Lise Rolandsen Agustín is associate professor in gender and diversity at the Department of Culture and Global Studies, Aalborg University (AAU), Denmark. She participates in bEUcitizen: All Rights Reserved? Constraints and Contradictions of European Citizenship, EC, 7. FW (2013-2017) and Gender Regimes in Politics (GRIP), Velux (2014-2016). Her research interests include social movements and transnational activism, intersectionality and diversity, as well as EU gender equality policies and policy-making processes. Recent publications include: Gender Equality, Intersectionality and Diversity in Europe, Palgrave Macmillan 2013; “Gender Diversities – Practicing Intersectionality in the European Union” Ethnicities 2014 14(4) (with B. Siim); “The Othering of Domestic Violence: The EU and Cultural Framings of Violence against Women” Social Politics 2013 20(4) (with C. Montoya); and “Transnational Collective Mobilisation: Challenges for Women’s Movements in Europe”, in Negotiating Gender and Diversity in an Emergent European Public Sphere (edited by B. Siim and M. Mokre), Palgrave Macmillan 2013.
Helene Pristed Nielsen is associate professor in Globalisation, Gender and Diversity at the Department of Culture and Global Studies, Aalborg University (AAU), Denmark. Together with Stine Thidemann Faber she was recently project coordinator for the ‘Global Periphery’ project which focuses on gender and diversity and how globalization is affecting place practices and place attachment. Her general research interests revolve around issues of inclusion and participation of minorities at the political as well as the social level. Previous research projects have focused on for example women´s participation in the European public sphere, and ethnic minority women´s mobilization in Denmark. Recent publications include: “Place, (In)Equality and Gender: A Mapping of Challenges and Best Practices in Relation to Gender, Education and Population Flows in Nordic Peripheral Areas” with ST Faber and KB Bennike for the Nordic Council of Ministers (2015); “Joint purpose?: Intersectionality in the hands of anti-racist and gender equality activists in Europe” in Ethnicities 2013 and “Women, Participation and the European Parliament” with L Rolandsen Agustín in in Negotiating Gender and Diversity in an Emergent European Public Sphere (edited by B. Siim and M. Mokre), Palgrave Macmillan 2013.
Stine Thidemann Faber is associate professor in gender studies at the Department of Culture and Global Studies, Aalborg University (AAU), Denmark. She has a broad knowledge of societal issues and sociological theory and specialist knowledge on socio-economic and gender issues. She has been involved in two national research projects funded by the Danish Research Council (COMPAS and INTERLOC), and two European Commission FP6 and FP7 projects (PRAGES and WHIST) and has a lot of experience in conducting gender equality research in various fields (e.g. employment, education, decision-making in Denmark). She has in-depth knowledge of the national context in Denmark and a long history of working as a national expert of gender equality policies. Recent publications include: “Place, (In)Equality and Gender: A Mapping of Challenges and Best Practices in Relation to Gender, Education and Population Flows in Nordic Peripheral Areas” with HP Nilesen and KB Bennike for the Nordic Council of Ministers (2015).
Roger Klinth är docent och lektor vid tema Genus, Linköpings universitet. Avhandlingen från 2002 heter Göra pappa med barn och belyser den svenska pappaledighetens politiska historia från tidigt 1960-tal till mitten av 1990-talet. Även i senare forskningsprojekt och publikationer har grundläggande strukturer i den svenska diskursen om genus, jämställdhet och föräldraskap problematiserats. Bland projekten kan nämnas en studie om den opinionsbildning för ökad pappaledighet som genomförts i Sverige sedan mitten av 1970-talet samt en studie om män som använt lång föräldraledighet (mer än sex månader). Vidare har Klinth genomfört jämförande studier om svensk och australiensisk föräldra- och faderskapspolitik.
Anna Malmquist är legitimerad psykolog och doktor i psykologi. Hon har ett intresse för genus- och hbtq-frågor inom psykologin. Hennes forskning har främst handlat om samkönade pars familjer. Anna disputerade år 2015 på avhandlingen Pride and prejudice: Lesbian families in contemporary Sweden. Hon är anställd på avdelningen för psykologi vid Linköpings universitet.
Å-K Engstrand är docent i arbetsvetenskap och universitetslektor i företagsekonomi vid Linköpings universitet. Hennes forsknings- och undervisningsintresse handlar om t.ex. etik, genus, intersektionalitet, jämställdhet och jämlikhet. Hon är också föreståndare för Forum för genusvetenskap och jämställdhet, programansvarig för Masterprogrammet Gender Studies samt likavillkorsombud.
Elin Kvande is Professor at the Department of Sociology and Political Science at Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim. She has received over 20 major research grants with sole of joint reponsibility.She is the author or editor of 8 books, some in conjunction with others. These include The Fahers' Quota and the Fatherfriendly Welfare state (2013), Doing Gender In Flexible Organizations (2007),The Work-Life Squeeze Paradoxes in the New Working Life (2007), Gender, Bodies and Work (2005), The Freedom of Choice. The politics of Care in the Flexible Working Life (2005), Flexible Fathers (2003). She has published 44 book chapters and 29 articles in peer-reviewed Journals such as Work Employment and Society,Gender Work and Employment,, Nordic Journal of Working Life Studies , Nordic Journal of Social Research, Gender in Management, Community Work and Family, Sosiologi idag, Sosiologisk Tidsskrift,Tidsskrift for kjønnsforskning.Kvandes research interests include post-bureaucratic flexible organizations,the effect of internationalization on the Norwegian model of work organization, dynamics and change in gender relations in organizations, welfare state policies, fathers' use of care policies.She has had visiting appointments at Warick University, Linkøping University and London School of Economics.
Berit Brandth is Professor Emerita at the Department of Sociology and Political Science at NTNU in Trondheim. A long-lasting research interest has been family policies, particularly parental leave for fathers. She has also been working extensively with gender and work-family issues. A recent major work is the book “Work–Family dynamics: Competing Logics of Regulation, Economy and Morals” co-edited with Sigtona Halrynjo and Elin Kvande (2017). Another of her research areas are gender and rurality where her publications focus on various aspects of masculinities and femininities in agriculture-related areas such as technology, organization, family, commercial homes and farm tourism. Publications include and “Gender Quotas for agricultural boards: Changing constructions of gender?” with Hilde Bjørkhaug (Gender, Work and Organization 2015) and “Rural masculinity and fathering practices” (Gender, Place & Culture 2016)
Siri Øyslebø Sørensen is a researcher at the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies of Culture, NTNU – Norwegian University of Science and Technology. Her research combines gender studies and social studies of science and technology (STS), and currently she is involved in research on gender balance in academia as co-PI of the project “Gender equality from below – towards a gender balanced NTNU 2025”. In previous work Sørensen has studied gender and power in politics and organisations. She received her PhD in 2013 based on a dissertation on the making of gender quotas on corporate boards as a policy reform. She also studied the cultural conditions for balancing career and parenthood, and did her post doc research on career motivations and leadership in the third sector. Recent research contributions includes the edited volumes Reproduksjon, kjønn og likestilling i dagens Norge (Fagbokforlaget, 2016) and Bodies, Symbols and Organizational Practice: The Gendered Dynamics of Power (Routledge, october 2017).
Jan Erik Grindheim is PhD and Cand. Polit. in Comparative Politics. He is Associate Professor at the University College of Southeast-Norway and a former Associate Professor of European Integration at University of Agder, where he was in charge of the European Integration Summer School from 1999 to 2010. From 1996 to 1998 he was EU Advisor to University of Oslo and before that a Fellow and Assistant Professor in Comparative Politics at University of Bergen. Jan Erik is also the President of European Movement Norway and works for the think-tank Civita.
Laila Nordstrand Berg has a PhD in political science and is working as a researcher at the Department of Political Science, University of Agder (UiA), Kristiansand, Norway. Her main research interests are reforms and management of public sectors in a comparative approach. She is involved in a research project financed by the Norwegian Research Council, FINNUT-perfect, which studies changes in management and managerial structures and the implications for teaching and research in Nordic universities. In another project, HELFARE, (financed by the Norwegian Foreign Ministry) the role of universities for development of regions in Indonesia is studied, focusing on equity (access to HE by underrepresented groups; gender, race, religion, remote areas) and the impact on economic development. Berg has a background from Gender studies at Copenhagen University, and has a gender approach on her data collection (not published yet). She has published in International Journal of Public Sector Management, Nordiske Organisasjonsstudier and book chapters in Emerald and Routledge.
Zuzana Murdoch is associate professor in political science at the Department of Political Science, University of Agder (UiA), Kristiansand, Norway. Her main research interests encompass EU institutions, the role and influence of the administrative level in EU governance, and the integration/socialisation processes of (inter)national bureaucrats involved therein. She has also worked on issues of socio-demographic representation in public bureaucracies – including continued gender (im)balances in such institutions. Recent publications include Organization Studies, European Journal of Political Research, Public Administration, and Journal of European Public Policy.
Professor dr. Jur. Kirsten Ketscher, Centre for Welfare and Market, Faculty of Law University of Copenhagen. Also part time professor at the Law faculty, University of Oslo. Focus areas for research and teaching: Women’s law, equality and discrimination law, Danish and European social security and social welfare law. For publications check http://www.jur.ku.dk/kirstenketscher
Hrefna Friðriksdóttir, Cand.jur from the University of Iceland 1989, LLM from Harvard Law School 1996 and chairman of the Ármann Snævarr Research Institute on Family Affairs, is an Professor of Family Law with the Faculty of Law, University of Iceland. Main research focus is the field of family law, children´s rights and the law on inheritance. Hrefna is a member of the European Commission on Sexual Orientation Law and a board member of Nordisk Forening mot barnemishandling og omsorgssvikt.
Einstabland har jobbet i senteret siden starten i 2008 og vært leder siden 2012. I tillegg har hun vært engasjert i flere likestillingsprosjekter i samarbeid med Agderforskning. F.eks utvikling av Likestillingsmonitoren Agder, NEW Facts – en kartlegging av kvinner i prosess- og olje-gassindustri på Sørlandet. Hun har også vært sekretær i Agderrådets likestillingsråd frem til desember 2011. Fra 2008 har hun undervist ved Likestillingsstudiet ved Universitetet i Agder. Hun har tidligere jobbet i 12 år som vernepleier innen rus- og psykiatrifeltet.