In this episode, Hanna and Shannon have spoken about potential differences between being a researcher and activist and the question of whether they define themselves as activists. They’ve also spoken about the role of their own personal questions and considerations around doing this work and how questioning your own place in the research can be a form of engagement.
This summer I got the opportunity to go to my first academic conference. The conditions for participating, first a short paper, later a full paper, were rather challenging for me. Getting “the go” for participating therefore left me with both, a feeling of being proud for having been accepted, and curious for what actually happens at a conference…
In these blog posts, the author explains Social Psychology terms and theories and adds some examples from research. These terms and theories help social psychologists understand how people perceive others, interact with them, and make judgments about the social world and its members.
Today we will explain what Resilience is.
In this blog, the author talks about some key terms that one would often come across in postcolonial feminist readings. Before we dive into those key terms, it is pertinent to first understand what postcolonial and postcolonial feminism means. As the term ‘post’ indicates, postcolonialism has a chronological meaning which is often interpreted as after being colonized or a post-independence time.
In this podcast, Hanna Szabó (she/her) and Shannon O’Rourke (she/her) discuss how authenticity features in their PhD research. While Hanna and Shannon are researching different social worlds of LGBTQ people, both of their work engages with questions around what it means to show up as your “full self” in a number of different contexts.
We, that is Tatjana Graf and Rasika Mahajan, attended a workshop on “doing feminist, gender, and diversity research in and around organizations” organised by Aalto University in Helsinki in March 2023. As we found ourselves discussing and exchanging inspiring content also after arriving back in our home university, we want to share our reflections in this blog post.
The Nordic countries seem to enjoy a reputation as champions in the area of gender equality, and research seems to confirm this: There are four Nordic countries among the top five counties with the smallest gender gap listed in the Global Gender Gap Report (Iceland, Finland, Norway, Sweden). Similarly, on the European Gender Equality Index, which gives each country a score ranging from 1 to 100, Sweden receives the highest score of 83.9 and both Denmark (77.8) and Finland (75.4) are among the top scorers (EIGE, 2022).
Who are you? To answer this question, you need to gather all your identities, evaluate them, and decide on their ranking. This ranking can be dynamic. It can change as the surrounding environment and culture change. You could be one person in your home city, yet a completely different person in a country oceans away.
In March I had the opportunity to travel to Uppsala, a tiny university town close to Stockholm (Sweden), to meet Queer Theory luminary Jack Halberstam. Uppsala University’s Center for Gender Studies had in fact organized a Queer Studies symposium titled Thinking Wildly with Jack Halberstam. But who is Jack Halberstam? And how can one think wildly?
Doing a PhD involves engaging in an ongoing learning process; always trying to build on your existing knowledge. You often need to learn things on the fly, or teach yourself new skills to progress to the next stage of your project. Usually, this is a gradual process, but recently I had the opportunity to attend …
During my non-academic secondment, I worked together with Elizabeth Pollitzer from PORTIA, who is also involved in another EU project dedicated to the fair energy transition. Extending my research on emotionality in organizational diversity statements, we researched how European companies listed in the STOXX 600 stock index communicate about the relationship between environmental sustainability and gender inequality.