Teresa Kulawik

Teresa Kulawik


Programme Coordinator

Comparative gender studies; intersections of body/bio-politics, citizenship, and knowledge regimes; borderlands of post/decolonial and postsocialist scholarship

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Teresa Kulawik is professor of Gender Studies at Södertörn University with a PhD in political science from the Free University Berlin/Germany. She was research leader and cofounder of the Centre for Baltic and East European Studies (CBEES) between 2006 and 2011. She was a visiting professor at the Humboldt University in Berlin, Warszawa University and Potsdam University, and visiting scholar at Columbia University. She is a specialist in comparative gender studies and published extensively on welfare state formation in Sweden and Germany. For some time she also investigates Poland and the former Second World.

Her current research examines the intersections between body/bio politics, biomedicine, feminism, citizenship and public knowledge regimes from a longterm perspective. She works at the intersections of political and cultural studies and science and technology studies. More recently she explores the borderlands between post/decolonial and postsocialist scholarship.

She received research grants from the Volks-Wagen Foundation, the Swedish Research Council, the Baltic Sea Foundation, and the Swedish Institute. She was principal researcher within the EU Integrated Project, FEMCIT: The Construction of Female Citizenship: The impact of the new women’s movements on contemporary gendered citizenship.

In 2015 she started in collaboration with Lenita Freidenvall and Elzbieta Korolczuk the research project Gender and Cultures of Political Knowledge in Germany, Poland and Sweden funded by the Baltic Sea Foundation. She was awarded an “opus magnum” sabbatical grant from Riksbankens Jubileums Fond that she will commence in spring 2016 and complete the monograph Bodies, Nations, and Knowledge. Political Epistemologies in Germany,Poland, and Sweden in Historical Perspective.

Recent publications include

Bodily Citizenship in the Age of Biosciences : a Historical and Comparative Perspective, in Revue Nordique, 2014, 28, 103-124.

Women´s Solidarity. The uprising of the Polish Women´s Movement, Eurozine.

With J. Outshoorn, R. Dudova, A. Pererea, “Remaking Bodily Citizenship in Mulitcultural Europe: The Struggle for Autonomy and Self-Determination”, in: B. Halsaa et al, 2012: Remaking Citizenship in Multicultural Europe. Women`s Movements, Gender, Diversity, Palgrave, 118-140.

“The Politics of Human Embryo Research in Poland,” in Exploring Central and Eastern Europe’s Biotechnological Landscape, ed. by Peter Robbins/Fahrah. Huzair, Springer, 2011, 55-78.

Feminist Discursive Institutionalism, Gender & Politics, 2009, vol 5, no 2, 262-271. Forthcoming with Renata Ingbrandt, Zhanna Kravchenko (eds.), Borderlands in European Gender Studies: Theorizing The East-West Frontier (Routledge Advances in Feminist Studies & Intersectionality) and an article in this volume “Frontiers: Postcolonial # Postsocialist Borderlands”.

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