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  • E-mailTone.Hellesund@uib.no
  • Phone+47 55 58 24 43
  • Visitor Address
    Øysteinsgate 3
    Room 
    419
  • Postal Address
    Postboks 7805
    5020 Bergen

My main research interests are gender, sexuality and intimacy in the past and present, and I have empirically investigated various fields of non-normative lives. I have supervised PhD theses on trans/transsexuality, the field of family migration, second wave women's movement, feminist magazines, feminist cultural expressions, and the construction of the field gender history.

Currently my main focus is on queer history in a relativeley broad sense. My main interests are however social movements, intimacies, cultural expressions and construction of narratives, and I am in the process of starting a study on the radical lesbian feministis of the 1970s and 1980s. I am the head of the reference group for the Queer archive at the University Library of Bergen, and have also a strong practical and academic interest in archive work.

Earlier reserach interests includes e.g. my PhD thesis on Norwegian spinsters 1880-1940.  There I explored narratives of and attitudes towards single women, ”women-oriented-women” and also the self-perceptions and narratives of these women themselves.

After focusing on single women, I went on to study narratives of suicide among Norwegian lesbian and gay youth. In the book Identitet på liv og død (Identities for life and death) I  explored the content of these narratives and tried to explain which factors that made homosexuality unbearable for the interviewees. The stories focused on the homosexual as the fundamental other, on homosexuality as thruth, on gay shame and on the everyday mechanisms of marginalisation.

Women’s movements and different feminisms was an important part of the spinster-project. As well as studying first-wave feminism, I have also studied the second-wave feminism in Norway by being the project leader of the research project: When the personal became political. The Norwegian women’s movement of the 1970s.

I was also the initiator and first scientific coordinator of the large EU project FEMCIT. Gendered citizenship in multicultural Europe. The impact of contemporary women’s movements (2007-2011).In FEMCIT I was a part of the reserach group on Intimate citizenship in a multicultural Europe: women’s movements, cultural diversity, personal lives and policy, conducting comparative research in Norway, Bulgaria, Portugal and UK.

Books
  • Hellesund, Tone. 2009. Identitet på liv og død. Marginalitet, homoseksualitet og selvmord. Spartacus. 207 pages. ISBN: 978-82-304-0042-5.
  • Hellesund, Tone. 2003. Kapitler fra singellivets historie. Universitetsforlaget. 267 pages.
  • Hellesund, Tone; Okkenhaug, Inger Marie. 2003. Erobring og overskridelse - De nye kvinnene inntar verden 1870-1940. Unipub forlag. 281 pages. ISBN: 82-7477-125-7.
Journal articles
  • Jordåen, Runar; Hellesund, Tone. 2015. Det haster å ta vare på den skeive historien. Dagbladet.no. Published 2015-01-06.
  • Stoilova, Mariya; Roseneil, Sasha; Crowhurst, Isabel; Hellesund, Tone; Santos, Ana Cristina. 2014. Living apart relationships in contemporary Europe: accounts of togetherness and apartness. Sociology. 48: 1075-1091. doi: 10.1177/0038038514523697
  • Crowhurst, Isabel; Roseneil, Sasha; Hellesund, Tone; Santos, Ana Cristina; Stoilova, Mariya. 2013. Close encounters: researching intimate lives in Europe. International Journal of Social Research Methodology. 16: 525-533. doi: 10.1080/13645579.2013.823283
  • Roseneil, Sasha; Crowhurst, Isabel; Hellesund, Tone; Santos, Ana Cristina; Stoilova, Mariya. 2013. Changing landscapes of heteronormativity : the regulation and normalization of same-sex sexualities in Europe. Social Politics: International Studies in Gender, State and Society. 20: 165-199. doi: 10.1093/sp/jxt006
  • Hellesund, Tone. 2011. A4 : en tekst om å ville - og ikke ville være vanlig. Tidsskrift for kulturforskning. 10: 50-61.
  • Folgerø, Tor; Hellesund, Tone. 2010. Kjønnsoperasjoner og kjønnsdefinisjoner - hvor sitter kjønnet? Tidsskrift for Den norske legeforening. 130: 402-404. doi: 10.4045/tidsskr.09.1156
  • Anderssen, Norman; Hellesund, Tone. 2009. Heteronormative Consensus in the Norwegian Same-Sex Adoption Debate? Journal of Homosexuality. 56: 102-120. doi: 10.1080/00918360802551597
  • Hellesund, Tone. 2008. Queering the Spinsters: Single Middle-Class Women in Norway, 1880-1920. Journal of Homosexuality. 54. doi: 10.1080/00918360801951947
  • Hellesund, Tone. 2008. Det tredje Køn er den ugifte Kvinde. Lokalhistorisk magasin. 01. 15-17.
  • Hellesund, Tone. 2007. Deadly identities? homosexuality, adolescence and parasuicide. Ethnologia Scandinavica. 37: 35-46.
  • Hellesund, Tone. 2007. "Venskap er sjælesamliv". Bergens Tidende. Published 2007-07-13.
  • Hellesund, Tone. 2007. Slutt å bruke smertespråket. Aftenposten (morgenutg. : trykt utg.). Published 2007-02-15.
  • Hellesund, Tone. 2007. Agnes Mathilde Wergeland - professor og intimitetsinnovatør. Historie, populærhistorisk magasin. 4.
  • Hellesund, Tone. 2007. The Hunger for Harmony. Lena Martinsson. Jakten på konsensus. Intersektionalitet och marknadsekonomisk vardag. Ethnologia Scandinavica.
  • Hellesund, Tone. 2006. Møtet med "den andre" - unge homofile og selvmord. Suicidologi. 11: 20-23.
  • Hellesund, Tone. 2006. Å ikke få være en selvsagt del av verden. Unge homofile og selvmord. Familia: revista de ciencias y orientacion familiar. 4.
  • Hellesund, Tone. 2005. Susanne Lindstrøm: Kamp om rummet. En studie av heteronormativitet i Svenska kyrkan. RIG: Kulturhistorisk tidskrift.
  • Hellesund, Tone. 2005. Gud, kirkeliv og homoseksualitet (Recensionsartikel). Svensk teologisk kvartalskrift. 81: 131-135.
  • Hellesund, Tone. 2001. Review of Bo Göran Carlssons "Cultural Structures of Homosexuality". Ethnologia Scandinavica. 194-196.
  • Hellesund, Tone. 2000. Det tredje kjønn? Enslig kvinnelighet 1870-1920. Dugnad. Tidsskrift for etnologi. 3. 29-55.
  • Hellesund, Tone. 1996. On the Cultural Organization of Solitude. A Single Woman at the Fin de Siècle. Ethnologia Scandinavica. 26: 25-37.
Book sections
  • Anderssen, Norman; Malterud, Kirsti; Bjørkman, Mari; Slåtten, Hilde; Hellesund, Tone. 2013. Seksuell orientering og levekår. Kapittel 1, pages 1-24. In:
    • Malterud, Kirsti; Anderssen, Norman. 2013. Seksuell orientering og levekår. Uni Helse, Oslo. 185 pages.
  • Hellesund, Tone. 2013. Intimitet i forandring – om hvordan den nye norske kvinnebevegelsen satte intimitet på dagsordenen. Kapittel 3, pages 61-102. In:
    • Danielsen, Hilde. 2013. Da det personlige ble politisk. Den nye kvinne- og mannsbevegelsen på 1970-tallet. Scandinavian Academic Press. 260 pages. ISBN: 978-82-304-0081-4.
  • Hellesund, Tone; Anderssen, Norman. 2013. Skeive historier. Et dokumentasjonsprosjekt om skeive liv. Kapittel 6, pages 177-187. In:
    • Malterud, Kirsti; Anderssen, Norman. 2013. Seksuell orientering og levekår. Uni Helse, Oslo. 185 pages.
  • Roseneil, Sasha; Crowhurst, Isabel; Hellesund, Tone; Santos, Ana Cristina; Stoilova, Mariya. 2012. Remaking Intimate Citizenship in Multicultural Europe: Experiences Outside the Conventional Family. Kapittel 3, pages 41-69. In:
    • Halsaa, Beatrice; Roseneil, Sasha; Sümer, Sevil. 2012. Remaking Citizenship in Multicultural Europe: Women's Movements, Gender and Diversity. Palgrave Macmillan. 266 pages. ISBN: 978-0-230-27628-4.
  • Hellesund, Tone. 2009. Changing Cultural Discourses about Intimate Life: the Demands and Actions of Women’s Movements and Other Movements for Gender and Sexual Equality and Change in Norway. Chapt. 2, pages 137-201. In:
    • Roseneil, Sasha. 2009. Changing Cultural Discourses about Intimate Life: the demands and actions of women’s movements and other movements for gender and sexual equality and change. www.femcit.org, http://www.femcit.org. 394 pages.
  • Hellesund, Tone. 2006. Lengten etter normalitet - om unge homofile og sjølvmordsforsøk. Kapittel 5, pages 71-83. In:
    • Ohnstad, Anbjørg; Malterud, Kirsti. 2006. Lesbiske og homofile i møte med helse- og sosialtenesta. Det Norske Samlaget. 183 pages. ISBN: 978-82-521-6574-6.
  • Hellesund, Tone. 2004. Med citronansikt og stoppenålsnese. Peppermøkroppen som metafor. Kapittel, pages . In:
    • Børtnes, Jostein; Kraft, Siv-Ellen; Mikaelsson, Lisbeth. 2004. Kampen om kroppen. Cappelen Damm Høyskoleforlaget. 428 pages. ISBN: 82-7634-601-4.
  • Hellesund, Tone. 2003. Kvindernes samfund. Kvinnerom og feministisk utopi. Kapittel. In:
    • Hellesund, Tone; Okkenhaug, Inger Marie. 2003. Erobring og overskridelse - De nye kvinnene inntar verden 1870-1940. Unipub forlag. 281 pages. ISBN: 82-7477-125-7.
  • Okkenhaug, Inger Marie; Hellesund, Tone. 2003. Innledning. Innledning, pages 1-15. In:
    • Hellesund, Tone; Okkenhaug, Inger Marie. 2003. Erobring og overskridelse - De nye kvinnene inntar verden 1870-1940. Unipub forlag. 281 pages. ISBN: 82-7477-125-7.
  • Hellesund, Tone. 2000. Mannen - Det naturligste av alt? 144-159. In:
    • [Mangler etternavn], [Mangler fornavn]. 2000. Kropp & klær. Norsk Folkemuseums årbok 2000. Norsk Folkemuseum, Oslo.
  • Hellesund, Tone. 2000. Dressen - Det mandigste av alt? 128-143. In:
    • [Mangler etternavn], [Mangler fornavn]. 2000. Kropp & klær. Norsk folkemuseums årbok 2000. Norsk Folkemuseum, Oslo.
  • Hellesund, Tone. 1999. Lagertha Broch. 464. In:
    • Arntzen, Jon Gunnar. 1999. Norsk biografisk leksikon. ISBN: 82-573-0734-3.

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