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Published Oct. 8, 2021 10:57 AM

Ulla-Britt Lilleaas (STK) has been working on the NordForsk-financed project Gender Equality, Diversity and Societal Security since 2018. This project has explored how increasing levels of diversity in the personnel of Nordic security forces relate to changing perceptions of trust and security, both within these organizations and in their broader interactions with society.

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Published May 31, 2021 1:04 PM

In the autumn of 2021, the Centre for Gender Research will offer a new MA course, KFL4055 Gender and Society, which will examine how gendered inequalities, practices, and subjectivities are reproduced, both in the individual and in society. Professor Helene Aarseth will be leading the course.

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Published May 27, 2021 9:10 AM

How does gender shape armed conflict, political violence and peacebuilding, and how do peace and conflict shape our notions of gender? In the autumn of 2021, the Centre for Gender Research (STK) will offer a new MA course, KFL4065 Gender, Peace and Conflict, which aims to explore these questions. Professor Inger Skjelsbæk will be the course leader.

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Published Apr. 27, 2021 9:44 AM

In April, Niels Nyegaard began working as a postdoctoral researcher at the Centre for Gender Research. By looking at the significance of the homosexual closet in the emerging Danish welfare state, he hopes to nuance existing understandings of the closet as a social mechanism that can only be oppressive and limiting. 

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Published Feb. 4, 2021 3:56 PM

Love is of enormous importance in our lives, and also one of the central themes in the history of Western thought. STK's new digital lecture series, Perspectives on Love, will explore different understandings of the concept of love.

Published Aug. 28, 2020 11:33 AM

How does the increased emphasis on excellence in academia affect the link between the desire for knowledge and investments in caring? This is the question at the heart of a new project funded by the Research Council of Norway and hosted by the Centre for Gender Research. The researchers on the project are Helene Aarseth, Rebecca Lund and Jørn Ljunggren at STK, and Julie Rowlands at Deakin University.

Published Aug. 11, 2020 1:39 PM

Tone Brekke and Sunniva Árja Tobiasen at the Centre for Gender Research (STK) have started work on a book project about the history of gender research in Norway. Through interviews with central figures within the field, the book will give unique insights into the development of gender research between 1975 and 2010.

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Published Apr. 28, 2020 1:00 PM

Professor Øystein Gullvåg Holter went from being a busy professor to becoming a committed emeritus on March 1, 2020. Through a long career, his research has focused on working life and family, gender and gender equality research, and economic theory and historical sociology. He has extensive experience with collaboration in the field of gender equality policy, both in Norway and beyond, but also with labor organizations and business. Holter continues as a researcher, among others on the field of gender balance in academia, and is currently developing the 'Janus model' to explain what he describes as accumulated disadvantages for women.

Published Jan. 17, 2020 2:12 PM

Rebecca Lund (Centre for Gender Research) and Ann C. E. Nilsen's (University of Agder) most recently book Institutional Ethnography in the Nordic Region explicates the Nordic response to Institutional Ethnography, showing how it has been adapted and interpreted within the theoretical and methodological landscape of social scientific research in the region, as well as the institutional particularities of the Nordic welfare state. The book is part of a larger focus on feminist knowledge production and methodology at the Centre for Gender Research.

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Published Dec. 3, 2019 12:45 PM

How does gender influence the construction and application of ethical theories? What qualifies as a “feminist” ethical theory, and what is the basis for the claim voiced by feminist ethicists that traditional ethical theories ignore the interests of many women while favoring those of some men? Is feminist ethics limited to gendered issues, or are the insights of feminist ethics applicable to analyses of moral experiences and challenges that reflect the intersection of gender with other bases of oppression?

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Published Dec. 3, 2019 12:45 PM

How does gender influence the construction and application of ethical theories? What qualifies as a “feminist” ethical theory, and what is the basis for the claim voiced by feminist ethicists that traditional ethical theories ignore the interests of many women while favoring those of some men? Is feminist ethics limited to gendered issues, or are the insights of feminist ethics applicable to analyses of moral experiences and challenges that reflect the intersection of gender with other bases of oppression?