Jubilee conference

Come celebrate the Centre for Gender Research with us!

It is now just over 40 years since research and education within the field of gender studies found a home at Uppsala University, and 20 years since the Centre for Gender Research was established in its current form – and this is cause for celebration!

Registration for this conference is now closed.
If you have any questions about the conference, please contact Joelin Quigley Berg.

Jubilee conference programme

Thursday 12 October

University Main Building, Lecture Hall IX

  • 13:00 Welcome
    Helena Wahlström Henriksson, Director at the Centre for Gender Research; Tora Holmberg, Vice-Rector, Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences
  • 13:15-14:00 Corroded with SCUM: Feminism and negative states of mind
    Elizabeth Wilson, Professor of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Emory University, USA
  • 14:05-14:35 The HumAnimal research group presents:
    • Multispecies intersectionality, horseback ethnography and
      artful methods
      , Andrea Petitt
    • Times of crisis: narratives of environmental change, Jacob Bull
  • 14:35-15:00 Break with refreshments
  • 15:00-15:30 The Family and Kinship research group presents:
    Research about close relations and reproduction
    Helena Wahlström Henriksson, Maja Bodin, Nicole Ovesen, Elina Nilsson, Matilda Lindgren
  • 15:35-16:05 The Technologization of the Everyday research group presents:
    • Technologization of the everyday: A new departure for the Centre of Gender ResearchGabriele Griffin
    • Exoskeletons, gender and change: Individual hybridities through enhancing technologiesVanessa Noack
    • Object-oriented ontology, videogames and meMarie Dalby
    • The (un)happy marriage of AI and feminismJenny Björklund
    • Feminist human-robot interaction in practiceKatie Winkle
  • 16:05-16:15 Short break
  • 16:15-17:00 Silbbagoahka – The silver collar as storyteller
    Katarina Pirak Sikku, artist from Jokkmokk, Sweden

Friday 13 October

University Main Building, Lecture Hall IX

  • 09:30-10:00 The Gender and Culture research group presents a joint book project:
    Gender from cultural perspectives – Culture from gender perspectives
    Karin S. Lindelöf, Annie Woube, Kajsa Widegren, Andrea Petitt, Emilie Moberg
  • 10:10-10:40 The Education and Science research group presents:
    Fruits of a natural science seed sprung from gender studies soil
    Anita Hussénius, Marie Ståhl, Anders Johansson, Catarina Wahlgren
  • 10:40-11:00 Break with refreshments
  • 11:00-11:45 Intersectionality in time: Crafting hope from hauntology
    Ann Phoenix, Professor of Psychosocial Studies at UCL, UK
  • 11:50-12:20 The Queer research group presents
    Queering gender research – readings by members of the queer research group
  • 12:20-12:30 Summing up
  • 12:30-13:30 Lunch and goodbyes

Keynote speakers:

Elizabeth A. Wilson
Photo: Emory University

Elizabeth A. Wilson is a Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor in the Department of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Emory University, USA. Her work explores how biological data, psychoanalysis, and affect theory can be used to foster conceptual innovation in feminist theory. She is currently undertaking archival research on Valerie Solanas and the politics of anger and pathology in feminist theory. Professor Wilson is the author of Neural Geographies: Feminism and the Microstructure of Cognition (Routledge 1998); Psychosomatic: Feminism and the Neurological Body (Duke University Press, 2004); Affect and Artificial Intelligence  (University of Washington Press, 2010); Gut Feminism (Duke University Press, 2015); and, most recently, A Silvan Tomkins Handbook: Foundations for Affect Theory (University of Minnesota Press 2020), co-authored with Professor Adam Frank. 

Katarina Pirak Sikku 
Photo: Nils-Henrik Sikku 

Katarina Pirak Sikku is an artist living in Jokkmokk. Her artistic work takes its starting point in the Sami family history and historical facts that have had an affect on her own life. Her project started with the question "Can you inhered grief?" It's a question she still carries with her and explores. In February 2023 her book Árbbehárpo – Arvstrådar was published (KulaCultura publishing – Sámi girjelágádus 2023).

Ann Phoenix

Ann Phoenix is Professor of Psychosocial Studies at the UCL Institute of Education, UK. Her research has included work on boys and masculinities, young people and consumption and adult reconceptualisations of 'non-normative' childhoods', particularly of serial migration, visibly ethnically mixed households and language brokering in transnational families.

Last modified: 2023-11-01