LGBTQ in Europe: Theories, Communities, and Spaces
Fall & Spring | 3 credits | Core course in Gender & Sexuality Studies
Core Course Week: a short study tour to Southern Sweden
Week-Long Study Tour: Berlin
Scandinavia was among the first countries to protect the rights of LGBTQ citizens and all Scandinavian countries have introduced gay marriage. New reproductive technologies also open new forms of kinships and present new ethical questions. Similarly, transgendered people raise claims for new conceptions of gendered citizenships. In this course, you explore the history of the queer movements and study the cultural, social, and political aspects of LGBTQ life in Northern European societies.
Sara Ezban Grützmeier
Cand. Soc. in Development and International Relations, Global Refugee Studies from Aalborg University (2013). Worked with ethnic minority integration in the Copenhagen Municipality and in civil society organizations focusing on youth activism. Currently working as project coordinator in Sabaah, a volunteer-based organization for LGBTQ people with ethnic minority background in Denmark. With DIS since 2015.