Susanne STRAND (f) PhD, is an Associate Professor of Criminology at CAPS – Center for Criminological and PsychoSocial Research at Örebro University in Sweden and at CFBS – Centre for Forensic Behavioural Science at Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne, Australia. Susanne researches risks of violence in different contexts, with the applied criminology as the academic base. Her research also has a gender focus studying both males and females as perpetrators as wells as victims of violence, where the focus of her research is risk assessment and risk management in three different areas; intimate partner violence, stalking, and honor based violence. She has worked with implementation and evaluation of risk assessment methods within the police. Gender is one focus of the studies, meaning both women and men are studied from the perspectives of victims as well as perpetrators. Her research has in particular shown that the use of structured checklists for assessing risk of violence is an effective method to use for the police, the correctional setting and the forensic psychiatric care while working with risk assessment and management for violence. She has, by herself and with others, written more than hundred papers, books and book chapters, reports and conference presentations within her research area.

Liisa HUSU, (f) Professor of Gender Studies, Örebro University, Sweden gained her doctorate in Sociology, University of Helsinki, Finland (2001), following a career as national coordinator of women’s/gender studies in the Finnish national gender equality machinery, Ministry of Social Affairs & Health, and since 2001 pursuing an academic career in Finland and Sweden. She has over 30 years’ work experience on gender equality promotion and gender research, focusing especially on academia and science institutions. She has been Vice Chair and member of the University of Helsinki Equality Committee and member of the Örebro University Equality Committee. She leads Gender Studies at the ORU as well as the ORU Centre for Feminist Social Studies, is a Co-Director (ORU) of the GEXcel International Collegium. Engaged in EU Women and Science activities since 1999, she has participated in five EU projects on gender and science, and was the Rapporteur for the EU expert report Gender Challenge in Research Funding (2009). She was a founding member and Board member of the European Platform of Women Scientists, is a moderator of the European Network on Gender Equality in Higher Education, scientific adviser of the European Women Rectors’ Association EWORA, advisor for Chalmers Technological University (Sweden) 10 year equality programme GENIE, and was Board Member of the Tampere University Foundation, Finland. Research and publications focus on gender dynamics in academic & scientific organisations and knowledge-making, science policy & academic and research

Sofia STRID (f), PhD, is Associate Professor and Senior Lecturer in Gender Studies and gained her doctorate in 2010 with the thesis Gendered Interests in the EU: The European Women’s Lobby and the Organisation and Representation of Women’s Interests. She has a broad social science background as a lecturer and researcher in gender studies, political science and sociology at Örebro university (Sweden), Lancaster university (UK) and at the Institute for Human and Social Sciences (Austria). She has worked for the European Women’s Lobby in Brussels. Strid’s research departs from feminist social theory and focuses on intersectional violence and gender (in)equality architectures. She has participated in many collaborative European projects financed by the European Commission (e.g. QUING: The Quality and Gender Equality Policy in the EU (2006-11); Gender Based Violence in Sports (2013-14); FATIMA (2013-15), the European Parliament (e.g. Preventing Rape /2014/), the European Institute for Gender Equality (e.g. Risk Estimation of FGM in the EU /2014-15/), and the Swedish Research Council (e.g. Violence Regimes /2017-2020/; Feminist Theorizings of Intersectionality /2012-17/). She has produced and co-produced more than one hundred articles, chapters, books, reports, proceedings and conference papers and delivered some twenty research reports to the European Commission on the topics of gender equality, violence and intersectionality (in the EU). She is a Co-Director (ORU) of the GEXcel International Collegium for Advanced Transdisciplinary Gender Studies, board member of: the Institute for Thematic Gender Studies; the Swedish Association for Gender Researchers; and of the Nordic Association for Women’s and Gender Studies. She is a representative in AtGender: The European Association for Gender Research, Education and Documentation. She is the former editor of the Nordic Journal for Gender Studies [Tidskrift för genusvetenskap] (www.tegeve.se).

Eleonor KRISTOFFERSSON (f), LLM (Gothenburg), LLM (Mannheim), LLD, is Professor of Law at the School of Law, Psychology and Social Work at Örebro University in Sweden. She is also a visiting professor in Business law at Linköping University, Sweden. Eleonor Kristoffersson has the overall scientific responsibility for the law subject in Örebro University. She has a vast experience in interdisciplinary teaching and research. For example, she is the director of studies for an interdisciplinary research school with 35 doctoral students in Örebro in the field of ageing. She has also monitored the comparative research projects funded by the Swedish Research Council. She has a vast experience in integrating the gender perspective in the legal education, especially in the field of tax law and business law. She has, written more than hundred papers, books and book chapters, reports and conference presentations within her research area.

Rigmor ARGREN (f), MA in Communications (Örebro), LLM (Essex) PhD Law (Essex) is a lecturer in Public International Law (human rights and humanitarian law) at the School of Law, Psychology and Social Work at Örebro University in Sweden. Before reconnecting with academia, she has worked in the humanitarian sector for several years in the area of monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning (MEAL). In this capacity she has participated in and led Real Time Reviews (RTRs) of humanitarian responses with a focus on vulnerable groups, women and children. These RTRs took place in Lebanon, (Syria conflict) Philippines (Haiyan) and Guinea (Ebola) to mention the most recent ones. Of lately, she has developed an interest in in Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) and has carried out evaluative research in this regard.

Maria SJÖHOLM (f), LL.D, is an Associate Professor of Public International Law at the School of Law, Psychology and Social Work at Örebro University, Sweden. She teaches courses on public international law and international human rights law. The focus of her research involves gender perspectives on public international law, primarily in relation to international human rights law and international criminal law. This includes studies on gender-based violence as international crimes as well as gender-sensitive interpretations of international human rights law provisions. More detailed work include the definition of rape in international law, the content of reproductive rights and obligations to protect individuals against human trafficking. Her current project includes a monograph on gender-based harms on the Internet. Maria is a member of the Committee of Feminism and International Law of the International Law Association.

Zara SAIEDSADEH, holds a PhD in gender studies and is now a lecturer in Gender Studies at School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences at Örebro University.  She is also a Research Associate at the Simone de Beauvoir Institute, Concordia University, Canada. Her research area involves socio-legal studies of gender and sexuality applying feminist theories and methodologies of gender justice . Her work focuses on trans* citizenship advocating status recognition within law and society.