The Department’s work for equality

Uppsala University, and thus also the Department of Peace and Conflict Research, shall work long term and systematically for equal opportunities encompassing all grounds for discrimination. The work shall be carried out on all levels within the University and the Department.

The goal is "to combat discrimination and in other ways promote equal rights and opportunities regardless of sex, transgender identity or expression, ethnicity, religion or other belief, disability, sexual orientation or age.” (Swedish Discrimination Act 2014:958)

More detailed information on the Department's equality work can be found in the current planned measures and archived equality plans below.

The Department’s committee for equal treatment and opportunities (Equality Committee) discusses questions regarding equal opportunities, plans and undertakes measures, arranges seminars for employees, and informs students about its work on these questions.

The Equality Committee is composed of the Department’s Equality Officer, the Head of Department, and representatives of the Department’s four corporations: teachers/researchers, technical/administrative staff, PhD students, and graduate/undergraduate students. The committee welcomes proposals and ideas for its continued work. The group meets a couple of times each year.

Planned measures

In the period 2019-2020, the Equality Committee plans to undertake a survey on students’ views around the Department’s equality work, including future opportunities in this area. Following this, the Equality Committee will identify specific areas in need of targeting through planned measures. Furthermore, training sessions on trauma-sensitive communication and responding to situations of discrimination are being planned.



The Equality Committee at the Department of Peace and Conflict Research has conducted a survey among students regarding Equality Work at the Department. The survey serves a dual purpose: For one, it should inform the Equality Committee about the current status of students’ experiences with equality issues, any perceived obstacles, challenges, or problems. Secondly, it leaves room for you to suggest areas for improvement, topics you are interested in, or measures and activities you want to suggest that can inform the Equality Committee’s work going forward.


For 2019-2020 the members are as follows

Equality Officer: Marcellina Priadi
Head of Department: Erik Melander
TA-staff: Therese Pettersson
Teachers/researchers: Corinne Bara
PhD students: Kate Lonergan 
Student representatives: Elin Wilson, Bachelor level, Tanushree Rao, Master level


For discussion of questions and proposals regarding the Department’s equality work, you can contact the Department’s Equality Officer Marcellina Priadi via email.

If you or anyone you know at work/in your course is exposed to discrimination or harassment on any of the grounds mentioned above, you can always turn to the Department’s Equality Officer Marcellina Priadi. All contacts with the Equality Officer are treated as confidential. If you would rather contact somebody else, you can also directly contact the Head of Department, Director of Studies, or the University’s Adviser to the Vice-Chancellor for Equal Treatment. For employees, you can also contact the union, the occupational health service “Previa", or talk to the HR-Coordinator. For students, you can also contact the union, the student health service or the HR-Division. 

Further information on this can be found on studentportalen/medarbetarportalen and in the University’s guidelines for dealing with cases of harassment:

Contact Information

The Equality Officer Marcellina Priadi can be reached via email.