Visit by Esa Kumpula, Swedish lecturer and PhD student

Esa Kumpula, a lecturer and PhD student from Mälardalens University in Sweden, spent four weeks at the University of Wollongong’s Centre for Research on Men and Masculinities over February to March 2016. He had a very productive and enjoyable visit. Esa reports, “My choice of visiting University of Wollongong was motivated by opportunities to be a part of the Center for Research on Men and Masculinity (CROMM). CROMM provided me with possibilities to get in touch with other researchers in the area of men and masculinity. The benefit of CROMM was the potential to participate, discuss and establish contacts both with international researchers and PhD students, to gain direct knowledge of ongoing studies and research from a global perspective. Particularly valuable and beneficial for my PhD project was participation in seminars and receive comments from others in the field of Men and Masculinity. The stay at University of Wollongong/CROMM provided good settings for becoming a part of an international research network. Getting a opportunity to spend time at University of Wollongong in an environment of natural beauty and people from different part of the word with different backgrounds is really an inspiration for PhD – studies and work process.”
Esa Kumpula, School of Health Care and Social Welfare, Mälardalens University, Västerås

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