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Sofia Strid

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


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Sofia Strid

About Sofia Strid

Sofia Strid is Associate Professor in Gender Studies at Örebro University, from April 2022 she also holds a position as Senior Lecturer in Sociology, Gothenburg University. 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 more than 100 publications and 100 conference presentations. 


Sofia Strid's research interests are oriented towards the social and political sciences and can be summarised as: 1) feminist and social theory; 2) politics and policy, mobilisation, activism and opposition; 3) gendered and intersectional perspectives on sustainability; and 4) feminist violence studies, in online/offline contexts. She applies both qualitative and quantitative methods. 

Sofia Strid co-directs the three-university GEXcel International Collegium for Advanced Transdisciplinary Gender Studies with Senior Professor Liisa Husu, and chairs two research strands within the field Gender, Violence & Society. Sofia Strid also directs the Centre for Violence Studies, together with Dr Susanne Strand, Associate Professor in Criminology, and leads the research group Feminist Violence Studies. 

Sofia Strid's 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 


Sofia Strid designs and delivers courses, lectures and supervision on all levels. She also develops and delivers workshops on gender equality, gender mainstreaming and gender-based violence for university staff, practitioners, and policymakers, for example within the EU Gender Equality Academy.

She currently supervises three PhD students with backgrounds in Gender Studies, Political Science and Media and Communication. Sofia Strid particularly welcomes research students and post docs with an interest in feminist violence studies, opposition against feminism, and gendered and intersectional perspectives on sustainability and the EU Green Deal.

Collaborations and service 

Sofia Strid is active in well-established European wide networks and collaborations, many of which have developed from her work with the European Women's Lobby (2006-2007), as Research Associate in the EU 6th framework funded QUING: Quality in Gender+ Equality Policy in Europe, and from her participation in the UNESCO Chair in Gender Research Group

She is the Chair of the Nordic Association for Feminist Research and Gender Studies, the board of NORA; the Chair of SO9: Gender-Based Violence Section of the ECPG of the European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR); a member of the EU COST Action on Femicide; and the European Representative in the International Sociological Association (ISA)  RC32: Women and Society.

Sofia Strid is an elected representative on the Faculty Board for Humanities and Social Sciences at Örebro University, the Örebro University representative in the Regional Administrative County's Resource Group on Violence against Women; an organising member of the annual National Gender Dialogue with gender researchers and Members of Parliament, and a founding member of the Regional Gender Dialogue with gender researchers adn practicioners working with gender issues. 

Research projects

Active projects

Completed projects


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Articles in journals

Articles, book reviews


Chapters in books

Collections (editor)

Conference papers

Conference proceedings (editor)

Doctoral theses, monographs