Anna Wahls holds a chair and professorship at Gender, Organization, and Management in the Department of Industrial Economics and Management, Royal Institute of Technology (KTH). Her research areas are organization and management theory, with focus on gender and feminist theory. She was a pioneer in the field of gender research on management in Sweden, completing her doctoral thesis “Gender Structures in Organizations” (Könsstrukturer i Organisationer) in 1992 at the Stockholm School of Economics. Her current research interests are the gendering of management in different contexts, work for change, and the impact of gender equality in organizations. She has conducted research in the Swedish film industry to promote and improve gender awareness.
More recently, Anna Wahl and Åsa Johansson (PhD student) are taking a look of gendering in the technology industry, particularly in information and communications technology (ICT). Definitions of technology are to a large extent based on ideas of masculinity and men. The role of the engineer is formed by this discourse and practice, and often difficult to challenge from a gender equality perspective.
Breakfast will be served during this event.