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Britt-Inger Keisu

I am associate professor in Sociology and works as head the department at Umeå Centre for Gender studies. My research interests involves gender- organization and leadership theory.


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Associate professor at Department of Sociology
Hus Y, Beteendevetarhuset & Norra beteendevetarhuset Mediagränd 14, Beteendevetarhuset, Umeå universitet, 901 87 Umeå
Affiliated as associate professor at Umeå Centre for Gender Studies (UCGS) Role: Director
Samhällsvetarhuset, Plan 4

I am an associate professor in Sociology and employed as a senior lecturer. I work as head the department at Umeå Centre for Gender studies (USGS). My main research interest is within the field of work life research with focus on gender- organization and leadership theory. Currently, I work as a project leader for two research projects. The first; Fit for fight? A study of conflict and mental health in women dominated work place from a gender perspective, scrutinizes the relationship between perceived conflicts, gender and well-being which can be explained by differences in working environment and conditions. Given that both managers and employees spend a large amount of their time handling conflicts and its consequences, the current project can make an important contribution. Using both qualitative and quantitative methods, the aim is to examine as well as influence gender awareness of conflicts and gender and in collaboration start up transformation processes at workplaces within a compulsory school, an geriatric word and a social service office. The second project is; Interwoven practices? Linking gender equality and diversity with systematic quality work in Swedish compulsory schools. This is a collaborative project within a municipality which is in the process of starting up a new school. Schools are an arena where pupils could be exposed to different types of harassment and bullying whereas action is required by principals. A question is though, how to organize the work with gender-, social- and ethnic equality. However, research in this field has commonly an individual perspective, with focus on the perpetrator and victim or the group they belong to. Therefore the knowledge on what impact organisational factors have is in focus.

Health Science Reports, John Wiley & Sons 2021, Vol. 4, (3)
Degerstedt, Frida; Björklund, Martin; Keisu, Britt-Inger; et al.
Educational Leadership for Social Justiceand Improving High-Needs Schools: Findings from 10 Years of International Collaboration, Carlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing 2021 : 115-133
Harrington, Keneisha; Keisu, Britt-Inger; Ahlström, Björn; et al.
Gendered Norms at Work: New Perspectives on Work Environment and Health, Springer Nature 2021 : 1-11
Keisu, Britt-Inger; Brodin, Helene; Tafvelin, Susanne
Umeå universitet; Karolinska institutet 2021
Keisu, Britt-Inger; Regnö, Klara
Gendered norms at work: new perspectives on work environment and health, Springer 2021 : 197-213
Keisu, Britt-Inger; Tafvelin, Susanne
Tidskrift för Genusvetenskap, Uppsala: 2021, Vol. 42, (4) : 51-73
Poromaa Isling, Pär; Keisu, Britt-Inger
Working life and gender inequality: intersectional perspectives and the spatial practices of peripheralization, Routledge 2021 : 211-230
Schmauch, Ulrika; Ahlström, Björn; Keisu, Britt-Inger
Att arbeta för lika villkor: ett genus- och maktperspektivpå arbete och organisation, Lund: Studentlitteratur AB 2020 : 213-234
Ahlström, Björn; Keisu, Britt-Inger; Schmauch, Ulrika
Acta Paediatrica, John Wiley & Sons 2020, Vol. 109, (4) : 774-782
Degerstedt, Frida; Enberg, Birgit; Keisu, Britt-Inger; et al.
Att arbeta för lika villkor: ett genus- och maktperspektivpå arbete och organisation, Lund: Studentlitteratur AB 2020 : 13-20
Keisu, Britt-Inger
Educational research (Windsor. Print), Routledge 2020, Vol. 62, (1) : 1-17
Keisu, Britt-Inger; Ahlström, Björn
Att arbeta för lika villkor: ett genus- och maktperspektiv på arbete och organisation, Lund: Studentlitteratur AB 2020 : 151-169
Keisu, Britt-Inger; Kvist, Elin; Tafvelin, Susanne
Human service organizations, management, leadership & governance, Routledge 2020, Vol. 44, (1) : 47-62
Tafvelin, Susanne; Keisu, Britt-Inger; Kvist, Elin
Stockholm: Studentlitteratur AB 2019
Thomsson, Heléne
Att leda skolor med stöd i forskning: exempel, analyser och utmaningar, Stockholm: Natur och kultur 2018 : 417-447
Keisu, Britt-Inger
Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences, Vol. 32, (1) : 407-416
Keisu, Britt-Inger; Öhman, Ann; Enberg, Birgit
Society, health and vulnerability, London: Taylor & Francis 2017, Vol. 8, (1)
Keisu, Britt-Inger
BMC Health Services Research, BioMed Central 2017, Vol. 17
Öhman, Ann; Keisu, Britt-Inger; Enberg, Birgit
The Wiley-Blackwell encyclopedia of gender and sexuality studies
Keisu, Britt-Inger
Nordic Journal of Working Life Studies, Vol. 6 : 27-46
Keisu, Britt-Inger; Öhman, Ann; Enberg, Birgit
Nordic Journal of Working Life Studies, Vol. 5, (1) : 69-92
Keisu, Britt-Inger; Abrahamsson, Lena; Rönnblom, Malin
Att bryta innanförskapet: Kritiska perspektiv på jämställdhet och mångfald i akademin, Göteborg Stockholm: Makadam Förlag 2014 : 144-169
Keisu, Britt-Inger
NORA: Nordic Journal of Feminist and Gender Research, Taylor & Francis 2014, Vol. 22, (3) : 204-218
Keisu, Britt-Inger; Carbin, Maria
International Journal of Gender and Entrepreneurship, Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2013, Vol. 5, (3)
Rönnblom, Malin; Keisu, Britt-Inger
Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation, Vol. 37, (3) : 203-212
Bertilsdotter Rosqvist, Hanna; Keisu, Britt-Inger
Perspektiv på kvinnors hälsa i arbetslivet, Lund: Studentlitteratur 2011 : 151-181
Keisu, Britt-Inger
Akademiska avhandlingar vid Sociologiska institutionen, Umeå universitet, A 59
Keisu, Britt-Inger