Sara Elisabeth Sellevold Orning

Senior Lecturer

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


  • 2018-2021: Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Special Needs Education, University of Oslo
  • 2017-2018: Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Interdisciplinary Studies of Culture, Norwegian University of Science and Technology                                                                                                 
  • 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


  • The Monster Network
  • Network on Teaching and Learning Differently
  • Forskerkollektivet
  • Nordic Network on Disability Research
Tags: Feminist theory, Gender, Bodies, Equality, History, Health, Literature, Film, Disabilities
Published July 19, 2018 2:52 PM - Last modified Mar. 26, 2021 11:38 AM