“The ’problematic gender equality’ – on gender, power and possibilities for change” (sign up before February 27th)
Note! In order to participate, you need to sign up here no later than February 27th.
Gender equality is often considered to be a self-evident goal we all agree on. In practice it is often unclear what we mean when we say that we work for gender equality. During this afternoon, we will address how gender equality is “made” in the academic context. We will also address how these constructions could be understood in terms of different forms of power, including:
- homo-social practices between men,
- the making of masculinity in the academy and
- how working for change needs explicit articulations of the problem to be solved.
About the speakers
Jesper Fundberg has a PhD in Ethnology and is working as Senior Lecturer in Sports Science at Malmö University. His main focus of research is masculinity and ethnic relations. He has been running leadership program in and outside the academy since 2006 with a focus on masculinity and power and is an experienced lecture within the themes of power, integration, masculinity and change.
Malin Rönnblom is Associate Professor in Political Science and Senior Lecturer in Gender Studies, at the universities of Karlstad and Umeå. Her main focus of research is critical policy analysis where gender equality has been one of her research areas. One of her projects addressed the constructions of gender equality in the academy, and she has long experience of lecturing on the theme of gender (equality) and analysis of power, including being responsible for a dialogue on gender and change with prominent research leaders at Umeå university.
The seminar is open to the public. In order to participate, you need to sign up here no later than February 27th.
This event is arranged by The equal opportunities and equal treatment committee - JOLK.