Institut for Kultur og Globale Studier
9220 Aalborg Øst
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Title: Gender, Peace, and Security in the Royal Danish Air Force: Unfolding Soldier Narratives
21.08.2018 kl. 13.00 - 21.08.2018 kl. 15.00
This dissertation examines how military personnel in the Royal Danish Air Force perceive, construct, and negotiate their military identities, and how this process is gendered. The study brings attention to contextual settings; that is how space, place, and time influence the experiences, constructions, and negotiations of gendered military identities among military personnel. Thus, how soldiers understand and relate to their work when they are home in Denmark, and when they are deployed on international peacekeeping and peacebuilding missions. The theoretical framework is situated between feminist international relations theories and critical military studies. The primary data consists of 24 interviews, which I conducted at two local Air bases with men and women serving in military positions in the Royal Danish Air Force. I approach the interviews through a narrative analysis to unfold individual soldier stories on gender, peace, and security. In addition, I examine institutional narratives by use of reports, conventions, national action plans, and recruitment material. The study will increase our understanding of how military personnel in the Royal Danish Air Force work domestically and internationally, and how military personnel perceive their roles as soldiers. Moreover, the dissertation will elucidate the relevance of including a gender perspective in unfolding the complexities of forming and negotiating military identities.
Please register for the event to Marianne Høgsbro no later than 16 August 2018.
The pre-defence starts with a presentation by Kathrine Bjerg Bennike followed by the discussant's comments and an open discussion. The pre-defence will be in English.
CGS PhD programme
Aalborg University, Kroghstræde 3, room 2.107
16.08.2018 kl. 12.00
09.08.2018 kl. 10.00 - 09.08.2018 kl. 12.00
Title: David Simon’s American City: The Corner, The Wire, Treme, Show Me a Hero, and The Deuce
16.08.2018 kl. 09.00 - 16.08.2018 kl. 17.00
A special issue of ‘Magaart contributions’ on the theme: Stability, Democracy and Rights in post-conflict areas. Before the book launch and reception, there is a seminar with presentations on aspects of the special issue, which you are also welcome to atend.
17.08.2018 kl. 08.30 - 17.08.2018 kl. 15.30
Kontekstualisering er et grundvilkår for megen humanistisk og samfundsvidenskabelig forskning og af denne grund er der også en tilsvarende stor debat om principperne for dette videnskabelige greb. Dette ph.d.-kursus kigger nærmere på denne udfordring med udgangspunkt i ph.d.-stipendiaternes egne forskningsprojekter og papers.