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Newsflash No. 67 - May 16, 2019

A collection of events, seminars, information, and opportunities for master's students at the Faculty of Social Sciences.

Graduate School News

Lunch with PhD Candidates, May 21st
Career in the Öresunds region, May 22nd

News from the Faculty of Social Sciences

Seminar: Saving the Children: Family Interventions and Imagined Futures, May 23rd
Seminar: Right-Wing Sisterhood: Everyday Politics of Hindu Nationalist Women in India and Israeli Zionist Settler Women in Palestine, May 22nd
Other: Election night party, May 26th
Seminar: Varieties of State, Varieties of Ecological Transition, May 28th

Other News and Events

Commemoration of the International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia, May 17th
Lecture: Colonization, decolonization and Indigenous methodologies. A Sami perspective on postcolonial research in a Swedish setting, May 17th
Lecture: Law and Life among Homeless Roma in Copenhagen, May 23rd
Internship opportunity: IM Sweden is looking for five interns to work with them in Sweden

Graduate School News

Lunch with PhD Candidates

Enjoy your lunch while learning from the experiences of Graduate School’s PhD candidates

In this yearly tradition, Graduate School invites current PhD candidates, teachers and students from the master’s programmes to a brown-bag lunch together in the Student Lounge. The following PhD candidates have been confirmed:

Riya Raphael, Gender Studies
Katren Rogers, Political Science
Amaranta Thompson, Gender Studies
John Woodlock, Sociology of Law

Bring your own lunch, microwaves are available. Graduate School will provide beverages.
We will start at 12 noon sharp and finish at approximately 1 pm. If you would like to stay and mingle afterwards you are more than welcome to do so.

Time: Tuesday May 21 st 2019, 12:00 to 13:00
Location: Student Lounge, Gamla Kirurgen (House R)
Contact: //masters [at] sam [dot] lu [dot] se">masters [at] sam [dot] lu [dot] se


Career in the Öresunds region

Considering a career in the Öresunds region? Then this practitioner seminar is for you! This time around, we will focus on the Öresunds region and the possibilities it holds for students looking to kick start their careers.
With three speakers invited, we are aiming for a seminar that covers insight, experience, and hands-on information.

Speakers: Fredrik Melander, Federica Viero, Katarina Lelek

Presentation 1 + Q&A: Fredrik Melander
Fredrik is the Head of R&D Relations at Science Village Scandinavia in Lund. Having worked over a decade in the Öresundsregion in organizations such as the Nordic Council of Ministers and the Danish Ministry of Higher Education and Science he will share the story of his personal career journey with us.

Presentation 2 + Q&A: Federica Viero
Leveraging her background in Economics (M.Sc. in Economic and Social Sciences) and her 20 years' corporate international experience, Federica operates today The Intercultural Lab, where she helps organizations become
more effective economic actors and better places to work through intercultural and inclusive leadership training. She will give us an insight into the Scandinavian workplace culture and how we can make cultural diversity work for us in our career.

Federica's LinkedIn Profile:

Fika & Mingle

Presentation 3 + Q&A: Katarina Lelek
Katarina is a career coach at Uppstart Malmö, a foundation with the goal to create more work in Malmö and enhance equality on the labour market. In her role she helps young adults to get a foot into the labour market. She will share with us her most helpful advices in the job-hunting process including tips on Linked-in, how to get job references and the importance of being personal.

RSVP Required. Please email: //buleza [dot] emerllahu [at] sam [dot] lu [dot] se">buleza [dot] emerllahu [at] sam [dot] lu [dot] se


News from the Faculty of Social Sciences

Seminar: Saving the Children: Family Interventions and Imagined Futures

Val Gillies is a Professor of Social Policy and Criminology at the University of Westminster

The idea of regulating childrearing in order to ‘save’ society has a long history, spanning concerns about children’s physical health and cleanliness, through to their psychological development, and more latterly their brain development. Val Gillies will explore the history of ideas about intervention in parenting and the diagnosis framing these various intervention logics. While definitions of ‘the problem’ and how to solve it have shifted across the years, a preoccupation with the sort of citizens of the future we are raising and ought to be raising have remained central. Focusing on the British context in particular he points to key reconfigurations and continuities in the targeting of children’s development as raw potential and the enduring conviction that deprivation is transmitted through the generations via the mind of the child. While the theorising shifts to fits changing political and cultural contours, a conviction remains that optimally formed minds and bodies can and should prosper within a capitalist system.

Time: Thursday, May 23 rd 2019, 15:00 to 17:00
Location: G335, 3rd floor, Department of Sociology, Paradisgatan 5
Contact: //lisa [dot] eklund [at] soc [dot] lu [dot] se">lisa [dot] eklund [at] soc [dot] lu [dot] se

Seminar: Right-Wing Sisterhood: Everyday Politics of Hindu Nationalist Women in
India and Israeli Zionist Settler Women in Palestine

Akanksha Mehta is a lecturer in Gender, Sexuality, and Cultural Studies and the co-director of the Centre for Feminist Research at Goldsmiths

Right-Wing movements have gained political momentum in the last few decades, drawing within their ranks women who not only embody their exclusionary and violent politics but who also simultaneously contest everyday patriarchies. In this lecture, Mehta uses fourteen months of ethnographic, narrative, and visual ‘fieldwork’ conducted with the cultural nationalist Hindu right-wing project in India and the settler-colonial Israeli Zionist project in
Palestine to examine the everyday politics and mobilisations of right-wing women. Departing from four themes/lenses to examine the everyday politics of right-wing women.

These are: pedagogy and education; charity and humanitarian work; intimacy, friendship, sociability and leisure; and political violence. By interrogating the practices that are contained in and enabled
by these four locations of Hindu right-wing and Zionist settler women’s everyday politics, Mehta highlights the multiple narratives, contradictions, pluralities, hierarchies, power structures, languages, and discourses that encompass right-wing women’s projects. Broadly, Mehta asks what the many-layered textures of everyday politics of right-wing women might mean for feminist scholarship, feminist methodologies, feminist ethics, and feminist activism.

Time: Wednesday, May 22nd 2019, 15:00 to 17:00
Location: Room M224, 2nd floor, House M, Gender Department

For more information: amaranta [dot] thompson [at] genus [dot] lu [dot] se

Other: Election night party

Between May 23 and 26, all EU citizens have the opportunity to vote in the second largest democratic elections in the world (first place goes to India). The Centre for European Studies and the Department of Political Science, together with LUPEF and LSU invite you to an election night party, or valvaka in Swedish, on May 26.
The doors will open at 16.45, and the evening will be filled with interesting panel discussions and analyses of the elections, refreshments, a quiz with nice prizes, spex, and a live band.

The event is free of charge, but you need to sign up.

Time: Sunday May 26th 2019, 16:45 to 23:45
Location: Eden, Paradisgatan 5, Lund
For more information:

Seminar: Varieties of State, Varieties of Ecological Transition

Robyn Eckersley is professor of Political Science at the University of Melbourne Australia, and holder of the 2019 Kerstin Hesselgren visiting professorship, entitled 'Climate
Leadership and Collective Action’.

Democratic states remain unrivalled as the social steering system with the greatest capacity, governing scope and legitimacy to transform economic and social practices in ways that facilitate deep de-carbonisation. Yet this potential is far from realised due to the deeply embedded mutual interdependencies between states and capitalist markets that thwart ‘great green transformations’ of the kind demanded by the civilization challenge of climate
challenge. Nonetheless there are varieties of capitalism, state and society, and some permutations of these varieties have proved to be more conducive than others in producing greener states and societies.
This lecture offers a typological map of these permutations for democratic states, which provide different ‘horizons of political possibility’ for sustainability transitions.The map is intended as a heuristic to guide not only historical explanation of the politics of transition in different ‘state-society complexes’ but also prospective critical and strategic analysis of which sites and modes of political engagement are likely to be the most conductive to hastening and deepening the transition process.

Time: Tuesday May 28th 2019, 8:15 to 9:45
Location: Biskopshuset, Biskopsgatan 1
Contact: //sylvia [dot] lysko [at] svet [dot] lu [dot] se">sylvia [dot] lysko [at] svet [dot] lu [dot] se

Other News and Events

Commemoration of the International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and

On Friday 17 May, Lund University will again fly the rainbow flags for IDAHOT, the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia. This day is held to draw attention to the violence and discrimination that LGBTQIA (Lesbians, Gays, Bi, Trans, Queer, Intersex and Asexual) people are exposed to in all countries. The programme for IDAHOT at Lund University is open to anyone who wants to learn more about LGBTIQA.
All activities are free of charge.

Time: Friday May 17th 2019, 8:00 to 18:00
Location: Lund
For more information:

Lecture: Colonization, decolonization and Indigenous methodologies. A Sami
perspective on postcolonial research in a Swedish setting

Anna-Lill Drugge is historian affiliated to Vaartoe, the Centre for Sami Research at Umeå

Her research focus has been directed towards gender and representation in Sápmi, and her dissertation “To represent or be represented. Sami women in Swedish and Sami press 1966-2006” was published in 2012. Her work has also included research within the area of Indigenous research ethics, Indigenous methodologies and decolonization and her publications include Ethics in Indigenous Research – Past Experiences, Future Challenges
(2016) and “How can we do things right? Ethical uncertainty in Swedish Sami research” (2016). She is currently the CEO of Drugge utbildning AB, her educational company that focuses on implementing Sami research and knowledge in the surrounding Sami and mainstream society).

Time: Friday May 17th 2019, 15:00 to 17:00
Location: Pufendorf IAS, Biskopsgatan 3
Contact: //andrea [dot] nardi [at] keg [dot] lu [dot] se">andrea [dot] nardi [at] keg [dot] lu [dot] se

Lecture: Law and Life among Homeless Roma in Copenhagen

Camilla Ida Ravnbøl is a Postdoc in Anthropology from the University of Copenhaguen

Ravnbøl will present the main findings from her PhD thesis “Bottle Hunters: An Ethnography of Law and Life among Homeless Roma in Copenhagen.” The Roma are part of the Copenhagen cityscape, yet barely noticed by the other residents. Nevertheless, they are at the heart of political debates about destitute EU citizens’ right to reside in Denmark. This paradoxical visibility and invisibility of the Roma in her own backyard inspired Ravnbøl to do
her research. So for over a year, she followed Roma women and men, who left home to provide for their families by collecting refundable bottles. Her thesis mainly investigates the Roma’s relation to the law and police and their lives on the streets in Copenhagen. After the lecture, Ravnbøl will discuss her research with Alejandro Fuentes, Senior Researcher at The Raoul Wallenberg Institute. The moderator will be RWI’s director, Morten Kjaerum.

Time: Thursday May 23rd 2019, 13:00 to 15:00
Location: Pufendorf Auditorium Tryckeriet, Lilla gråbrödersgatan 4, Lund
Contact: //gabriel [dot] stein [at] rwi [dot] lu [dot] se">gabriel [dot] stein [at] rwi [dot] lu [dot] se

Internship opportunity: IM Sweden is looking for five interns to work with them in

In the autumn of 2019, IM Sweden offers five internships within some of their operations in Sweden.
Global Program Operations, Lund (Open to English speaking applicants)
Communications Department, Lund
Project Antirasism, Lund (50%)
Project Women's Power (integration), Lund / Malmö (50%)
Duo Stockholm (integration), Stockholm

Last application date May 19.
For more information: