Beatrice Halsaa

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Phone +47-22858976 +47-22858930
Fax +47-22858950
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Visiting address Gaustadalléen 30 0373 OSLO
Postal address Postboks 1040 Blindern 0315 OSLO
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Academic Interests

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

Background

  • 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).

Partners

Assignments

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

Books

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 http://www.palgrave.com/authors/author-detail/Beatrice-Halsaa/26584/

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Published Aug 22, 2011 09:42 AM - Last modified Mar 10, 2016 09:13 AM
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