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Mona Lilja

Senior lecturer

Mona Lilja
Senior lecturer
mona.lilja@gu.se
+46 31 786 5819

Room number: E423a
Postal Address: Box 700, 40530 Göteborg
Visiting Address: Konstepidemins väg 2 , 41314 Göteborg


School of Global Studies (More Information)
Box 700
405 30 Göteborg
www.globalstudies.gu.se
globalstudies@gu.se

Visiting Address: Konstepidemins väg 2 , 405 30 Göteborg

About Mona Lilja

Associate professor and a Senior Lecturer in International Relations, School of Global Studies, University of Gothenburg.

  • 2007: Ph.D. in Peace and Development Studies, University of Gothenburg, School of Global Studies (PADRIGU).
  • 2000: Licentiate exam, University of Gothenburg, Department of Peace and Development Research (PADRIGU).
  • 1993–1997: B.A. in Peace and Development, University of Gothenburg, Department of Peace and Development Research (PADRIGU).


Areas of interest
The concepts of power and resistance with special focus upon the linkages between resistance and social change as well as the particularities – the character and emergence – of various forms of resistance. In focus are the discourses, performances and identities created by those engaged in resistance practices. What relationships enable or constrain articulations of resistance? One area of interest in this regard is Cambodian women politicians and how they navigate in a context of unequal power-relations. Yet another field of interest is the emergence of ”new democracies”. Recent work has been carried out particularly with reference to the hybrid character of the Cambodian democracy.

Current research
2011-2015 Research program founded by the Swedish Research Council: ‘Globalization of Resistance: Influences on Democracy Advocators in Civil Society in the South’. Together with: Stellan Vinthagen, Michael Schulz and Mikael Baaz.
2012-2015 Research project founded by the Swedish Research Council: ‘A Paradoxical Conflict over World Heritage at the Border between Cambodia and Thailand - Civil Society Resistance and The Preah Vihear Temple’.
Together with: Mikael Baaz and Niklas Lantz.

Research Experience
2008–2010: Research project ‘Gender-based Violence: Understanding Change and the Transformation of Gendered Discourses’. A research co-operation between Professor Maria Stern and Mona Lilja, funded by Sida.
2007–2010: Research project ‘Hybrid Democracy’ and the Processes of Change: the Political Transformation of ‘Installed Democracies’. A research co-operation between Professor Joakim Öjendal and Mona Lilja, funded by Sida.
2002–2007: Research project ‘The Democratisation of Democracy: Viewing Women’s Political Participation in Cambodia and the Palestinian Self-rule Areas’. A doctoral project funded by Sida and
supervised by Professor Björn Hettne and PhD Michael Schulz.
1999–2003: Research programme ‘Discourses and Practices of Democracy in Southeast Asia – Globalisation, National Governance and Local Responses’ at the Centre for Asian Studies (CEAS), University of Gothenburg. The project was funded by Sida.
1999–2002: Research programme dealing with the prospects for democracy in Palestine. A research co-operation between the BirZeit University and the Centre for Middle East Studies, University of Gothenburg. The project was funded by Sida.

Consultancy and evaluations experiences
2004– Consultant at Sida’s gender-desk. Providing gender analysis on policy documents.
1999–2002: Consultant at Resource Policy Support Initiative (REPSI) led by World Resources Initiative (WRI), Washington.
2001: Report commissioned by Globkom (a parliamentary commission), Demokrati och gender: politiskt deltagande i ett globalt perspektiv, Stockholm.
1999–2000: Consultant at Sida. Evaluation of CDRI (Cambodian Development Resource Institute).
1997: Consultant at Forum Syd, Cambodia. A report commissioned by Forum Syd, Phnom Penh, Democracy or Warfare: Viewing the Election Process of Cambodia.

Teaching experience
Lecturing on power, resistance, democracy, society, gender, essay writing and method, on courses of first, second- and third- year undergraduates. In teaching, I am, among other things, inspired by queer-feminist and post-colonial thinking.

2007– Museion, Världskulturmuseet, University of Gothenburg, Responsible for formulating and developing courses for first year undergraduates at Museion, Världskulturmuseet, University of Gothenburg. Lecturing on power, resistance, democracy, society, gender, essay writing and method, on courses of first year undergraduates.

1997– PADRIGU, School of Global Studies, University of Gothenburg. Currently responsible for courses in e.g. democracy, power and gender, etc. on courses of first, second- and third- year undergraduates as well as on master level. Lecturing on power, resistance, democracy, society, gender, essay writing and method, on courses of first, second- and third- year undergraduates.

1997– Tutor of B.A. and M.A. theses in Development studies and International Relations.

2003–2006: CEAS, University of Gothenburg. Lecturing on power, resistance, democracy, society and gender, on courses of first year undergraduates.

2002–2006: Department of Gender Studies, University of Gothenburg. Lecturing on power, resistance, democracy, society and gender, on courses of first, second- and third- year undergraduates.

Administrative experiences
2009– Director of Studies, University of Gothenburg.
2005–2008: Course Director, Centre for Global Gender Studies (CGGS), School of Global Studies, University of Gothenburg.
2007–2008: Vice Director, Centre for Global Gender Studies (CGGS), School of Global Studies, University of Gothenburg.
2005– ‘Research Network on Power, Resistance & Social Change’. Initiators & Organisers: Mona Lilja & Stellan Vinthagen.
1999–2000: Administrator at Peace Collage, Jerusalem, University of Gothenburg, a Master course in Peace and Development Studies.
1999– Responsible for the administration of courses of first, second- and third- year undergraduates in Gender studies, International Relations and in Development Studies, University of Gothenburg, School of Global Studies and Museion.

Latest publications

Layer-cake figurations and hide-and-show resistance in Cambodia
Mona Lilja
Feminist review, Journal article 2018
Journal article

Resistance Studies as an Academic Pursuit
Mikael Baaz, Mona Lilja, Stellan Vinthagen
Journal of Resistance Studies, Journal article 2017
Journal article

Resistance against material artefacts: university spaces, administrative online systems and emotions
Anna Lena Haraldsson, Mona Lilja
Journal of Political Power, Journal article 2017
Journal article

Legal Pluralism, Gendered Discourses and Hybridity in Land-Titling Practices in Cambodia
Mikael Baaz, Mona Lilja, Allison Östlund
Journal of law and society, Journal article 2017
Journal article

Gendered Politics of Power in Contemporary Cambodia
Mona Lilja, Mikael Baaz
Brickell, K. and Simon Springer, S. (Eds.) The handbook of contemporary Cambodia, London, Routledge, Chapter in book 2017
Chapter in book

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2018

Layer-cake figurations and hide-and-show resistance in Cambodia
Mona Lilja
Feminist review, Journal article 2018
Journal article

2017

Resistance Studies as an Academic Pursuit
Mikael Baaz, Mona Lilja, Stellan Vinthagen
Journal of Resistance Studies, Journal article 2017
Journal article

Resistance against material artefacts: university spaces, administrative online systems and emotions
Anna Lena Haraldsson, Mona Lilja
Journal of Political Power, Journal article 2017
Journal article

Legal Pluralism, Gendered Discourses and Hybridity in Land-Titling Practices in Cambodia
Mikael Baaz, Mona Lilja, Allison Östlund
Journal of law and society, Journal article 2017
Journal article

Gendered Politics of Power in Contemporary Cambodia
Mona Lilja, Mikael Baaz
Brickell, K. and Simon Springer, S. (Eds.) The handbook of contemporary Cambodia, London, Routledge, Chapter in book 2017
Chapter in book

2016

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