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Renée Andersson

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


Phone: +46 19 303000

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Renée Andersson

About Renée Andersson

Research focus:

I'm writing my dissertation in political science. The thesis centers around gender mainstreaming, with a special focus on the local level (municipalities). Mening making and conflict are central to my work.


Renee teaches political science and social studies:

She is a teacher at a distance course of Women's Knowledge.

Handle the the essays on the B level.

Teaches also on the state of knowledge A course on module Politics, citizens and society.

And supervises essays in social studies, within the program.

Previously, she also:

been delkursansvarig and taught in Gender Studies, the course Gender, Power and Politics in Sweden and the EU.

taught method in political science B.

been a teacher in the program governance and leadership, course management policy dilemmas.

taught at the distance course in Political Science A.

been responsible for the course Gender, work and gender policies within the education program.


Renée is a member of the University Board, where she has mandate from the student union for graduate students.

She is a member of doksek, graduate students' section of the student union.

She is also a PhD student representative in political science, which means she participates in the supervisory college in Hiskus.

Renee is equality and diversity representative in HumUS, which includes work directed towards the employee, students and department management. As equality and diversity representative, she is also a member of the University's Equality Network.

Renee has worked as coordinator for Sweden and Denmark (2014) in data collection about Domestic violence, on behalf of EIGE, European Institute for Gender Equality.


Renee belongs to Örebro Research School of Public Affairs (FOVU), which is a multidisciplinary graduate school on public administration in development of joint arrangements between the municipality of Örebro and Örebro University.

She is also affiliated with the Center for Feminist Social Studies (CFS).

Renée is part of the network FamSem.

Renee part of the network Politics and Violence


Articles in journals |  Chapters in books |  Conference papers |  Doctoral theses, comprehensive summaries |  Manuscripts | 

Articles in journals

Andersson, R. (2018). The myth of Sweden’s success: A deconstructive reading of the discourses in gender mainstreaming texts. The European Journal of Women's Studies, 25 (4), 455-469.
Andersson, R. (2015). The Question of Feminism in Gender Mainstreaming: A Case of Non-conflict in Local Politics. NORA: Nordic Journal of Feminist and Gender Research, 23 (3), 203-219.
Andersson, R. & Hedlund, G. (2014). Att göra kön i kommunal politik: lokala variationer av gender mainstreaming och kvinnofrid. Tidskrift för Genusvetenskap, 35 (2-3), 55-80.

Chapters in books

Andersson, R. & Hedlund, G. (2012). Gender mainstreaming and local democracy. In: Lindholm, Kristina, Gender mainstreaming in public sector organisations: policy implications and practical applications (pp. 189-216). Lund: Studentlitteratur AB.
Andersson, R. & Hedlund, G. (2011). Jämställdhetsintegrering och lokal demokrati: vem styr och vem prioriterar?. In: Kristina Lindholm, Jämställdhet i verksamhetsutveckling (pp. 165-192). Lund: Studentlitteratur AB.

Conference papers

Strid, S. & Andersson, R. (2015). The institutionalisation of a restructured gender based violence architecture. In: Second International Conference on Public Policy, 2015. Paper presented at Second International Conference on Public Policy, Feminist Institutionalism and Gender Equality Policy, Milan, Italy, July 1-3, 2015.
Hedlund, G. & Andersson, R. (2014). Gender mainstreaming as transnational flow of ideas in gender politics. Paper presented at Nordic Political Science Association (NOPSA), Gothenburg, Sweden, August 12-15, 2014.

Doctoral theses, comprehensive summaries

Andersson, R. (2018). Gender mainstreaming as feminist politics: A critical analysis of the pursuit of gender equality in Swedish local government. (Doctoral dissertation). (Comprehensive summary) Örebro: Örebro University.