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Maria Jansson

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About Maria Jansson

Maria Jansson holds a PhD in political science from Stockholm University, and is professor of gender studies at Orebro University.

Her research concentrates on women’s conditions in society, and how politics and policy as well as women’s political agency shape and change these conditions. She has studied how Swedish policies have constructed motherhood and work and how this has affected women’s lives.  She has also studied how international organizations such as the World Health Organization (WHO) and UNICEF have created norms for breastfeeding, and constructed gender in a practice where women’s bodies and work intersect. Further, She has studied the UN Security Council and how they construct gender and produce gendered consequences in their work with the resolutions on Women, Peace and Security (the first and most well-known of these resolutions is 1325) and in the Security Council’s resolutions issued as part of preventing the spread of HIV and aids. These latter studies relate to theories of securitization and the field of feminist security studies.

She is currently PI in a project called “Representing women”, funded by Riksbankens jubileumsfond. In the project she works together with scholars from cinema studies and law, studying the conditions for women working in the Swedish film industry. She is especially interested in how government issued film policy, including recent efforts to increase gender equality in the film industry shapes the every-day gendered experiences of film workers. If you are interested in the early results from this project, you can find a wifti talk (wifti=women in film and television international) here.

For a long time, she has also been part of projects studying gender and learning and women’s conditions in the academy. In this context, she has also used so called memory work, a collaborative method for creating knowledge developed by sociologist Frigga Haug. She is currently part of a research project funded by the Swedish Research Council (VR), which aims to study teaching on democracy in upper secondary schools. The project is designed as a participant action project and Maria Jansson’s role in the project is to undertake intersectional analysis of participant observations of learning.

She is also involved in a project, funded by the government, which is part of the 100-year celebration of Swedish female suffrage. She will participate in arranging events in three cities – Gothenburg, Stockholm and Orebro – where upper secondary school students are invited to the universities to learn about democracy and about research. Maria Jansson has previously been involved in similar projects within the framework of the research communication project “Fest-i-val”, funded by Riksbankens Jubileumsfond.

Publications

Publications

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Articles in journals

Jansson, M. , Papadopoulou, F. , Stigsdotter, I. & Wallenberg, L. (2020). Studying women in Swedish film production: Methodological considerations. Journal of Scandinavian Cinema.
Jansson, M. (2019). The quality of gender equality: gender quotas and Swedish film governance. The International Journal of Cultural Policy, 25 (2), 218-231.
Jansson, M. (2018). An economy of protection: agency, responsibility and the criminalization of HIV. Women's Studies: International Forum, 69, 171-179.
Jansson, M. (2017). Gender equality in Swedish film policy: Radical interpretations and ‘unruly’ women. The European Journal of Women's Studies, 24 (4), 336-350.
Jansson, M. (2017). The logic of protection: narratives of HIV/AIDS in the UN Security Council. International feminist journal of politics, 19 (1), 71-85.
Jansson, M. & Eduards, M. (2016). The politics of gender in the UN Security Council resolutions on women, peace and security. International feminist journal of politics, 18 (4), 590-604.
Murstedt, L. , Jansson, M. , Wendt, M. & Åse, C. (2014). Liberal Liability: Students’ Understanding of a Gender Perspective in Social Science. Journal of Social Science Education, 13 (2), 63-73.
Jansson, M. & Wendt, M. (2014). Pedagogik och politik: en introduktion. Statsvetenskaplig Tidskrift, 116 (4), 373-377.
Jansson, M. , Wendt, M. & Åse, C. (2013). Common-Sense Notions of “Nation": A Challenge for Teaching. Journal of Political Science Education, 9 (1), 34-51.
Jansson, M. (2009). Feeding children and protecting women: The emergence of breastfeeding as an international concern. Women's Studies: International Forum, 32 (3), 240-248.
Jansson, M. , Wendt, M. & Åse, C. (2009). Teaching Political Science through Memory Work. Journal of Political Science Education, 5 (3), 179-197.
Jansson, M. , Wendt, M. & Åse, C. (2008). Memory Work Reconsidered. NORA: Nordic Journal of Feminist and Gender Research, 16 (14), 228-240.
Jansson, M. (2008). Taking care of the public/private split: Strategies to separate motherhood from work. Ritsumeikan Studies in Language and Culture (3), 131-155.
Jansson, M. , Wendt, M. & Åse, C. (2007). Kön och nation i vardag och vetenskap. Statsvetenskaplig Tidskrift, 109 (3), 241-258.
Jansson, M. (2007). Är amning mammans val eller skyldighet. Amningsnytt (1).
Jansson, M. (2006). Den konservativa triumfen. BANG (4).
Jansson, M. & Wendt, M. (2006). "Heja Uffe!": Så legitimeras mäns överordning. Kvinnovetenskaplig tidskrift (4), 7-27.
Jansson, M. (2004). Kunskap, kohandel och kanelbullar. Familjedaghem (3).
Jansson, M. (2002). Arbete: en fråga om moderskap. Förskoletidningen (5).
Jansson, M. (2002). Könsarbetsdelning i fokus. Fronesis (9-10).
Jansson, M. (2001). Livets dubbla vedermödor. Familjedaghem (6).
Jansson, M. (2001). Myten om det opolitiska moderskapet. 00tal (6-7).
Henriksson, M. , Jansson, M. , Thomsson, U. , Wendt Höjer, M. & Åse, C. (2000). I vetenskapens namn: Ett minnesarbete. Kvinnovetenskaplig tidskrift (1), 5-25.
Jansson, M. (1996). Empirisk sanning och politisk konsekvens. Statsvetenskaplig Tidskrift, 99 (2), 202-217.
Jansson, M. & Strandbrink, P. (1996). Om integrering av feministisk teori i undervisningen. Didactica minima (2).

Articles, book reviews

Chapters in books

Jansson, M. & Wallenberg, L. (2020). Experiencing male dominance in Swedish film production. In: Susan Liddy, Women in the International Film Industry: Policy, practice and power. . Palgrave Macmillan.
Jansson, M. (2017). Hälsa och kön på den internationella dagordningen. In: Lenita Freidenvall, Maria Jansson, Politik och kön: Feministiska perspektiv på statsvetenskap (pp. 251-262). Lund: Studentlitteratur AB.
Freidenvall, L. & Jansson, M. (2017). Introduktion. In: Lenita Freidenvall, Maria Jansson, Politik och kön: Feministiska perspektiv på statsvetenskap (pp. 17-32). Lund: Studentlitteratur AB.
Eduards, M. & Jansson, M. (2017). Introduktion till internationella relationer. In: Lenita Freidenvall, Maria Jansson, Politik och kön: Feministiska perspektiv på statsvetenskap (pp. 209-226). Lund: Studentlitteratur AB.
Carbin, M. & Jansson, M. (2017). Introduktion till politisk teori. In: Lenita Freidenvall, Maria Jansson, Politik och kön: Feministiska perspektiv på statsvetenskap (pp. 35-52). Lund: Studentlitteratur AB.
Nilsson, R. , Jansson, M. & Dahlberg, S. (2016). Kön och politik i sametingsvalet 2013. In: Ragnhild Nilsson, Stefan Dahlberg, Ulf Mörkenstam, Sametingsval: Väljare, partier och media (pp. 201-218). Stockholm: Santérus Förlag.
Jansson, M. (2013). Könspolitik, rättigheter och amning. In: Paulina de los Reyes, Maud Eduards, Sofia Sundevall, Internationella relationer: Könskritiska perspektiv (pp. 250-265). Stockholm: Liber.
Jansson, M. & Eduards, M. (2012). Disarming the peace process: a feminist approach to gender and security. In: Lenita Freidenvall, Michelle Micheletti, Comparisons, quotas and critical change: in honor of Drude Dahlerup (pp. 119-134). Stockholm: Department of Political Science, Stockholm University.
Jansson, M. (2011). Introduktion till internationell politik. In: Lenita Freidenvall och Maria Jansson, Politik och kritik: en feministisk guide till statsvetenskap (pp. 233-246). Lund: Studentlitteratur AB.
Jansson, M. (2011). Introduktion till politisk teori. In: Lenita Freidenvall och Maria Jansson, Politik och kritik: en feministisk guide till statsvetenskap (pp. 31-43). Lund: Studentlitteratur AB.
Jansson, M. & Freidenvall, L. (2011). Spegel, spegel...: en introduktion till studiet av politik och kön. In: Lenita Freidenvall och Maria Jansson, Politik och kritik: En feministiskt guide till statsvetenskap (pp. 9-27). Lund: Studentlitteratur AB.
Jansson, M. (2011). Stater och status: om amningens kategorier och geografier. In: Lenita Freidenvall och Maria Jansson, Politik och kritik: en feministisk guide till statsvetenskap (pp. 247-266). Lund: Studentlitteratur AB.
Åse, C. , Jansson, M. & Wendt, M. (2011). Tre nyanser av Sverige. In: Diane Sainsbury & Maritta Soininen, Kön, makt, nation: tillägnad Maud Eduards. Stockholm: Statsvetenskapliga institutionen, Stockholms universitet.
Jansson, M. , Wendt, M. & Åse, C. (2010). Den nationella väven - introduktion. In: Maria Jansson, Maria Wendt & Cecilia Åse, Den nationella väven: Feministiska analyser. Lund: Studentlitteratur AB.
Jansson, M. , Wendt, M. & Åse, C. (2010). Klasslös i bersån: Ett minnesarbete om skapandet av nationell harmoni. In: Maria Jansson, Maria Wendt & Cecilia Åse, Den nationella väven: Feministiska analyser. Lund: Studentlitteratur AB.
Jansson, M. & Lenz Taguchi, H. (2004). Introduktion till den svenska utgåvan. In: Jane Roland Martin, Samtalet som kom bort: idéer om kvinnors bildning (pp. 7-10). Stockholm: HLS Förlag.
Jansson, M. (1996). Mäns rättvisa och kvinnors underordning. In: Bo Lindensjö, Ulf Mörkenstam, Jouni Reinikainen, Liberalismen och den moderna demokratin (pp. 118-141). Lund: Studentlitteratur AB.

Collections (editor)

Jansson, M. (ed.) , Micheletti, M. (ed.) & Sandahl, J. (ed.) (2018). 8 lektioner i val: Politik och demokrati inför valet 2018. Stockholm: Statsvetenskapliga institutionen, Institutionen för de humanistiska och samhällsvetenskapliga ämnenas didaktik (HSD), Stockholms universitet.
Freidenvall, L. (ed.) & Jansson, M. (ed.) (2017). Politik och kön: Feministiska perspektiv på statsvetenskap. Lund: Studentlitteratur AB.
Freidenvall, L. (ed.) & Jansson, M. (ed.) (2011). Politik och kritik: En feministisk guide till statsvetenskap. Lund: Studentlitteratur AB.
Jansson, M. (ed.) , Wendt, M. (ed.) & Åse, C. (ed.) (2010). Den nationella väven: Feministiska analyser. Lund: Studentlitteratur AB.
Hallberg, P. (ed.) , Jansson, M. (ed.) & Mörkenstam, U. (ed.) (2009). Tretton texter i politisk teori (2ed.). Malmö: Liber.
Hallberg, P. (ed.) , Jansson, M. (ed.) & Mörkenstam, U. (ed.) (2001). Elva texter i politisk teori. Malmö: Liber.

Conference papers

Jansson, M. (2020). Intersectionality in PAR research. Paper presented at Nordic Political Science Association Conference (NOPSA), Reykjavik, Iceland, August, 2020.
Jansson, M. (2020). Women in Swedish film unite: From women film festivals to #Metoo. Paper presented at Gender, work and organization conference, Kent, UK, June 2020.
Jansson, M. (2018). Affect and desecuritization: The case of criminalization of HIV in the US. Paper presented at 43rd Annual Conference of the British International Studies Association (BISA), Bath, United Kingdom, June 13-15, 2018.
Jansson, M. (2018). From women to gender equality. Paper presented at Doing Women’s Film and Television History IV: Calling the Shots – Then, Now, and Next, Southampton, United Kingdom, May 23-25, 2018.
Jansson, M. (2016). The demand for protection: On the criminalization of HIV in Sweden and the US. Paper presented at ECPR General Conference, Panel "Gendering equality in practice", Prague, Czech Republic, September 7-10, 2016.
Jansson, M. & Eduards, M. (2014). Protection, agency and responsibility: the politics of gender in UN Security Council resolutions. Paper presented at National Women’s Studies Association Annual Meeting, Puerto Rico, November 13-16, 2014.
Jansson, M. (2014). Strong, healthy and fit blue berets: constructions of HIV/AIDS as a security threat. Paper presented at Swedish Political Science Association (SWEPSA), Lund, Sweden, October 8-10, 2014.
Jansson, M. (2013). Strong, Fit and Healthy Blue Berets: Addressing Women and Health in UN Security Council Resolutions. Paper presented at 54th Annual ISA Convention. The Politics of International Diffusion: Regional and Global Dimensions, San Francisco, USA, April 3-6, 2013.
Jansson, M. (2010). Global desires: Breastfeeding, women’s rights and emancipation. Paper presented at Swedish Association of Political Science, Gothenburg, Sweden, September 30 - October 2, 2010.
Jansson, M. , Wendt, M. & Åse, C. (2007). Tales of our nation: A study of social science students’ perceptions of ’nation’. Paper presented at 7th biennal meeting of the EARLI special interest group on conceptual change, Leuven, Belgium, May 24-27, 2007.
Jansson, M. (2005). Breastfeeding: power and responsibility. Paper presented at Negotiating gender justice, Gothenburg, Sweden, February 28 – March 2, 2005.
Jansson, M. , Wendt, M. & Åse, C. (2004). För nationens skull: ett minnesarbete. Paper presented at Projektkonferens på Sigtunahöjden inom projektet Genusperspektiv i praktiknära forskning, Sigtunahöjden, Sigtuna, Sweden, May 14-15, 2004.

Other

Jansson, M. (2017). Bångstyren bästa bot mot sega strukturer?. Stockholm: Nordic Women in Film, Svenska Filminstitutet.

Reports

Jansson, M. (2011). The fast track: Om vägar till jämställdheten inom filmbranschen. Stockholm: WIFT Sverige.
Jansson, M. , Wendt, M. & Åse, C. (2007). Ett ögonblick (utanför ordningen): Om minnesarbete i undervisningssituationer. Stockholm: Statsvetenskapliga institutionen, Stockholms universitet (Working papers 2007:1).