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Research Subject

Gender Studies

Subject information

Contact

Liisa Husu

Research Domains

  • Humanities-Social sciences

Areas of Research

  • Civil society
  • Intersectionality
  • Equality policy
  • Female organisations and Organisation of Women
  • Gender Based Violence
  • Love studies
  • Policy
  • Social movements
  • Violence

Gender studies at Örebro University has a social science research profile and a strong international orientation. Gender studies has examination rights up to the doctoral level. Central research fields include feminist theory; critical studies on men and masculinities; gender equality policy; gender and organisations; gender in science and knowledge production; parenting; politics and policy; sexuality and love, and violence against women. Gender studies explores how gender shapes and is shaped by different societal structures, organisations and people's life, and how knowledge about gender is produced. Key issues include the way in which gender and gender equality and other dimensions of power, such as class, ethnicity and sexual orientation, are woven together, influence each other and are transformed. Problematizing theoretical as well as everyday understandings of sex, gender and intersectionality is central. Gender studies at Örebro University is the hub of a broader gender research environment at the University, the Centre for Feminist Social Studies (CFS) (http://www.oru.se/English/Research/Research-Environments/Research-environment/HS/Center-for-Feminist-Social-Studies-CFS/), part of the three-university research platform GEXcel International Collegium for Advanced Transdisciplinary Gender Studies (www.gexcel.org), and member of the Research School in interdisciplinary gender studies Intergender (http://www.intergender.net/).

Research Projects