The GENOVATE Community consist of seven GENOVATE partner institutions; the GENOVATE International Advisory Board; key strategic collaborators and stakeholders and the general public. It is a mechanism designed to facilitate meaningful knowledge exchange across the community at local, national and international levels within each of the partner institutions’ countries, across Europe and globally.
Associate Professor Cathrine Norberg, researcher in English linguistics at Luleå University of Technology (LTU), gives an open seminar in the House of Science located in the Luleå town centre. Cathrine Norberg, who is the Dean of the Faculty of Arts at LTU and a member of the LTU GENOVATE Advisory Board, talks about which characteristics and activities are attributed to boys and girls on the Web. How do we talk about girls and boys and does it matter? In a study of how boys and girls are described on the web Cathrine Norberg discusses whether the way we talk about girls and boys have an impact on what they are supposed to do and be? And what happens when normative expectations are broken? How lively can a girl be, for example, before she is considered intrusive?