Graduate School in Gender, Humanities and Digital Cultures

The Graduate School in Gender, Humanities and Digital Cultures explores how gender matters in digital cultural and academic contexts, and teaches digital methods and research skills fit for the labour market of the 21st century, while also strengthening gender humanities research.

The Graduate School is partially funded by the Swedish Research Council and is a collaboration between Uppsala University (coordinator), Stockholm University and Södertörn University. At Södertörn University the School of Culture and Education is the academic unit that acts as partner. At Stockholm University the Department of Ethnology, History of Religion and Gender Studies (ERG) is the partner, and at Uppsala University the Centre for Gender Research will take the lead, in collaboration with the Uppsala Centre for Digital Humanities

The graduate school aims to admit nine PhD students (three per university). Students will write a thesis, either as a monograph or as a compilation thesis, with a focus in one of the following broad areas:

  • Digital media genres and gender/diversity (museums/exhibitions; immersive media; games; social media; born digital productions)
  • Digitality in cultural/aesthetic experiences and production
  • Digital media cultures and connectivity and gender/diversity (activism/movements; hashtag publics, communities)
  • Digital media consumption/production and gender/diversity
  • Digital research methods and gender/diversity

All PhD students will jointly participate in three obligatory PhD courses, designed to teach both theoretical frameworks and practical digital skills, provided by the Graduate School partners: 

  • Digital Feminist Theory 7.5 credits (Södertörn)
  • Digital Ethnography 7.5 credits (Stockholm)
  • Cultural Analytics 7.5 credits (Uppsala)

In addition PhD students will also take other courses relevant to their studies and as prescribed by the institutions where they are enrolled (the requirement is 60 course credits in all three institutions). 


For questions about the Graduate School in Gender, Humanities and Digital Cultures, please contact Helena Wahlström Henriksson

Last modified: 2023-09-11