Interview with Diana Mulinari

Diana Mulinari is an anti-racist feminist scholar and activist based in Sweden. Diana is currently professor of gender studies at Lund University, where she also serves as the director of the gender studies PhD program. Her research interests center on issues of gender, inequality and visions of gender justice (and resistance to these visions). Central to my research is to understand how gender and sexuality, class and”race”/ethnicity do the social and make the political at the cross-roads between personal lives: diverse forms of belonging and national and transnational institutions. Questions of colonial legacies, Global North /Global South relations (with special focus on Latin America) and racism as well as the diversified forms of resistance and organisation to old and new forms of power have stayed with me through all the work I have done. Diana’s research has developed in a critical dialogue with feminist and other theoretical and methodological contributions that make a strong case for emancipatory social science.   Diana is author of “Re-thinking gender equality and the Swedish welfare state: A view from outside” (2016), and Human Rights in Argentina : Between Family Memories and Political Identities (2015). Diana has also co-authored numerous publications, including Racist dreams and municipal budgets: Women representing a culturally racist party in local politics (2015), “Transnational Corporations from the Standpoint of Workers” (2014) and Birth work: Suffering rituals in late modernity. A case study from a birth clinic (2012).