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Linköping University (LiU)
Department of Social and Welfare Studies

 Contact details
Contact personPhD Eva Reimers
StreetLinköpings University 
Address 601 76 - Norrköping (Sweden) 
Phone+46 31363152 
 Organisation details
Employees (in Depart.)51-250 
Organisation TypeSecondary or higher education establishment 
 Research Focus

 Fields of activities:
» Religion Studies
» Cultural studies
» Gender and sexuality studies
» Sociology
» Education (incl. training, pedagogy, didactics)
» Journalism, mass media and communication

 Brief description of your activity focus
My expertise is in critical education/pedagogy, queer studies, and death studies.

 Details about Expertise / Competences / Technologies
I am professor in Pedagogic Practices with an interest in how norms about sexuality, gender, class and ethnicity are articulated and disrupted, and to what effects, in educational settings and discourses. Common traits in my research are discursive methods and perspectives, and an interest in how people communicate and construct notions about norms, identity and society.
In Educational Science I have studied the heterosexual norm in schools and teacher education. My present research concerns class in the neoliberal educational discourse and how class and gender have played a role in education of childminders and preschool-teachers. Another research interest is Death Studies, which in my case consists of communicative perspectives on death, loss, bereavement and grief. Within this field of research I have studied official Swedish media representations of media events of disaster and death.
 Research Activities

 Project participation
Project #1
Project TypeNational
Project TitleBeneath the surface
Specific ThemeHomophobia in working life
Project websitehttp://www.ytan.se/?p=1892
CoordinatorAnette Sjödin and Gunnar Svensson
Project #2
Project TypeOther (International)
Project TitleThe Transnational Cooperation for Equality
Specific ThemeResearch on homophobia and heteronormativity in working life
Project websitehttp://www.atviri.lt/index.php?item_id= and http://www.ytan.se/?p=3187
CoordinatorAnette Sjödin

 International and national projects beyond EU Framework Programme
I have been coordinator for an application for a FP7 project on democtartic citizenship and heteronormativity in Sweden, Britain, Slovenia and Lithuania. The application did not recieve any funding.

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