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Diana Mulinari


The role of mothers in doing the political was the topic of my PhD at the Department of Sociology. Lund University.  After a post at IMER (International Migration and Ethnic Relations) in Malmö City College.  I joined the Department of Gender Studies in 1998.  My research interests centre on issues of gender, inequality and visions of gender justice (and resistance to these visions). Central to my research is to understand how gender and sexuality, class and”race”/ethnicity do the social and make the political at the cross-roads between personal lives: diverse forms of belonging and national and transnational institutions. Questions of colonial legacies, Global North /Global South relations (with special focus on Latin America) and racism as well as the diversified forms of resistance and organisation to old and new forms of power have stayed with me through all the work I have done. My research has developed in a critical dialogue with feminist and other theoretical and methodological contributions that make a strong case for emancipatory social science.  

Teaching Interests:

My teaching and research interests challenge and further develop each other and are inspired by Marxism and Postcolonial feminist theory; located within the field of social science, particularly within feminist sociology and anthropology and exploring topics such as nation and ethnic belonging, racism, social movements and globalising process.

Administrative Tasks:
My most significant administrative task is the Directorship of the PhD programme. I am also a member of the institution´s board and of the Faculty of Social Science Strategic Research Team.


Mulinari, D (2016) Re-thinking gender equality and the Swedish welfare state: A view from outside   Challenging the Myth of Gender Equality in Sweden , Martinsson L. et al . Policy Press. London.

Mulinari, D (2015) Human Rights in Argentina : Between Family Memories and Political Identities. Journal of Civil Society. Vol 11. Issue 2.123-136.

Mulinari, D and A. Neergaard (2015) Racist dreams and municipal budgets. Women representing a culturally racist party in local politics. Social Identities 21(5). 1-17.

Rätzhel, N., Mulinari, D. and Tellefson, A. (2014)  Transnational corporations from the standpoint of workers. Thrown Together. Working Apart. Palgrave.

Mulinari, D. (2012) “Birth work. Suffering rituals in late modernity. A case study from a birth clinic.” (ed) Lisa Käll. Dimensions of Pain. Humanities and Social Science Perspectives. Routledge. New York and London.

Mulinari, D. and Neergaard, A. (2012) “Violence, racism and the political arena: a Scandinavian Dilemma” in  NORA. Journal of Feminist and Gender Research. Vol. 20, 1: 12-18.

de los Reyes, P. and Mulinari, D. (2004) Intersektionalitet. Stockholm: Liber.

Mulinari, D. (1996) Mothework and Politics in Revolutionary Nicaragua. Bokbox. Publications, Lund.


Retrieved from Lund University's publications database



Retrieved from Lund University's publications database


Retrieved from Lund University's publications database

E-mail: diana [dot] mulinari [at] genus [dot] lu [dot] se


Department of Gender Studies

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Department of Gender Studies
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