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Now that I’m back in Sweden I’m often asked to give talks and workshops about my research as part of competency development for staff in disability services. This time it was at a yearly conference on LSS, the disability services law, and I was very happy about them wanting to...

I’ve had a wish for some time to be invited to the Swedish parliament’s seminar series to present my research, and this year it finally happened! Following a parliamentary motion by Marlene Burwick (Social democrats) to strengthen the sexual health and well-being of disabled people, the seminar Sexual and Reproductive Rights...

Visual interpretation: Street art by Åsa Halldin from Gothenburg, seen on my way to the conference venue. Blue/turquoise background, silhouettes of different people and a deer, black and white stripes on the right. See Åsa’s work on Instagram @AsaHalldin or her website. This year I attended the recurring Swedish gender...

As I mentioned in my previous blog post I held an event in Leeds in April where I and others presented our research. Our talks were recorded and now mine and Kirsty Liddiard’s are available to watch (including transcription below): Julia Bahner: Where are Support Needs in Sexual Citizenship? (last...

Before my fellowship in Leeds ended I organised an event called Sexual Politics in Diverse Communities – Conversations about Methodology, Theory and Practice. I presented my research and I had also invited fellow sexuality studies colleagues to share theirs. Now the School of Sociology and Social Policy has published a...

Last week I attended the Nordic Network on Disability Research’s (NNDR) conference Inclusion and Exclusion in the Welfare Society. Together with Kirsty Liddiard, University of Sheffield, we had planned a symposium titled International conversations about sexual dis/ableism in times of austerity, to which we had invited speakers from Spain, Iceland...

I’ve written a piece together with some of my research collaborators about Netflix’s Sex Education series. Although it’s a great show in terms of diversity from several perspectives – yet again, disabled young people are missing from the picture. Click on the image to be directed to the article: [Image...

[Photo description: The conference image depicting two white women in black bathing suits, laughing and holding hands as they run on a sandy beach, with water in the background] Last week I attended the Midterm Conference of the European Sociological Association’s (ESA) Sexuality Network on the theme ‘Sociological explorations of sexuality in...