jordansson, B. & Peterson, H. (2021). Jämställdhet i akademin: Ett sisyfosarbete?. Tidskrift för Genusvetenskap, 42 (1), 3-9.
Jordansson, B. & Peterson, H. (2021). Lokal styrning av jämställdhetsintegrering inom akademin. Arbetsmarknad & Arbetsliv, 27 (1), 7-25.
Peterson, H. (2016). Is Managing Academics "Women's Work"?: Exploring the Existence of a Glass Cliff in Higher Education Management. Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 44 (1), 112-127.
Peterson, H. (2016). Merging management ideals in Swedish IT offshoring. Scandinavian Journal of Management, 32 (2), 97-105.
Peterson, H. & Engwall, K. (2016). Missing Out on the Parenthood Bonus?: Voluntarily Childless in a “Child-friendly” Society. Journal of Family and Economic Issues, 37 (4), 540-552.
Peterson, H. (2015). Fifty shades of freedom: Voluntary childlessness as women's ultimate liberation. Women's Studies: International Forum, 53, 182-191.
Peterson, H. (2015). “Unfair to women”? Equal representation policies in Swedish academia. Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, 34 (1), 55-66.
Blomqvist, M. , Peterson, H. & Dhar-Bhattacharjee, S. (2015). “You Feel The Threat From Asia”: Onshore Experiences of IT Offshoring To India. Nordic Journal of Working Life Studies, 5 (4), 41-66.
Peterson, H. & Engwall, K. (2013). Silent bodies: Childfree women’s gendered and embodied experiences. The European Journal of Women's Studies, 20 (4), 376-389.
Peterson, H. (2011). Barnfri: en stigmatiserad position. Sociologisk forskning, 48 (3), 5-26.
Peterson, H. (2011). The gender mix policy: addressing gender inequality in higher education management. Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management, 33 (6), 619-628.
Engwall, K. & Peterson, H. (2011). Är det privata politiskt?: Barnfri i ett barnvänligt samhälle. Socialvetenskaplig tidskrift, 18 (2), 126-143.
Peterson, H. & Engwall, K. (2010). Naturligt barnfri: Kroppens betydelse i frivilligt barnlösas positionering. Tidskrift för Genusvetenskap (3), 5-28.
Peterson, H. (2007). Flexibilitet och förtroende i avreglerade organisationer: ett arbetstagarperspektiv. Arbetsmarknad & Arbetsliv, 13 (2), 27-40.
Peterson, H. (2007). Gendered work ideals in Swedish IT firms: valued and not valued workers. Gender, Work and Organization, 14 (4), 333-348.
Peterson, H. (2007). Gendered Work Ideals in Swedish IT Firms: Valued and Not Valued Workers. Gender, Work and Organization, 14 (4), 333-348.


Roman, C. & Peterson, H. (2011). Familjer i tiden: förhandling, kön och gränslöst arbete. Umeå: Borea.

Chapters in books

Peterson, H. , Carvalho, T. , Jordansson, B. & de Lourdes Machado-Taylor, M. (2021). Institutionalised Resistance to Gender equality Initiatives in Swedish and Portuguese Academia. In: Pat O'Connor; Kate White, Gender, Power and Higher Education in a Globalised World (pp. 25-46). Cham: Palgrave Macmillan.
Salminen-Karlsson, M. & Peterson, H. (2020). Gender equality projects at European level: Exploring factors for success. In: Sofia Strid; Dag Balkmar; Jeff Hearn; Louise Morley, Does knowledge have a gender? A Festschrift for Liisa Husu on gender, science and academia (pp. 136-145). Örebro: Örebro University.
Peterson, H. (2019). "Här blir inga barn gjorda!": Kan frivillig barnlöshet förhandlas?. In: Alsarve, Jenny; Löfmarck, Erik, Samhälle i förhandling: villkor, processer, konsekvenser : festskrift till Christine Roman. Örebro: Sociologiämnet vid Örebro universitet.
Peterson, H. (2018). Finding ‘Mr Right’?: Childfree Women’s Partner Preferences. In: Sappleton, Natalie, Voluntary and involuntary childlessness: the joys of otherhood? (pp. 237-259). Bingley: Emerald Group Publishing Limited.
Salminen-Karlsson, M. , Peterson, H. & Dhar-Bhattacharjee, S. (2017). A Perfect Match?: Cultural Clashes and Gendered Work Ideals in Transnational IT Companies. In: Peterson, Helen, Gender in Transnational Knowledge Work (pp. 53-78). Cham: Springer.
Peterson, H. & Jordansson, B. (2017). Gender Equality as a Core Academic Value: Undoing Gender in a ‘Non-Traditional’ Swedish University. In: White, Kate; O'Connor, Pat, Gendered success in higher education: global perspectives (pp. 27-47). London: Palgrave Macmillan.
Peterson, H. (2017). Kön och arbete. In: Bengtsson, Mattias; Berglund, Tomas, Arbetslivet (pp. 353-370). Lund: Studentlitteratur AB.

Collections (editor)

Peterson, H. (ed.) (2017). Gender in Transnational Knowledge Work. Cham: Springer (Crossroads of Knowledge ).
Engwall, K. (ed.) & Peterson, H. (ed.) (2010). Frivillig barnlöshet: barnfrihet i en nordisk kontext. Stockholm: Dialogos Förlag (Serie Framtider ).

Doctoral theses, monographs

Peterson, H. (2005). Gender, power and post-bureaucracy: work ideals in IT consulting. (Doctoral dissertation). Uppsala: Department of Sociology, Uppsala University.


Peterson, H. & Dahmen, J. (2018). Monitoring Handbook: Methods and tools for monitoring developed in the GenderTime project. Gothenburg: Institutionen för sociologi och arbetsvetenskap (Gothenburg Studies in Work Science 1).