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Mikael M Karlsson

PhD student


My background is mostly from sociology but I have also studied Gender Studies and Philosophy. My master degree is in Sociology from Gothenburg University. My master thesis is about (pro)feminist men and emotions. Before my master, I earned two bachelor degrees from Gothenburg University, one in Genders Studies and one in Philosophy. In February 2016, I stated as a PhD student at Lund University.

Research Areas:

  • Social movements
  • Crip Theory
  • Institutional ethnography and cripistemologies 

Current research adn teaching

 I started my PhD project in 2016. My PhD-project focus on a political struggle about sexuality, intimacy and disability in contemporary Sweden. I start from a tension, or a paradox, within this movement. At one hand, there is an on-going austerity that has had a clear impact on the possibilities for political struggle. At the other hand, many of my research participants talks about “a breakthrough for issues of sexuality and disability the last five years”. In my material, I can see a trend; less and less activists from the disability movement talks about sexuality and intimacy in times of austerity while more and more allied start to deal with issues of sexuality and disability. I use the Crip theorist Robert McRuers (2006) concept discursive climate of tolerance in order to understand this tendency.  

I have been course coordinator for the introduction course at our bachelor program for four semesters. I teach on topics such as feminist theories, feminist methodologies, critical masculinity, intersectionality and Crip theory. 



Retrieved from Lund University's publications database



Retrieved from Lund University's publications database


Retrieved from Lund University's publications database

Mikael Karlsson
E-mail: mikael [dot] karlsson [at] genus [dot] lu [dot] se

Doctoral student

Department of Gender Studies


Department of Gender Studies
Visiting address: Allhelgona Kyrkogata 14, House M, Lund
Postal address: Box 117, 221 00 Lund, Sweden
Phone +46 46-222 00 00 (operator)
Fax: 046-222 40 04

Faculty of Social Sciences