Department of Ethnology, History of Religions and Gender Studies

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Universitetsvägen 10 B, plan 4, 5 och 8
106 91 Stockholm

Department projects

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From Waste to Profit. Gender, Biopolitics and Neoliberalism in Indian Commercial Surrogacy
01/01/2017 - 31/12/2020

The project is an interdisciplinary studie of transnational commercial surrogacy (TCS) in India. Although Indian TCS has received substantial scholarly attention, a comprehensive analysis of the underlying socio-cultural, economic and political conditions is still lacking. The...

Medieval and Contemporary Islamic Fundamentalism: Program of Action and Othering
01/01/2016 - 31/12/2019

This is a comparative study of fundamentalist Islam. The main focus is the “program of action” related to “othering”, i.e. how “others” are viewed and how they should be treated according to the program of action. The time span of this project runs from medieval Islam until to...

The ”Female Turn” in Evolutionary Biology – a science study of shifting canonical knowledge 1980-2000
01/01/2017 - 31/12/2019

This project explores how the international evolutionary research community radically shifted perspectives on the role of females in evolutionary biology. The project aims at understanding the histories, social dynamics and epistemological norms producing this shift in canonic...

The embodied self, health and emerging technologies: Implications for gender and identity
01/01/2017 - 31/12/2018

The primary objective of the workshops is to respond to and explore the development and impact of newly emerging technologies on the embodied self, and more particularly on our expectations of health in the early 21st cen...

Outside the Monastery Walls: How Buddhist Songs and Biographies were used to Promote Alternative Forms of Practice and Non-Monastic Ideals in Sixteenth-Century Tibet
01/01/2014 - 31/12/2016
Den tibetanska buddhismen förknippas ofta med munkar och kanoniska texter. Det är dock viktigt att uppmärksamma den stora betydelse som andra typer av buddhistiska utövare och texter har haft och fortfarande har i denna form av buddhism. Fjorton- och femtonhun...

Hinduism in Europe
01/11/2016 - 30/11/2016

The conference "Hinduism in Europe" is planned to take place at Stockholm University, on April 26-28, 2017. It is organised by the department of Ethnology, Gender Studies, and History of Religion. The three days conference has a regional specialisation towards Europe and attem...

Mediating Global Motherhood. Gender, race and sexuality in swedish media representations of transnational surrogacy and transnational adoption.
01/01/2013 - 30/11/2016
Detta projekt undersöker bilden av internationellt surrogatmödraskap och internationell adoption i svenska medier. Internationellt surrogatmödraskap är en snabbt expanderande global industri möjliggjord av högteknologiska processer som exmpelvis embr...

The Encounter of Buddhism and Capitalism in Contemporary Burma: Prosperity Expectations, Religious Commodification, and Religious Authority
01/01/2013 - 31/12/2015
In recent years, a diversity of popular *prosperity movements* has emerged and proliferated in Burma, such as the cult of immortal esoteric Buddhist masters, charismatic forest monks, and spirit mediums, all promising wealth, health and success. They represent highly hybridized l...


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