Centre for Women's and Gender Research (SKOK)
Visting address: Ida Bloms house, Allégaten 34.
Postal address: PB 7805, 5020 Bergen
Tel: +47 55 58 27 05
The Centre for Women’s and Gender Research (SKOK) is an interdisciplinary research centre that aims to provide knowledge about these fields of research to all the faculties at the University of Bergen. SKOK’s main objective is to strengthen women’s and gender research at the university at large. SKOK aspires to function as a vital arena for researchers not only at our own university, but also to serve as a link to other research communities, both nationally and internationally. One of SKOK’s main goals is to secure a long term interdisciplinary competence building in this field of research. SKOK also offers a bachelor program in gender studies, a one-year program in gender studies and doctoral education within the field.
WAIT - Waiting for an uncertain future: the temporalities of irregular migration
The WAIT project uses theories of temporality and the concept of 'waitinghood' as tools for producing new and critical insights into the cultural conditions and implications of migration. 'Waitinghood' is about the condition of prolonged waiting, uncertainty and temporariness which is characteristic of irregular migration.WAIT investigates how temporal structures related to irregular migration are shaped by legal regimes, cultural norms and power relationships, and how they shape subjective experiences and life projects. The project focuses on three European migration-hubs, notably Oslo (Norway), Stockholm (Sweden) and Marseille (France) and will start in January 2017. You can read more on the project website