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Mia Liinason

Senior lecturer

Mia Liinason
Senior lecturer
Gender Studies
mia.liinason@gu.se
+46 31 786 3615

Room number: 2234
Postal Address: Box 200, 405 30 Göteborg
Visiting Address: Vera Sandbergs allé 8 , 411 33 Göteborg


Department. of Cultural Sciences (More Information)
Box 200
405 30 Göteborg
www.kultur.gu.se
kuv@kultur.gu.se

Visiting Address: Vera Sandbergs allé 8 , 411 33 Göteborg

About Mia Liinason

Mia is Associate Professor in Gender Studies at the Department of Cultural Sciences. She teaches at all levels in gender studies. In her research, Mia is interested in analyzing the relationship between resistance and power in feminism as a transformative project. Here, questions of feminist subjectivity, politics and collective struggles/communities/coalitions are central.


In 2015, Mia was appointed Wallenberg Academy Fellow by Knut and Alice Wallenberg’s Foundation in collaboration with the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. During spring 2016, Mia was Guest Professor at the Institute for Diversity Research, Göttingen University (Germany). Mia was Academic Fellow at the Gender Institute, the London School of Economics and Political Science (UK) during the fall 2014. Mia holds a PhD in Gender Studies from Lund University (2011) and has been Visiting Research Fellow at the Centre for Excellence in Gender Research (GEXcel), Örebro/Linköping University and Postdoctoral Scholar in Gender Studies, at the Centre for Gender Studies, Lund University (2012-2014).


Mia is project leader for Spaces of resistance. A study of gender and sexualities in times of transformation. The project explores the transnational struggle for women’s and LGBT-people’s rights in contemporary Scandinavia, Russia and Turkey. Bringing together multi-sited ethnography, netnography, discourse analysis and comparative analysis, this project aims to expand our knowledge about how collaborations between transnational organizations and local women’s and LGBT-movements enable new collective identities and more complex understandings of gender and sexualities. The project is situated in feminist post-/decolonial and postsocialist theory that critically intervenes into existing diagnoses of progressive politics as primarily modern, secular and located in/of the Global West. Analysing intersections between the microdynamics of everyday life and the macropolitics of states and markets, the project challenges contemporary views of modernity and tradition as stable and fixed cultural values and emphasizes instead the ambivalent and contradictory character of modernity and tradition. By exploring the heterogeneous and shifting expressions of secularism and religion, the project moves beyond dichotomous understandings of religion and secularism, to focus on the multiple and changing manifestations of both the secular and the religious. Guided by the notion politics of belonging, the project examines how political projects can construct belonging to particular collectives that themselves are construed by these projects. Through this, the project wants to expand our knowledge about how the struggles for women’s and LGBT-people’s rights enable spaces of resistance in which new meanings, new political subjects and new collective identities emerge, as they engage with and negotiate multiple power hierarchies in a globalized world.


Mia recently published the book Equality Struggles. Women’s Movements, Neoliberal Markets and State Political Agendas in Scandinavia (Routledge). The book examines some of the largest and most established women’s organizations in the Scandinavian countries. The book deepens existing feminist understandings of the discourses and norms that characterize the Scandinavian neoliberal welfare states of today, their historical links and contemporary manifestations.

In 2016, Mia published the book Hoppets politik. Feministisk aktivism i Sverige idag (Makadam förlag), with Marta Cuesta. The book present findings from the project Feminist critique, feminist resistance, feminist hopes (VR 2012-2015) examining contemporary feminist grassroots activism in Sweden.
 

Mia also has extensive editorial experience and has been the guest editor of a number of academic journals, among them Women's Studies: International Forum (vol. 54 2016). She was the Editor-in-Chief for the Graduate Journal of Social Science (2007-2009), and editorial board member and book review editor of NORA - Nordic Journal of Feminist and Gender Research (2010-2012). Since 2013, Mia is member of SAGE Open Editorial Board. She has edited the book Friendship in Feminist Conversation (Gothenburg: Acta Universitatis Gotenburgensis 2010), and been the guest editor of three special issues of Graduate Journal of Social Science: ”Practising Feminist Interdisciplinarity” (no. 2 2007), ”Queer Studies: Methodological approaches” (no. 2 2008) and ”Queer studies, methodological approaches – a follow up” (no. 1 2009). Mia is also often engaged as peer reviewer for a number of scholarly journals within her field of research.


Mia has been committed to strengthening the institutionalization of gender studies in Europe, and has been active as a board member in diverse projects and associations, such as the Nordic Research School in Interdisciplinary Gender Studies, Sveriges Genusforskarförbund (SGF) [the Swedish Association for Gender Research] and Atgender - the European Association for Gender Research, Education and Documentation.


Mia has been engaged in many European gender studies networks, including GenderAct: Academic Cultures and Transformation in European Gender Studies (funded by Riksbankens Jubileumsfond) and ATHENA: Advanced Thematic Network in European Gender Studies (funded by the European Commission). She is also a member of the network The Futures of Feminisms in the Nordic Region (funded by NOS-HS och NIKK).

Latest publications

Jämställdhet som assemblage
Mia Liinason
Tidsskrift for kjønnsforskning, Journal article 2017
Journal article

Women's/Gender Studies and Contemporary Changes in Academic Cultures: European Perspectives
Mia Liinason, Sabine Grenz
Women's Studies: International Forum, Editorial letter 2016
Editorial letter

'We are not one': Feminist grassroots activism and the politicization of difference
Mia Liinason
Invited speaker, Institute for diversity studies, University of Göttingen (Germany), Conference contribution 2016
Conference contribution

Feministiska forskningsfronter - teori, politik, samarbete
Mia Liinason
Invited speaker, Centre for gender research, Oslo University (Norway), Conference contribution 2016
Conference contribution

Hoppets politik. Feministisk aktivism i Sverige idag
Mia Liinason, Marta Cuesta
Göteborg, Makadam förlag, Book 2016
Book

Modernity and Nostalgia: Women’s Rights in Scandinavia
Mia Liinason
Postcolonial and Postsocialist Dialogues: Intersections, Opacities, Challenges in Feminist Theorizing and Practice, Thematic Studies – Gender Studies, Linköping University, April 27-28 2015, Conference contribution 2015
Conference contribution

A Semi-Outsider's Point of View : The institutionalization of Gender Research in Sweden
Mia Liinason
Rewriting academia :The Development of the Anglicist Women’s and Gender Studies of Continental Europe / Renate Haas (ed.) , Frankfurt am Main, Peter Lang Academic Publishers, Chapter in book 2015
Chapter in book

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2017

Jämställdhet som assemblage
Mia Liinason
Tidsskrift for kjønnsforskning, Journal article 2017
Journal article

2016

Women's/Gender Studies and Contemporary Changes in Academic Cultures: European Perspectives
Mia Liinason, Sabine Grenz
Women's Studies: International Forum, Editorial letter 2016
Editorial letter

'We are not one': Feminist grassroots activism and the politicization of difference
Mia Liinason
Invited speaker, Institute for diversity studies, University of Göttingen (Germany), Conference contribution 2016
Conference contribution

Feministiska forskningsfronter - teori, politik, samarbete
Mia Liinason
Invited speaker, Centre for gender research, Oslo University (Norway), Conference contribution 2016
Conference contribution

Hoppets politik. Feministisk aktivism i Sverige idag
Mia Liinason, Marta Cuesta
Göteborg, Makadam förlag, Book 2016
Book

2015

Modernity and Nostalgia: Women’s Rights in Scandinavia
Mia Liinason
Postcolonial and Postsocialist Dialogues: Intersections, Opacities, Challenges in Feminist Theorizing and Practice, Thematic Studies – Gender Studies, Linköping University, April 27-28 2015, Conference contribution 2015
Conference contribution

A Semi-Outsider's Point of View : The institutionalization of Gender Research in Sweden
Mia Liinason
Rewriting academia :The Development of the Anglicist Women’s and Gender Studies of Continental Europe / Renate Haas (ed.) , Frankfurt am Main, Peter Lang Academic Publishers, Chapter in book 2015
Chapter in book

Showing 1 - 10 of 101

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