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Research since 1978

Since its establishment in 1978, the Gender Studies Department at Lund University is today an internationally prestigious research environment with an exceptionally strong tradition of exploring questions of gender and sexuality through transdisciplinary and transnational approaches in social science. Researchers in the Department have successfully moved the category of gender from the periphery to the center of debate in social science research, through our commitment to socially relevant research. To continue to strengthen and expand the subject field, research in the Department explore tensions and challenges around gender and sexuality at the heart of emergent theoretical and social debates, through empirically grounded, transdisciplinary approaches.
In this way, research in the Department is future oriented, empirically strong, methodologically challenging and theoretically expansive, and contributes to develop social science research and beyond.