Areas of research
- Honour-based violence and violations
- Intersectional violence and violations
- Gender Based Violence
- Female Genital Mutilation
- Intimate partner violence
- Sexual violence
- Violence and Sport
- Technology facilitated Violence
- Online violence
- Violence regimes
The Center for Violence Studies (CVS) is an international multidisciplinary research center, comprised of senior and junior researchers.
Violence is a complex and challenging phenomenon, taking multiple forms and manifestations. It is a global social, political, and economic problem connected to gender, power, health, capital, and crime. It is a cause and consequence of both individual factors, such as mental health conditions and psychosocial issues, and structural factors of gendered, raced/ethnicised, classed, aged and socioeconomic inequalities. Therefore, reducing violence is a key to social, economic and ecological sustainability.
The Centre for Violence Studies responds to the complex challenges of violence in society by gathering researchers from multiple disciplines to create interdisciplinary synergies through excellent research. The CVS concept of violence is therefore broad, conceptualised as violence and violations in online/offline contexts, including interpersonal often direct physical, psychological, verbal, sexual, economic, and material violence and violations, as well as more diffuse, systemic, epistemic and disperse manifestations of violence and violations, such as environmental destruction and slow violence.
CVS is led by two research directors, Sofia Strid, Associate Professor in Gender Studies, and Susanne Strand, Associate Professor in Criminology, Örebro University.
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