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Centre for Women’s and Gender Research

Contact information

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
Email: post@skok.uib.no

About SKOK

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.

Research

International PhD-students arrive in Bergen

The Centre for Women’s and Gender Research (SKOK) is currently hosting a group of international PhD-students in Gender Studies from institutions in Sweden, Hungary, and South-Africa. The students are part of a research project funded by the Swedish Foundation for Collaboration in Research and Higher...

Notes from the field

Waiting at the borders of Europe

Read the first dispatch from the field from social anthropologist and project leader of WAIT, Christine M. Jacobsen. She has spent the summer months carrying out fieldwork among irregular migrants of Marseille. In this report from the field she discusses the temporal dimensions of the securitisation...

Bergen Summer Research School

Migration, trafficking and sex-work

While most students at UoB have finished their exams and gone home for the summer, a new group of students are swarming the campus. PhD-candidates and young researchers from across the world have arrived to participate in Bergen Summer Research School (BSRS). Those taking the course on gender and...

SKOK-seminar

The criminalization of young men in Iran

Shahram Khosravi from Stockholm University has recently published his newest ethnographic book, Precarious Lives: Waiting and Hope in Iran, an "intricate and moving portrait of contemporary Iranian life," where he elegantly weaves together insights from his studies of Iranian youth culture...