Charlotte Silander

Charlotte Silander

associate professor
Department of Education and Teachers' Practice Faculty of Social Sciences
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I work as an associate professor in political science at Linnaeus University. My research focus is on gender equality in Higher education systems of higher education, research policy. I am director of the knowledge environment  Education in Change and I teach on gender and diversity in courses at the teacher education program.


Teacher education program

Gender equality


My main research focus is gender and diversity in higher education and academic career. Se link to GENIAC:

In the project "Gender equality and diversity policies in Nordic universities", part of NORDICORE – Nordic Centre for Research on Gender Equality in Research and Innovation, we collect data on gender equality and diversity policies in universities and university colleges in Norway, Sweden and Finland since the 1990s. We seek to map and categorize equality policies on national and institutional levels and analyze the systematic variation across institutions and over time in order to indicate which impact policy has on the gender balance among academic staff.

My research interest also include democracy, diversity and equality in relation teacher education. I chair the higher seminar on “Teacher education as democracy promoter” which is a multidisciplinar seminare in cooperation with the research centre for Concurrences in Colonial and Postcolonial Studies, Platform Migration and the Center for Cultural Sociology and LNU. Our aim is to develop stronger relation between researchers interested in diversity and education at LNU.





Research director Education in Change


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Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)

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