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

  • Sociology of gender and sexuality
  • Classical and contemporary sociological theory
  • Social differentiation and social inequality
  • Social and symbolic boundary drawing
  • Sociology of organizations, professions, work-life balance
  • Sociology of family, parenthood (fatherhood/motherhood) and intimate/everyday life
     

political science

  • Participation, citizenship and democracy
  • Gendering the nation, nationalism and populism.
  • Social movements, transnational mobilization and political identities
  • Post-national challenges to citizenship
  • Gender, power and empowerment
  • Gender based violence, conflict, war, and peace

 
MULTICULTURALISM, Diversity, MIGRATION/INTEGRATION

  • Social movements and citizen activism
  • Multiculturalism, ethnic relations and anti-discrimination
  • Gender, ethnicity, race and generation
  • Migration, multiculturalism and minority rights
  • Citizenship, integration and diversity

 
LABOUR MARKET, WORK AND ORGANIsATIONS

  • Gender segregation and labour market inequalities
  • Gender and diversity in organizations and professions
  • Gender, work and flexibility
  • Competences in the neo-liberal labour market/work-life
  • The link between state, market and family/work life balance
  • Parental leave and other kinds of family friendly policies
  • Sexual harassment in work places

 
WELFARE STATES & DEMOCRACIES

  • Policy-making and gender equality policies
  • Gender, diversity and democracy
  • Nordic welfare states and gender equality
  • Migration and multiculturalism in Nordic Welfare States
     

EUROPEAN STUDIES

  • Policy-making and gender equality policies in the EU
  • Democracy and political legitimacy
  • Norms and discourses on European integration
  • Migration, citizenship and diversity in Europe
  • Transnational social movements

 
Global STUDIES

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

 
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