I earned my PhD in peace and development studies from the School of Global Studies at Gothenburg University in 2020. My dissertation “The Right Kind of Queer: Race, Sexuality, and Gender in Contemporary Constructions of Swedishness” explores narratives about Sweden as an exceptionally LGBTQ-friendly country, and the implication they have for queer identities, particularly in relation to race. Since January 2021 I have been working as a lecturer at the Department of Gender Studies, teaching and supervising students at all levels.
• Sexuality, identity, and subjectivity
• LGBTQ and homonationalism
• Racism and racialisation
• Borders and the politics of belonging
• Queer theory and methodology
• Equality and non-normativity in healthcare
Ongoing research and teaching
At the Department of Gender Studies, I teach and convene courses at bachelor’s and master’s level. My teaching includes classes on feminist and queer theory and methodology, identity, borders, homonationalism and the politics of belonging. Since 2019 I have also been co-convening an evening course for healthcare professionals in norm-critical approaches to healthcare. I supervise thesis projects for both bachelor’s and master’s students.
Before coming to Lund, I taught global gender studies, development studies and migration studies at Gothenburg University. I have also worked as a educator for RFSL Rådgivningen Skåne, providing trainings in LGBTQ-competency to professionals in healthcare and education.
Katharina Kehl holds a PhD in peace and development studies and works as a lecturer at the department of Gender Studies.