Studying at the Department of Gender studies
The scholarly community at the Department of Gender Studies is working in the tradition of feminist theory, exploring the complexities of gender at a local, national and global level using a whole range of theories, with a special emphases on Intersectionality, Postcolonial and Queer Studies, Gender Studies of Science and Technology including Health Studies. Gender is intersectionally connected to other social categories, such as class, ethnicity/racialisation, sexuality, disability and age.
The department of Gender Studies offers a bachelor and a master's program, both in Swedish. However we cooperate with the Faculty of Social Sciences in the international master's program Social Studies of Gender, which is given in English. You can read more about this program at the Graduate School website.
A number of the courses offered at the Department of gender studies are courses in English. You will find both courses on the Bachelor level that are open for international exchange students, and courses on the Master’s level. The courses span issues from Scandinavian models of equality, on gender studies and technology, as well as graduate courses on feminist methodology and ethnography. These courses have different levels of documented qualification.
Teaching and research
Teaching at the department is based on research and the teaching staff is well connected with local, national and international research networks. The research staff at the Department of Gender Studies includes leading scholars who have introduced the fields of postcolonial theory, queer theory and intersectionality into Swedish academic research. In the Swedish National Agency for Higher Education’s recent national evaluation of Gender Studies, the Department of Gender Studies was judged as outstanding in terms of research and education.
Helena Gyllensvärd, Academic Advisor
Tel. +46 46 222 08 01
E-mail: helena.gyllensvard [at] genus.lu.se
Matilda Svensson Chowdhury, Director of Studies
Tel: +46 46 222 97 74
E-mail: matilda.svensson_chowdhury [at] genus.lu.se