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Department of Culture and Global Studies

FREIA – Center for Gender Research

Welcome to the FREIA homepage

Welcome to the FREIA homepage

FREIA is a multidisciplinary gender research centre at the Department of Culture and Global Studies at Aalborg University, Denmark.

Central to FREIA’s research is the study of interactions between power dynamics and gender in interplay with other differentiating and inequality creating categories (such as sexuality, race, ethnicity, class, age, generation, etc.) in the nexus between local-national-transnational-global levels of analysis. FREIA continuously aims to apply a critical gender perspective to new questions across disciplines. More recent focus areas are gender and place/space; gender and nation; gender, social movements and transnational activism.

FREIA members are engaged in teaching gender issues at a range of different study programs (at BA, MA and Ph.D. levels) at different departments, including at the two-year master specialisation in Global Gender Studies.

FREIA aims to make gender research and teaching more visible and engage in continuous dialogues with fellow gender scholars, students, organisations and society at large. 

FREIA regularly organises gender related research seminars, workshops, lectures and other activities both in and outside Aalborg University.



FREIA is a multidisciplinary research centre. Taking its starting point in the field of gender studies, the members of FREIA cover – in both research and teaching – a broad selection of areas in and across sociology, political science, anthropology, philosophy, history and European, international and post-colonial studies.

Contact FREIA

Contact FREIA

Research coordinator Stine Thidemann Faber

Phone: +45 9940 9206  

Mail: stf@cgs.aau.dk