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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 Education (STINT).
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 of the border between France and Italy.
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 migration co-organized by SKOK and the Faculty of Law, have been presented to Danish Anthropologist... Read more
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 and migration studies.
Centre leader at SKOK, Christine M. Jacobsen's latest article, «Veiled Nannies and Secular Futures in France» is fresh from the press. In the article, Jacobsen focuses on the debate on the use of veil in childcare as an intake to the examination of french secularism and its impact on state regulations on religion.
Visiting research fellow, Social Anthropologist Sandrine Musso, is affiliated to the ongoing research project WAIT - Waiting for an uncertain future: the temporalities of irregular migration. Musso has spent the last weeks at SKOK, taking advantage of the Norwegian weather to work on her current research.
SKOK is one of four institutions collaborating to create a research network composed of PhD-students in gender research. Through the STINT-founded project New Tools, young researchers from Linköping, Budapest, Cape Town, and Bergen work together to strengthen transnational gender research.
On the last monday of March, SKOK invited master students at UiB to a full-day seminar at the centre. Students were able to present their work, and discuss how the gender perspective of their analysis could be strengthened.
Historian and associate professor at SKOK, Hanne Marie Johansen, has studied the history of Norwegian divorce practices, and recently published an article where she examines the changes in Norwegian divorce policies from the end of the 18th century and through the 19th and 20th century, as Norway struggled to gain independence from Denmark.
Doctoral candiate Kari Anne Drangsland is the last addition to the research stab at SKOK. Kari Anne is part of project WAIT, and will soon start collecting data to her research project. Get to know Kari Anne and her project here.
WAIT researchers and network partners met for the first time to present, discuss and share ideas about the research that lies ahead and to kickoff the WAIT-project.
What do you learn when you sign up for gender studies? Why is it important to study gender? What can you do with a bachelor in gender? During the open day at the University of Bergen, Kurt-Rune Bergset from SKOK gave high-school students an introduction to gender studies, and the wealth of problems and topics that are included in the field.
Erika is currently completing her Bachelors Degree in Gender Studies at the University of Bergen. She has specialized in History, and as part of her studies she works as an intern at the city archive in Bergen. She encourages everyone with an interest in gender to consider the bachelor program at SKOK.
- For this course you want to read the material and be prepared, exchange student Anna Tydén says. The curriculum for the new course «Gender, Migration and Time» is directly linked with current research on migration in Europe, an angle that the students highly appreciate.
Dutch anthropologist Anouk de Koning from Radboud University visited SKOK to talk about her ERC-financed Project "Reproducing Europe". The project is a comparative, ethnographic study focused on parenting as a political domain of governance. Koning and her team will look at how Egyptian migrant parents negotiate their citizenship and parenthood with representatives of the state and... Read more
This spring, students from the Bergen School of Architecture can participate in a workshop linked with the multidisciplinary WAIT-project. The workshop will explore the temporalities of architecture and textiles.
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.
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.

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