Solveig Laugerud

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Solveig Laugerud is a postdoctoral researcher in EVIDENTLY RAPE a Convergence Environment funded by UIO:Life Science.


Laugerud defended her PhD thesis “The Legible Rape Victim: How Disciplinary Discourses in the Legal System create a New Victim Identity” in 2020. In her thesis, Laugerud analyzes how rape victims become entangled in a network of experts that discipline their conduct after a rape. Laugerud’s dissertation, which is based on qualitative analysis of legal decisions from the Compensation Authorities and criminal courts as well as interviews with female victims of sexual violence, shows how the disciplinary discourses in the Legal System on the one hand increases victims agency, and on the other hand, increases victims responsibility of the outcome of the case.

Laugerud has previously been a guest researcher at the «Center for the Study of Law and Society» at Berkeley Law.

Previously Laugerud worked at the Centre for Gender Research at University of Oslo and the Norwegian Centre for Violence and Traumatic Stress Studies.

Academic interests

Laugerud combines perspectives from Sociology of Law, Criminology, Gender Research, medical anthropology, Science and Technology Studies in her research. Her research interests are:

  • Knowledge production and knowledge translation
  • Interpretation of evidence in the Legal System
  • Sexual Violence
  • Victims and victims’ rights
  • Gender and Feminism
  • The Women’s movement and the Shelter movement
  • Terror

Courses taught

KRIM2000: Sentrale teoretiske perspektiver

KFL2032/4032: Seksualitetsstudier og kjønn

KFL2060/4060: Gender Equality in the Nordic Countries 

KRIM2953/4953: Criminological Perspectives on Gender, Sexuality and Violence

KRIM2101: Fordypningsoppgave i kriminologi

KFL4050: Theorizing Gender Equality

KFL1020: Kjønn og vitenskap: teorier om kjønn

KFL1010: Innføring I tverrfaglige kjønnsstudier


Published Sep. 14, 2020 3:53 PM - Last modified Nov. 17, 2020 8:44 PM