Visiting Fellowships at the GEXcel: Deconstructing the Hegemony of Men and Masculinities, Deadline 14.03./14.10.08

Linköping and Örebro Universities, Sweden, are the base for the „Centre of Gender Excellence – Gendering Excellence (GEXcel): Towards a European Centre of Excellence in Transnational and Transdisciplinary Studies of Changing Gender Relations, Intersectionalities and Embodiment“. With support from the Swedish Research Council, GEXcel is carrying out new research and seeks to become the foundation for a more permanent Sweden-based European Collegium for Advanced Transnational and Transdisciplinary Gender Studies.

A Visiting Fellows Programme has been organized to attract scholars at different career stages from Sweden and abroad with a variety of disciplinary backgrounds, who will carry out thematically organized, joint gender research, under the direction of one of the 6 professors who are responsible for the programme and working in collaboration with invited senior researchers.

In 2008-09, one of the research themes is „Deconstructing the Hegemony of Men and Masculinities“ directed by Jeff Hearn, Professor of Gender Studies (Critical Studies on Men), Linköping University. For information on the Department of Gender Studies, see this website, and on the area of critical studies on men and masculinities there, see this website.

Positions for doctoral and postdoctoral researchers to participate in thematic research on Deconstructing the Hegemony of Men and Masculinities are now open for competition. Postdoctoral researchers may or may not have graduated recently.

Proposals are invited from doctoral students outside Sweden for up to five one-month fellowships (2-3 in November/December 2008; 2-3 in April/May 2009). Fellowships include salary (with a deduction for existing doctoral salary), housing stipend and travel to Sweden.

Proposals are invited from postdoctoral scholars (priority given to applicants from Europe, including Sweden) for at least two fellowships of up to 6 months‘ duration (from September 2008, including 12th Nov-26th November; or in Spring 2008, including 15th-29th April 2009). Applications for periods less than 6 months are also welcome. Fellowships include salary (with a deduction for existing salary), housing stipend and travel to Sweden.

It is also possible for successful doctoral and postdoctoral candidates to extend their stay at Linköping with their own funding.

Proposals must include a current CV, an abstract of the proposed project, a description (maximum: 5 pages) of the project to be undertaken during the fellowship, and a short bibliography. Applicants should explain how the work will contribute to understanding at least one of the sub-themes (body/ageing/disability; transnationalisation; virtuality/ICTs) of the Deconstructing the Hegemony of Men and Masculinities research theme (see detailed description at:

Doctoral Candidates must include the name and contact information for their research supervisor(s). Postdoctoral applicants must also include two samples of their work (published or unpublished) on the topic in their application.

All proposals and supporting materials should be submitted electronically to: Professor Jeff Hearn, GEXcel Research Theme 2 Director ( A committee will evaluate all applications and select those who are successful, with the approval of the GEXcel Board.

Application Deadlines:
March 14 2008 for Autumn 2008 (Awards Announced in May 2008)
October 14 2008 for Spring 2009 (Awards Announced in November 2008)


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