Research projects at the Centre

On this page you can read about ongoing research projects at the Centre for Gender Research. In order to find out more about each project, please click on the links below.

Past projects can be found here 

Downshifting in Sweden: Care, freedom and equality?

This project focuses on people in Sweden who have changed lifestyles towards reduced work-time and consumption, usually called “downshifting” and “voluntary simplicity”, and how this practice might be gendered.

Read more about the project Downshifting in Sweden

Enacting (in)fertilities: Non-biomedical technologies and medical pluralism in Sweden

Red river meandering
Picture from Pixabay

This project focuses on non-biomedical methods for enhancing fertility or treating infertility. The research examines what these non-biomedical methods (re)produce and how (in)fertilities are made sense of and become enacted through such methods.

Read more about the project Enacting (in)fertilities

Single Parents in Swedish Media

Mother with a child on her lap, sitting by her laptop and talking on the phone
Illustration: Linnea Blixt

The project explores how the concept “lone parent” gains meaning in Sweden in the twenty-first century. With mediated representations of lone parents (parenthood, parenting) in news media, life writing, film, and television as its empirical basis, the project investigates and theorizes contemporary understandings of this familial phenomenon.

Read more about the project Single parents in Swedish media

From psychiatric hospital to condominium - urban development and cultural heritage

yellow building in Ulleråker
Photo: Calle Eklund (Wikimedia Commons)

This project discusses how people with mental illness are remembered in post-asylum landscapes and how this shapes the construction of cultural heritage. The project examines public art, graveyards and streetnames in order to examine cultural imaginaries of mental (ill-)health and the role they play in the 'doing' of cultural heritage of psychiatric hospitals. 

Read more about the project From psychiatric hospital to condominium – Urban development and cultural heritage

I jakt på materiens betydelse - genus, emotioner och utrustning i laborativa undervisningssituationer

Lab equipment
Picture from Pixabay

Hur kan elever/studenter, lärare och deras interaktioner med varandra och materiell utrustning förstås i relation till genus? På vilka sätt uttrycks och påverkar känslor handhavandet under experimentella aktiviteter? Förekommer könsstereotypa föreställningar om praktisk skicklighet/förmåga? I så fall, hur uttrycks de och vilka konsekvenser får det för vem som lär sig vad?

Queer Reading Video Games

gaming control
Picture from Pixabay

This PhD project has two objectives: examining queer orientations in previous scholarly literature on video games, and working out a theoretical framework and a methodology for reading games by trying out different strategies on Dark Souls (2011) and Bloodborne (2015).

Read more about the project Queer reading video games

Reproduktivt beslutsfattande vid ägg- och embryodonation i Sverige

colourful eggs
Picture from Pixabay

Projektet undersöker beslutsfattande, makt och egenmakt inom assisterad befruktning med donerade ägg och embryon, där bio-politik och kritiska släktskapsstudier används för att undersöka förståelser av queer assisterad reproduktion inom fertilitetsmedicin.

Läs mer om projektet Reproduktivt beslutsfattande vid ägg- och embrydonation i Sverige

Scandinavian Border Crossings: Race and Nation in Queer Assisted Reproduction

Öresund bridge
Picture from Pixabay

Scandinavian Border Crossings: Race and Nation in Queer Assisted Reproduction is a collaborative and multi-sited ethnographic project that studies on how online media is intertwined in people’s lives, and in particular in reproduction and kinship. 

Read more about the project Scandinavian border crossings

Super-extra-mega-ultralopp: Deltagande i extrema motionslopp som kulturellt fenomen

people in wetsuits running in to the sea
Picture from Pixabay

Projektet syftar till att ur ett genus- och intersektionellt perspektiv undersöka deltagande i extrema motionslopp som kulturellt fenomen i Sverige, liksom de villkor som omgärdar detta deltagande – både för de enskilda kvinnor och män som genomför loppen och för samhället i stort.

Läs mer om projektet Super-extra-mega-ultralopp

Last modified: 2023-11-29