teaching competences

The members of FREIA are teaching in a range of different studies, departments and faculties at Aalborg University as well as at other universities and institutions in Denmark and abroad. The core teaching competencies represented by FREIA’s members are:

Gender and Feminist Theory and Research

  • Feminist theory and theories of gender
  • Masculinity theories
  • Theoretical and methodological perspectives on intersectionality
  • Post-colonialism, feminism, cosmopolitanism
  • Gender, Diversity/Intersectionality

Multiculturalism, Migration/integration

  • Social movements
  • Multiculturalism, ethnic relations and anti-discrimination
  • Gender, race and generation
  • Migration, Multiculturalism and Minority Rights
  • Citizenship, Migration, Integration and Diversity


  • Classical and contemporary sociological theory
  • Social stratification and social inequality
  • Sociology of organizations, work life, professions
  • Sociology of family and everyday life, fatherhood, work-life balance

Political Sociology, Culture & Communication

  • Nationalism, Political Culture and Diversity
  • Participation, Citizenship and Democracy
  • Social Movements and Political Identities
  • Post-national challenges to citizenship
  • Gender, Power and Empowerment

Scandinavian Studies: Welfare states & Democracy

  • Equality policies
  • Policy making and Gender
  • Migration and multiculturalism in the Scandinavian Welfare States
  • Gender, Diversity and Democracy in Scandinavia
  • Welfare states and Gender Equality

Labour market and organizations

  • Gender segregation and inequalities at the labour market
  • Gender in organizations
  • Welfare and family policies
  • Education policies

International Studies

  • International organisations (social movements and NGOs)
  • Human rights, migration, nationalism
  • Global democracy and citizenship
  • Global Politics, Democracy and Civil Society
  • Children in post conflict processes
  • Globalization, Migration and Gender
  • Human Rights, Gender Equality and Social Justice

European Studies

  • Democracy and legitimacy in EU
  • Normative European integration
  • Migration, Citizenship and Diversity in Europe
  • Gender, diversity and Democracy in Europe
  • Transnational social movements


  • Theory of Science
  • PBL (Problem Based Learning) and project work
  • Qualitative methods, analysis and method combination
  • Research and project design
  • Research methodology, e.g. researching ‘difference’ (gender, ethnicity, generation..)
  • Visual methods/visual sociology