FREIA is a multidisciplinary gender research center at the Department of Politics and Society at Aalborg University, Denmark.
Central to FREIA’s research is the study of power dynamics and gender in interplay with other differentiating and inequality creating categories (such as sexuality, race, ethnicity, class, age, and generation). FREIA has a long history of providing research on welfare, labor market and work life; participation, democracy and political representation; as well as human rights, violence and conflict. At the same time, FREIA continuously aims to apply critical gender and intersectional perspectives to new questions across disciplines, in the nexus between local-national-transnational-global levels of analysis. More recent focus areas are intersections between gender and place/space; transitional justice and memory politics; digital youth cultures; as well as green transition, climate change and sustainability in a gender perspective.
FREIA members are engaged in teaching on gender issues at a range of different study programs (at BA, MA and PhD levels) at different departments, including the two-year master specialization in Global Gender Studies.
FREIA aims to make gender research and teaching more visible and its members engage in continuous dialogues with fellow gender scholars, students, organizations and society at large, both nationally and internationally. We regularly organizes gender-related research seminars, workshops, lectures and other activities, inside and outside Aalborg University.