Before summer holidays the Vice Chancellor of Uppsala University called me asking if I would like be her adviser on equal opportunities, and of course I accepted! The previous adviser had accepted a new management role, and I will succeed in doing this important work until March 2021 if it is not prolonged.
Equal opportunities at Uppsala university means to make sure that everyone working or studying here has equal rights and opportunities, regardless of their legal sex, gender identity or gender expression, ethnicity, religion or other belief, disability, sexual orientation, age or social background.
I will do this work with equal opportunities on part of my time, and continue with teaching and research in parallel. The work includes chairing The university’s Equal Opportunities Advisory Board, and also to work with gender mainstreaming at the university. The work that people at the university are doing is really impressive, and there are many true experts in their areas.