Inaugural lecture: Professor Inger Skjelsbæk
STK celebrates its latest addition, Professor Inger Skjelsbæk, with an inaugural lecture under the title Conflict Related Sexual Violence in Research and Policy: Mapping out a knowledge field.
Director Helene Aarseth:
Professor Inger Skjelsbæk:
Conflict Related Sexual Violence in Research and Policy: Mapping out a knowledge field
In this inagural lecture Professor Inger Skjelsbæk at the Center for Gender Research will map out how research on conflict related sexual violence (CRSV) has developed since the 1990s. The phenomenon of CRSV has gone from being in the margins of conventional understandings of peace and conflict to becoming the focus of the Nobel Peace Prize in 2018, when the prize was awarded to Nadia Murad and Denis Mukwege. This is a monumental change which has come about due to close interaction between global research and policy communities. In this lecture, Skjelsbæk will discuss the background for this change as well as what the increased focus entails for knowledge production.