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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.

New course

Teaching current research

Today, the first lecture of the new course "Gender, Migration, and Time" was held at the Centre for Women's and Gender Research. Throughout the course, students will get direct insight into the current research from the WAIT-project.

Open seminar

Dignity On Hold – Migration,Time, and Human Rights

Today’s refugee crisis may put irregular migrants’ human dignity on hold due to their waiting. We should, therefore, reflect upon the relationship between time and temporality, on the one hand, and moral status in the case of transnational migration flows, on the other. The question is, then, how...

WAIT Kick-off seminar

In March 2017, all researchers and network partners will meet for the WAIT-project's first seminar.

News

Ida Blom has passed away

Professor emerita Ida Blom has passed away at age 85. Blom was a pioneer of women’s history studies and had a major influence on the rise of women’s history research in Norway, Scandinavia and internationally.

New publication

Gendered Citizenship and the Politics of Representation

On the occasion of the voting anniversary three years ago there was an international conference on gender and citizenship. In this publication you can read texts from many great contributors and SKOK's Kari Jegerstedt is one of the editors

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