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Global Migration Seminar: 'Sexual integration' - Teaching "Danish sexual morals" to asylum seekers

Research profile seminar

Presentation of ongoing research on the links between sexuality and nationality in contexts of migration.
Why, and how do you teach "Danish sexual morals" to asylum seekers?

This presentation is about an ongoing research project on the links between sexuality and nationality in contexts of migration.

After thousands of reported sexual assaults in Germany on New Year's Eve 2015 all of Western Europe resonated with debates on sexuality and integration. In Denmark these debates led to a decision to introduce compulsory teaching in "Danish sexual morals" as part of language and culture courses for Asylum seekers.

However, such clear sexual moral boundaries stand in contrast to a general Danish self-perception in which sexual freedom is essential. My research project investigates both the debates that led to the decision as well as the practical teaching at a Danish asylum center.

Kristine Köhler Mortensen is a postdoctoral fellow at the Department of Swedish at the University of Gothenburg.

She has a PhD from the University of Copenhagen (2015) with a dissertation focusing on online dating and how participants construct and negotiate desire through email, chat, and online dating profiles.

Her research interests lie within language, gender and sexuality, especially in connection to nationality and culture as well as online communication.

Lecturer: Kristine Köhler Mortensen, Department of Swedish, University of Gothenburg

Date: 2/12/2020

Time: 9:15 AM - 11:00 AM

Categories: Socialt arbete, Diversity, Genusvetenskap, Equal value & equal opportunities, Social Sciences , Childhood Studies Unit, Interdisciplinary, Humanities, Barn- och ungdomskultur

Organizer: Centre on Global Migration

Location: Globala studier, Konstepidemins väg 2

Contact person: Centrum för Global Migration


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