GEXcel news



GEXcel is an international research centre for excellent gender research. 

The research centre is hosted by the inter-university Institute of Thematic Gender Studies of the universities of Linköping and Örebro, Sweden. The institute is a unique new unit for interdisciplinary gender research and education, creating a framework for close collaboration between 

* Department of Gender Studies, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Linköping University
* Centre for Feminist Social Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences, Örebro University
* Division of Gender and Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, Linköping University  

The excellence centre is organised and chaired by a Board of six professors  (five in Gender Studies and one in Sociology with a focus on Gender Studies), who are all affiliated with the Institute. An International Advisory Board has been set up to advise the Board.    

GEXcel Director
Prof. Nina Lykke, Linköping University

GEXcel Board

Prof. Nina Lykke, Linköping University - Director
Prof. Anita Göransson, Linköping University - Co-director
Prof. Jeff Hearn, Linköping University - Co-director
Prof. Liisa Husu, Örebro University
Prof. Anna G. Jónasdóttir, Örebro University - Co-director
Prof. Barbro Wijma, Linköping University


GEXcel International  Advisory Board
Elzbieta Oleksy, Professor, Centre for Women’s Studies, University of Lodz, Poland
Raewyn Connell, Professor, University of Sydney, Australia
Rosi Braidotti, Distinguished Professor in the Humanities,  University of Utrecht, The Netherlands
Karen Barad, Professor, Feminist Studies Department, University of California, St. Cruz, USA 
Kathleen B. Jones, Professor Emerita, Women's Studies, San Diego State University, USA
Birte Siim, Professor, Gender Studies, Aalborg University, Denmark
Berit Schei, Professor, Women’s Medicine, The Technical University of Norway(NTNU), Norway