Second NOS-HS Exploratory workshop: “Gender regimes”

NOS-HS Exploratory workshop 2 is part of NOS-HS (The Joint Committee for Nordic research councils in the Humanities and Social Sciences) funded project, and it´s explorative workshop series focusing on Intersectional Gender Equality in Academia in the Arctic North.

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Lapland hotel, Oulu, Finland / Online

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This hybrid workshop is part of NOS-HS funded project, and it´s explorative workshop series focusing on Intersectional Gender Equality in Academia in the Arctic North. During the first day (November 30), project partners and invited quests present and discuss on current issues related with gender equality in wide range of topics relevant to Arctic, including indigenous and Sámi knowledge production, gendered care in academia, politics, and research and innovations. Gender equality issues are approached from power perspective.

The workshop is attached with the 2022 Gender studies conference “Feminist matterings in the Arctic”, held following two days, 1.-2.12.2022 at the University of Oulu, Linnanmaa campus.

Anyone interested are welcome to participate to the event online.


Exploring gender regimes at northernmost Nordic universities

November 30

9.00-9.45 Coffee and welcome

University lecturer Mervi Heikkinen – Welcome words & Introduction to NOS-HS project
Dr. Anna Rönkä – “Gender equality work in the northernmost parts of Nordic countries”

9.45-11.00 Discussion 1: Gender equality, Indigenous and Sami knowledge production.
Professor Rauna Kuokkanen – “Intersectional Gender Regimes”
University lecturer Kristina Rolin – “Resisting Epistemic Exploitation”

11.00-12.00 Lunch, Lapland hotel

12.00-13.15 Discussion 2: Gender equality in Arctic politics and borderlands
Assistant professor Melina Duarte – New Book: GEDEIA
Professor Lena Abrahamsson – What’s going on in LTU?

13.15-13.30 Coffee / break

13.30-14.45 Discussion 3: Gendered career and care in academia
Professor emeritus Jeff Hearn – “Men and Masculinities in Academia, University and Science” (online)
Professor Firouz Gaini – “Faroese fatherhood and the question of higher education” (online)

14.45-15.00 Coffee

15.00-16.15 Discussion 4: Gender equality in research and innovation.
Professor emerita Liisa Husu – Granted project
Professor Kirsti Lempiäinen – UniSAFE survey on gender-based violence

16.15-16.30 Introduction to the edited book proposal

Closing the meeting

18.30 → Dinner for invited guests, Restaurant Rauhala, Mannenkatu 4, 90130 Oulu

More information:

Project leader Dr. Mervi Heikkinen
Tel: +358 294 48 3817

If you wish to participate, please register via e-mail to Anna Rönkä by Monday 28th 2022, and we will send you the zoom-link:

Postdoctoral researcher Anna Rönkä
Tel: +358 294 483813

Project page: Intersectional Gender Equality in Academia in the Arctic North

Last updated: 24.11.2022