1st Edition

Voices from Gender Studies Negotiating the Terms of Academic Production, Epistemology, and the Logics and Contents of Identity

Edited By Edyta Just, Maria Udén, Vera Weetzel, Cecilia Åsberg Copyright 2024
    252 Pages 10 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    The book is aimed at providing an assertion of Gender Studies as a vital community in our time, united in a commitment to inquiry. It brings forward an interdisciplinary set of early career researchers’ accounts of their motives for engaging in Gender Studies and, of the encounters with limitations as well as possibilities they experience on the paths they have chosen.

    Each chapter is accompanied by a brief response paper where a more senior researcher involves in conversation with respective chapter’s content and shares reflections regarding Gender Studies, its integration, and developments. The first level corresponds with the significance of research in the field and its transformative power in and, crucially, outside the academia. The second relates to the value of networking and community building for doing research.

    The book presents Gender Studies in a communicative, open manner that invites the reader to engage in and continue the displayed discussions. This book will be of interest to students and scholars of gender studies, sociology, queer studies, women’s studies, trans studies, anthropology, and literary studies.

    Introductory Chapter: Voices, Negotiations, and Continuous Conversations

    Maria Udén and Edyta Just

    Part 1: Voices on Negotiating the Terms of Academic Production

    1. Finding a Unicorn in the Woods: The Magic of Collaborative Care and Resistance

    Emelie Larsson, Karin Larsson Hult, Lisa Ridzén, and Ida Sjöberg

    2. Response Paper

    An Embodied Reflection of/to/about Slow Scholarship (Or How to Practice Care and Resistance in Neoliberal Academia): Response to Emelie Larsson, Karin Larsson Hult, Lisa Ridzén, and Ida Sjöberg

    Domitilla (Domi) Olivieri

    3. A Narrative of Writing My Doctoral Dissertation

    Sarasadat Khalifeh Soltani

    4. Response Paper

    My Awakenings: Response to Sarasadat Khalifeh Soltani

    Edyta Just

    Part 2: Voices on Negotiating Epistemological Positions

    5. Drawn to the In-Between

    Max Metzger

    6. Response Paper

    A Weave of Care, Railway Engineering, and Physics with Feminist Technoscience as the Weft: Response to Max Metzger

    Christina Mörtberg

    7. How Does Trans Studies Fit the Knowledge Regime of Mode 2 Type of Research?

    france rose hartline

    8. Response Paper

    Intervention: Response to france rose hartline

    Tuija Pulkkinen

    9. Feminist Perspectives on Researching Prisons

    Åsa Corneliusson

    10. Response Paper

    Feminist Perspectives on Researching Prisons: Response to Åsa Corneliusson

    Berteke Waaldijk and Angeliki Sifaki

    11. Diffracting Dementia: Co-Creative Experiments with Agential Realism and Multisensoriality in a Residential Care Home in Northern Norway

    Dragana Lukić and Lilli Mittner

    12. Response Paper

    “Cultivating ‘Knowing in Being’—Feminist ‘Thinking–Doings’”: Response to Dragana Lukić and Lilli Mittner

    Evelien Geerts

    Part 3: Voices on Negotiating the Logics and Contents of Identity

    13. Invisible Womanhood: A Political Poetics for Six Thousand Years

    Anastasia Kiourtzoglou

    14. Response Paper

    Different Time Periods, Different Locations But the Same Problem: Response to Anastasia Kiourtzoglou

    Akosua Keseboa Darkwah

    15. (De)constructing Gender-Related Stereotypes in Young Generations in Times of Populisms. A Case Study

    Lorenza Perini

    16. Response Paper

    Travelling Together: Response to Lorenza Perini

    Sveva Magaraggia

    17. “Don’t Get All Political on Me”: On the Possibilities of Reading Bad Men After the #MeToo Movement and in the Face of Feminist and Queer Theory

    Nathalia Saliba Dias

    18. Response Paper

    Undutiful Queer/Feminist Readings of “Bad Men” Fiction: Response to Nathalia Saliba Dias

    Nina Lykke 

    19. Towards a Paradigm for Parity and Socially Sustainable Mining in Ghana.

    Rufai Haruna Kilu

    20.  Response Paper

    Researching Gender and Mining Operations in the Local Community: Response to Rufai Haruna Kilu

    Maria Udén


    Edyta Just is a Senior Lecturer and Associate Professor at the Division of Gender Studies, Department of Thematic Studies, Linköping University, Sweden. Her latest publications include: Åkesson, E., Just, E., and Eriksson Barajas, K. (2022). Closer to and further away: emergency-remote teacher education, orientations, and student-bodies. Högre Utbildning, 12(1): 66–78 and Edyta Just (2021). Learning and Students’ Experiences with Blended Education. International Journal of Higher Education, 10(6): 213–223.

    Maria Udén is a Professor in Gender and Technology at the Design research unit, Luleå University of Technology, Sweden. Since the early 1990s, she has taken interest in the implications of feminist theory of science. Her research revolves around gender equality and feminist concepts of alternative technology paradigms and explores interfaces between technology development and social and organizational movements. A recent publication is “NomaTrack and the LoRa-DTN protocol: DTN in innovation for reindeer husbandry” from 2021 (with Samo Grasic, Kerstin Kemlén, and Annelie Päiviö).

    Vera Weetzel is a hairdresser, a former PhD candidate in Gender Studies at Linköping University, and an activist. Vera has left the academic path, and is now working as a hairdresser at a salon called Ohyes in Stockholm. They’re focusing on creating LGBTQIA+ welcoming spaces while developing the craft of doing hair. Academically, Vera is interested in and has explored a range of topics and areas, including posthumanism, ecofeminism, new materialism, queer, and trans studies.

    Cecilia Åsberg is Professor of Gender, Nature, Culture at Linköping University. Åsberg did the first Scandinavian PhD in Gender Studies, but has since been researching and teaching across the arts and sciences, traversing the “two cultures” and built bridge-building feminist communities with grants in Sweden and abroad, also beyond the confines of academia. Recently published works include “More-than-human care in creative AI-interactions” in Nordic HCI; “Science and gender” (KTH, 2022), “Toxic Embodiment” (in More Posthuman Glossary, 2022), and “Afterword” (in Eco Critique, 2023).