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Ulla Manns

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Ulla Manns
Alfred Nobels allé 7
Södertörns Högskola
Flemingsberg
Phone: +46 8 608 4678
Fax: +46 8 608 4360
MA 918 Moas Båge

Ulla Manns, professor in Gender Studies at the School of Culture and Learning. Associate professor in the History of Ideas. Member of the program committee of the research program Time, Memory, Representation: A Multidisciplinary Program on Transformations in Historical Consciousness. http://www.histcon.se/, member of CBEES Council, Council of Center for Baltic and East European Studies at Södertörn University, member of the board of InterGender: Research School in Interdisciplinary Gender Studies at Tema Genus, Linköping University, www.intergender.net. Former chair of department (2004-2008), program director of the masters program in Gender Studies (180 ECTS) and former vice head of School of Gender Studies, History and Religion.

I joined Södertörn University in the fall of 2002. Prior I was a lecturer at the Department of the History of Ideas, Stockholm University, where I also completed my Ph. D. My main research interests fall in the broader area of knowledge and society. In particular, I am interested in womens and other social movements, historiography, memory cultures, university history, formations of feminist theory, critical history and postcolonial studies. Other areas of interests include methodology and questions of pedagogy in higher education. Among other things, I have participated in a research project which developed a pilot course for Ph. D. supervisors. The course focused on questions of interaction, assimilation and intercultural encounters in the context of PhD supervision.


A joint project "Translating and Constructing Gender Studies in the Nordic Region 1975-2005" focusing feminist canon formation and regional identity has been completed recently. It was conducted together with Ulrika Dahl, Södertörn University, and Marianne Liljeström, Turku University, Finland. A co-authored book: The Geopolitics of Nordic and Russian Gender Research, 1975-2005 will soon be published at Södertörn Academic Press.


Present research: within the research program "Time, Memory, Representation: A Multidisciplinary Program on Transformations in Historical Consciousness", which includes some twenty-five scholars, yet another study about nineteenth-century western feminism is conducted. "The Cultural Memory of Nineteenth-Century Feminism: futurity, belonging and space" is the working title of the monography under production. Particular attention is paid to the production of historical knowledge about the feminist movement in the west, feminist memory cultures, collective identity processes and spaces within the movement. The project is taking its point of departure in Pierre Noras notion of lieux de mémoire but analyses the making of a "feminist Pantheon" from a critical historical, post-colonial and queer point of view. Politics of belonging within 19th century feminism and constructions of the west and the rest, the importance of religion and moral conduct is focused. Different kinds of silences in historical source material is given large attentions in the readings. The role of the contemporary (feminist) historian within the realm of cultural memory is also discussed.


2004/2005 I held the Rausing scholarship at the Department of History of Science, Uppsala University. In fall 2006 I was visiting scholar at History Department, Skidmore College, NY, within the STINT-scholarship program Teaching Excellence. 2010-2012 I participated in a teachers exchange program with Center for Womens Studies at the University of Jordan, Amman. This collaboration started again in the spring of 2015.