SLU course and workshop: Gender, Development and Environmental Governance (8,5 credits)

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Duration: September 2, 2024- September 6, 2024

The Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences is giving a Ph.D. course on Gender, Development and Environmental Governance (8,5 credits) with an interactive workshop, Encounters in environments under stress: Rethinking methodologies and decolonising research practices in Uppsala, Sweden. Early career researchers are most welcome.

The entire course period will be August 5 – September 13, 2024 with actual class days from September 2–6 in Uppsala, Sweden. The rest of the time is for reading and writing on your own.

The course will:

1) Introduce you to issues of gender and intersecting dimensions of power in environmental governance and development and their interconnections in multiple contexts and spaces.

2) Provide you with methods and tools for decolonial methodologies in an increasingly interconnected world and

3) Allow you to focus on a project in course discussions that is directly related to your research and area of work

An important part of the course is for you to be able to develop your thinking in your area of study and to be able to discuss that with the lecturers. In order to facilitate that, and to tailor the course to you as participants, you need to send a one page description of your work/research and a few lines on what you would like to get from the course (see questions below).

Course organiser and teacher

Seema Arora Jonsson, Professor, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU)

Teachers/Workshop facilitators

Noemi Gonda, Researcher, SLU

Olivia Rutazibwe, Assistant Professor, The London School of Economics and Political Science

Maria Eriksson Baaz, Professor, Swedish Defence University

Rauna Kuokkonen, Professor, University of Lapland, Finland


To register for the course, contact  with a copy to .  For more details please look up (not updated as yet): You should preferrably have done some research so that you can discuss it with your peers.


June 30, 2024.


This workshop is funded by COST action Decolonising Development CA19129. COST (European Cooperation in Science and Technology) is a funding agency for research and innovation networks. Our Actions help connect research initiatives across Europe and enable scientists to grow their ideas by sharing them with their peers. This boosts their research, career and innovation.

Limited funding is available for travel costs and per diems (up to 200euro per day) for students in Europe and the global South. It will be reimbursed by a EU COST project for young researchers. Please let us know if you need funding.


  • What is it that you want to get knowledge about via your Ph.D.-project? (Issue?)
  • Why do you find that (kind of) knowledge important? (Political interest? Epistemological interest? …?)
  • How do you plan to reach the knowledge – how is your empirical work designed? (Methods)
  • Having taken up your particular approach – what do you consider fairly easy to get access to, and on the other hand, what may fall out of reach? (Strengths and weaknesses in the methodological approach?)
  • Environmental governance, gender and development: how do these issues appear in your research? How does your kind of approach allow for the study of them, and which particular foci and priorities among them seem to be facilitated by the approach?