You are all cordially invited to a special lecture of our visiting faculty, Prof Ragnhild Lund from Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) . The special lecture is as follows:
Title: Theorizing Women and gender through Time: An Autobiography Presentation
Date: Wednesday, 3 February 2016
Time: 15:00 – 16:30
Room: E 206
Prof Lund’s Biography:
Dr. Ragnhild Lund obtained her education in Trondheim, Norway. She was connected with the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) as research fellow and associate professor for several years and from 1994 up to the present, as a professor of Geography/Development Studies where she was awarded in 2012 for outstanding international research and collaborations. She was also an associate professor in AIT. She engages in consultancies for NORAD, Norwegian Foreign ministry, ADB, INSTRAW and NGO’s.
She is presently working on mobile livelihoods, re-thinking gender, domestic violence and youth and new urban realities research projects. Her various research interests include among others theories of development and geography, gender and development, development induced displacement, post crisis recovery, transnational feminism and activism. Her other professional activities include teaching and supervision in various programs and committees in NTNU and several other schools and dissemination of his researches.
Any historical narrative is influenced by the situation and context of its author. Personal histories, experiences, and practices may inform people’s meanings, values, convictions, and forms of expressions, and their context may help us understand how knowledge is made and how it is being reproduced and changed over time. At every juncture in a person’s life course, insights into the strengths and weaknesses of their ‘entanglements’ (who they interact with and how) can be crucial to understand their capacity to act and how their interactions are situated. Ragnhild will present how she started to work on women and gender issues already in the mid 1970s and till today. In her lecture she will try to unravel how she worked with these issues over the years, what scholars inspired her and influenced her work with theory and methodology.