Research on men and masculinities at the Centre for Gender Studies (CGF) concerns conditions for Research on men and masculinities at the Centre for Gender Studies (CGF) concerns conditions for change and emancipatory opportunities. We deal with epistemological and methodological issues in work for gender equality and social justice. Our research has a global perspective and is comparative. The ambition is to highlight both the social problems of men as well as men as social problems – these are intertwined.
At the Centre we have conducted masculinity studies since the early 1990’s. The Centre today focusses on migration, mental health, suicidology, technology, trans-issues, fathering, family and intimacy, working life and a gender segregated labour market.
CGF houses the journal Norma: International Journal for Masculinity Studies
Ulf Mellström, Professor and editor in chief for Norma
Andreas Henriksson, Senior Lecturer
Tobias Hübinette, Senior Lecturer
Luca Tainio, PhD student and editorial secretary for Norma
Routledge International Handbook of Masculinity Studies (2020) Edited by Lucas Gottzén, Ulf Mellström and Tamara Shefer, https://www.routledge.com/Routledge-International-Handbook-of-Masculinity-Studies/Gottzen-Mellstrom-Shefer/p/book/9781032176345
Forthcoming: Posthumanism and the Man Question: Beyond Anthropocentric Masculinities, Routledge (2022), to be published in November 2022, Edited by Ulf Mellström and Bob Pease
Ongoing Research Projects
- Masculinity and Suicide in Värmland (funded by region Värmland) 2022
The project directs attention to the fact that almost 3 out 4 that commit suicide are men. The research themes that are in focus are, masculinity in relation to loneliness, drug and alcohol abuse, social media, socio-economic marginalization and over-indebtedness.
- Transnational Bachelors: An ethnography of singledom among migrant men in the European Union (funded by Vetenskapsrådet, The Swedish Research Council) 2020-2023.
In this project we explore contemporary transnational bachelorhood within the European Union. Four different ethnic groups are investigated in Sweden and Italy. These are Syrians and Poles in Sweden and Romanians and Bangladeshis in Italy. The core questions of the project relate to place, community, mobility, and identity.