Kari Jegerstedt


Head of Department, humanistic gender studies


Research groups


Kari Jegerstedt is Head of Centre at the Centre for Women's and Gender Research (SKOK). Her research interest includes: Feminist theory, Literary Theory, Narrative theory, Psychoanalysis, Post colonialism, Globalisation, Feminist fiction, South African Literature, Postmodern fiction, Radical Philosophy, Resistance and Queer theory.



Women looking at men looking at women. Conversation during Bergen International Literary Festival, 09.02.24

Expert contact for 2024 Holberg Prize winner Achilles Mbembe.


Enquete: Four Norwegian gender research centres on the anti-gender movement. Fett, 07.03.23 (in Norwegian)


Presentation: "Begjærmaskinenes 50-årsdag: Deleuze/Guattari avec Angela Carter's The Infernal Desire Machines of Doctor Hoffmann" during a full day seminar marking the 50 year anniversary of Anti-Oedipus by Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari. Litteraturhuset i Bergen, 26 November 2022 (in Norwegian)

Conversation: Boklansering (book launch): Ovartaci - The Signature of Madness. The event is organized by SKOK, Research Group for Radical Philosophy and Literature (RFL) og Kunsthall 3,14. 25 November 2022 (in Norwegian and Danish)

Panel conversation: This month’s classic at the library: Audre Lorde – «Zami». Black, lesbian, mother, warrior, poet. 16 November 2022 (in Norwegian)

Conference paper: The "Scandinavian Carter: A Comparison between Translations and the Reception of Angela Carter in Norway, Sweden and Denmark" at Angela Carter Around the World: Translation and Reception. Department of English, University of Lausanne. 4 November 2022

Initiator: SKOK's diversity workshop. 13 October 2022

Moderator: Queer Politics & Democratic Rights in India: 1975 - Present. 5 October 2022

Stage play, Den Nationale Scene in Bergen: Kommisjonen for de gode løsningene. 19 September 2022

Moderator: How to document and tell queer history? 29 August 2022

Co-organizer of conference: Why (Queer) History Matters, 28-29 August 2022

Interviewed in the article Nytt mannsutvalg utelukker kvinner – frykter useriøs gutteklubb, NRK Troms og Finnmark, 4 July 2022

Press release: Eksperter fra UiB: Skeivt kulturår/Pride 2022. 25 May 2022

Podcast episode, Femihelse: Kjønn: Hva skiller oss og hvordan blir vi de vi er? 23 May 2022.

Who's afraid of the white woman? Conversation with Rafia Zakaria about what it takes to create a new, inclusive feminism. Bergen International Literary Festival, 12 February 2022

Op-ed in Norwegian daily Aftenposten: Støtte til Store Norske Leksikon om kjønn. 11 January 2022


Introduction before the screening of the film Examined Life - a warm-up to the Holberg debate 2021. 2 December 2021

Moderator of panel conversation during Torborg Nedreaas-dagen 2021. 13 November 2021

"Gender in times of globalization": Presentation at event to celebrate UiB's 75 year anniversary: Globale challenges that shaped the University 26 October 2021

Interviewed in the article Ny rapport viser at forskning på kjønnsperspektiver ikke har økt in Kilden, 21 September 2021

Interviewed in Norwegian daily Klassekampen about the start-up of Bergen International Book Club at the House of Literature in Bergen (behind paywall), 11 September 2021

Moderated the conversation during Election 2021 - The abortion issue in Norwegian politics at the House of Literature in Bergen, 8 September 2021

Moderated the conversation during the book launch of Postcolonial and postsocialist dialogues, online, 8 June 2021

Moderated the panel What is gender research? during Kjønnforskning NÅ! (Gender Research NOW!) 2021. 26 May 2021

Op-ed in Kilden: Navnet former kjønnsforskningen. 20 May 2021

Presentation at the seminar Gender, Brain and Health, online, 21 May 2021

Interviewed in the article – Kvinnedagen er fortsatt viktig in Kilden, 8 March 2021

Presentation at seminar about Griselda Pollock, online, 22 February 2021

Moderator during Day Zero panel, SDG Conference 2021: Epistemic Inequalities: The Challenge of Decolonizing Knowledge in Gender Studies. 10 February 2021


Psykoanalyse i litteraturen. Panel talk at the House of Literature in Bergen. 25 November 2019

SKOK seminar: Native/Immigrant/Refugee: Crossings and Divides. 28 August 2019

During this year's NORA conference (Nordisk tidsskrift for kvinne- og kjønnsforskning) in Reykjavik, Kari partipated in several panels. 22-24 May 2019.

Workshop for the project Brain-Sex - about brains and gender differences. Presentations from Stephen Dougherty, Mi-Kyung Yi, Neil Vickers, Claus Halberg, Marco Hirnstein, Emily Maddox, Magnus Michelsen, Sigrid Sandal. 11-12 January 2019


Annual conference for RINGS (International Research Association of Institutions of Advanced Gender Studies). In the roundtable about “Teaching critical gender studies – dilemmas of identity and politics”, Kari, together with Rosemarie Buikema (Netherlands), Tamara Shefer (South Africa) and Christine M. Jacobsen (Norway) discussed about dilemmas that arise from ‘intersectional identities’ teachers and students bring to the class room. 17- 19 October 2018.


Jegerstedt's teaching experience covers introductory courses in gender studies, gender theory and psychoanalysis courses.

In addition to the regular teaching at SKOK, Kari has recently taught the following PhD courses:

Academic chapter/article/Conference paper
Academic anthology/Conference proceedings
Academic article
Academic lecture
Popular scientific lecture
Doctoral dissertation
Reader opinion piece
Book review
Feature article
Academic literature review
Popular scientific article
Short communication
Non-fiction book

See a complete overview of publications in Cristin.