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  • Universitetsvej 1, 25.1

    DK-4000 Roskilde

    Denmark

20182018
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Personal profile

Research and teaching information

RESEARCH:

I am an interdisciplinary feminist scholar and PhD fellow in the Social Science Department. My current research works to capture trans and non-binary people's experiences of well-being and care in the Danish socio-political and socio-medical contexts. This project works on macro-, meso-, and micro- levels to understand how cis-normative and hetero-normative assumptions have informed legal and medical policy relating to trans-specific health and well-being, and how these assumptions have been translated down through healthcare professionals, and how trans and non-binary people experience and navigate these systems. Rooted in queer and transfeminist theory, the project takes up participatory action research, feminist discourse analysis, collective memory work as methods used to critically explore within and across levels. 

In working with issues related to the discipline of trans, non-binary and queer expression, I work to engage myself and my work within critical discussions and evaluations raised by trans and queer activists. As such, I consider my research as part of a larger activist network and discussions, which aims to bring about positive social change for marginalized communities.

 

RESEARCH AREAS:

  • Sex/gender identity, LGBTQ+ identity, and body politics

  • Critical and feminist analyses of hierarchies of power, power constructions in social structures

  • Critical and feminist policy and discourses analyses

  • Participatory Action Research Methods
  • Trans-specific healthcare in Denmark; Trans well-being and care

TEACHING:

I teach courses and workshops related to gender studies at the Department of Sociology at RUC.

I also supervise projects at both the BA and MA level in both Sociology and International Studies that take on feminist, queer, decolonial, post-modern and post-structural thought. 

Education/Academic qualification

International Studies, MA, Aarhus University

Sep 2015Jun 2017

Gender & Women's Studies; International Studies, Double BA with honors, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Sep 2010May 2015

External positions

External Coordinator, Gendering in Research Network, Interacting Minds Centre, Aarhus University

Aug 2018 → …

Keywords

  • Gender studies, Ethnicity, Equal rights
  • Queer theory
  • Transfeminist theory
  • Trans and gender non-binary
  • Identity politics
  • Collective memory work
  • Participatory Action Research
  • Welfare state, Welfare society
  • Well-being
  • Care
  • Trans specific health

Projects 2018 2018

Prizes

Aarhus University MA Scholarship

Molly Anne Occhino (Recipient), May 2015

Prize: Prizes, scholarships, distinctions