Lena Larsen

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Education

University of Oslo:

2011 Ph.D

  • Dissertation entitled Islamic Judicial Thinking Encountering Challenges of Everyday Life: Fatwas as Proposed Solutions for Muslim Women in Western Europe (in Norwegian)

1992-1995 Cand. Philol (second cycle degree), History of Religion

  • Thesis at second degree level entitled Welcome to a Large Family: Islam and Conversion in Norwegian Context (in Norwegian)
  • Arabic, Major Subject in the first cycle degree

1980-1992 Cand. Mag. (first cycle degree), Faculty of Humanities

  • History of religion, Major subject in the first cycle degree
  • Spanish, One-year basic level subject
  • History of Art, One-year basic level subject

 

Responsibilities

Lena Larsen is since 1999 the project director of the

The Oslo Coalition on Freedom of Religion or Belief, (NCHR, University of Oslo)

 

Selected Lectures

18.12.10 ‘Muslim and European Values: Is there a real Incompatibility?’ Conference in Barcelona by CEOM (Conseil Européen des Ouléma Marocains), Brussels, in partnership with the Union of Cultural and Islamic centres in Cataluña, Barcelona, Spain

03.12.10 Panellist with Leyla Ahmed, presented ‘The Muslim Woman and Feminism: A Voice of her own’, Feminist Forum, MIRA-senteret, Resource Centre for Migrant Women

08.09.10 ‘Hijab: A Human Right, a Symbol of Religious Identity or Suppression?’ IMDI-seminar at the launch of the report of At Home in Europe: Muslims in Europe: A Report on 11 EU Cities

26.05.10 ‘Does Religion have to be Respected?’ Cultural Complexity in the New Norway seminar, University of Oslo, House of Literature

27.03.07 ‘Fiqh Facing Everyday Challenges: The Contemporary Discourse on Islam and Women in a Historical Perspective’ at ‘Problems of the Muslim World and their Treatment within the Context of Globalization’, The XIX Conference of the The Supreme Council of Islamic Affairs, Ministry of Endowment, Egypt

 

Research Interests

  • Islam in Europe
  • Islamic jurisprudence with focus on fatwas
  • Islam and gender
  • Freedom of religion or belief
  • Conversion
  • Islamic art

Languages

  • English, fluent
  • Arabic, fluent spoken
  • Spanish, fluent comprehension
  • French, competent spoken and comprehension

 

Publications

  • Larsen, Lena (2017). Religionsvitenskap som metodisk tilnærming til fremme av retten til tros- og livssynsfrihet, I: Jakob Lothe (red.),  Forsking og menneskerettar.  Novus Forlag.  ISBN 978-82-7099-884-5.  Kapittel.  s 131 - 141
  • Vogt, Kari; Larsen, Lena; Moe, Christian & Mir-Hosseini, Ziba (2013). Introduction: Muslim Family Law and the Question of Equality, In Kari Vogt; Lena Larsen; Christian Moe & Ziba Mir-Hosseini (ed.),  Gender and Equality in Muslim Family Law.  I.B. Tauris.  ISBN 978 1 84885 922 7.  Kapittel.  s 1 - 6
  • Larsen, Lena (2010). Islamic jurisprudence and transnational flows: exploring the European Council for Fatwa and Research, In Anne Hellum; Shaheen Sardar Ali & Anne Griffiths (ed.),  From Transnational Relations to Transnational Laws. Northern European Laws at the Cross Roads.  Ashgate.  ISBN 978-1-4094-1896-2.  Kapittel.  s 139 - 165
  • Larsen, Lena (2009). The Muslim Brothers in Europe: Roots and Discourse. By Brigitte Marechal. Leiden: Brill, 2008. Yearbook of Muslims in Europe.  ISSN 1877-1432.  s 550- 553
  • Vogt, Kari; Larsen, Lena & Moe, Christian (2009). Can the State enforce Shari'a? A discussion in Yogyakarta, In Kari Vogt; Lena Larsen & Christian Moe (ed.),  New Directions in Islamic Thought. Exploring Reform and Muslim Tradition.  I.B. Tauris.  ISBN 9781845117399.  Kapittel 14.  s 209 - 219
  • Vogt, Kari; Larsen, Lena & Moe, Christian (2008). Can the state enforce Shari'a? - A discussion in Yogyakarta, In Kari Vogt; Lena Larsen & Christian Moe (ed.),  New Directions in Islamic Thought. Exploring Reform and Muslim Tradition.  I.B. Tauris.  ISBN 978-1-84511-739-9.  Kapittel.  s 209 - 219
  • Vogt, Kari; Larsen, Lena & Moe, Christian (2008). Introduction, In Kari Vogt; Lena Larsen & Christian Moe (ed.),  New Directions in Islamic Thought. Exploring Reform and Muslim Tradition.  I.B. Tauris.  ISBN 978-1-84511-739-9.  Introduksjonskapittel.  s 1 - 6
  • Larsen, Lena (2004). Tekst, tolkning og sosial endring, I: Njål Høstmælingen (red.),  Hijab i Norge Trussel eller menneskerett?.  Abstrakt forlag.  ISBN 8279351558.  Kapittel 3.  s 52 - 65
  • Larsen, Lena (2003). Norsk eller muslim - eller begge deler?. Norsk Tidsskrift for Misjon.  ISSN 0029-2214.  (3)

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  • Vogt, Kari; Larsen, Lena; Moe, Christian & Mir-Hosseini, Ziba (ed.) (2013). Gender and Equality in Muslim Family Law. I.B. Tauris.  ISBN 978 1 84885 922 7.  279 s.
  • Vogt, Kari; Larsen, Lena & Moe, Christian (ed.) (2009). New Directions in Islamic Thought. Exploring Reform and Muslim Tradition. I.B. Tauris.  ISBN 9781845117399.  276 s.
  • Vogt, Kari; Larsen, Lena & Moe, Christian (ed.) (2008). New Directions in Islamic Thought. Exploring Reform and Muslim Tradition. I.B. Tauris.  ISBN 978-1-84511-739-9.  276 s.
  • Lindholm, Tore; Durham, W. Cole; Tahzib-Lie, Bahia; Sewell, Elizabeth A. & Larsen, Lena (ed.) (2004). Facilitating Freedom of Religion or Belief: A Deskbook. Kluwer Academic Publishers.  ISBN 90-04-13783-1.  1103 s.
  • Rasmussen, Lissi & Larsen, Lena (red.) (2004). Islam, kristendom og det moderne: en antologi. Tiderne Skifter.  ISBN 87-7973-082-5.  224 s.
  • Eidsvåg, Inge & Larsen, Lena (red.) (1997). Religion, livssyn og menneskerettigheter i Norge. Universitetsforlaget, Oslo.  ISBN 82-00-12779-6.

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  • Larsen, Lena (2015). Fatwas on Spousal Roles and Rights.
  • Larsen, Lena (2015). Key note lecture: Islam, Reform and Modernity: Religious Reasoning and Modern Common Morality.
  • Larsen, Lena (2015). 'Men are the protectors and maintainers of women...': Three fatwas on spousal roles and rights, In Ziba Mir-Hosseini; Mulki Al-Sharmani & Jana Rumminger (ed.),  Men in charge? Rethinking authority in Muslim legal tradition.  Oneworld publisher.  ISBN 9781780747163.  Chapter.  s 197 - 218
  • Larsen, Lena (2014). The New Religious Intolerance. Overcoming the Politics of Fear in an Anxious Age. Nordic Journal of Human Rights.  ISSN 1891-8131.  32(4), s 406- 408 . doi: 10.1080/18918131.2015.957474
  • Larsen, Lena (2013). Interpretation facing Everyday Challenges: Economy and Gender in Marriage in Islam.
  • Larsen, Lena (2012). A fatwa on marriage: French style.
  • Larsen, Lena (2012). Et paradis for alle?. Klassekampen.  ISSN 0805-3839.  s 3- 3
  • Larsen, Lena (2012). Sharia og ekteskap. Et innblikk gjennom kvinnerelaterte fatwaer.
  • Larsen, Lena (2011). Islam and Freedom of Religion and Belief in a Gender Perspective.
  • Larsen, Lena (2011). Islam og utvikling av kvinners rettigheter.
  • Larsen, Lena (2011). Islamsk rettstenkning i møte med dagliglivets utfordringer. Fatwaer som løsningsforslag for muslimske kvinner i Vest-Europa. Show summary
  • Larsen, Lena (2011). Mine, dine, våre verdier. Klassekampen.  ISSN 0805-3839.  s 3- 3
  • Larsen, Lena (2006, 04. november). Intervu om fatwaer og kvinner rettigheter i magasinartikkelen "Fatwafabrikken" (s. 32-39).  Dagens Næringsliv.
  • Larsen, Lena (2006). Paneldeltagelse: Religion/livssyn og statsmakten i framtidens norske samfunn.
  • Plesner, Ingvill Thorsen & Larsen, Lena (2004, 03. mars). Intervju i Vårt Land med tittel 'Provoseres til å bære skaut', basert på innledninger på SMR-seminaret 'Bruk av Hijab i Norge' på Folkets Hus i Oslo 2.mars 2004.  Vårt Land. Show summary
  • Plesner, Ingvill Thorsen & Larsen, Lena (2003). Teaching for Tolerance and Freedom of Religion or Belief. Report from the preparatory Seminar held in Oslo December 7.-9. 2002.

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Published Jan. 20, 2009 9:28 AM - Last modified Oct. 27, 2017 1:06 PM