Aims of the IASSA WG "Gender in the Arctic"

Bundle existing activities, networks, institutions and research in the field of gender in the Arctic and increase the visibility of the topic


Provide a platform for networking in order to foster knowledge exchange and developing research initiatives that are informed by Gender Studies’ approaches


Identify the state of the art in gender driven Arctic research and gender studies in the Arctic


Identify research demands and research gaps


Identify relations between global Gender Studies and gender themes in the Arctic


Promote the topic and its relevance as a cross-cutting issue in social sciences, in the humanities and, in natural sciences  


Foster interdisciplinary dialogues in the field of Arctic social sciences and the natural sciences related to gender issues


Dialogue between Arctic and Antarctica