New grant from VR

The Swedish Research Council has granted the project Transformations of struggle. Research cluster on gender, sexualities, emergent communities and technocultural assemblages 13.6 million SEK.

”This feels great!” says project leader Mia Liinason, associate professor in gender studies, ”We hoped and had a good feeling about the application and when we saw that we had received the funding we got very excited. This is absolutely amazing! ”

The research environment is set within the humanities, social sciences and engineering sciences, and highlights the social, cultural and digital relationships- what we refer to as ’technocultural assemblage’. A research on how places, nations and boundaries are (re)created, how communities change and groups of collective actors emerge. What are the risks and ethical dilemmas?

Mia hopes in the future that the research environment will become a recognized hub in an international arena. ”We aim to identify key theoretical and political problems and eventually take the next step as a big research application to the European Research Council. In the long run, we hope that the research environment will be an international key player in research on globalization, technology cultures, gender, sexuality and civil society. ”

Project leader is Mia Liinason, associate professor in Gender Studies. Associate researchers are Lena Martinsson, Professor in Gender Studies at the Department of Cultural Sciences and Lisen Selander, Senior Lecturer in Informatics at the Applied IT, GU.

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