Family and Kinship Research Group
Few questions raise more heated debate than those pertaining to family and kinship, and indeed, few areas demonstrate more clearly the interconnectedness of the private and the public. The Family and Kinship group offers a forum for networking and critique across disciplines and areas of interest. Participants come from a range of disciplines, from literature, philosophy and anthropology to law, political science, public health, and reproductive health. Areas of interest include, for example, reproductive technologies (ARTs) and rights, friendship and intimacy, parenthood, queer families, violence, and practical and conceptual borders between kin and non-kin.
Research in the group focuses on various geographical/geopolitical contexts. Among group activities is a seminar series for presentations by individual junior and senior scholars as well as workshop sessions on funding applications and ideas for future projects and events. The work in the research group is linked to the national network for family and kinship studies.
To find out more about the research group’s activities, please contact Helena Wahlström Henriksson, group coordinator.
Jenny Björklund, Maja Bodin, Ulrika Dahl, Margaretha Fahlgren, Klara Goedecke, Gabriele Griffin, Malin Jordal, Doris Leibetseder, Ann-Sofie Lönngren, Elina Nilsson, Nicole Ovesen, Chitra Sinha, Helena Wahlström Henriksson, Anna Williams
There are a number of large research projects within the group funded by, for example, the Swedish Research Council and the EU. There are also some doctoral projects conducted within the group. For more information about ongoing projects, click on the links below.
- Mamma hursomhelst (Helena Wahlström Henriksson, Margaretha Fahlgren, Anna Williams)
- Intimate labour and bodily services in Thai tourism (Elina Nilsson)
- Intimate partner violence and help-seeking behavior in queer communities (Nicole Ovesen)
- Moms in memoirs (Helena Wahlström Henriksson)
- Queer and Transgender Reproduction in the Age of ART (Doris Leibetseder)
- Queer(y)ing Kinship in the Baltic region (Ulrika Dahl)
- Maternal Abandonment and Queer Resistance in Twenty-First-Century Swedish Literature (Jenny Björklund)
- Gender perspectives on family planning and preconception health (Maja Bodin)
Donor offspring narratives (Gabriele Griffin)