Jorunn Økland

Professor - Centre for Gender Research
Adjunct Professor - Faculty of Theology

Jorunn Økland is on research leave during 2021. 

Academic Interests

  • Ancient Mediterranean material culture
  • Feminist critique of religion
  • Gender and sacred texts
  • Cultural/secular uses of the Bible
  • Theory (epistemology, gender equality, space, etc)

Background

  • Director at the Norwegian Institute at Athens
  • Director for Centre for Gender Research, University of Oslo, From 01.01.2010–31.12.2013
  • Professor of interdisciplinary gender studies in the Humanities at the Centre for Gender Research, University of Oslo, From September 2007-:
  • Lecturer at the Centre for Gender Research, UiO, 2007:
  • Researcher, Centre for Advanced Studies, Oslo, 2006-2007:
  • Senior Lecturer in the New Testament, Department of Biblical Studies, University of Sheffield, UK, 2005-2007:
  • Lecturer the New Testament, Department of Biblical Studies, University of Sheffield, UK, 2000-2005:
  • Teacher at Center for Women Studies and Gender Research, University of Oslo, 2000:
  • Norwegian  Research Council-Research Fellow, the Faculty of Theology, University of Oslo, 1994-2000:
  • Lecturer, teacher, research fellow at the Faculty of Theology, University of Oslo, 1992-1994:
  • Research Assistant, Department of Philosophy, University of Oslo, 1989-1992

Positions held

  • 2011-: Member of the Editorial Board for The Bible & Critical Theory Journal
  • 2010-: Chair of the Council for Gender Studies in Norway
  • 2009-: Member of Research And Publications Committee, Society of Biblical Literature.
  • 2009-: President, European Association of Biblical Studies.
  • 2007- Chairman of the Board of KILDEN - Information Centre for Gender Research in Norway
  • 2006- Member of the steering committee for the program ”Gender, Sexuality, and the Bible”, Society of Biblical Literature
  • 2006- Member of the editorial board for Journal for the Study of the New Testament
  • 2005-2009: co-chair of the Paul-seminar in British New Testament Conference, together with Dr. Ward Blanton, Glasgow University.
  • 2004-: Member of the Steering Committees for the program ”Archaeology of Religion in the Roman World”, Society of Biblical Literature
  • 2004- Co-editor for The Bible in the Modern World Series (Sheffield Phoenix Press)
Tags: Gender, Feminism, Critique of religion, New Testament Studies, Ancient Religion and Culture, Canon Canonicity and Canonization
Published Aug. 22, 2011 9:43 AM - Last modified Aug. 20, 2021 2:03 PM

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