Key research areas
SKOK's two main areas of research are gender and medical humanities and differentiated citizenship.
The Medical Humanities is an interdisciplinary field of enquiry in which the methodologies and perspectives of the humanities, the social sciences and the arts are brought to bear upon medical education, ethics and practice. This interdisciplinary collaboration has a key role to play in analysing the role and ethics of medicine, and the relationship between medicine and broader ideas concerning health, illness, wellbeing and justice.
Processes of globalization have blurred national boundaries and challenged the idea of the national state and universal citizenship. Through the differentiation of citizenship rights and entitlements a flexible, compatible economy is ensured by privileging certain populations, while preventing others from obtaining the same rights and entitlements. At SKOK, researchers are particularly interested in the topic of differentiated citizenship that relate to gender and sexuality, migration and questions of justice.