Sara Elisabeth Sellevold Orning

Postdoctoral Fellow - Centre for Gender Research
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Phone +47-22858109
Visiting address Sem Sælands vei 7 Helga Engs hus 0371 OSLO
Postal address Postboks 1140 Blindern 0318 OSLO

Academic interests

  • Gender theory and Feminist theory

  • History of Medicine and Medical Humanities

  • Feminist STS

  • Bodies and Embodiment

  • Literary theory

  • Critical theory

  • Film and film theory

  • Disability Studies

  • Animal Studies

Courses taught

KFL1010: Introduction to Interdisciplinary Gender Studies

KFL1020: Gender and Science: Theories of Gender

KFL4090: Gender Studies Master's Thesis

KFL2010/4010: Feminist Studies of Science

KFL4000: Interdisciplinary Research Methodologies and Thesis Writing

KFL4040: Feminist Theory

Guest lectures:

Medical Humanities; Special Needs Education; Health and Rehabilitation


  • 2017-2020: Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Interdisciplinary Studies of Culture, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (on leave from STK position during this time period)                                                                                        
  • 2015-today: Tenured Senior Lecturer in Gender Research, Center for Gender Research (STK), University of Oslo
  • 2014: Researcher, STK, University of Oslo

  • 2013, fall: University Lecturer, STK, University of Oslo

  • 2007-2012: PhD Literature, University of California, Santa Cruz

  • 2005-2007: Research Assistant to Professor Gro Hagemann, Department of History, University of Oslo

  • 2004-2005: MA English and Critical Theory, University of Sussex

  • 2000-2003: BA Communications and Cultural Studies, Goldsmiths College, University of London


  • 2010-2011: Award from the Norway-America Association

  • 2008-2009: Award from the Norway-America Association

  • 2008: Regent's Fellowship, UC Santa Cruz

  • 2007-2012: Fulbright Fellow


Tags: Feminist theory, Gender, Bodies, Equality, History, Health, Literature, Film, Disabilities


  • Orning, Sara Elisabeth Sellevold (2019). "Disability, animality and gender: the extraordinary body in Nnedi Okorafor’s The Book of Phoenix".
  • Aarseth, Helene & Orning, Sara Elisabeth Sellevold (2018). Leder Tidsskrift for kjønnsforskning nr. 1-2. Tidsskrift for kjønnsforskning.  ISSN 0809-6341.  (1-2), s 1- 2
  • Aarseth, Helene & Orning, Sara Elisabeth Sellevold (2018). Leder Tidsskrift for kjønnsforskning nr. 4. Tidsskrift for kjønnsforskning.  ISSN 0809-6341.
  • Aarseth, Helene; Orning, Sara Elisabeth Sellevold & Helseth, Hannah (2018). Leder Tidsskrift for kjønnsforskning nr. 3. Tidsskrift for kjønnsforskning.  ISSN 0809-6341.  (3), s 1- 3
  • Hellstrand, Ingvil Førland; Henriksen, Line; Koistinen, Aino-Kaisa; McCormack, Donna & Orning, Sara (2018). Promises, Monsters and Methodologies: The Ethics, Politics and Poetics of the Monstrous. Somatechnics.  ISSN 2044-0138.  8(2), s 143- 162 . doi: 10.3366/soma.2018.0247
  • Hellstrand, Ingvil Førland; Orning, Sara Elisabeth Sellevold; Koistinen, Aino-Kaisa; Henriksen, Line & McCormack, Donna (2018). Welcome to the Monster Network. Fafnir.  ISSN 2342-2009.  4(3-4), s 80- 83
  • Orning, Sara Elisabeth Sellevold (2018). "Early modern monstrous births and transhumanism's silent monsters: investigating the promise and threat of bodily difference".
  • Aarseth, Helene & Orning, Sara Elisabeth Sellevold (2017). 40 år med kvinne- og kjønnsforskning. Tidsskrift for kjønnsforskning.  ISSN 0809-6341.  41(4), s 222- 226 . doi: Side: 222-226DOI: 10.18261/issn.1891-1781-2017-04-01
  • Gabrielsen, Ane Møller & Orning, Sara Elisabeth Sellevold (2017). Fanget av kjønnsfella. Adresseavisen.  ISSN 0805-3804.
  • Hellstrand, Ingvil Førland & Orning, Sara Elisabeth Sellevold (2017). We are the same these days. For the most part." Kjønn, menneskelighet og maskiner i TV-serien Westworld (2016).

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