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Discrimination & Gender (DOG)

Working to highlight the consequences that legal processes entail, researchers in the cluster Discrimination & Gender (DOG) believe that justice must work more actively to understand and prevent anti-discrimination by for example discussing which impact the solutions offered have on the individual.

An important starting point to prevent discrimination is to understand and to access the mechanisms and functions behind.

Three people sitting on a bench.

This research looks at both the content of the law and the consequences that law creates or generates.

Not just between women and men

The so-called intersectional debate is important for the research cluster. The focus of Scandinavian feminists has long been issues about equality between women and men, which has led to differences among women (and of course even among men) has been made invisible.

In the United States Counsel Kimberle Crenshaw showed in the 1980's how black women were discriminated against because they fell outside anti-discrimination legislation. In a court case where General Motors refused to hire black women, the Court noted that the women were not discriminated against on grounds of sex (because GMs office staff consisted of "white women"), but they were neither discriminated against because of race, because almost all the staff on the shop floor were black.

 
Revealing structural mechanisms

An important point to prevent discrimination is to understand and identify the mechanisms and functions that enable people to be treated unequally.

Discrimination can be both individual and structural. Discrimination & Gender (DOG) are working to uncover the structures and make visible the discrimination that exists in society in terms of both spoken and unspoken rules, regulations and social norms.

Discrimination is not something that only individuals perform, but is also something that can be understood by studying social institutions and organizations.

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Researchers in the cluster

Ann-Christine Hartzén, univ.adjukt rättsvetenskap
Linnéuniversitetet, Växjö
ann-christine.hartzen [at] lnu.se

Eva Schömer, Associate Professor
Tel: +46 (0)46-222 36 62
E-mail: eva.schomer [at] soclaw.lu.se

Helene Hansen
Rättssociologiska institutionen, Lund
helene.hansen [at] soclaw.lu.se

Ida Nafstad, Post doc
Tel: +46 (0)46-222 88 38
E-mail: ida.nafstad [at] soclaw.lu.se

Kerstin Sandell, Associate Professor
Department of Gender Studies, Lund
Tel: +46 (0)46-222 40 59

Lena Svenaeus, Doktoral Student
Tel: +46 (0)46-222 30 16
E-mail: lena.svenaeus [at] soclaw.lu.se

Naiti del Sante, jur. kand., rättssakkunnig
Arbetsmarknadsepartementet
naiti.del.sante [at] regeringskansliet.se

Reza Banakar, Professor
Tel: +46 (0)46-222 87 53
E-mail: reza.banakar [at] soclaw.lu.se

Titti Mattsson, Professor
Juridiska institutionen, Lund

Ulrika Andersson, Associate Professor
Juridiska institutionen, Lund

Viktoria Kalonaityte, Senior Lecturer
Linnéuniversitetet, Växjö

Ylva Stubbergaard, Senior Lecturer
Statsvetenskapliga institutionen, Lund

Zara Saeidzadeh
Rättssociologiska institutionen, Lund
ssg12zsa [at] student.lu.se

Sociology of Law Department
Lund University
Visiting address: Allhelgona Kyrkogata 14 M, 223 62 Lund, 3rd floor
Postal address: Box 42, 221 00 Lund

Faculty of Social Sciences