Gender and Sexuality in Scandinavia
Scandinavia is known for its liberal views on gender and sexuality and this course explores current Scandinavian debates on gender equality, the role of men and masculinity, family structures, homosexuality, sex education, the rights of transsexuals, and prostitution. How do concepts of gender, body, race, and sexuality intersect with concepts of normality and what are some of the new ethical dilemmas, gender roles, and ideals in a changing Scandinavia?
PhD in Gender Studies (Linköping University, Sweden), MA in English (King's College, University of London, UK), BA in English and French (University of Wales Swansea, UK). Research interests include gender and sexuality; feminist theory; trans studies; ICTs and new media; and entanglements of medical technologies, discourses, and sexualities. Most recent research project explored how ideas about kinship are remediated on the websites of sperm banks and fertility clinics. With DIS since 2014.
PhD in Education (Siauliai University, Lithuania, 2011) with the focus on the cross-cultural use of Service Learning in higher education, MA in Social Anthropology and Sociology (Vytautas Magnus University, Lithuania, 2006). Lecturer and Senior Research Scholar, Siauliai University, 2007-2013. Visiting scholar at the Danish School of Education, Aarhus University, 2008-2012. Research experience on the national and international level covers topics related to cultural diversity and cross-cultural issues, gender and family studies, global diffusion of educational models, voluntary participation in Europe. With DIS since 2013.