6. maj 2021

Gender Lunch Talks - Climate and Covid-19


The Coordination for Gender Research invites to Gender Lunch Talks in May.

Gender Lunch Talks at the University of Copenhagen will this spring put focus on the gender aspects of the covid-19 pandemic and climate change.

The Gender Lunch Talks will be online with a Zoom link sent to the participants.

It is free to participate, but registration is required for each event.


19. maj 12.00 – 13.00 Jonas Toubøl and Ditte Andersen

Paper title: "Imposed volunteering: Gender and caring responsibilities during the COVID-19 lockdown"

The pandemic produced needs so suddenly that people took on new caring responsibilities in a conscious rather than habitual way, and this can help shed light on the slow, subtle processes that ordinarily transform publicly paid care work into unpaid care work provided by volunteers.

The paper investigates the gender distribution of unpaid care work carried out by volunteers during the COVID-19 lockdown in Denmark in 2020.

Jonas Toubøl is Postdoc at the University of Copenhagen, Department of Sociology

Ditte Andersen is a Senior Researcher from VIVE

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12. maj, 12.00 – 13.00: Gunnhildur Lily Magnusdottir and Annica Kronsell

Editor reflections on the becoming of the new book: Gender, intersectionality and Climate Institutions in Industrialised States. The book explores how climate institutions in industrialised countries work to further the recognition of social differences and integrate this understanding in climate policy making.

Gunnhildur Lily Magnusdottir is an Associate Professor in Political Science and is Deputy Head of The Department of Global Political Studies at Malmö University, Sweden.

Annica Kronsell is Professor and Chair of Environmental Social Science at the School of Global Studies at Gothenburg University, Sweden.

Comments by  Professor Katherine Ricardson, Center for Macroecology, Evolution and Climate, Det Sundhedsvidenskabelige Fakultet

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26. maj 12.00 – 13.00 TBA

5. juni 12.00 – 13.00 TBA