Organizers

Lena Martinsson

Professor in Gender Studies
University of Gothenburg

Lena is leading the project Futures of genders and sexualities: Cultural products, transnational spaces and emerging communities, which explores struggles for change beyond states and organizations. She is also one of the researchers in TechnAct: Transformations of Struggle which examines the interconnections between digital technologies and emergent feminist and queer communities in transnational space. Among her recent publications are: “When gender studies becomes a threatening religion” European Journal of Women´s studies (2020); “Civil servants talk back – political subjectivity and reconstruction of the nation” Critical sociology (2020) and Dreaming Global Change, Doing Local Feminisms. Global North/Global South Encounters. Conversations and disagreements (2018) together with Professor Diana Mulinari (eds).

Mia Liinason

Professor in Gender Studies
University of Gothenburg

Mia leads the project Spaces of Resistance. A study of gender and sexualities in times of transformation. She is also director of TechnAct: Transformations of Struggle, a research cluster devoted to examine the interconnections between digital technologies and emergent feminist and queer communities in transnational space. Recent publications include: “‘Drawing the line’ and other small-scale resistances. Exploring agency and ambiguity in feminist and queer transnational NGOs,” International Feminist Journal of Politics (2020); “Multiplicities of Power – Multiplicities of Struggle. Intersectional movements and feminist and queer grassroots activism”, in Astrid Biele Mefebue, Andrea D Bührmann and Sabine Grenz eds. Handbook on Intersectionality Research (Springer VS 2020) and ”Challenging the visibility paradigm: Tracing ambivalences in lesbian migrant women’s negotiations of sexual identity”, Journal of Lesbian Studies (2019).

Olga Sasunkevich

Associate senior lecturer in Gender Studies
University of Gothenburg

She is a researcher in the project Spaces of resistance. A study of gender and sexualities in times of transformation and a coordinator of the activist-scholarly network Feminist and Queer Solidarities across the Borders. Her research interests include gender relations in post-socialism and feminist and LGBTI+ activism in Eastern Europe and Russia. Among her recent publications are: “‘But I liked it, I liked it’: Revealing agentive aspects of women’s engagement in informal economy on the EU external borders”, The European Journal of Women’s Studies (2019) and special issue “Post-Socialist Anxiety: Gender Studies in Eastern Europe in the Context of the Conservative Backlash”, Perekrestki (co-edited with Ben Cope and Alena Minchenia).

Selin Çağatay

Postdoctoral fellow in Gender Studies
University of Gothenburg

Selin works in the research project Spaces of resistance. A study of gender and sexualities in times of transformation. Her research concerns the changing agendas, forms, and strategies of gender equality struggles in Turkey and globally. She explores the relationship between gender equality activism and other actors of gender politics such as the state, political parties, social movements, and transnational institutions and formations. Selin holds a Ph.D. degree in Comparative Gender Studies at Central European University in Budapest, Hungary. She has been a visiting lecturer at Central European University, Department of Gender Studies and Eötvös Lorand University, Department of European Studies where she taught courses on gender regimes, women’s activism, NGOs, and transnational feminism from historical and global perspectives.