Beatrice Halsaa

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Academic Interests

  • Citizenship
  • Women’s movements
  • Gender equality policy
  • Ethnicity
  • Multiculturalism


  • Director for Centre for Gender Research, University of Oslo, From 01.01.2014–31.12.2014
  • From 2003-: Professor, Centre for Women's Studies and Gender Research, University of Oslo.
  • Cand.polit. (Master) in Political Science
  • Scientific director of FEMCIT: "Gendered Citizenship in Multicultural Europe: The Impact of Contemporary Women's Movements. FEMCIT is financed by the EU 6the framework programme, and coordinated from the University of Bergen. 2007 - 2010: See also FEMCIT: The quest for a gender-fair Europe.
  • Senior researcher at the interdisciplinary research group CULCOM (Cultural Complexity in the new Norway) at  UiO 2004-2010
  • Programme supervisor for BA-programme ”Gender, feminism and equality.” 2005-2007
  • Director, Centre for Women's Studies and Gender Research, 2002-2005
  • Associate professor, Centre for Women's Studies and Gender Research, 2001-2002
  • 1998-2001: Researcher at Centre for Women's Studies and Gender Research
  • 1999-2002: Professor II (shared professorship) at Centre for women’s research at Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in Trondheim  
  • 1977-1998: Lillehammer University College, Department of Policy Studies and Public Administration, since 1988. (In this period initiator of the one year basic level course Gender and Politics, and researcher at Project Alternative Future 1986-1990).



  • Editor of NORA - Nordic Journal of Feminist and Gender Research 
  • Boardmember of Network for gender research, Stavanger University


Beatrice’s latest book, Religion, Gender and Citizenship: Women of Faith, Gender Equality and Feminism (with Line Nyhagen, forthcoming 2016, Palgrave Macmillan), explores views and experiences of Christian and Muslim women living in Norway, Spain and the United Kingdom related to their faith, identities and citizenship. It also examines their views on gender equality, women’s movements and feminism. 

Beatrice’s previous book, Majority-Minority Relations in Contemporary Women’s Movements: Strategic Sisterhood (also with Line Nyhagen Predelli; Palgrave Macmillan 2012), has been reviewed in numerous journals, including The Sociological Review, NORA - Nordic Journal of Women’s Studies, the International Journal of Iberian Studies and more (for links to and excerpts from reviews, click here. The book compares and contrasts contemporary women’s movements in Norway, Spain and the United Kingdom, with particular attention to relations between ethnic majority and ethnic minority women and politics.

Beatrice’s last edited book, Remaking Citizenship in Multicultural Europe: Women's Movements, Gender and Diversity (with Sasha Roseneil and Sevil Sümer; Palgrave Macmillan 2012) develops an expanded, multi-dimensional understanding of citizenship as practice and experience, and offers a ground-breaking analysis of how women's movements have been involved in changing citizenship in contemporary Europe.

These three books have emerged from the research project Gendered citizenship in multicultural Europe: The impact of contemporary women’s movements FEMCIT, funded by the European Commission. FEMCIT was a large scale, multi-disciplinary, cross-national feminist research project, Beatrice was Scientific Director of the project, and led a large international, collaborative team of researchers. Beatrice is one of the editors (with Sasha Roseneil and Sevil Sümer) of the Palgrave Macmillan book series Citizenship, Gender and Diversity

Tags: Social Science, Citizenship, Feminist theory, Women’s movements, Gender, Equality, Ethnicity, Multiculturalism


Halsaa, Nyhagen Predelli and Thun 2008: Women’s Movements: Constructions of Sisterhood, Dispute and Resonance: The case of Norway, Workingpaper No.4, WP4

Christensen, Hilda Rømer, Beatrice Halsaa, Aino Saarinen (eds.) 2004:Crossing Borders. Re-Mapping Women's Movements at the Turn of the 21st Century. Odense: University Press of Southern Denmark. 370 pages

Halsaa, Beatrice 2001: ‘Histories of Women's Movements and of Feminism in Europe: Norway’. In: Advanced Textbook on European Women's Studies, edited by Gabriele Griffin and Rosi Braidotti, London: Zed Books

Haavio-Mannila, Elina, Drude Dahlerup, Maud Landby Eduards, E. Gudmundsdottir, Beatrice Halsaa, Helga M. Hernes, E. Hänninen-Salmelin, B. Sigmundsdottir, S. Sinkkonen, and Torild Skard 1985: Unfinished Democracy. Women in Nordic Politics. Oxford: Pergamon Press. 206 pages

  • Sümer, Sevil; Halsaa, Beatrice & Roseneil, Sasha (2014). Gendered Citizenship in a Multidimensional Perspective: The Challenges Facing Norway within the Nordic Model . NORA. Nordic Journal of Feminist and Gender Research.  ISSN 0803-8740.  22(4), s 283- 298 . doi: 10.1080/08038740.2014.964769
  • Halsaa, Beatrice (2013). Mobilisering av svart og samisk feminisme, I: Cecilie Thun & Beret Bråten (red.),  Krysningspunkter. Likestillingspolitikk i et flerkulturelt Norge.  Akademika forlag.  ISBN 978-82-321-0117-7.  kapittel 8.  s 209 - 253
  • Halsaa, Beatrice (2013). Muligheter for mobilisering: stat og kvinnebevegelse, I: Cecilie Thun & Beret Bråten (red.),  Krysningspunkter. Likestillingspolitikk i et flerkulturelt Norge.  Akademika forlag.  ISBN 978-82-321-0117-7.  kapittel 3.  s 51 - 85
  • Halsaa, Beatrice; Roseneil, Sasha & Sümer, Sevil (2012). Remaking Citizenship in Multicultural Europe, In Beatrice Halsaa; Sasha Roseneil & Sevil Sümer (ed.),  Remaking Citizenship in Multicultural Europe: Women's Movements, Gender and Diversity.  Palgrave Macmillan.  ISBN 978-0-230-27628-4.  Kapittel 1.  s 1 - 20
  • Nyhagen Predelli, Line; Halsaa, Beatrice & Thun, Cecilie (2012). 'Citizenship Is Not a Word I Use': How Women's Movement Activists Understand Citizenship, In Beatrice Halsaa; Sasha Roseneil & Sevil Sümer (ed.),  Remaking Citizenship in Multicultural Europe: Women's Movements, Gender and Diversity.  Palgrave Macmillan.  ISBN 978-0-230-27628-4.  kapittel 9.  s 188 - 212
  • Halsaa, Beatrice & Hellum, Anne (2010). Rettferdighet - en dyd av nødvendighet, I: Beatrice Halsaa & Anne Hellum (red.),  Rettferdighet.  Universitetsforlaget.  ISBN 9788215015569.  kapittel 1.  s 9 - 49
  • Halsaa, Beatrice (2008). A Passion for Love, In Kathleen Jones.B. & Gunnel Karlsson (ed.),  Gender and the Interests of Love.  Örebro Universitet.  ISBN 978-91-7668-602-7.  kapittel.  s 43 - 72

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  • Halsaa, Beatrice & Nyhagen, Line (2016). Religion, Gender and Citizenship. Women of Faith, Gender Equality and Feminism. Palgrave Macmillan.  ISBN 9781137405333.  288 s.
  • Halsaa, Beatrice; Roseneil, Sasha & Sümer, Sevil (ed.) (2012). Remaking Citizenship in Multicultural Europe: Women's Movements, Gender and Diversity. Palgrave Macmillan.  ISBN 978-0-230-27628-4.  266 s.
  • Nyhagen Predelli, Line & Halsaa, Beatrice (2012). Majority-Minority Relations in Contemporary Women's Movements. Strategic Sisterhood. Palgrave Macmillan.  ISBN 978-0-230-24658-4.  335 s.
  • Halsaa, Beatrice & Hellum, Anne (red.) (2010). Rettferdighet. Universitetsforlaget.  ISBN 9788215015569.  288 s.

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  • Birkvad, Ida Roland; Halsaa, Beatrice & Nyhagen, Line (2016, 24. mai). Mener feminismen har gått for langt . [Internett].  Kilden.
  • Halsaa, Beatrice (2016). Hvor er de feministiske lesbene?.
  • Halsaa, Beatrice (2016, 31. mai). Innslag i NRKs "Alltid nyheter". [Radio].  Alltid nyheter.
  • Halsaa, Beatrice (2016). Nytt fra kjønnsforskningen.
  • Halsaa, Beatrice (2016). Suffrage , In Nancy Naples (ed.),  The Wiley Blackwell Encyclopedia of Gender and Sexuality Studies.  Wiley-Blackwell.  ISBN 978-1-4051-9694-9.  S.  s 2293 - 2296
  • Halsaa, Beatrice & Gilje, Caroline Teinum (2016, 30. mai). Bremser feminister .  Vårt Land.
  • Halsaa, Beatrice & Nyhagen, Line (2016). Hvorfor denne boka? Hva handler den om? Introduksjon om Religion, Gender and Citizenship Women of Faith, Gender Equality and Feminism.
  • Halsaa, Beatrice & Ryall, Anka (2016). Editoral. NORA. Nordic Journal of Feminist and Gender Research.  ISSN 0803-8740.  24(1), s 1- 5
  • Halsaa, Beatrice; Ryall, Anka & Bergstrøm, Ida Irene (2016, 25. januar). Norske redaktører overtar nordisk tidsskrift om kjønn . [Internett].  Kilden.
  • Halsaa, Beatrice (2015). Fra kvinnebibliotekene til verdensveven: Historien om Kilden .
  • Halsaa, Beatrice & Stormhøj, Christel (2015). A feminist agenda 2014 - applying Nancy Fraser's perspectives on Nordiskt Forum 1988/2014.
  • Halsaa, Beatrice (2014). FEMCIT og "Majority-Minority Relations in Contemporary Wopmen's Movements: Strategic Sisterhood" - erfaringer for Horizon 2020.
  • Halsaa, Beatrice (2014, 07. mars). Historisk perspektiv på kvinnekampen i Norge. [Radio].  Radio Nova.
  • Halsaa, Beatrice (2014, 28. februar). I blindsonen . [Fagblad].  Forskerforum nr. 3 s.25-27.
  • Halsaa, Beatrice (2014, 08. mars). Kampen fortsetter . [Internett].  ABC nyheter.
  • Halsaa, Beatrice (2014). Medborgerskap og verdikonflikter i det moderne Europa.
  • Halsaa, Beatrice (2014). Minneord om Anne Lorentzen. Bulletine.  ISSN 1891-1420.  (1), s 43- 43
  • Halsaa, Beatrice (2014). Round TABLE: Gender Equality, Nationalism and Welfare: Intersectional contestations and the politics of belonging.
  • Halsaa, Beatrice (2014). The History of Gender Studies in Norway.
  • Halsaa, Beatrice (2014). Under en blåere himmel. Bulletine.  ISSN 1891-1420.  (2), s 2- 2
  • Halsaa, Beatrice & Stoltz, Pauline (2014). A Feminist Agenda 2014 - Nordiskt Forum in Malmö.
  • Folkvord, Magnhild & Halsaa, Beatrice (2013). Stemmerett i 100 år – og enno ikkje i mål . Rødt. Marxistisk tidsskrift.  (3)
  • Halsaa, Beatrice (2013, 14. mars). Da minoritetskvinnene reiste seg. [Internett].
  • Halsaa, Beatrice (2013). Demokrati og stemmerett - med spesielt fokus på minoritetskvinners deltakelse i samfunn og politikk i dagens Norge.
  • Halsaa, Beatrice (2013). Gender and Minority: Links between .
  • Halsaa, Beatrice (2013). Kommentarer til innlegg om Kvinnerettens og JURKs historie.
  • Halsaa, Beatrice (2013). Kvinnebevegelser og medborgerskap i et flerkulturelt samfunn.
  • Halsaa, Beatrice (2013). Kvinners rettigheter og likestilling som norsk eksport?.
  • Halsaa, Beatrice (2013). Paneldebatt: Kunnskapsbasert likestillingspolitikk? .
  • Halsaa, Beatrice (2013). Stat og kvinnebevegelse.
  • Halsaa, Beatrice (2013). The Impact of Contemporary Women's Movements in Multicultural Europe .
  • Sümer, Sevil & Halsaa, Beatrice (2013). Lived Citizenship: Insights from a multi-dimensional approach.
  • Halsaa, Beatrice (2012). Comments: Women and Law: Innovative approaches to teaching, research and analysis.
  • Halsaa, Beatrice (2012). Dialogue, cooperation and alliance between majority and minority women's organisations: the policy area of violence against women.
  • Halsaa, Beatrice (2012). Kvinnebevegelser og medborgerskap i et flerkulturelt samfunn. Fortid.  ISSN 1504-1913.  9(4)
  • Hovda, Kristine & Halsaa, Beatrice (2012, 18. februar). Sceneskrekk.  Dagens Næringsliv.
  • Halsaa, Beatrice (2011). Demokrati og sivilsamfunn – kvinnebevegelser i et flerkulturelt samfunn’ demokrati-programmet .
  • Halsaa, Beatrice (2011). Kjønnsforskning i Norge - før og nå og i framtiden.
  • Halsaa, Beatrice (2011). Kvinneorganisering i mangfoldssamfunnet.
  • Halsaa, Beatrice (2011). Women’s Movements Remaking Citizenship .
  • Halsaa, Beatrice & Fjellro, Ragnhild (2011, 19. desember). Kompetente råd om å lede EU-prosjekter . [Internett].  Kilden - Informasjonssenter for kjønnsforskning.
  • Halsaa, Beatrice; Roseneil, Sasha & Sümer, Sevil (2011). FEMCIT - Year 4 Periodic Annual Report to the EU Commission.
  • Halsaa, Beatrice & Thun, Cecilie (2011). Statsfeminismen i et flerkulturelt samfunn – organisasjonspolitikk i et kjønnspolitisk organisasjonsslandskap .
  • Sümer, Sevil; Halsaa, Beatrice & Roseneil, Sasha (2011). AFTER FEMCIT: a reflection on FEMCIT as a process & experience .
  • Sümer, Sevil; Halsaa, Beatrice & Roseneil, Sasha (2011). Gendered Citizenship in Multicultural Europe: the impact of contemporary women's movements (FEMCIT Final Report).
  • Eriksen, Ingunn Marie & Halsaa, Beatrice (2010). Opp som en bjørn, ned som en skinnfell? Nytt fleksibelt metodeemne møter emneorganiseringens begrensninger .
  • Halsaa, Beatrice (2010). Critical comments.
  • Halsaa, Beatrice (2010). FEMCIT: A Brief Introduction.
  • Halsaa, Beatrice (2010). Feminismens historie.
  • Halsaa, Beatrice (2010). Har kvinnebevegelsen sviktet minoritetskvinnene? En studie av norske kvinneorganisasjoner.
  • Halsaa, Beatrice (2010, 18. mars). Svart feminisme i Norge.  Utrop.
  • Halsaa, Beatrice (2010). The FEMCIT Project.
  • Halsaa, Beatrice (2010). Å skrive (litt) av kvinnebevegelsens historie.
  • Halsaa, Beatrice & Hellum, Anne (2010). Forord, I: Beatrice Halsaa & Anne Hellum (red.),  Rettferdighet.  Universitetsforlaget.  ISBN 9788215015569.  Forord.  s 5 - 6
  • Halsaa, Beatrice & Holter, Øystein Gullvåg (2010). On democratization, citizenship and gender, including the European project FEMCIT "Gendered Citizenship in Multicultural Europe: The Impact of Contemporary Women's Movements”.
  • Halsaa, Beatrice & Thun, Cecilie (2010). Partnering with the State? The role of women’s organisations in governmental, CEDAW and CERD consultation processes .
  • Halsaa, Beatrice; Thun, Cecilie & Nyhagen Predelli, Line (2010). “Religion, Gender and Citizenship: A Case Study of Christian and Muslim Women in Norway.” .
  • Nyhagen Predelli, Line; Manful, Esme; Halsaa, Beatrice; Thun, Cecilie & Quintero, Esther (2010). “Christian and Muslim Women in Norway, Spain and the United Kingdom: A Qualitative Study of Religion, Gender and Citizenship. Summary of key findings.”.
  • Halsaa, Beatrice (2009). Current Research on Gender Politics and Policy in the European Union.
  • Halsaa, Beatrice (2009). Ethnicity and Religion: Gendered Citizenship in Multicultural Europe.
  • Halsaa, Beatrice (2009). FEMCIT: Gendered Citizenship in Multicultural Europe.
  • Halsaa, Beatrice (2009). Intersectionality in theory and practice.
  • Halsaa, Beatrice (2009). Kvinnebevegelse, etnisitet og religion.
  • Halsaa, Beatrice (2009). Nærhet og distanse – med minnearbeid som metode.
  • Halsaa, Beatrice (2009). Nærhet og distanse - med minnesarbeid som metode.
  • Halsaa, Beatrice (2009). Practicing Self-Reflexivity.
  • Halsaa, Beatrice (2009). Religious Citizenship? The Complex Relations between Women’s Movements and Women’s Religious Identities.
  • Halsaa, Beatrice (2009, 08. oktober). Rødstrømpe . [Internett].  Norges kulturvernforbund.
  • Halsaa, Beatrice (2009). Sami feminism: mobilising, organising and claims-making.
  • Halsaa, Beatrice (2009). Samisk feminisme .
  • Halsaa, Beatrice (2009). The “impact” of women’s movements and the “architecture” of gender‐fair citizenship – conceptual discussions within FEMCIT .
  • Halsaa, Beatrice & Hellum, Anne (2009). Innledning om rettferdighet.
  • Halsaa, Beatrice; Siim, Birte; Verloo, Mieke & Galligan, Yvonne (2009). EU gender projects - practising self-reflexivity?.
  • Nielsen, Harriet Bjerrum; Halsaa, Beatrice; Økland, Jorunn & Holter, Øystein Gullvåg (2009). Kjønnsforskningskonflikten. Klassekampen.  ISSN 0805-3839.
  • Halsaa, Beatrice & Berg, Anne Jorunn (2008). Memory Work.
  • Halsaa, Beatrice & Berg, Anne-Jorunn (2008). Memory work in theory and practice.
  • Berg, Anne-Jorunn & Halsaa, Beatrice (2008). Memory work.
  • Halsaa, Beatrice (2008). An introduction to FEMCIT: Gendered Citizenship in Multicultural Europe. The Impact of Contemporary Women’s Movements.
  • Halsaa, Beatrice (2008, 16. januar). Berit Ås og hersketeknikker. [Radio].  Radio Orakel.
  • Halsaa, Beatrice (2008). Ethnic Minority and Ethnic Majority Women’s Organisations in Norway – citizenship claims, conflicts and co-operation.
  • Halsaa, Beatrice (2008). FEMCIT – Gendered Citizenship in Multicultural Europe.
  • Halsaa, Beatrice (2008). FEMCIT - i stort og smått. Bulletine - Senter for kvinneforskning, Universitetet i Oslo.  ISSN 0802-0027.  (2), s 4- 5
  • Halsaa, Beatrice (2008). FEMCIT: Design and Methodology .
  • Halsaa, Beatrice (2008). Frustrated outset? Relations between immigrant women and the Norwegian feminist movement in the late 1970’s.
  • Halsaa, Beatrice (2008). Hvorfor markere mars?.
  • Halsaa, Beatrice (2008). Interseksjonalitet.
  • Halsaa, Beatrice (2008). Om hersketeknikker.
  • Halsaa, Beatrice (2008). Rapportering til CEDAW-komiteen.

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