Sara Elisabeth Sellevold Orning

Senior Lecturer - Centre for Gender Research
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Phone +47-22858740
Visiting address Gaustadalléen 30 None 0373 OSLO
Postal address Postboks 1040 Blindern 0315 OSLO
Other affiliations History

(Sara Orning is on leave until 2020 to work as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies of Culture, Norwegian University of Science and Technology)

Academic interests

  • Gender theory and Feminist theory

  • History of Medicine and Medical Humanities

  • Feminist STS

  • Bodies and Embodiment

  • Literary theory

  • Critical theory

  • Film and film theory

  • Disability Studies

  • Animal Studies

Courses taught

KFL1010: Introduction to Interdisciplinary Gender Studies

KFL1020: Gender and Science: Theories of Gender

KFL4090: Gender Studies Master's Thesis

KFL2010/4010: Feminist Studies of Science

KFL4000: Interdisciplinary Research Methodologies and Thesis Writing

KFL4040: Feminist Theory

Guest lectures:

Medical Humanities; Special Needs Education; Health and Rehabilitation


  • 2017-2020: Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Interdisciplinary Studies of Culture, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (on leave from STK position during this time period)                                                                                                                                                                                                             
  • 2015-today: Tenured Senior Lecturer in Gender Research, Center for Gender Research (STK), University of Oslo
  • 2014: Researcher, STK, University of Oslo

  • 2013, fall: University Lecturer, STK, University of Oslo

  • 2007-2012: PhD Literature, University of California, Santa Cruz

  • 2005-2007: Research Assistant to Professor Gro Hagemann, Department of History, University of Oslo

  • 2004-2005: MA English and Critical Theory, University of Sussex

  • 2000-2003: BA Communications and Cultural Studies, Goldsmiths College, University of London


  • 2010-2011: Award from the Norway-America Association

  • 2008-2009: Award from the Norway-America Association

  • 2008: Regent's Fellowship, UC Santa Cruz

  • 2007-2012: Fulbright Fellow


Tags: Feminist theory, Gender, Bodies, Equality, History, Health, Literature, Film, Disabilities


  • Orning, Sara Elisabeth Sellevold (2010). "The Embodied Spectator and the Uncomfortable Experience of Watching Romance and The Piano Teacher". excursions journal.  ISSN 2044-4095.  1(1)

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  • Gabrielsen, Ane Møller & Orning, Sara Elisabeth Sellevold (2017). Fanget av kjønnsfella. Adresseavisen.  ISSN 0805-3804.
  • Hellstrand, Ingvil Førland & Orning, Sara Elisabeth Sellevold (2017). We are the same these days. For the most part." Kjønn, menneskelighet og maskiner i TV-serien Westworld (2016).
  • Engebretsen, Elisabeth Lund & Orning, Sara Elisabeth Sellevold (2016). Faglige ansvarlige og innledere: "Feministiske Forskningsfronter: Teori, politikk, samarbeid" .
  • Hellstrand, Ingvil Førland & Orning, Sara Elisabeth Sellevold (2016). Kjønn og seksualitet i forhandlingen mellom menneske og maskin. Føniks.  (3), s 59- 63
  • Hellstrand, Ingvil Førland; Orning, Sara Elisabeth Sellevold & Koistinen, Aino-Kaisa (2016). Panel on Äkta Människor.
  • Hellstrand, Ingvil Førland; Orning, Sara Elisabeth Sellevold; Koistinen, Aino-Kaisa & Henriksen, Line (2016). Closing panel: the future of monster studies.
  • Orning, Sara Elisabeth Sellevold (2016). "Chantal Akerman". Nekrolog til Cinematekets vårkatalog.
  • Orning, Sara Elisabeth Sellevold (2016). "Hamskifter". Et tekstbidrag til katalogen for utstillingen Stein til byrden.
  • Orning, Sara Elisabeth Sellevold (2016). Veiledning, kjønn og omsorgsansvar. En studie av hvordan stipendiater og veiledere opplever kombinasjonen av omsorgsansvar og akademisk karriere. Full text in Research Archive
  • Orning, Sara Elisabeth Sellevold; Hellstrand, Ingvil Førland; McCormack, Donna; Henriksen, Line & Koistinen, Aino-Kaisa (2016). Why Monster Studies Now? A Halloween Symposium..
  • Moseng, Maria & Orning, Sara Elisabeth Sellevold (2015). Introduction. The Pleasure and Politics of Looking. Wuxia.  ISSN 1893-739X.  (1-2)
  • Orning, Sara Elisabeth Sellevold (2013). Å se film med kroppen. Wuxia.  ISSN 1893-739X.  (1)

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