Sofia StridTitle: Senior Lecturer School/office: School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences
Phone: +46 19 303442
About Sofia Strid
Sofia Strid is Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor in Gender Studies at Örebro University since 2017. She has previously held positions as lecturer and researcher in Gender Studies, Policy Research, Political Science, Sociology and Women's Studies in Austria, Belgium, Sweden and the UK. Her research profile is international, multi-disciplinary and collaborative, with many European multi-partner project and collaborations. She has some one hundred publications.
Strid's research interests are oriented towards the social and political sciences and are both qualitative and quantitative. They can be summarised in four broad themes: 1) feminist and social theory; 2) politics and policy, social movements, mobilisation and activism, and the opposition against gender equality; 3) gendered and intersectional perspectives on sustainability; and 3) feminist violence studies, including the aetiology, epistemology, methodology and ontology of violence, in online/offline contexts.
Her research is funded by e.g. the European Commission, the European Parliament, the European Institute for Gender Equality, the Swedish Research Council and FORTE.
Some ongoing projects
Regimes of Violence: Theorising and Explaining Variations in the Production of Violence in Welfare State Regimes (2018-2021)
Strid: PI; with Anne Laure Humbert, Oxford Brookes University, UK, Dag Balkmar, and Jeff Hearn, Örebro University. Funded by the Swedish Research Council (VR).
Between Romance and Sexual Commerce: Sugar Dating and the renegotiation of the boundaries between economy and intimacy (2019-2022)
Strid: Partner, co-applicant; with Lena Gunnarsson (PI), Örebro University. Funded by FORTE.
Honour-Based Violence and Oppression in Metropolitan Sweden: A Qualitative and Quantitative Study (2018-ongoing)
Strid: Partner, lead on quantitative study; with Rúna í Baianstovu (PI), Örebro University, Emmie Särnstedt-Gramnaes, Hanna Cinthio, and Jan-Magnus Enelo, Örebro University.
- UniSAFE: Gender-based Violence and Institutional Responses: Building a Knowledge-base and Operational Tools to make Universities and Research Organisations Safe (2021-2023)
Strid, PI (ORU), with Liisa Husu, Jeff Hearn, Örebro University; Fondation Europeénne de la Science, France; Yellow Window, Belgium; GESIS-Leibniz Institut für Sozialwissenschaften, Germany; Institute of Sociology of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic; Universidad Complutense de Madrid; Lietuvos Socialiniu Tyrimu Centras, Lithuania; Uniwersytet Jagielloński; Poland, Oxford Brookes University, UK. Funded by the EUH2020.
Strid designs and delivers courses, lectures and supervision on all levels, from undergraduate to PhD in many disciplines, e.g. in Gender Studies, Law, Media and Communication, Political Science, Social Work, Sociology and Women's Studies. She also develops and delivers workshops on gender equality, gender mainstreaming and gender-based violence for university staff, practitioners, and policymakers.
She currently supervises three PhD students with backgrounds in Gender Studies, Political Science and Media and Communication. She particularly welcomes research students and post docs with an interest in feminist and intersectional theory, organised online opposition against feminism and feminists, and gendered and intersectional perspectives on sustainability and the EU Green Deal
Strid is involved in many well-established European wide networks and collaborations, many of which have developed from her work with the European Women's Lobby (2006-2007), her recruitment as Research Associate to Lancaster University for the EU 6th framework funded QUING: Quality in Gender+ Equality Policy in Europe, directed by Mieke Verloo, Radboud University, Nijmegen, and her participation in the UNESCO Chair in Gender Research Group, directed by Sylvia Walby (City University, London).
Strid is Co-Director of GEXcel International Collegium for Advanced Transdisciplinary Gender Studies (with Professor Liisa Husu), and chairs two research strands within the field Gender, Violence & Society, and a Co-Director of the Faculty funded Centre for Violence and Society (with Associate Professor in Criminology Susanne Strand) at Örebro University. She is the Chair of the Nordic Association for Feminist Research and Gender Studies; a board member of the Swedish Association for Gender Researchers; the European Representative in the ISA RC32: Women and Society; the Section Convenor of Gender-Based Violence at the ECPR-ECPG; and a member of the COST Action on Femicide.