Karin Hassan Jansson

senior lecturer at Department of History

+4618-471 1531
Visiting address:
Engelska parken, Thunbergsvägen 3 A

Postal address:
Box 628
751 26 UPPSALA

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Senior Lecturer of History, main research interest is gender in Early Modern Sweden, has written about conceptions of rape, notions on violence, masculinity and state formation, and concepts of gender and marriage in political discourses around the turn of the century 1800. Presently in the Gender and work research group, working on intersectional perspectives of the every-day work of early modern men, women and children.

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Karin Hassan Jansson received her Ph.D. in history from Uppsala University in 2002, with the thesis Conceptualizing rape: gendered notions of violence in Sweden 1600-1800 (in Swedish). She has held non-tenure positions at Mid Sweden University, Uppsala University and Södertörn University. In the Spring 2011 she was a visiting fellow at Swedish Collegium of Advanced Study (SCAS) in Uppsala. Since 2010 she holds a permanent position as lecturer at the Department of History, Uppsala University and from October 2013 she is Director of Undergraduate Studies at the same department.

Her research has primarily focused on gender related issues in Swedish society from the Middle Ages up to the middle of the nineteenth century. Conflicts and changes in the complex web of written and unwritten rules which lay the foundations for the actions and arguments of people in past societies have been her main interest. She has been particularly concerned with the ways gender - defined as the historically changing meaning attributed to the categories of men and women - has shaped, and been shaped by, this complex web. At an empirical level her research has considered Swedish society during the early modern period through case studies of the gendered conceptions of rape 1600-1800, notions on masculinity and violence 1450-1650, changed attitudes to male and female sexual lust in the late eighteenth century, and gender in politics and gendered politics around the turn of the century 1800. At a more general and theoretical level she has used the results from her empirical case studies to scrutinize the borders of the early modern period. Thus, her research is situated in the field of social history and (new) cultural history.

Her teaching experience spans all levels of university education in history.
She has worked extensively on the teaching of theory and method in connection with thesis work and in 2006 she received the Pedagogical Prize of Uppsala University. She is regularly engaged as a guest lecturer at courses for university teachers on how to supervise students.


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