Intersectionality and Power, 7.5 credits

Academic year 2021/2022

  • Autumn 2021, 50%, Campus

    Start date: 1 November 2021

    End date: 16 January 2022

    Application deadline: 15 April 2021

    Application code: UU-54505 Application

    Language of instruction: English

    Location: Uppsala

    Selection: Higher education credits (maximum 285 credits)

    Registration: 4 October 2021 – 25 October 2021

Entry requirements: A Bachelor's degree, equivalent to a Swedish Kandidatexamen, from an internationally recognised university


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Application fee: SEK 900

Tuition fee, first semester: SEK 12,500

Tuition fee, total: SEK 12,500

About the course

With departure points in relevant critical perspectives to intersectionality and power, students taking this course examine and problematise identity as a critical concept, political tool and lived experience. Theories formulated within the field of Gender Studies are central in the course material with a particular focus on intersectionality. These theories are then applied to examine and critique contemporary and historical perspectives on identity and experience. The intersectional perspectives offered through this course provides tools for analysing social division, segregation, inequality and injustice in relation to issues such as gender, race, class, or ability and critiquing how power operates within the construction of difference and belonging.

More information


Centre for Gender Research

Villavägen 6 752 36 UPPSALA

Box 527, 751 20 Uppsala

Telephone: 018-471 2276

Cecilia Rodéhn (Bachelor's level), Jenny Björklund (Master's level)


Telephone: +46 18 471 72 96, +46 18 471 57 63