History

The Centre for Gender Research, formerly known as the Centre for Research on Women and the Centre for Women's and Gender Research, has since it was established in 1986 been an independent research center organized directly under the University Board.

Establishment and directors

In autumn 1986, the Centre was formerly established for an initial four-year trial period. Fride Eeg-Henriksen was appointed as the Centre’s Administrative Coordinator in May 1987 and Elisabeth Gulbrandsen was Research Coordinator. The directors has been:

  • Karin Widerberg 1988–1990
  • Torill Steinfeld, Drude von der Fehr and Brit Berggreen (short-term periods) 1991–1993
  • Harriet Bjerrum Nielsen 1993–2009; she was replaced by Beatrice Halsaa and Elisabet Rogg, during her sabbaticals (2000–2005)
  • Jorunn Økland 2010–2013
  • Beatrice Halsaa 2014
  • Anne-Jorunn Berg 2015–

Name changes

  • The Centre for Research on Women (SFK) 1986–2000
  • The Centre for Women’s and Gender Studies (SKK) 2001–2007
  • The Centre for Gender Research (STK) 2008–

Placement in university structure

The Centre has been evaluated three times: the University Board concluded in 1991, 1996 and 2007 that the Centre should remain as an independent research center organized directly under the University Board.

Teaching

  • The Centre has offered courses in women and gender studies since 1999;
  • BA program, known as Gender, Feminism and Gender Equality since 2003, and Interdisciplinary Gender Studies since 2007; and
  • MA program in Gender Studies since 2011
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