Discipline: Gender Studies

Health and Gender Inequalities: Past, Present, and Future

By looking into empirical, historical data and research, this course investigates how women’s health and wellbeing have been neglected historically because most doctors and research participants have been men. How has that impacted women’s health outcomes…

Transgender in Scandinavia

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…

Transgender in Scandinavia

Power of Women in the Viking Age

In this course, we focus on the representations of women in the Viking world. The idea of strong Viking women is explored in numerous ways including the question of gender and the sphere between male and…

Power of Women in the Viking Age, DIS Stockholm, summer course

Gender, Equality, and Sexuality in Scandinavia

Sweden is the most gender equal country in the world with, paid parental leave for all parents, a high number of women in leadership positions, progressive sex education, and equal rights for homosexuals, the Nordic prostitution…

Gender, Equality, and Sexuality in Scandinavia, summer elective course at DIS Stockholm

Psychology of Human Sexuality

This course deals with issues related to human sexuality, emphasizing the psychological perspective. Prevailing sexual norms in Western society and how these norms originated are considered. Examples of topics range from gender and transgender issues to…

Psychology of Human Sexuality, Summer Course

Prostitution and the Sex Trade

This course provides you with an understanding of prostitution from sociological and legal angles. It introduces you to basic gender political discussions surrounding prostitution and explores the ways in which prostitution reflects and shapes gender norms…

Prostitution and the Sex Trade, Summer Course