Visiting researcher: Lois Presser
Invited by the research project on "Radicalization and Resistance", Lois Presser visited University of Oslo this summer. Presser is a professor of Sociology at the University of Tennessee and renowned for her research on the role of discourses and narratives in crime.
During the month-long stay at the Department of Criminology and Sociology of Law, Presser attended a workshop on radicalization at the department. She was also keynote speaker at The second Narrative Criminology Symposium. Her keynote at the symposium explored the relations between emotions and narratives.
According to Sveinung Sandberg, head of the project, Presser's stay has been of great importance for the forthcoming analytical work in the research project:
"Lois Presser has outstanding knowledge about mass killings and terror, and a long experience of working with qualitative data and methodology. She is one of the world's leading experts in narrative analysis in social science. All this has been most valuable to the project."