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The research activities of the department is focused on gender, social, and cultural aspects of science and technology. The topics are diverse, covering fields like studies of sexuality, sustainable energy, genomics, gender and technology, consumption, and the sociology and history of the internet. The main emphasis is on cultural changes as a starting point for asking new questions about fields of study that the research focuses on.
The department strives towards a collectively oriented research culture, where people actively collaborate in their research work. The department has proven relatively successful in maintaining a large share of external funding.
Even though our researchers work across boundaries, we are organised around two main fields of research.
PhD programme in Interdisciplinary Studies of Culture
The Department of Interdisciplinary studies of Culture has the responsibility for two PhD courses; KULT8850/8851 "Theories of Science" and KULT8860/8861 "Talk, Text and Interpretation, Doctoral Course in Design and Methodology".