The Queer Research Group aims to provide an arena for inspiration, provocation, collaboration and support for researchers who work in the area of queer research, broadly defined.
About Queer Research Group
Queer research has traditionally focused on themes related to sexual and gender minorities (LGBTQ+), particularly in historical and literary contexts. Gradually, queer studies has attained a broad-based interdisciplinary profile, encompassing humanities, social sciences and the natural sciences. Queer theory diverges from queer studies in that queer theory’s ambition is to confront and critically analyze societal norms and value systems – including traditional academic knowledge regimes and the neoliberal corporatization of the university – as socially constructed categories that produce and extend power inequalities.
The Queer Research Group provides a forum for academic discussions of theoretical, methodological and ethical topics in the field of queer and LGBTQ+ studies and queer theory, hosts presentations and collaborations to do with publishing, funding and work applications, and shares relevant literature and references. Finally, in light of the current geopolitical climate as regards anti-gender politics and attacks on democratic principles and rights, a central ambition for the Group is to promote increased understandings of and dialogues between Norwegian, Nordic and international research, and political mobilizations in this field.
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