Here you can find a selection of resources that focus on gender research. Gender research is wide spread over faculties and institutions, as a discipline of its own as well as integrated in other disciplines. Please note that this is not a complete display on gender research in Sweden. The information here is based on the information on external webpages (quoted 2009-07-10).
"The Institute of Thematic Gender Studies aims at establishing national and international excellence in research as well as PhD- and Masters Programmes in thematic and post-disciplinary gender research. More than stimulating the production of new knowledges in the area of gender studies, the Institute also aims at increasing the amount of courses and seminars made available to students and researchers. In this way, the Institute contributes to the continuous strengthening of transdisciplinary gender research as a field of knowledge both within and outside of Sweden. Since the Institute was established in 2006 it has been the host of GEXcel." Read more on GEXcel under Centres of Gender Excellence.
"The research is based on Information- and Communication Technology and Gender Research within technoscience. One of its characteristics is inter- and transdisciplinarity. The aim is to develop a complex and multi-faceted understanding of ICT as techniques producing reality and as integrated in predominant transformations."
Goals: "to support interdisciplinary gender studies; to establish a creative environment for gender researchers and students in the field of global development and international political economy; to develop a network with gender researchers with an interest in global development; through research cooperation, guest researcher programme and guest seminars, develop and strengthen contacts between researchers in Sweden and researchers in the Global South."
"The research areas in the department are feminist theory-, ethical- and ideological development, gay-, queer- and men's studies and research into gender and culture, gender and politics and gender and violence."
"The Centre for Gender Studies excels in the following major areas of feminist theory and gender research: Gender, Family and Welfare State Studies, Postcolonial Studies, Queer studies, Theorizing Change and Gender Studies of Science, Technology and Health."
"A meetingplace for students, lecturers and researchers, as well as other people within and outside the university interested in gender studies and equality research."
Gender and innovation: "At the Department of Gender and Innovation research is conducted on how people construct gender on the areas of innovation, technology and organization."
Division of Gender and technology
"The Centre for Gender Studies is an interdisciplinary institution at Stockholm University, founded in 1987. The Centre provides undergraduate education in Gender Studies and postgraduate courses and seminars. There are several gender-oriented research projects."
"The UCGS is a centre linked to all faculties at the university, serving as a coherent and effective organization for the university’s gender research. The UCGS is responsible for interdisciplinary, national and international cooperation and development within the field of gender studies. The overall goal of the UCGS is to become an internationally highly regarded research centre for gender studies. The centre is host for the research programme Challenging Gender, designated by the Swedish Research Council as one of three Centres of Gender Excellence in Sweden." Read more on Challenging Gender under Centres of Gender Excellence.
"The researchers at the Centre for Gender Research have their background in various disciplines in the faculties of the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences. Together we represent a great variety of competences and areas of specializations. The research at the Centre for Gender Research covers a number of fields of research and active research groups." The centre is host for the research programme GenNA, designated by the Swedish Research Council as one of three Centres of Gender Excellence in Sweden. Read more on GenNa under Centers of Gender Excellence.
"The FGV as a research environment participates in the larger research environment UCGS at Umeå University where the research programme Challenging Gender has been developed." Read more on Challenging Gender under Centers of Gender Excellence.
"The Center is a multidisciplinary research and doctoral studies environment, comprised of fifteen researchers who work within a research program framework entitled "The Politics of Gender Relations and Conditions for Democracy". Participants, from the fields of Sociology, Social Work, Political Science, History and Gender Studies, are engaged in various research projects, which are linked to the Center's research program. The Center for Feminist Social Studies offers doctoral level courses.
Are you looking for a gender expert? The database Greda, Gender Researchers Database, is developed by The Swedish Secretariat for Gender Research and The Women’s History Collections at Gothenburg University Library.
In the database you can find Swedish gender researchers, from PhD candidates and above. The purpose is to give journalists, conference organizers, interested public, researchers etc a simple and direct opportunity to find information about and get in touch with gender researchers.
Also available in english.