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Doctoral studies in Gender Studies

Research education subject information

Faculty

Faculty Board of Humanities and Social Sciences

School

School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences

Study plan

Subject representative

The focus of gender studies is how gender shapes and is shaped by different societal structures, organisations and human life, and how knowledge about gender is generated. Key issues include how 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. Problematising theoretical, as well as everyday, understandings of sex, gender and intersectionality is of central interest.

Gender studies at Örebro University has a social science and history research profile with a strong international orientation. Among the department's central research fields are feminist theory, critical studies on men and masculinities, studies of gender and organisations, violence against women, sexuality and love, parenting, politics and policy, gender equality policy, as well as gender in science and knowledge production.