Three years of research leads to funding for book project
From 2020 to 2023, Florencia Enghel, Associate Professor of Media and Communication Science at The School of Education and Communication (HLK) at Jönköping University, studied the everyday communication practices of Argentine women for gender equality. She has now been awarded just over SEK 1.5 million by Riksbankens Jubileumsfond (RJ) to write a book about her findings.
Florencia Enghel’s three years-long research project, called "Micro-technopolitics of engagement: Women's everyday communicative practices, digital citizenship and democracy in Argentina", was funded by a Marie Sklodowska-Curie Global Postdoctoral Fellowship from the European Commission.
Taking into account that Argentinian women make up almost 52% of the country's population but are disproportionately affected by poverty, discrimination and violence, Florencia explored whether and how they use communication in their daily lives to claim gender justice and better democracy for all.
Research results will be published in book form
Riksbankens Jubileumsfond has awarded Florencia Enghel SEK 1 513 223 to write a book – with the working title Rethinking women's everyday activism in precarious times - in which she will elaborate on findings from her research project.
“The grant means that I will have the time and other resources needed to write and publish the results of my research project in 2020-2023. It is an important form of support for researchers who, like me, have collected valuable and useful data through intensive fieldwork and need the time to analyze it, document and disseminate it," says Florencia.
The grant from Riksbankens Jubileumsfond is called RJ Sabbatical and allows the researcher to study, travel and write full-time for a period of six to twelve months, to be able to complete a large project or write major works. Florencia will work on the book from February 2024 to January 2025.
“I was happy when I found out that I had received the Sabbatical. I also felt grateful to JU’s Grants Office, which suggested I should apply," says Florencia Enghel.