Queer Research Group

The queer research group gathers researchers with an interest in non-normative genders and sexualities. Members have a range of disciplinary backgrounds and interests, including LGBTQ studies, transgender studies, studies of heteronormativity, sexual health, non-heterosexual (assisted) reproduction, queer kinship and family-making and intimacy, histories and contemporary forms of LGBTQ activism and cultural production, LGBTQ literature and queer readings, queer digital cultures and gaming, and forms of state and interpersonal violence against and among LGBTQ people.

We meet regularly to discuss our own research, read new literature and discuss current topics and debates in queer studies. We welcome guest researchers and colleagues from around Uppsala University who share an interest in queer studies broadly defined.

Coordinator of the queer research group: Ulrika Dahl 

Jenny Björklund, Ulrika Dahl, Marie DalbyGabriele Griffin, Doris Leibetseder, Nicole Ovesen, Sara SalminenRenita Sörensdotter  

Affiliated researches: 
Signe Bremer, Íris Ellenberger, Jessica HaltorpSabine HarrerSam Holmqvist, Julian Honkasalo, Kaisa Ilmonen, Kristin Johansson, Nadine LakeAnn-Sofie LönngrenMaria Margareta Österholm

Queer seminars

Since 2017 the queer research group has administered the Uppsala Queer Seminar, founded in 2008, and hosted by Centre for Gender Research. The seminar, free and open to the public, aims to be a meeting place for everyone interested in queer theory, activism and practice. 

For more information about the queer seminar, see the website.
Contact person for the queer seminars: Nicole Ovesen

lambda nordica - Nordic journal of LGBTQ studies

From 2016-2020 Centre for Gender Research was the academic home of lambda nordica – Nordic journal of LGBTQ studies. In 2020, Ulrika Dahl and Jenny Björklund completed their decade long senior editorship of the oldest peer-reviewed journal for queer research in the Nordic region. Ulrika Dahl now serves on the Nordic editorial board, please contact her if you are interested in submitting work to the journal.