The Department of Gender Studies
2016-2017 Public Lecture Series
Bringing the Prostate to Work. Perspectives on a gland 1900-1930
5.30pm, March 28, 2017, CEU, Oktober 6 u. 7, Room 102
This lecture will examine how the prostate came to be not just any gland, but a venue for discussions on norms on normative masculinity, mental health, and sexuality, and also a useful organ for the emerging specialty of urology.
Ericka Johnson is a Senior Lecturer at Department of Technology and Social Change at Linköping University. Her thesis (2004) dealt with the gendering of gynecological simulators. Her research interests include how the medical body is reproduced and constructed in and by medical practice. (see: http://www.tema.liu.se/tema-t/medarbetare/johnson-ericka?l=en&sc=true)
Alma Persson: Persson is a Deputy Senior Lecturer at Department of Gender Studies at Linköping University. Her thesis (2011) dealt with gender relations within the Swedish armed forces. Her research interests include critical studies of men and masculinities, and gender and violence. (see: https://www.tema.liu.se/tema-g/medarbetare-och-kontakt/persson-alma/hem?l=en&sc=true)
Maria Björkman is a researcher at the Department of the History of Science and Ideas at Uppsala University. Her thesis (2011) dealt with scientific masculinity and eugenic practices in Sweden 1909-1963. Her research interests include biopolitics and intellectual social networks (see http://katalog.uu.se/profile/?id=N13-14)