For thirty years, the Centre for Gender Research has given out an annual prize for the best master's thesis with a gender perspective submitted to the University of Oslo. The deadline for nominating candidates for this year's prize is 31 December.
Postdoctoral fellow at the Centre for Gender Research (STK) Reinert Skumsnes recently co-organized the conference “Egyptology in dialogue: Historical bodies in relations of comparisons and negotiations” at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia.
On November 1, the Centre for Gender Research (STK) held a seminar with the aim of starting a conversation between the new public committee on men and gender equality, and researchers on men and masculinities.
Professor and Director of the Centre for Gender Research Inger Skjelsbæk will receive the Ingrid Aune memorial prize 2022 for her research on conflict-related sexual violence.
Did you miss the NORA Conference 2022, or would you like to listen again to the keynote lectures? Below you will find video recordings of the talks given by Marianne Liljeström, Amund Rake Hoffart, Astri Dankertsen and Raewyn Connell.
Inger Skjelsbæk (STK) has contributed to a new open online course on the interplay between gender and violence in post-conflict contexts.
Beret Bråten and Maja Feng Mikalsen (STK) have carried out a research project on barriers to diversity and inclusion among staff at the University of Oslo (UiO). This resulted in the report Diversity and Inclusion at UiO, which was published in May. On August 22, the report was launched with an open seminar.
The NORA Conference 2022 was held from the 20th to the 22nd of June in Oslo. With over 200 participants, the conference was an excellent chance to gain an overview of what is happening within Nordic feminist and gender research.
From this autumn, students taking a BA degree in Interdisciplinary Gender Studies or an MA in Gender Studies at the Centre for Gender Research will be able to do a work placement as part of their degree.
The NORA Conference 2022 will be taking place at the University of Oslo on June 20th-22nd, and will feature a range of exciting keynote speakers, including Professor Raewyn Connell. The deadline for registration, April 4th, is fast approaching.
Thea Johanne Prytz Hammarqvist (IKOS) has won STK’s annual MA award for her analysis of the Japanese novel Yaneura no nishojo (1919). Her thesis asks whether it makes sense to call the book a “lesbian” novel, but also demonstrates how the text challenges concurrent sexological discourses that framed heterosexual marriage as the only correct choice for women.
The 8th of November saw the 2021 FRONT Conference, and the launch of the book Gender Equality in Academia – from Understanding to Change, edited by Øystein Gullvåg Holter (STK) and Lotta Karin Snickare (UiO/ KTH Royal Institute of Technology).
The NORA Conference 2022 will be taking place in Oslo on June 20th-22nd, with the theme "Tensions and Potentials in Nordic Feminist and Gender Research". You can now register as a conference participant.
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.
The NORA Conference 2022 will be taking place in Oslo on June 20th-22nd, with the theme "Tensions and Potentials in Nordic Feminist and Gender Research". The conference committee is now welcoming paper proposals.
The NORA Conference 2022 will be taking place in Oslo on June 20th-22nd, with the theme "Tensions and Potentials in Nordic Feminist and Gender Research". The submission deadline for session proposals is September 6th 2021.
STK MA student Kelly Fisher has been accepted into the 2021 cohort of the Women In International Security’s (WIIS) Gender, Peace & Security (GPS) Next Generation Symposium.
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.
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.
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.
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.
We often focus on the body when thinking about pregnancy, birth, and the first months with a new baby. But what about when mothers return to work? Sunniva Rivedal’s master's thesis shows how the body plays a central role in maternal experiences of caring for young children.
Tone Brekke and Sunniva Árja Tobiasen (STK) are working on a book project about the history of gender research in Norway. Now, they have received funding from the Fritt Ord Foundation.