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About the Department of Gender Studies

The Department of Gender Studies is a small and dynamic department that has expanded and developed its research profile since 1978. It has played a central role at Lund University in moving gender analysis from the margins in most disciplines to the centre of social and cultural analysis.

Gender Studies is an interdisciplinary department in the Faculty of Social Sciences at Lund University. We offer education from undergraduate to doctoral level. The department gives two bachelor's programmes in Gender Studies, a master’s program and a PhD program.  Additionally, the department cooperates with the Faculty of Social Science Graduate School in three international Master’s Programmes: Development Studies, Global Studies and Social Studies of Gender. Research within the department is conducted within several fields and from a variety of theoretical perspectives. The Department of Gender Studies has also served as a central arena for the creation and institutionalisation of networks for researchers in the field of Gender Studies as well as for the interaction between the research community and civil society.


Teaching at the Department of Gender Studies is based on research and the academic staff are active in local, national and international research networks. The academic staff at the Department for Gender Studies includes leading scholars who have introduced the fields of postcolonial theory, Crip theory, queer theory and intersectionality into Swedish academic research. The Department has a long tradition and practice of cooperation over disciplinary borders, and is well connected to national and international networks and cooperation with an ability to develop, apply for and receive funding for research projects.

Do you want to study at the Department of Gender Studies? Here you will find more information about our courses in English.

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Head of Department

Mia Liinason

E-mail: mia [dot] liinason [at] genus [dot] lu [dot] se
Phone: +46 46 222 97 74