• Kroghstræde, 3

    9220 Aalborg Øst


Organization profile

Organisation profile

FREIA - Feminist Research Center in Aalborg is an interdisciplinary research center at the Institute for History, International and Social Studies, Aalborg University. The approx. 10 researchers affiliated with FREIA cover the disciplines of sociology, political science, statistics, anthropology and history.

FREIA's research programme The Reconstruction of Gendered Power Relations - Equality and Diversity in modern Welfare Societies has been designated a strategic priority area at the Faculty of the Social Sciences for the period 2005-2009 as well as one of the existing core research areas at Aalborg University.

The purpose of the research programme is to elucidate changes in gendered power relations as these are linked to the challenges brought about by globalization, Europeanization, modernity and growing migration. Special emphasis is placed on the changed relations between the family, civil society, the labour market and the state.

Taking the point of departure in the two key concepts - gendered power relations and intersectionality - the focal point is the interplay between gender, class, ethnicity and generation in a historical and comparative perspective which is studies by means of two traversing themes:

1) Challenges for the European welfare states in a historical and a comparative perspective - welfare models, employment, provision (of care) and citizenship.

2) Cultural and political communities, identities and forms of expression - locally/regionally, nationally and globally.

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The researchers at FREIA teach at various study programmes at the Faculty of the Social Sciences: The Social Sciences Basic Year; the bachelor- and graduate-level Programmes of Sociology, History, Social Science and Administration; European Studies, Culture, Communication and Globalization and master courses on "Gender and Welfare - Equality and Diversity".

For further information:
Contact Anette Borchorst ab@ihis.aau.dk or mha@adm.aau.dk

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equality Social Sciences
gender Social Sciences
Denmark Social Sciences
citizenship Social Sciences
intersectionality Social Sciences
civil society Social Sciences
EU Social Sciences
welfare state Social Sciences

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Projects 2001 2021


Rendix, M. & Kongerslev, M.


Project: Research

labor market
employment opportunity

Research Output 1976 2019

*Gender*Power*? On the multiple relations between gender and power in the European Parliament

Agustín, L. S. R., Meier, P. & Ahrens, P., 2019, (Submitted) Gendering the European Parliament: Structures, Policies, and Practices. Rowman & Littlefield International

Research output: Contribution to book/anthology/report/conference proceedingBook chapterResearchpeer-review

Europeanization Processes and Contemporary Politics of the Body: Stalking and Online Harassment

Agustin, L. R., Faber, S. T. & Nielsen, H. P., 2019, (Accepted/In press) Nordic gender equality policy in a Europeanisation perspective. Dørum, K. (ed.). Routledge

Research output: Contribution to book/anthology/report/conference proceedingBook chapterResearchpeer-review

Feminisms in the Nordic region: Neoliberalism, Nationalism and Decolonial Critique

Keskinen, S. (ed.), Stoltz, P. (ed.) & Mulinari, D. (ed.), 2019, (Accepted/In press) Palgrave Macmillan. (Gender and Politics).

Research output: Book/ReportBookResearchpeer-review



Stine Thidemann Faber (Recipient), 2009

Prize: Prizes, scholarships, distinctions


Modtager af Edith og Valborg Larsens Fond 2006

Christina Fiig (Recipient), 10 Mar 2006

Prize: Prizes, scholarships, distinctions

Activities 1998 2019

11th ESA conference

Lotte Bloksgaard (Participant)
28 Aug 201331 Aug 2013

Activity: Attending an eventConference organisation or participation

12 måneders Ph.D. evaluering, Sif Lehman Jensen

Stine Thidemann Faber (Participant)
13 Aug 2018

Activity: Attending an eventOrganisation or participation in workshops, courses, or seminars

13th Nordic Migration Conference 18-20 November 2004 : The Danish case Paper presented at the 13th Nordic Migration Conference 18-20 November 2004 AMID – Aalborg, Denmark.

Ruth Emerek (Speaker)
18 Nov 200420 Nov 2004

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalks and presentations in private or public companies

Press / Media

Sådan håndterer du sager om sexchikane som chef

Lise Sloth Rolandsen Agustín & Anette Borchorst


1 item of media coverage

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Forsker: Et klart arbejdsgiveransvar

Anette Borchorst & Lise Sloth Rolandsen Agustín


1 item of media coverage

Press/Media: Press / Media

At kombinere job og bolig

Helene Pristed Nielsen


1 item of media coverage

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