Transgender in ScandinaviaSemester Course

Transgender in Scandinavia, Elective course at DIS Stockholm
Major Discipline(s)
Gender Studies, Sociology
Elective Course
Fall/Spring semester

Transgender celebrities such as Caitlin Jenner and Laverne Cox fueled mainstream interest in transgender lives and experiences. But trans and queer communities have long fought for trans persons’ rights to be ‘true to self.’ This course explores the history of trans activism with a special focus on Sweden and how legislative and medical discourses change how we think about gender identities and rights. We also explore topics such as transphobia, gender-neutral pronouns, gender passing, transgender children and their families, and how race and class intersect with being trans.

Related Discipline(s)

This course would also be of interest to the following discipline(s):
Human Rights, Legal Studies


Catalyst McIlroy

DIS Stockholm Semester Faculty

MSc in Equality Studies (University College Dublin, 2008). Trans activist and educator, engaged in LGBTQ activism in Ireland and Europe since 2007, as former Co-Chair of Transgender Europe (TGEU) and Co-ordinator of Transgender Equality Network Ireland (TENI). Currently Chairperson of Trans Fest Stockholm, a community collective celebrating trans and gender-diverse visibility, culture and community. With DIS since 2017.