Intersectionality and Power, 7.5 credits

Academic year 2023/2024

  • Autumn 2023, 50%, Campus

    Start date: 6 November 2023

    End date: 14 January 2024

    Application deadline: 17 April 2023

    Application code: UU-54505 Application

    Language of instruction: English

    Location: Uppsala

    Selection: Higher education credits (maximum 285 credits)

    Registration: Please contact the department.

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 will examine and problematise identity as a critical concept, political tool and lived experience. Theories formulated within the field of gender studies are central to 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 provide 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

Karin S. Lindelöf


Telephone: +46 18 471 22 78