Department of Organization


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As part of collaborative research project "Gender Equality, Diversity and Societal Security," I am working with matters of diversity and gender in military organizations. I am responsible for the Danish contribution to this Nordic project which explores how increasing levels of diversity among personnel in Nordic security forces relate to changing perceptions of trust and security, both within these organizations and in their broader interactions with society.

As a part of the Diversity and Difference Platform at Copenhagen Business School, I am also involved in other research and development projects related to matters of gender and diversity in organizations, not least attending to relations between policy and everyday practices in organizations.

Besides the military field, I have also worked with matters of inclusion and the development of new policies within academia and gendered dimensions of the Danish welfare system. 

Primary research areas
  • Military organizations
  • Recruitment, admission, and training
  • Professional ideals and organizational culture
  • Gender equality and diversity
  • Ethnographic fieldwork
  • Relations between formal structures and everyday practices 
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Selected publications
  • Sløk-Andersen, B. (2018) The Becoming of Good Soldiers. An Ethnographic Exploration of Gender and Other  Obstacles in the Military Borderland. PhD dissertation. Faculty of Humanities, University of Copenhagen.
  • Muhr, S. L. & Sløk-Andersen, B. (2017) Exclusion and inclusion in the Danish Military: A historical analysis of the construction and consequences of a gendered organizational narrative. Journal of Organizational Change Management, 30 (3): 367-379. 
  • Sløk-Andersen, B. (2018) How good soldiers become-with their uniforms: an exploration of uniformity in practice. Ethnologia Scandinavica, 48: 7-25.
  • Sløk-Andersen, B. (2011) Køn som infrastruktur. Kvinder, Køn & Forskning 2: 22-30.
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Beate Sløk-Andersen / En tvivlsom håndtering af krænkende adfærd i Forsvaret
In: Tidsskrift for Arbejdsliv, Vol. 22, No. 1, 6.2020, p. 60-66
Ulla-Brit Lilleaas; Dag Ellingsen; Beate Sløk-Andersen / Humorens tvetydige funksjon : Hva kjennetegner humor som kan fungere ekskluderende i tradisjonelle mannsbastioner?.
In: Tidsskrift for kjønnsforskning, Vol. 44, No. 1, 2020, p. 8-22
Journal article > peer review
Beate Sløk-Andersen / The Affects of Gendered Security Work
Abstract from Affects. Borders. Biopolitics., 2019
Conference abstract for conference
Beate Sløk-Andersen / The Butt of the Joke? : Laughter and Potency in the Becoming of Good Soldiers.
In: Cultural Analysis, Vol. 17, No. 1, 2019, p. 25-56
Journal article > peer review
Kathrine Bjerg Bennike; Sebastian Mohr; Beate Sløk-Andersen / Gender, War, and the Military : On the Complexities, Conceptualizations, and Lived Realities of Militarized Sociality.
In: Kvinder, Køn & Forskning, Vol. 27, No. 2/3, 2018, p. 3-11
Journal article
Beate Sløk-Andersen / How Good Soldiers Become-with Their Uniforms : An Exploration of Uniformity in Practice.
In: Ethnologia Scandinavica, Vol. 48, 2018, p. 7-25
Journal article > peer review
Beate Sløk-Andersen / The Becoming of Good Soldiers : An Ethnographic Exploration of Gender and Other Obstacles in the Military Borderland.
København : SAXO-Institute, Faculty of Humanities, University of Copenhagen 2018, 277 p.
Ph.D. thesis
Sara Louise Muhr; Beate Sløk-Andersen / Exclusion and Inclusion in the Danish Military : A Historical Analysis of the Construction and Consequences of a Gendered Organizational Narrative.
In: Journal of Organizational Change Management, Vol. 30, No. 3, 2017, p. 367-379
Journal article > peer review
Beate Sløk-Andersen / Researching the body – the Body in Research : Reflections on a Participatory Fieldwork in the Danish Army.
In: Kuckuck: Notizen zur Alltagskultur, Vol. 2, 2017, p. 28-32
Journal article
Beate Sløk-Andersen / Kvindernes trinvise adgang til det danske forsvar : Forskningsrapport publiceret som del af Forsvarsakademiets egen publikationsserie.
København : Forsvarsakademiets Forlag 2014, 28 p. (Forsvarsakademiets Research Papers)
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