The Department of Gender Studies at Lund University is situated within the social sciences and thus exceptional in the national gender studies landscape where gender studies tend to fall under the arts and humanities. As a social science studies unit, the Department of Gender Studies has played a critical role in moving the study of gender from the margin of social science research at Lund University to its fore. Within the Faculty of Social Sciences, the Department has become a meeting place, a cross-road, for gender and feminist research.
As the locus of interdisciplinary gender scholarship, the Department attracts scholars with a wide range of backgrounds including anthropology, cultural studies, development studies, family and child studies, education, history, medicine, political science, science and technology studies, sociology as well as area studies. By embracing, and allowing for, multiple research traditions, the Department avoids ideas about a united feminist view, or standpoint, and thus fertilizes a broad research horizon.
The Department is keen on bridging between academic research and society at large. The dynamic research community at the Department is created in dialogue with national and international partnerships including academic departments and scholars, governmental bodies, and civil society movements, agencies, and organizations.
Take at look at our Research Strategy: Politics of Gendered Exclusion and Inequality in a Global World pdf