Nina Lykke
University of Linkoeping, S
4th European Feminist Research Conference
4a Conferenza Europea di Ricerca Femminista

Dr. phil. et mag.art., professor

1. Academic degrees:
1981: Mag. art. in Literary Studies, University of Copenhagen
1992: Dr. phil., Odense University.

2. Positions:
- 1981-84: Research fellow, Nordic Institute, Odense University.
- 1984-86: Assistant professor, Dept. of Feminist Studies, Odense University
- 1986- : Associate professor, Dept. of Feminist Studies and Institute of Literature, Culture and Media Studies, Odense University.
- 1999- : Director of Research of the project "Cyborgs and Cyberspace - Between Narration and Sociotechnical Reality" under the Danish Research Agency (the FREJA-programme).
- 1999: Professor in Gender and Culture, Dept. of Gender Studies, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Linköping University, Sweden.

3. Current research:
- Director of Research of the project Cyborgs and Cyberspace - Between Narration and Sociotechnological Reality, funded by the Danish Research Agency (the FREJA-programme) with 5 million Danish kr. (app. 700.000 EURO) (1999-2002). Project-participant with the sub-project "Cyborg-narratives - a 'natural' explanation?" (co-researcher: assoc. prof. Mette Bryld, Odense University) - a feminist cultural study of a) the gendered impacts of new reproductive technologies and reprogenetics and b) construction of gender in nature films.

4. Research coordination and editorial work:
A) Membership of Danish and international editorial boards and groups:

a) International book series:
- From 1997: editor (with prof. Rosi Braidotti, Utrecht University) of the book series "Gender, Theory and Culture" for Sage, London.

b) Journals:
- From 1994: member of the editorial advisory board of the "European Journal of Women's Studies", Sage, London,
- From 1997: associate editor of the "European Journal of Women's Studies", Sage, London,
- From 1999: associate editor of "Gender, Technology and Development", Sage, New Delhi and London.

c) Newsletter and Working Paper Series
-- 1992-95: Editor of international newsletter and working paper series: "Gender-Nature-Culture".

B) Membership of steering and programme committees:
- 1992-95: Research coordinator of the international research network, Gender-Nature-Culture, funded by the Danish Research Council for the Humanities.
- 1992-96: Member of the steering committee for the Danish coordination of Women's Studies and Gender Research, affiliated with the Danish Research Councils.
- From 1993: Member of the steering and programme committee of the Danish Ph.D.programme "Meanings of Gender in an Interdisciplinary Perspective"
- From 1993: Member of the steering committee of NOISE (Network of Interdisciplinary Women's Studies in Europe, funded by EU's ERASMUS/SOCRATES-programmer).
- From 1996: Member of the steering committee for the research project "The 'healthy' family - the 'healthy' body: An interdisciplinary study of the interplay between biology and culture in (post)modern society").
- From 1997: Member of the council of AOIFE (Association of Institutions of Feminist Education in Europe).
- From 1998: Coordinator of European panel of experts: "A Cross-European, Comparative Study of Degrees, Qualifications and Professional outlets of Women's/Gender/Feminist Studies", (sub-project of ATHENA (Advanced Thematic Network in Women's Studies), funded by EU's SOCRATES-program 1998-2001.
- From 1999: Director of research of the project "Cyborgs and Cyberspace - Between Narration and Sociotechnological Reality", funded 1999-2002, by the Danish Research Agency (the FREJA-programme).

C) Coordination and co-coordination of Danish and international research conferences and Ph.D.seminars.
- 1981: "Kvindeligheden som historisk kategori - kvindeligheden 1880-1920" (7-9 Oct.) arr. by Arbejdsgruppen for Kvindestudier, Odense Universitet; funded by the Danish Research Council for the Humanities.
- 1983: "Tværnordisk konference om kvindevidenskab - dens teoretiske og praktiske implikationer" (5-7 Oct.), arr. by Arbejdsgruppen for Kvindestudier, Odense Universitet; funded by the Nordic Cultural Fond.
- 1991: First annual conference for feminist research, arr. by Foreningen for Kvinde- og Kønsforskning i Danmark (19-20 April), Københavns Universitet (Panum Instituttet).
- 1991: "Women in a Changing Europe. First European Feminist Research Conference", (18-22 Aug.), arr. at Ålborg Universitetscenter; funded by Styringsgruppen for Kvindeforskning under Forskningspolitisk Råd, DK, and ENWS (European Network of Women's Studies).
- 1992: "Gender-Nature-Culture" (19 Nov.) Odense Universitet, funded by The Danish Research Council for the Humanities.
- 1993: "Beyond Mechanistic Thinking: Feminism and Shifts of Paradigms - I" (14-15 April). Odense Universitet, funded by The Danish Research Council for the Humanities.
- 1993: "Beyond Mechanistic Thinking: Feminism and Shifts of Paradigms - II" (1.okt.). Odense Universitet, funded by The Danish Research Council for the Humanities.
- 1993: "Gender, Mysticism, Wisdom" (18 Nov.). Odense Universitet, funded by The Danish Research Council for the Humanities.
- 1994: "Exploring Cyborgs. Feminism and Shifts of Paradigms", Aarhus Universitet (1 June), funded by The Danish Research Council for the Humanities.
- 1994: "Dialogue with the Other", Kunsthallen Brandts Klædefabrik, Odense, (18-19 June) funded by The Danish Research Council for the Humanities and Kunsthallen Brandts Klædefabrik as part of the international arts exhibition "Dialogue with the Other".
- 1994: "Between Mother Goddesses, Monsters and Cyborgs. Feminist Perspectives on Science, Technology and Health Care" (2-5 Nov. 1994), Odense Universitet, funded by The Danish Research Council for the Humanities.
- 1995: Internationalt Ph.D.- og MA-kursus "Gender, Body, Subject, Other. Feminism in Science and Cultural Studies from Multicultural and Interdisciplinary Perspectives" (summer school, 16-31 Aug.), arr. at Odense University in cooperation with NOISE (Network of Interdisciplinary Women's Studies in Europe); funded by the Danish Research Academy, EU's ERASMUS-programme and Odense University.
- 1995: Ph.D.seminar: "Køn, videnskabsteori og -historie" (in cooperation with the Ph.D.-coordinators at the Danish centers for Women's Studies and Gender Research) at the University of Copenhagen, (6-8 Dec.).
- 1997: Ph.D.seminar: "Køn, videnskabsteori og -historie" (in cooperation with the Ph.D.-coordinators at the Danish centers for Women's Studies and Gender Research) at Odense University (13-15 Feb.).
- 1997: Member of the international programme committee of the "Third European Feminist Research Conference: Shifting Bonds. Shifting Boundaries," (8-12 July), University of Coimbra, Portugal.
- 1998: Scandinavian Ph.D.seminar: Body, Text, Image, Odense University 20-22 Sept.
- 2000: First European Conference of the International Society for Literature and Science (SLS), Free University, Brussels, 12-16 April.
- 2000: International conference on Reprogenetics - new reproductive technologies - gender identities - and their representations in the media and public debates in a comparative European perspective, Linkoeping University, 26-28 May, funded by the Danish Research Agency (the FREJA-programme).

5 Administration
- 1984-99: Head of Dept. of Feminist Studies, Odense University.
- From 1986-99: Member of the committee for equal opportunities at the Faculty of the Humanities, Odense University. (Chairwoman 1986-93).
- 1989-92, and 1998-99: Member of the Board of the Faculty of the Humanities, Odense University.
- 1989-96: Coordinator of the Open University activities of the Faculty of the Humanities, Odense University.
- 1992-95: Member of the Board of the Institute of Literature, Culture and Media Studies, Odense University.

6. Recent international publications:

- Books:
- Rotkäppchen und Ödipus. Zu einer feministischen Psychoanalyse, Wien, Passagen Verlag 1993.
- Bodyscapes (edited with M.Bryld, J.Caron, S.E.Larsen and N.K.Nielsen) , Odense University Press 1995.
- Between Monsters, Goddesses and Cyborgs. Feminist Confrontations with Science, Medicine and Cyberspace (edited with R. Braidotti), ZED-Books, London 1996.
- Cosmodolphins. Feminist Cultural Studies of Technology, Spirituality and Animals (co-author Mette Bryld), ZED-books, London 2000.

- Bookchapters, a.o.:
- "Questing Daughters", in J. Mensverhulst et al.: Daughtering and Mothering, Routledge, London 1993.
- "Between Terraforming and Fortune-Telling. Space Flight and Astrology" (with M. Bryld) in W.Harcourt: Feminist Perspectives on Sustainable.
Development: Shifting Knowledge Boundaries, London, ZED-books 1994.
- "Cosmic Twins. The Bodies of Space Man and Aquarius" (with M. Bryld), in: M.Bryld, J.Caron, S.E.Larsen, N.Lykke and N.K.Nielsen: Bodyscapes, Odense University Press 1995.
- "Between Monsters, Goddesses and Cyborgs. Feminist Confrontations with Science" and "Introduction" in: N.Lykke and R. Braidotti (eds.): Between Monsters, Goddesses and Cyborgs. Feminist Confrontations with Science, Medicine and Cyberspace, ZED-Books, London 1996.

- Articles, a.o.:
- "Between the Scylla of the Early Mother and the Charybdis of the Father Law", in Psychoanalysis and Contemporary Thought, 2: 1994 (ed. L.Goldberger, New York University Press)
- "To be a Cyborg or a Goddess?", in Gender, Technology and Development, vol 1, 1, 1997 (ed. Govind Kelkar, Sage, London, New Delhi)

- Guest-editor (with B.Siim and A.-B. Ravn) of Images From Women in a Changing Europe, special issue of Women's Studies International Forum, vol 17: 2-3, 1994, .London/New York, Pergamon Press,