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Department of Culture and Global Studies

Research and teaching


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

GENDER, FEMINIST THEORY AND RESEARCH

  • Gender theories, feminist theories, masculinity theories, queer theories
  • Theoretical and methodological perspectives on intersectionality
  • Post-colonialism, feminism, cosmopolitanism
  • Gender, equality and diversity


SOCIOLOGY OF GENDER AND SEXUALITY

  • Social differentiation and social inequalities
  • Gender segregation and labour market inequalities
  • Gender and diversity in organizations and professions
  • Sociology of families, parenthood and intimate/everyday life
  • Sexual harassment in work places and online
  • The intersection of gender, space and place
  • Gender, social media and youth
 


POLITICAL SCIENCE FROM A GENDER PERSPECTIVE

  • Participation, citizenship, gender, diversity and democracy
  • Gendering the nation, nationalism and populism
  • Policy-making and gender equality policies
  • Social movements, transnational mobilization and political identities
  • Gender, power and empowerment
  • Gender based violence, conflict, war, and peace


GENDER AND EUROPEAN STUDIES

  • Gender, ethnicity, race and generation
  • Policy-making and gender equality policies in the EU
  • Democracy and political legitimacy
  • Norms and discourses on European integration
  • Gender, migration, citizenship and diversity in Europe
  • Transnational social movements, solidarity and citizen activism
  • Multiculturalism, anti-discrimination and minority rights


GENDER AND GLOBAL STUDIES

  • Human rights, migration, nationalism, gender equality and social justice
  • Global democracy, citizenship, global politics and civil society
  • Gender and conflict/post conflict transformations
  • Globalization, migration and gender
  • Feminist international relations, peace and conflict studies
  • Gender and development
  • Violence against women


GENDER AND SEXUALITY HISTORY

  • Gender, sexuality and generations
  • Changing ideals, norms and expectations
  • Historical events and their impact on women and men
  • The women’s movement throughout time
  • The history of family, work, and welfare
  • The gendered history of the nation, race, and ethnicities
  • The history of violence, genocide, the military, war and peace
  • The gendered history of collective and transnational memory


METHODOLOGY/EPISTEMOLOGY

  • Theory of science
  • PBL (Problem Based Learning) and project work
  • Research methodology, including feminist methodology
  • Qualitative methods, analysis and method combination
  • Intersectional analysis
  • Transnational analysis
  • Narrative analysis
  • Frame and discourse analysis
  • Policy analysis, including WPR
  • Visual methods