Open lectures and events

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The Centre for Gender Research organises several different types of lectures and events open to the public. On this page you can read more about what is happening at the Centre this term.

Thursday Seminars

The Centre has a seminar series on Thursdays, 13.15-15.00 for all those interested in gender and gender research. The seminars are held at the Centre for Gender Research, Villavägen 6.  See more information in the programme below. 

The Thursday seminars represents several different research areas at the Centre för Gender Research; men and masculinities, body/embodiment, queer theory and natural science are some of the themes, reflecting the breath of research at the Centre. The seminars also aim to create meetings between researchers and students, across disciplines. 

Thursday seminars - programme spring 2019
31 January

Localising the Global – Resolution 1325 as a Tool for Promoting Women’s Rights and Gender Equality in Rwanda
Diana Højlund Madsen, Senior Gender Researcher, Nordic Africa Institute (NAI)

14 February 
In Search of Black Women’s Sexuality in Contemporary South Africa
Memory Mphaphuli, Visiting PhD Student from Ghent University

28 February
A Constant Torment: Tracing the Discursive Contours of the Aging Prostate
Ericka Johnsson, Professor of Gender and Society at Linköping University

14 March 
Emotions and Networks – In Men’s Accounts of Feminism and Violence
Kalle Berggren, Researcher at the Department of Child and Youth Studies, Stockholm University

28 March 
"Changing the World - One Baby at a Time": Reproductive Technologies and Feminism in Contemporary North American Culture
Jenny Bonnevier, Senior Lecturer at Örebro University

11 April
Endo Time: Endometriosis, Temporality and Recognition
Ina Hallström, PhD student at Stockholm University

2 May 
From Twitter to Riksdagen: The Swedish #MeToo Movement and Rape Legislation
Caitlin Carroll, Visiting PhD Student from University of Texas at Austin

16 May  
Three Dead Horses in 19th Century Iceland: An examination of the visible and invisible in realist animal fiction
Gunnar Theodór Eggertsson, Visiting Researcher from the Faculty of Icelandic and Comparative Cultural Studies within the School of Humanities at The University of Iceland 

Queer Seminars

The Centre for Gender Research organise Queer seminars open to the public for those interested in queer theory. The seminars are usually held at the Centre for Gender Research, Villavägen 6, 18.00-20.00. See the programme below for more information. 

The Queer seminars are a meeting place for those interested and/or working with the concept of queer in practice, theory or activism. 

Queer seminars - programme spring 2019
25 March
Kritiska genus- och sexualitetsperspektiv på kulturarv i tider av ökad migration och nationalism
Pia Laskar, idéhistoriker, leder projektet Unstraight Research vid Sveriges historiska museer, och Azmara Nigusse, koordinator vid Nätverket kulturarv och tvärvetenskaplig genusforskning, pedagog vid Hallwylska museet.

29 April
Pride Activism in Norway: Contestations, Collaborations, Cop-outs
Elisabeth Lund Engebretsen, Associate Professor at the University of Stavanger, Norway, Network for Gender Studies.
In collaboration with RFSL Uppsala.

3 June
Perversa tidsligheter: Ageplay ur ett queertemporalt perspektiv
Elin Bengtsson, doktorand i genusvetenskap, Stockholms universitet.

Gender Lunch

The Centre for Gender Research, in collaboration with Folkuniversitetet, arranges three gender lunches per semester, where researchers from the Centre talk about their research whilst the guests are having lunch. 

Tickets must be bought in advance. Buy your ticket(s) here!
Please note that the gender lunches are all in Swedish.

26 March
Att ge mig mitt perspektiv - Rasbiologi med samiskt perspektiv
Katarina Pirak Sikku, konstnärlig ledare, Centrum för genusvetenskap

23 April
Behövs jämställdhet? Om feminism och genuspolitik i Sverige 100 år efter rösträtten.
Ulrika Dahl, professor i genusvetenskap, Centrum för genusvetenskap

14 May
Gränsöverskridande graviditeter: Surrogatmödrars berättelser från Thailand
Elina Nilsson, doktorand, Centrum för genusvetenskap

Feminist City Walk

We want more people to get to know the university-town Uppsala from a feminist perpective. We therefore organise feminist city walks for anyone interested. The feminist city tours are free of charge and open for all. 

The purpose of the feminist city walk is to highlight feminist protagonists that have lived and worked in Uppsala, as well as show places that are or have been important to the fight for equality.

Dates 2019:
8 March (Swedish)
19 May (English)
15 September (Swedish)
13 October (English)

Read more about the feminist city walks here

Thanks to the Council for Equal Opportunities for making the feminist city walks possible. 

Open lectures 

21 February
Gender Travels: Feminism, Violence and Male Authority in an Age of Right-Wing Populism
Professor Clare Hemmings, London School of Economics
Time: 16.00-18.00
Place: Humanities Theatre

22 February
Decolonising Queer-Feminist Pedagogies: Teaching Trans/Gender in the Face of the Rise of the Global Right
Dr Alyosxa Tudor SOAS, University of London
Time: 11.30-13.00
Place: Humanities Theatre