I CGFs seminarie serie presenterar inbjudna gäster såväl som forskare vid Karlstads universitet aktuella forskningsfrågor och projekt inom det genusvetenskapliga området. Seminarierna är öppna och hålls på engelska.
13.03.2019 kl 15-17, room 5A415
Title: "Clitoral reconstruction (CR) after female genital cutting (FGC) – women’s motives, expectations and experiences"
Abstract: Clitoral reconstruction (CR), with the aim to restore anatomy and function of the clitoris, is offered to women with female genital cutting (FGC) in some European countries, including Sweden. Yet, there is a dearth of evidence regarding women’s experiences of CR. This study aims to explore motives, expectations and experiences of CR surgery in a Swedish context. Twentyone (n19) women requesting surgery at Karolinska University Hospital in Stockholm were recruited and interviewed individually at two occasions; once before surgery and once one year post-operatively (continued). Preliminary findings indicate that all the women had come to see FGC as a violation of bodily integrity and sexual rights. The women wanted surgery to repair the visual aspect of what they considered ‘damaged’ genitalia, symbolically reclaim their clitoris, restore a damaged sexuality and reduce pain. One year post-operatively, some women reported that the result was better than their expectations. Other women reported that they were satisfied with surgery in some aspects, but not all. The study indicates that motives, expectations and experiences of CR is complex and involves a web of interlinked physical, sexual, social, and emotional aspects.
Higher research seminar on Gender and Management
10.04.2019 kl 13.00-16.00, room 11A:316, CTF, Karlstad University
Title: "Markets, Masculinity and Entrepreneurship"
Welcome to a multidisciplinary seminar on emerging issues of gender, power,
feminism and masculinity in reference to management issues, and in particular
entrepreneurship and marketing.
The seminar will start with an introductory speech by Dr. Wendy Hein,
Birkbeck University of London, UK, in relation to her ongoing research on gender,
feminism, gender inequality and markets. Other participating and presenting
researchers are: Elisabeth Ljunggren, Norduniversitetet Bodø, Norway, Karin Berglund,
Stockholm Business School, Stockholm University, Ulf Mellström, CGF, Karlstad University
and Anna Fyrberg Yngfalk and Markus Fellesson, CTF, Karlstad University.
The seminar is open, but please send an email to email@example.com
to confirm your participation (refreshments will be served).
The seminar is co-arranged by:
CTF, Service Research Center, CGF, Centre for Gender Studies,
and Karlstad Business School, at Karlstad University
10.04.2019 kl 15-17, room 3A:340
Title: "Situated Neuroscience: Bringing together sex and gender"
Presenter: Gillian Einstein, University of Toronto, Linköping University
Abstract: In this talk I describe what I call, “Situated Neuroscience”, an approach to enquiry that situates the nervous system within the whole body as well as within the culture. I describe neuroscience research on two cultural practices most often considered in terms of their effects on the reproductive system: Female genital circumcision/mutilation/cutting (FGC) and ovarian removal. I use a situated approach to consider how these gendered practices affect other body systems, in particular, the nervous system. In doing so, it becomes clear that one cannot cut one part of the body without affecting the whole body and that gender becomes biological.
24.04.2019 kl 15-17, room 3A:340
Title: "GUYnecology: The Missing Science of How Men’s Health Matters for Reproduction"
Abstract: Medical researchers have been making headlines with a surprising series of findings about how the health status of men’s bodies prior to conception can directly affect the health of their children. As a result, many of the warnings that women receive about pregnancy - regarding their age and watching what they eat, drink, and smoke - also apply to men during the three months that sperm develops inside their bodies. Scientific knowledge about the effects of men's bodily health on reproductive outcomes has only recently begun to be produced. The lack of knowledge is only more glaring when considered alongside the enormous efforts to study women’s reproductive bodies over the past 150 years. What took so long for researchers to begin asking basic questions about how men matter for reproduction? Situated within sociological literatures on gender, medicine, and knowledge-making, and drawing on historical and qualitative data, the goal of this book project is to encourage social scientists, clinicians, public health professionals, and policymakers to attend to men’s role in reproduction. Doing so has the potential to improve men’s health and the health of their children. It may also influence reproductive politics more broadly, expanding beyond the narrow focus on women to include men in discussions about how bodies and societies intersect to affect the health and lives of individuals.
29.05.2019 kl 15-17, room 3A:340
Title: "Transgender/Transplant: historical and contemporary entanglements in medicine"
Abstract: This talk examines the role that transplantation medicine has played in the creation of transsexual and transgender bodies. The technical possibility of transforming subjectivities by moving working parts within one body or between many bodies opened boundaries of the self. From the early gonad transplants between humans and animals that formed the basis of modern endocrinology to contemporary efforts to transplant uteruses and penises into the bodies of trans- people who desire them, this talk considers entanglements between these fields of medicine and what expansions of transplant capacity may mean to for trans- futures.