Siri Gerrard is a professor at the University of Tromsø, Norway, where she is affiliated with the Centre of Women and Gender Research, and the Department of Sociology, Political Science and Planning. Her research areas include women and gender in fishery politics, fishery work, and fishing communities in North Norway, as well as in Tanzania and Cameroon. Feminist theory of science has also been a field of interest.
Recent collaborative projects include: Sustainable Coastal Cultures, Local Communities and Resource Management in a Gender Perspective (2003-2008); Mobile Lifestyles: Perspectives on Work Mobilities and Gender in the High North (2012-2016); and the NUFU- financed project Gender, Poverty and Social Transformation (2006-2012). These projects have involved collaboration with researchers from Norway, Newfoundland, Canada, and Uganda, which has led to contributions in national and international journals and books.
As a co-investigator with On the Move, Siri will be working with researchers in Newfoundland and Labrador to develop a comparative NL/Norway study of mobility and ferry workers.
In press: Muhanguzi, F.K., Ahikire, J., Gerrad, S., and Nordbroend, L. “An Introduction: Partnerships and Social Justice: Research and Academic Collaboration between North and South on Gender, Poverty and Social Transformation.” In Gender, Poverty and Social Transformation: Reflections on Fractures and Continuities in Contemporary Uganda. Grace Bantebya Kyomuhendo, Josephine Ahikire and Consolata Kabonesa (eds). Kampala: Fountain Publishers. Forthcoming 2013.
In Press: Gerrard, S. “Masculinties Mobilities, materialities and masculinities. Interconnected mobility practices in Norwegian Coastal Fisheries.” In Norwegian Geographical Journal. Forthcoming in December 2013 issue.
In Press: Valestrand, S., Walsh, D., Gerrard S., Aure, M.,\ “Gender, Work and Mobility: Advancing an International Comparative Perspective.” In Norwegian Geographical Journal. Forthcoming in December 2013 issue.
Gerard, S. “Mobile Practices and Gender Contracts in Fisheries Societies.” Tidsskrift for Kjønnsforskning 2011(1) pp 41-56.
Gerard, S. “‘I have always wanted to go fishing.’ Challenging gender and gender perceptions in the quota-oriented small-scale fishery of Finnmark, Norway.” Gender, Culture and Northern Fisheries. Edmonton: Canadian Circumpolar Institute (CCI) Press pp131-152. ISBN 978-1-896445-46-5
Mobile Lifestyles Project, University of Tromsø