Do you want to take part in a European research project on transgender life? Örebro University is part of a European comparative study, "TRANSRIGHTS - gendered citizenship and sexual rights in Europe: Transgender life from a transnational perspective". The study aims to compare France, the Netherlands, Portugal, Sweden and the UK, including the changes that affect trans* people's lives in different countries. The Swedish part of the project is now looking for trans* people who would like to take part in the study though an interview.
Anyone who is or has been trans can express their interest to participate in an interview. Örebro University are looking for people from all over Sweden, of all ages, and with different experiences and backgrounds. Information below from Örebro University.
Questions about the study? Contact Örebro University through the contact information available below. RFSL is only spreading the word to pontential participants.
Message from Örebro University below:
Sexuality and gender issues are important for understanding social change and how ideas of citizenship and rights have changed. With this background, we at Örebro University are part of a European comparative study, TRANSRIGHTS – gendered citizenship and sexual rights in Europe: Transgender life from a transnational perspective. The Swedish part of the project is now looking for trans* people who would like to take part in the study.
Anyone who wants to be involved will be asked to answer questions about their own life stories. No unauthorized person will have access to your answers. The interview is voluntary and any time can be terminated without any obligation to continue.
The study aims to compare France, the Netherlands, Portugal, Sweden and the UK, including the changes that affect trans* people’s lives in different countries. We want to create a deeper understanding of how trans* people see themselves and their life stories. And, we would like to know more about the institutional, medical and legal frameworks that can have impacts on trans* people’s life and identities.
If you identify as trans* in any way, and would like to contribute to the study, please contact us, Sam, Zara or Jeff. All participation is voluntary.
The research team are happy to share the overall results of the Swedish research with any interviewee, and hope that the results will feed into national and European policy processes.
If you want to be involved in the project, please contact any of the following:
Sam de Boise, Project Leader, Örebro University, School of Music, Theatre and Art: Sam.deBoise@oru.se, 019-303334, 073 280 72 95
Zara Saiedzadeh, Researcher, Örebro University, School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences: firstname.lastname@example.org, 019-303641, 070 362 51 14
Jeff Hearn, Director, Örebro University, School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences: email@example.com, 019-301188, +358 503 41 21 14
Örebro University is the research organization. The research is based in Gender Studies and the Centre for Feminist Social Studies. Dr Sofia Aboim, University of Lisbon, is the director of the whole project, funded by European Research Council. The project Advisory Board comprises the following eminent scholars in transgender and gender studies:
Professor Raewyn Connell, University of Sydney, Australia
Professor Susan Stryker, University of Arizona, USA
Professor Stephen Whittle, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK
Professor Berenice Bento, Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil