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Elisabeth Lund Engebretsen

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Bio

Elisabeth Lund Engebretsen is a Professor at the UiS Centre for Gender Studies and an affiliated researcher with the Amsterdam Research Centre for Gender and Sexuality, University of Amsterdam (since 2014). During spring term 2022, Elisabeth was a Visiting Senior Fellow at the Department of Gender Studies, London School of Economics.

Elisabeth received a Ph.D. in Social Anthropology from the London School of Economics and Political Science in 2008, funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (UK) and a Chevening Scholarship. The published monograph deriving from the dissertation project, Queer Women in Urban China: An Ethnography (Routledge, 2014), was awarded the 2014 Ruth Benedict Book Award Honorable Mention by the Association for Queer Anthropology, American Anthropological Association. Elisabeth is co-editor of the anthologies Queer/Tongzhi China: New perspectives on research, activism, and media cultures (NIAS Press, 2015; with William F. Schroeder), and Transforming Identities in Contemporary Europe (Routledge, forthcoming; with Mia Liinason). Elisabeth’s writing has appeared in journals such as Sexualities, NORA - Nordic Journal of Gender and Feminist Research, American Anthropologist, Sexuality Research & Social Policy, Ethnos, lambda nordica, Scholar & Feminist Online, and UNIPED: Tidsskrift for universitets- og høgskolepedagogikk.

Before joining the UiS in 2018, Elisabeth held lectureships at McGill University’s Institute for Gender, Sexuality and Feminist Studies, Shandong University’s Department of Anthropology, Centre for Gender Research at the University of Oslo, and research fellowships at Duke University’s Department of Gender, Sexuality and Feminist Studies, the Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies, and the International Institute for Asian Studies at Leiden University.

At the UiS, Elisabeth serves as the Study Programme Director (studieprogramleder) at the Centre for Gender Studies, and teaches and convenes the combined BA and MA course (new as of fall 2022), Global Sexualities: Theories, Methodologies, Practices (GEN370, GEN570). Elisabeth also convenes the PhD course Topics in Interdisciplinary Queer Studies (PhD804).

Elisabeth’s current research is concerned with critical approaches to Pride politics in contemporary Norway, modern queer history in Norway and Nordic Europe with specific focus on gender and the 1980s-1990s period, queerfeminist theorizing of fossil violence and climate crises, and feminist and queer activism in post-2010s China. Longstanding topical research and supervision interests include feminist and queer ethnography, queer-feminist research methodology and learning pedagogy, transnational gender and sexual diversity, anti-gender politics and reactionary populism, the global politics of academic freedom, and environmental justice.

Funded projects:

Engebretsen convenes the UiS Queer Research Group and is a core member of the UiS-based Research Group on Populism, Anti-Gender and Democracy as well as board member of the UiS-based Research School in Radical Interdisciplinary (ITEM).

With Erika Alm, Elisabeth is editor-in-chief of the lambda nordica journal. Along with Silvia Posocco and E.J. Gonzalez-Polledo, Elisabeth edits the book series Theorizing Ethnography: Concept, Context, Critique (Routledge Anthropology).

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Publications
  • Vitenskapelige publikasjoner
    • Engebretsen, Elisabeth L.

      (2021)

      “Cake is not an Attack on Democracy”: Moving beyond Carceral Pride and Building Queer Coalitions in Post–22/7 Norway.

      NORA - Nordic Journal of Feminist and Gender Research

      ISSN 0803-8740.

      Volum 29.

      Hefte 4.

      s.234-247.

      DOI: 10.1080/08038740.2021.2005139

    • Alm, Erika; Engebretsen, Elisabeth L.

      (2020)

      Gender self-identification.

      Lambda Nordica: Tidskrift om homosexualitet

      ISSN 1100-2573.

      Volum 25.

      Hefte 1.

      s.48-56.

      DOI: 10.34041/ln.v25.613

    • Røthing, Åse; Engebretsen, Elisabeth Lund

      (2019)

      Maktkritiske perspektiver i høyere utdanning? En undersøkelse av omfang og anvendelse i utvalgte programplaner.

      UNIPED

      ISSN 1500-4538.

      Volum 42.

      Hefte 3.

      s.251-261.

      DOI: 10.18261/issn.1893-8981-2019-03-02

    • Engebretsen, Elisabeth L.

      (2018)

      “As Long as My Daughter Is Happy”: “Familial Happiness” and Parental Support-Narratives for LGBTQ Children . I: Chinese Discourses on Happiness.

      Hong Kong University Press

      ISBN 978-988-8455-72-0.

      s.86-105.

      DOI: 10.5790/hongkong/9789888455720.003.0005

    • Engebretsen, Elisabeth Lund

      (2017)

      Going public: Transnational Pride politics and queer grassroots activism in China.

      S & F online

      ISSN 1558-9404.

      Volum 16.

      Hefte 2.

    • Engebretsen, Elisabeth Lund; Boyce, Paul; Posocco, Silvia

      (2017)

      Introduction: Anthropology's queer sensibilities.

      Sexualities

      ISSN 1363-4607.

      Volum 21.

      Hefte 5-6.

      DOI: 10.1177/1363460717706667

    • Engebretsen, Elisabeth Lund

      (2016)

      Under pressure: Lesbian-gay contract marriages and their patriarchal bargains. I: Transforming patriarchy: Chinese families in the twentyfirst century.

      University of Washington Press

      ISBN 9780295999821.

    • Engebretsen, Elisabeth Lund; Boyce, Paul; Posocco, Silvia; Renkin, Hadley; Graham, Mark; Tucker, Heather; Hossain, Adnan; Hendriks, Thomas; Riley, Taylor; Gonzalez-Polledo, EJ

      (2015)

      Anthropologists are talking about queer anthropology.

      Ethnos

      ISSN 0014-1844.

      DOI: 10.1080/00141844.2015.1084021

    • Engebretsen, Elisabeth Lund

      (2015)

      Of pride and visibility: The contingent politics of queer grasroots activism in China. I: Queer/tongzhi China: New perspectives on research, activism and media cultures.

      NIAS Press

      ISBN 978 87 7694 153 6.

      s.88-110.

    • Engebretsen, Elisabeth Lund; Schroeder, William F.

      (2015)

      Introduction: Queer/Tongzhi China. I: Queer/tongzhi China: New perspectives on research, activism and media cultures.

      NIAS Press

      ISBN 978 87 7694 153 6.

      s.1-17.

    • Engebretsen, Elisabeth Lund

      (2014)

      Queer women in urban China: An ethnography.

      Routledge

      ISBN 9780415636209.

      Hefte 37.

    • Engebretsen, Elisabeth Lund

      (2013)

      Precarity, protest, change: China’s ‘ant tribes' .

      Suomen Antropologi

      ISSN 0355-3930.

      Volum 38.

      Hefte 2.

      s.62-71.

    • Engebretsen, Elisabeth Lund

      (2012)

      On Urban Anthropology in Contemporary China. I: Anthropology in the city: Methodology and theory.

      Ashgate

      ISBN 978-1-4094-0833-8.

      s.191-213.

      DOI: 10.4324/9781315567310-10

    • Engebretsen, Elisabeth Lund

      (2009)

      Intimate practices, conjugal ideals: Affective ties and relationship strategies amongst lala ('lesbian') women in contemporary Beijing.

      Sexuality Research & Social Policy

      ISSN 1868-9884.

      Volum 6.

      Hefte 3.

      s.3-15.

      DOI: 10.1525/srsp.2009.6.3.3

    • Engebretsen, Elisabeth Lund

      (2008)

      Queer Ethnography in Theory and Practice: Reflections on Studying Sexual Globalization and Women’s Queer Activism in Beijing.

      Graduate Journal of Social Science

      ISSN 1572-3763.

      Volum 5.

      Hefte 2.

      s.88-116.

  • Bøker og kapitler
    • Engebretsen, Elisabeth Lund

      (2022)

      Scientizing Gender? An Examination of Anti-Gender Campaigns on Social Media, Norway. I: Populism and Science in Europe.

      ISBN 978-3-030-97535-7.

      DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-97535-7_9

    • Engebretsen, Elisabeth Lund; Schroeder, William F.; Bao, Hongwei; Schroeder, William F.

      (2015)

      Queer/tongzhi China: New perspectives on research, activism and media cultures.

      NIAS Press

      ISBN 978 87 7694 153 6.

    • Engebretsen, Elisabeth Lund

      (2008)

      Love in a big city: Sexuality, kinship and citizenship amongst lala (lesbian) women in Beijing.

  • Formidling
    • Engebretsen, Elisabeth L.; Alm, Erika

      (2022)

      On the Importance of Queer Scholarship in Times of War.

      Lambda Nordica: Tidskrift om homosexualitet

      ISSN 1100-2573.

      Volum 27.

      Hefte 2.

      s.7-14.

      DOI: 10.34041/ln.v27.786

    • Brendmo, Elanor Halvorsen; Bromseth, Janne; Engebretsen, Elisabeth L.; Gressgård, Randi; Gross, Lena; Jentoft, Elian Eve; Stubberud, Elisabeth

      (2022)

      Kjønnsidentitet som kampsak.

      Klassekampen

      ISSN 0805-3839.

    • Anderssen, Norman; Hellesund, Tone; Engebretsen, Elisabeth L.; Gressgård, Randi; Hellum, Anne

      (2022)

      Skeiv forskning i Norge - hvordan ligger vi an?.

    • Engebretsen, Elisabeth L.; Stubberud, Elisabeth; Svendsen, Stine H. Bang; Dahl, Ulrika; Kyrola, Kata

      (2022)

      Inconvenient attachments: Thinking and acting queerly with/after Berlant.

    • Engebretsen, Elisabeth L.; Aamundsen, Jakob Semb

      (2022)

      Mener Pride-bevegelsen avfeier viktig kritikk.

    • Engebretsen, Elisabeth L.; Pető, Andrea; Gillis, Stacy; Grenz, Sabine; Madarova, Zuzana; Munt, Sally R.; Panayotov, Stanimir; Sayegh, Ghiwa; Alm, Erika

      (2022)

      Roundtable on the impact of COVID and Open Access on Gender Studies Journal, in Open forum: The politics of gender (research) in a global pandemic.

      The European Journal of Women's Studies

      ISSN 1350-5068.

      DOI: 10.1177/13505068211065138

    • Sareen, Siddharth; Engebretsen, Elisabeth Lund; By, Rune Todnem; Jørgensen, Finn Arne

      (2021)

      Det nødvendige akademiske ansvar i møte med klima­krisen.

      Stavanger Aftenblad

      ISSN 0804-8991.

    • Dietrichson, Susanne; Engebretsen, Elisabeth L.

      (2021)

      – Kvinnedagen er fortsatt viktig..

    • Kvål, Sikke; Engebretsen, Elisabeth L.

      (2021)

      Debatt om deltid i sykepleieryrke.

    • Engebretsen, Elisabeth L.; Alm, Erika

      (2021)

      The State(s) We're in: European Freedom Zones and Pan-Nordic Collaborations on LGBTIQ+ Rights.

      Lambda Nordica: Tidskrift om homosexualitet

      ISSN 1100-2573.

      Volum 26.

      Hefte 1.

      s.7-13.

      DOI: 10.34041/ln.v26.717

    • Engebretsen, Elisabeth L.

      (2021)

      Universitetet pynter seg med Prideflagget.

      www.aftenbladet.no

    • Sareen, Siddharth; Engebretsen, Elisabeth Lund; By, Rune Todnem; Jørgensen, Finn Arne

      (2021)

      Det nødvendige akademiske ansvar i møte med klima­krisen.

      Stavanger Aftenblad

      ISSN 0804-8991.

    • Lode, Sindre C.; Engebretsen, Elisabeth L.

      (2021)

      Kina vil lære gutter å bli mer «mandige» .

    • Engebretsen, Elisabeth L.; Huang, Xin; Tou, Shi

      (2021)

      We are here – Queer feminist engagements.

    • Engebretsen, Elisabeth L.

      (2021)

      Invisible women in ‘women-friendly’ Norway and the problem of representational pasts in the present: The Lesbian Bus Campaign, 1988.

    • Elnæs, Caroline Ugelstad; Engebretsen, Elisabeth L.

      (2021)

      Nytt nummer av Nordens eneste tidsskrift for lhbt+forskning.

    • Engebretsen, Elisabeth L.

      (2021)

      To kjønn?.

      Klassekampen

      ISSN 0805-3839.

    • Myong, Lene; Engebretsen, Elisabeth L.; Kroløkke, Charlotte; Nebeling Petersen, Michael; Hellstrand, Ingvil Førland

      (2021)

      Publishing Gender, Feminist, and Queer Studies in the Nordic region.

    • Engebretsen, Elisabeth L.

      (2020)

      Beyond equality: Women's sexual justice activism in Scandinavian queer organizing.

    • Engebretsen, Elisabeth L.; Alm, Erika

      (2020)

      Editorial: Greetings from the new editors.

      Lambda Nordica: Tidskrift om homosexualitet

      ISSN 1100-2573.

      Volum 25.

      Hefte 2.

      s.7-13.

      DOI: 10.34041/ln.v25.672

    • Engebretsen, Elisabeth L.

      (2020)

      Boikott eller støtte? Dilemmaer i forskningssamarbeid med Kina.

    • Engebretsen, Elisabeth Lund; Gressgård, Randi Elin; Myong, Lene; Sunnercrantz, Liv Åsa-Maria

      (2020)

      Ytringsfrihetens ansvarlighet: En samtale om akademia og akademikeres rolle i samfunnet .

    • Engebretsen, Elisabeth L.; Dahl, Ulrika; Renkin, Hadley

      (2020)

      Queering Anthropology.

    • Engebretsen, Elisabeth Lund; Engesbak, Reidar

      (2020)

      – Hvor er motkulturene?.

      Blikk

      ISSN 0803-141X.

    • Myong, Lene; Engebretsen, Elisabeth L.; Klitgård, Mathias; Hellstrand, Ingvil Førland

      (2019)

      Roundtable: Thinking feminist and gender studies now.

    • Engebretsen, Elisabeth L.

      (2019)

      A brief history of Pride activism in Norway, 1969-2019.

    • Engebretsen, Elisabeth L.; Røthing, Åse

      (2019)

      Fram for maktkritisk utdanning.

      Forskerforum.no

    • Lindstad, Siri; Engebretsen, Elisabeth L.

      (2019)

      Homo i går, skeiv i dag.

    • Engebretsen, Elisabeth L.; Hellesund, Tone; Berg, Andreas Ihlang; Stubberud, Elisabeth

      (2019)

      Skummel ideologi, Gjevjon.

      Klassekampen

      ISSN 0805-3839.

    • Engebretsen, Elisabeth L.

      (2019)

      Debatt: Sexarbeid – I historisk perspektiv og dagens realitet.

    • Engebretsen, Elisabeth L.; Sasunkevich, Olga; Wang, Di; Xiong, Jing

      (2019)

      Feminist Activism.

    • Engebretsen, Elisabeth L.

      (2019)

      Historisk tilbakeblikk på Pride i Norge, 1969-2019.

    • Engebretsen, Elisabeth L.

      (2019)

      Tense alliances: Gender politics in Norway's queer communities during the transitional 1980s..

    • Engebretsen, Elisabeth Lund

      (2018)

      Bli med på dragbingo: - Folk elsker å komme hit.

    • Engebretsen, Elisabeth Lund

      (2018)

      Excavating Pride activism in Norway since the 1970s.

    • Engebretsen, Elisabeth Lund; Kristiansen, Hans Wiggo; Kwam, Hannah Wozene

      (2018)

      Teatersalong: Skeive historier (Engler i Amerika).

    • Engebretsen, Elisabeth L.

      (2018)

      DEMOS - Democratic participation in society; how to live together? The first workshop in the Transforming Identities project.

    • Engebretsen, Elisabeth Lund

      (2018)

      Seawomen of Iceland: Survival on the edge (by Margaret Willson, Washington, University of Washington Press, 2016).

      NORA - Nordic Journal of Feminist and Gender Research

      ISSN 0803-8740.

      Volum 26.

      Hefte 2.

      s.157-159.

      DOI: 10.1080/08038740.2018.1465463

    • Engebretsen, Elisabeth L.

      (2018)

      Re-view: Mother Camp: Female Impersonators in America; Special Book Review Section: Reviewing Mother Camp (Fifty Years Late).

      American Anthropologist

      ISSN 0002-7294.

      Volum 120.

      Hefte 4.

      s.857-858.

      DOI: 10.1111/aman.13151

    • Engebretsen, Elisabeth L.; Endestad, Ingvild; Jørgensen, Bente Bækkelund; Hammervold-Austinat, Martine; Olsen, Linda Walbeck

      (2018)

      Felles kamp for likeverd.

      Blikk

      ISSN 0803-141X.

    • Misje, Ingeborg; Engebretsen, Elisabeth L.

      (2018)

      Flytende kjønnsidentitet oftere tema i skolen.

    • Engebretsen, Elisabeth L.

      (2018)

      The importance of historicizing Norwegian Pride activism.

    • Henriksen, Sissel; Engebretsen, Elisabeth L.

      (2018)

      Bryter ned høye murer (om kinesisk feminisme).

    • Engebretsen, Elisabeth L.

      (2018)

      Gender, feminist activism and #metoo.

    • Engebretsen, Elisabeth Lund; Lie, Merete

      (2017)

      Juryens begrunnelse for 2000-tallets artikkel (Muslimen med slør, anorektikeren og den transseksuelle: Hva har de til felles? av Randi Gressgård).

      Tidsskrift for kjønnsforskning

      ISSN 0809-6341.

      Hefte 4.

    • Engebretsen, Elisabeth Lund; Jessen, Reidar Schei

      (2017)

      Nasjon og kjønn i nyere feministisk teori.

    • Engebretsen, Elisabeth Lund

      (2017)

      Sino-nordic feminist film evening (convenor).

    • Engebretsen, Elisabeth Lund

      (2017)

      Marching for pride? Towards a history of lgbt activist visibility in Norway.

    • Engebretsen, Elisabeth Lund; Schroeder, William F.; Bao, Hongwei

      (2017)

      Queer/Tongzhi China:New Perspectives on Research, Activism and Media Cultures.

      NORA - Nordic Journal of Feminist and Gender Research

      ISSN 0803-8740.

      Volum 25.

      Hefte 3.

      s.217-219.

    • Engebretsen, Elisabeth Lund; Boyce, Paul; Posocco, Silvia; Gonzalez-Polledo, EJ

      (2017)

      A commmitment to difference: An interview with Esther Newton.

      Sexualities

      ISSN 1363-4607.

      Volum 21.

      Hefte 5-6.

      s.951-969.

      DOI: 10.1177/1363460717706666

    • Engebretsen, Elisabeth Lund

      (2017)

      Con/divergent queeries: Histories of North American and European queer anthropology (roundtable).

    • Engebretsen, Elisabeth Lund

      (2017)

      Jævla homo! utfordrer kjønnsforskerne.

      KILDEN : informasjonssenter for kjønnsforskning

    • Engebretsen, Elisabeth Lund; Bromseth, Janne; Svendsen, Stine Helena Bang; Prøitz, Lin; Roen, Katrina

      (2017)

      Fem forskere svarer Tonje Gjevjon: Fordomsfull kunnskapsløshet om kjønnsmangfold.

      Blazer

    • Engebretsen, Elisabeth Lund

      (2017)

      Transnational biopolitics and the undercommons (roundtable; organizer and panellist).

    • Engebretsen, Elisabeth Lund

      (2016)

      #FreeTheFive: Sosiale medier og uavhengig feministisk aktivisme i Kina.

      Føniks

      Volum 3.

    • Engebretsen, Elisabeth Lund

      (2016)

      UiB-rektor og instituttleder: – Vi kjenner oss ikke igjen (om debatten om kvinners muntlige deltakelse i forelesningssalen).

    • Engebretsen, Elisabeth Lund

      (2016)

      Feministiske forskningsfronter: Teori, politikk, samarbeid.

      Bulletine

      ISSN 1891-1420.

    • Engebretsen, Elisabeth Lund

      (2016)

      Kjønnskap (dokumentarfilm for BA eksamen, laget av HiOA studenter i media og kommunikasjon).

    • Engebretsen, Elisabeth Lund

      (2016)

      LHBT i transnasjonal kontekst: Friksjon eller frigjøring?.

    • Engebretsen, Elisabeth Lund; Orning, Sara Elisabeth Sellevold

      (2016)

      Faglige ansvarlige og innledere: "Feministiske Forskningsfronter: Teori, politikk, samarbeid".

    • Engebretsen, Elisabeth Lund

      (2015)

      Queer kinship as a quest for well-being in contemporary China.

    • Engebretsen, Elisabeth Lund

      (2015)

      Queer kinship as quests for well-being in China.

    • Engebretsen, Elisabeth Lund

      (2015)

      Female gender and sexual diversities (duo yang nv/xing).

  • Kunstnerisk produksjon
    • Engebretsen, Elisabeth L.

      (2019)

      Et historisk tilbakeblikk på Pride i Norge siden 1974.

      Et historisk tilbakeblikk på Pride i Norge siden 1974

  • Kommersialisering
  • Cristin hovedlogo, Cristin current research information system in Norway