English translation of course syllabus

Digital Feminist Theory, 7.5 credits

(Digital feministisk teori, 7,5 högskolepoäng)

Course code 420005D
Discipline for doctoral studies Gender Studies
Academic school School of Culture and Education
Research area for doctoral studies Critical and Cultural Theory
Grading scale G
Education cycle Doctoral studentship
Language of instruction English
Valid from First half-year 2024


This course syllabus was validated by the Committee for Research and Doctoral Education at Södertörn University on 2023-11-21 according to the stipulations in the Higher Education Ordinance

Entry requirements

Admitted to doctoral studentship

Learning outcomes

After completing the course, the doctoral student is able to:

  • autonomously and critically analyse and understand advanced feminist theories of digital cultures, practices and phenomena;
  • critically compare and evaluate different feminist theoretical perspectives on digital media and technologies; and
  • in an in-depth manner, both orally and in writing, relate feminist theories of digital media and technologies to their own doctoral projects.

Course content, modules and examinations

Based on an intersectional feminist perspective that includes gender, sexuality, race and class, the course presents key feminist theories and concepts for the study of digital cultures, practices and phenomena. The course aims to provide participants with an advanced introduction to some of the most central debates at the intersection of feminist theory and digital media and technologies, as well as theoretical tools to develop their own doctoral projects.

Course design

The course consists of lectures and seminars.

Examination format

The course is examined through active participation at the seminars and submission of a final written paper. Individual missed seminars are compensated for with written assignments.

The grading criteria are distributed prior to the start of a course or module.

If a student has a certificate from Södertörn University for compensatory support, the examiner has the right to decide on an adapted examination or alternative form of examination in accordance with Södertörn University's regulations.

Restrictions on accreditation

The course may not be accredited as part of a degree if the contents are partly or wholly the same as a course previously taken in Sweden or elsewhere.