Kristian Sandbekk Norsted

doktorand vid Institutionen för kulturantropologi och etnologi, Kulturantropologi; Anställda

Thunbergsvägen 3 H
Box 631
751 26 Uppsala

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My most primary research interest is the way gender is performed, articulated, politicised and lived in urban Nordic contexts. Previously, I have conducted fieldwork in Reykjavik, Iceland, on the construction of gender equal relations between couples transitioning into parenthood. My current research project aims to explore the various practices through which contemporary Swedish feminism emerge as a vibrant and multifaceted ideology and activist movement.

Nyckelord: vulnerability feminism nordic culture gender equality

Mina kurser


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2016 - present: Doctoral student in Cultural Anthropology and member of the Engaging Vulnerability research project at Uppsala University. Working title of PhD research project: "The Becoming of Feminism in Urban Sweden".

2013-2015: MA in Social Anthropology at the University of Oslo. Title of dissertation: "Existing as Equal: Gender-Equality among Urban Middle-Class Icelanders".

2011-2013: BA in Social Anthropology at Lund University


In the research project "The Becoming of Feminism in Urban Sweden", I explore contemporary Swedish feminism as it unfolds on the interactional level among people who are self-identified feminists. Through an analytical emphasis on performativity, I aim to explore the discourses, ideas and actions that are implicated in the becoming of feminism in urban Sweden. Questions pertaining to central feminist concepts and themes, such as patriarchy and women’s vulnerability, are of a particular interest in this respect. What, for example, is patriarchy, and through which acts of interpretation, among other things, does it become a lived truth? Considering the co-existence and intermingling of various kinds of feminism that characterizes contemporary Swedish feminism, who is currently considered the proper feminist subject and how does this subject emerge through intellectual and discursive work as well as other practices? By privileging the Swedish capital Stockholm as my primary site for fieldwork, and not limiting research to institutional settings or interviewing, I retain an ambition to develop and contribute to an already existing but limited body of anthropological scholarship on Nordic majority culture.


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