Masculinities in ScandinaviaSemester Course

Masculinities in Scandinavia, Semester Course
Major Discipline(s)
Anthropology, Gender Studies, Sociology
Elective Course
Fall/Spring semester

Scandinavian women are often represented as independent and sexually liberated and the men as slightly effeminate metrosexuals who clean, cook, and care for their children. But what does it even mean to be masculine and feminine and how is it related to our bodies and intersect with sexuality, race, and class? This class explores how particular masculinities are expressed and negotiated in the lives of Scandinavian men and masculine women, and articulated in popular media, politics, literature, art, and commercials.

Related Discipline(s)

This course would also be of interest to the following discipline(s):
Human Development


Sara Ezban Grützmeier

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

Cand. Soc. in Development and International Relations, Global Refugee Studies from Aalborg University (2013). Worked with ethnic minority integration in the Copenhagen Municipality and in civil society organizations focusing on youth activism. Currently working as project coordinator in Sabaah, a volunteer-based organization for LGBTQ people with ethnic minority background in Denmark. With DIS since 2015.

Gender and Sexuality Studies, Sara Grützmeier