Research projects at the Centre

Here you can read more about ongoing research projects at the Centre for Gender Research. 

Enacting (in)fertilities through non-biomedical practices and treatments

This project focuses on people in Sweden who turn to non-biomedical practices and treatments in order to deal with infertility and enhance fertility. Using ethnographic methods such as interviews and participant observation, this project examines what these non-biomedical practices (re)produce and the ways in which (in)fertilities are made sense of and enacted through a variety of non-biomedical interventions and methods.

Researcher: Alexandra D'Ubaldo-Gauffin

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Single Parents in Swedish Media

A mother sits in front of her computer with a baby on her lap, whilst also 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.

Researchers: Helena Wahlström Henriksson (projekt leader), Disa Bergnehr

The project is funded by Riksbankens Jubileumsfond 2020-2022.

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From psychiatric hospital to condominium - urban development and cultural heritage

Picture of 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. 

Researchers: Cecilia Rodéhn (PI) och Hedvig Mårdh.

The project is funded by Formas 2020-2022.

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

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?

Forskare: Anita Hussénius (projektledare), Kristina Andersson, Annica Gullberg, Jenny Ivarsson, Kathryn Scantlebury och Henni Söderberg

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Projektet finansieras av Vetenskapsrådet (Dnr. 2021-05001).

Intersectional perspectives on pedagogical documentation

children's hands building with duplo blocks
Picture from Pixabay

The aim of this PhD project is to study which identity positions are possible for children to take in preschool documentation practices, with a particular focus on gender, class and functionality. The intersectional perspective of this study sheds new light on pedagogical documentation and its links to the Swedish preschool curriculum.

Researcher: Catarina Wahlgren.

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Nordic Feminism – Colonial Past and Present

This project aims to explore how coloniality operates in the archive of Nordic feminism, specifically in relation to how different complicated/complex knowledge claims are articulated, and how they emerge.

Researcher: Sara Salminen

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Queer Reading Video Games

game console
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).

Researcher: Marie Dalby

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Reproduktivt beslutsfattande vid ägg- och embryodonation i Sverige

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.

Forskare: Matilda Lindgren

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Scandinavian Border Crossings: Race and Nation in Queer Assisted Reproduction

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. Not only can gametes and treatments be found and purchased online, social and other online media are now central to kinning; people search for and locate "donor siblings", and thus create new forms of kinship across Scandinavia.

Funded by Forte 2021-2023.

Researchers: Ulrika Dahl (project leader) och Rikke Andreassen

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

Triathlon participants in wetsuits, ready to swim in open water
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.

Projektet är finansierat av Vetenskapsrådet och Centrum för idrottsforskning 2019-2022.

Forskare: Karin S. Lindelöf (projektledare) och Annie Woube.

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Last modified: 2022-11-23