Prof. Birte Siim, Ph.D. - Marie Jahoda Visiting Professor - Winter term 2012/13

Birte Siim is a professor of gender studies at Aalborg University in Denmark. As a researcher of comparative welfare, she analyses European gender, class and citizenship regimes. She also manages Aalborg FREIA, the Centre of Gender Research in the Department of Culture and Global Studies at Aalborg University. Moreover, she has led various European Union research programmes and is active in the ECPR Standing Group on Gender and Politics. Her research projects include “Transformation of the Power of Gender – Similarity and Diversity in a Modern Welfare Society.”

Areas of Expertise

  • Philosophy
  • Politics and administration
  • Sociology and social conditions
  • Welfare state

Courses and Lectures as Marie Jahoda Visiting Professor
Gender and Migration in EU-Welfare States
Course, Faculty of Social Science, Ruhr University Bochum winter term 2012/13 (with Prof. Dr. Ilse Lenz)

Migration, Multiculturalism and Gender – Challenges to Nordic Democracies
International Conference “Gleicher und ungleich zugleich”, Ruhr University Bochum, 6 November 2012

Selected Publications
Siim, Birte, and Christina Fiig. 2012. Democratisation of Denmark : The Inclusion of Women in Political Citizenship. In The Struggle for Female Suffrage in Europe: Voting to Become Citizens, ed. Blanca Rodriguez Ruiz and Ruth Rubio Marín, 61–77. Leiden: Brill Academic Publishers

Siim, Birte, Monika Mokre and Cornelia Bruell. 2012. Inclusion and exclusion in the European Public Sphere : Intersections of gender and race. Javnost 19 (1): 35–50.

Siim, Birte, and Ann-Dorte Christensen. 2010. Citizenship and Politics of Belonging: Inclusionary and Exclusionary Framings of Gender and Ethnicity. Kvinder, Køn og Forskning 19 (2–3): 8–18.

Siim, Birte, Ruth Lister, Fiona Williams, Anneli Anttonen, Jet Bussemaker, Ute Gerhard, Jacqueline Heinen, Stina Johansson, Arnlaug Leira, Constanza Tobio and Anna Gavanas. 2007. Gendering Citizenship in Western Europe: New Challenges for Citizenship in a Cross-National Context. Bristol: Policy Press.