Feminist Activism in DenmarkSemester Course

Feminist Activism in Denmark
Major Discipline(s)
Gender Studies
Visiting Faculty Course
Elective Course

This course is a tour de force through the exciting history of feminist activism in Denmark: From the modern women’s movement in the 1960’s to the blossoming feminist activism in #metoo and BLM today. What were – and are – the main questions for Danish feminists and what roles do questions of gender, class, race, and sexuality play? We focus on particular cases of Danish feminist activism, and visit important sites and engage with young Danes, who do and think about feminist activism today and in the past.


Pernille Ipsen

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

Professor of Gender and Women’s Studies and History at University of Wisconsin. M.A. in History with a minor in Women’s Studies and Gender Studies, University of Copenhagen, 2002, Ph.D. in History, University of Copenhagen, 2008. A historian of gender, women, feminism, race and colonialism in Scandinavia and the larger Atlantic world. Author of several book: Daughters of the Trade: Atlantic Slavers and Interracial Marriage on the Gold Coast (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2015), Et åbent øjeblik (2020) - currently working on an English version with the prospective title: “An Open Moment: My Seven Mothers and the World They Envisioned”. Visiting professor at DIS in the academic year 2022-23.