Anna Wahl,Professor Gender, Organization and Management
Visiting address: Lindstedtsvägen 30
Anna Wahl holds a Chair, Professor Gender, Organization and Management, at the Department of Industrial Economics and Management, Royal Institute of Technology (KTH). Her research areas are Organization and management theory, with focus on gender and feminist theory. She was a pioneer in the field of gender research on management in Sweden with the doctoral thesis Gender structures in organizations (Könsstrukturer i organisationer) 1992, Stockholm School of Economics. She initiated the research group Fosfor that has been leading in the development of gender theory in the area organization and management in the Nordic context. The group has published several books and articles and collaborate with other researchers and similar research groups in Europe since. Her main research areas of interest are power relations in organizations related to processes of change and resistance, constructions of masculinities, women’s survival strategies and gendered organizational cultures. The ground-breaking textbook by FosforDet ordnar sig (It will be in order, translated to several languages) was published 2001, and in a revised version 2011, is used at a number of universities in Sweden and in many management development programs. She has published in International review of women and leadership, Kvinnovetenskaplig tidskrift, NORA Nordic Journal of feminist and gender research and Equal Opportunities International.
Anna Wahl took her PhD in Business Administration 1992, and was previously employed as Assistant professor and Associate professor at Stockholm School of Economics. She was Guest professor at Karlstad University 2004-2005 and Linköping University 2012-2014 before she came to KTH 2005, were she received her Chair 2008. She was Vice president for Gender equality and Values 2017-2022, where she was in head of implementing gender mainstreaming and organizational change at KTH.
Current research interests are the gendering of management in different contexts, work for change and the impact of gender equality in organizations. She is part of the research program (2021-2027) Men in focus -exploring homosocial cultures and sexual harassment, an action-oriented project including studies in four sectors in Sweden; universities, fintech, construction and performing arts.
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