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Attractive Innovation Project Award 2018

On the 10th of December Gabriele Griffin and Anneli Häyrén from the Centre for Gender Research, together with Sophia Renemar from HeraHub, received an Attractive Innovation Project Award for their project "Women as entrepeneurs: The meaning of co-working hubs for normcritique and sustainable businesses". This Vinnova-funded pilot project is concerned with female entrepreneurs’ use and understanding of co-working hubs in the context of questions about changing labour markets and threats to what one might consider ‘decent work’. 

The award is presented by UU Innovation to projects considered to have great development potential. 

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New book: Body, Migration, Re/Constructive Surgeries

Gabriele Griffin and Malin Jordal's volume on Body, Migration, Re/Constructive Surgeries: Making the Gendered Body in a Globalised World, newly out from Routledge in November 2018, has its origins in research conducted by Malin Jordal on women who have undergone female genital cutting (FGC) and who subsequently seek clitoral reconstruction.

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Lekha Chakraborty on parental leave as fiscal policy

Lekha Chakraborty, Guest Researcher at the Centre for Gender Research during the autumn semester and Associate Professor at the National Institute of Public Finance and Policy (NIPFP), has written about Sweden's parental leave system in India's Financial Express as well as in a blog post on NIPFP's website: 

"Make parental leave gender-neutral: Why India must take a cue from Sweden", Financial Express, 7 Dec 2018

"'Parental leave' as fiscal policy: The empirical evidences from Sweden", NIPFP Blog, 3 Dec 2018