The book is aimed at providing an assertion of Gender Studies as a vital community in our time, united in a commitment to inquiry. It brings forward an interdisciplinary set of early career researchers’ accounts of their motives for engaging in Gender Studies and, of the encounters with limitations as well as possibilities they experience on the paths they have chosen.

Each chapter is accompanied by a brief response paper where a more senior researcher involves in conversation with respective chapter’s content and shares reflections regarding Gender Studies, its integration, and developments. The first level corresponds with the significance of research in the field and its transformative power in and, crucially, outside the academia. The second relates to the value of networking and community building for doing research.

The book presents Gender Studies in a communicative, open manner that invites the reader to engage in and continue the displayed discussions. This book will be of interest to students and scholars of gender studies, sociology, queer studies, women’s studies, trans studies, anthropology, and literary studies.

chapter Introductory Chapter|9 pages

Voices, Negotiations, and Continuous Conversations

ByMaria Udén, Edyta Just

part 1|43 pages

Voices on Negotiating the Terms of Academic Production

chapter 1|16 pages

Finding a Unicorn in the Woods

The Magic of Collaborative Care and Resistance
ByEmelie Larsson, Karin Larsson Hult, Lisa Ridzén, Ida Sjöberg

chapter 2|6 pages

Response Paper: An Embodied Reflection of/to/about Slow Scholarship (Or How to Practise Care and Resistance in Neoliberal Academia)

Response to Emelie Larsson, Karin Larsson Hult, Lisa Ridzén, and Ida Sjöberg
ByDomitilla (Domi) Olivieri

chapter 3|15 pages

A Narrative of Writing My Doctoral Dissertation

BySarasadat Khalifeh Soltani

chapter 4|4 pages

Response Paper

My Awakenings: Response to Sarasadat Khalifeh Soltani
ByEdyta Just

part 2|92 pages

Voices on Negotiating Epistemological Positions

chapter 5|15 pages

Drawn to the In-Between

ByMax Metzger

chapter 6|6 pages

Response Paper

A Weave of Care, Railway Engineering, and Physics with Feminist Technoscience as the Weft: Response to Max Metzger
ByChristina Mörtberg

chapter 7|17 pages

How Does Trans Studies Fit the Knowledge Regime of Mode 2 Type of Research?

ByFrance Rose Hartline

chapter 8|4 pages

Response Paper

Intervention: Response to france rose hartline
ByTuija Pulkkinen

chapter 9|17 pages

Feminist Perspectives on Researching Prisons

ByÅsa Corneliusson

chapter 10|5 pages

Response Paper

Feminist Perspectives on Researching Prisons: Response to Åsa Corneliusson
ByBerteke Waaldijk, Angeliki Sifaki

chapter 11|20 pages

Diffracting Dementia

Co-creative Experiments with Agential Realism and Multisensoriality in a Residential Care Home in Northern Norway
ByDragana Lukić, Lilli Mittner

chapter 12|6 pages

Response Paper

“Cultivating ‘Knowing in Being’—Feminist ‘Thinking–Doings’”: Response to Dragana Lukić and Lilli Mittner
ByEvelien Geerts

part 3|79 pages

Voices on Negotiating the Logics and Contents of Identity

chapter 13|17 pages

Invisible Womanhood

A Political Poetics for Six Thousand Years
ByAnastasia Kiourtzoglou

chapter 14|4 pages

Response Paper

Different Time Periods, Different Locations But the Same Problem: Response to Anastasia Kiourtzoglou
ByAkosua K. Darkwah

chapter 15|15 pages

(De)constructing Gender-Related Stereotypes in Young Generations in Times of Populism

A Case Study 1
ByLorenza Perini

chapter 16|4 pages

Response Paper

Travelling Together: Response to Lorenza Perini
BySveva Magaraggia

chapter 17|14 pages

“Don't Get All Political on Me”

On the Possibilities of Reading Bad Men After the #MeToo Movement and in the Face of Feminist and Queer Theory
ByNathalia Saliba Dias

chapter 18|4 pages

Response Paper

Undutiful Queer/Feminist Readings of “Bad Men” Fiction: Response to Nathalia Saliba Dias
ByNina Lykke

chapter 19|14 pages

Towards a Paradigm for Parity and Socially Sustainable Mining in Ghana

ByRufai Haruna Kilu

chapter 20|5 pages

Response Paper

Researching Gender and Mining Operations in the Local Community: Response to Rufai Haruna Kilu
ByMaria Udén