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Christine M. Jacobsen

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Christine M. Jacobsen is a Professor of Social Anthropology working mainly in the fields of Gender Studies and International Migration and Ethnic Relations. Her work has focused on issues related to Muslim minorities in Europe (France and Norway) and in particular on continuities and changes in gendered religious traditions, identities and practices in a context of international migration, globalization and secular modernity. In 2011, she published Islamic Traditions and Muslim Youth in Norway (Brill), which sums up her work in this field, and co-edited a special issue of Feminist Review on "Islam and Gender in Europe: Subjectivities, Politics & Piety". Closely related to this, has been a sustained interest in questions related to Feminism and Multiculturalism. Jacobsen has also worked on Prostitution, Gender and Migration (PROGEMI), and on transnationalism and political mobilisation among young adults of minority background (TRANSNAT).

Currently, Jacobsen pursues two main research interests. The first concerns “illegalized migration” in Norway and France. She heads an RCN (NFR)-funded project on the Provision of welfare to irregular migrants (PROVIR), which investigates the complex relationship between law, institutional practice, and irregular migrants’ lived experience in Norway. Some of the major findings from the project are presented in the co-edited volume Eksepsjonell velferd: Irregulære migranter i det norske velferdssamfunnet. Jacobsen also does fieldwork with irregularized migrants and their encounter with welfare institutions in France. She is writing up this research in  a book on Un/documented lives in Marseille. From November 2016 Jacobsen will head a new 3 year international research project funded by the RCN, Waiting for an uncertain future: the temporalities of irregular migration (WAIT). 

The second current research interest concerns religious freedom and law in (secular) European welfare states. Within the frames of the  RCN-funded project Secularism and Religious freedom in the Global Era (REGREL), Jacobsen has shifted attention from ‘religious traditions’ to ‘secular formations’; looking at gender and sexuality in the legal and para-legal government of religious practices (such as female covering) in Norway and France. By focusing on the "friction" (Tsing 2005) produced when a globalised idea (religious freedom) encounters specific people and legal regimes, the project aims to contribute to the study of the globalisation of religion and to broader debates on the juridification of religion, transnational legality, gender and citizenship. 

 

Kjønnsavdelingen episode 5: Migrasjon Er kvinner på flukt ekstra utsatt? Og utgjør innvandring en trussel mot den norske likestillingen? Femte episode av Kjønnsavdelingen tar for seg likestillingsspørsmålet i migrasjon.

"Cross-discipline approaches to migration temporalities", paper presented at Transatlantic Forum, Big Challenges Human Solutions. October 24-25, 2016 The University of Chicago. View the presentation here (starts at 11:51 in the video).

Kva skjer med de som ventar, intervju med På Høyden om prosjektet: Waiting for an uncertain future: the temporalities of irregular migration

Podcast: 'Provision of welfare to irregular migrants: exploring the borders of the Norwegian welfare state'. Jacobsen, Bendixsen and Karlsen outline findings from the project PROVIR, examining the access to welfare and its limitations for irregular migrants in Norway. Part of the COMPAS Seminar Series Trinity 2014- Borders of the welfare state: Exploring the tensions between migration enforcement and welfare state entitlements

 I lovens skygge. Irregulære migranter har svakt rettsvern i Norge.

 Nye stemmer utfordrer, intervju om boka Kritiske hendelser - nye stemmer.

 Doktorgrad på unge norske muslimer

 

 

Books and edited volumes:  

*Eksepsjonell velferd? Irregulære migranter i det norske velferdssamfunnet (redigert sammen med Synnøve S.N. Bendixsen and Karl Harald Søvig). Oslo: Gyldendal akademiske, 2015

*Nye stemmer – kritiske hendelser: Politisk engasjement og transnasjonal orientering i det nye Norge (samforfattet med M. Andersson, J. Rogstad, V. Vestel). Oslo: Universitetsforlaget , 2012

*Islam and Gender in Europe: Subjectivities, Politics &Piety, Special Issue of Feminist Review(co-edited with Schirin Amir-Moazami and Maleiha Malik), 98(2), 2011

*Islamic Traditions and Muslim Youth in Norway. Leiden: Brill, 2011.

*Staying on the Straight Path. Religious Identities and Practices among Young Muslims in Norway.   Doctoral Dissertation, 2006, University of Bergen.

 *Tilhørighetens mange former. Unge muslimer i Oslo. Oslo: Unipax. 2002.

Journal articles:  

'Veiled Nannies and Secular Futures in France', Ethnos, 2017 http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00141844.2017.1313288

'Gender, sex and religious freedom in the context of secular law', roundtable with Jacobsen, C.M., Fernando, M. & Jakobsen, J. Feminist Review (2016) 113: 93.

"Communicating Irregular Migration", American Behavioral Scientist, 59 (7) 2015: 886-897    

 “Perspectives on gender studies in Denmark, Norway and Sweden” (with Pauline Stoltz, Christine M. Jacobsen, Lena Gemzöe and Margaretha Fahlgren) Rita Bencivenga (ed.) in About Gender – International Journal of Gender Studies 4 (7), 2015

"Citoyen intolerable: tolerance, Islam et homosexualite" (with Randi E. Gressgård). Nordiques 2014 (28): 41-49

"‘Gaza in Oslo’: Social imaginaries in the political engagement of Norwegian minority youth" (with Mette Andersson). In Ethnicities, 12(6), 2012: 821 - 843.

"Troublesome threesome. Feminism, anthropology and Muslim women's piety". Feminist Review, 98(1) 2011: 65-82.

"Islam and gender in Europe. Subjectivities, politics and piety (editorial)" (with Schirin Amir-Moazami and Maleiha Malik). Feminist Review, 98(1) 2011: 1-8.

“Muslim women and foreign prostitutes. Victim discourse, subjectivity and governance” (with Dag Stenvoll), Social Politics, International Studies in Gender, State and Society 17(3) 2010:  270-294.

“‘Reproachable victims’? Representations and self-representations of Russian women in transnational prostitution” (with May-Len Skilbrei), in Ethnos 75(2) 2010: 190-212.

“De l′immigrant au citoyen: la production de “musulmans norvégiens”?, Ethnologie Française 39(2) 2009: 229-239.

“Krevende toleranse. Islam og homoseksualitet”  (with Randi E. Gressgård), Tidsskrift for kjønnsforskning 32(2) 2008: 22-40.

“Theory and Politics in Research on Muslim Minorities in Norway”, Journal for the Scientific Study of Islam, 3(2) 2008: 27-52.

“Negotiating Gender: Discourse and Practice among Young Muslims in Norway”, Nordic Journal of Religion and Society, 17(1) 2004: 5-28.

“Questions of Gender in a Multicultural Society” (with Randi E. Gressgård), Nordic Journal of Feminist and Gender Research (NORA) 11(2) 2003: 69-77.

 

Book chapters

'The (In)egalitarian Dynamics of Gender Equality and Homotolerance in Contemporary Norway', in Bendixsen, Synnøve, Bringslid, Mary Bente og Vike, Halvard (eds.), Egalitarianism in Scandinavia: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives, Palgrave, 2017  

'Begreper og perspektiver i forskning omkring irregulære migranter og velferd', in *Eksepsjonell velferd? Irregulære migranter i det norske velferdssamfunnet (Synnøve S.N. Bendixsen, Christine M. Jacobsen and Karl Harald Søvig). Oslo: Gyldendal akademiske, 2015 

(with Oddbjørn Leirvik) “Norway” in Jørgen S. Nielsen (ed.) Yearbook of Muslims in Europe, Leiden: Brill, 2009, updated 2010, 2011, 2012. 2013.

 “Norway”, in Göran Larsson (ed.) Islam in the Nordic and Baltic countries, London: Routledge, 2009.

“Beyond ′Man′: In Defence of Multidimensional Identities”, in Yngve G. Lithman and Hakan G. Sicakkan (eds.) Envisioning Togetherness: Politics of Identity and Forms of Belonging. Lewiston, New York: Edwin Mellen Press, 2006.

 “Religiosity of Young Muslims in Norway: the Quest for Authenticity”, in Jocelyne Cesari and Sean McLoughlin (eds.) European Muslims and the Secular State, Aldershot: Ashgate, 2005.

 “Muslim GenDerations. Questions of Identity in the Return to Islam”. In Lithman, Y.G. and Andersson, M. (eds.) Youth, Otherness and the Plural City: Modes of Belonging and Social Life, Stockholm: Daidalos, 2005.

“En kvinner er ikke bare en kvinne. Kjønnsproblematikk i et flerkulturelt samfunn” (with Randi E. Gressgård). In Cathrine Holst (red.) Kjønnsrettferdighet. Utfordringer for feministisk politikk. 1. utg. Makt- og demokratiutredningen, Oslo: Gyldendal Akademiske, 2002.

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Bøker
  • Bendixsen, Synnøve Kristine Nepstad; Jacobsen, Christine M.; Søvig, Karl Harald. 2015. Eksepsjonell velferd? Irregulære migranter i det norske velferdssamfunnet. Gyldendal Juridisk. 280 sider. ISBN: 978-82-05-48425-2.
  • Vestel, Viggo Jan; Andersson, Mette; Jacobsen, Christine M.; Rogstad, Jon Christian. 2012. Kritiske hendelser - Nye stemmer. Politisk engasjement og transnasjonal orientering i det nye Norge. Universitetsforlaget. 271 sider. ISBN: 978-82-15-01823-2.
  • Jacobsen, Christine M. 2011. Islamic Traditions and Muslim Youth in Norway. Brill Academic Publishers. 420 sider. ISBN: 978-90-04-17890-8.
  • Jacobsen, Christine M. 2002. Tilhørighetens mange former. Unge Muslimer i Norge. Pax Forlag. 260 sider.
Tidsskriftartikler
  • Jacobsen, Christine M.; Fernando, Mayanthi; Jakobsen, Janet. 2016. Gender, sex and religious freedom in the context of secular law. Feminist review (Print). 113: 93-102. doi: 10.1057/fr.2016.4
  • Jacobsen, Christine M. 2015. Communicating irregular migration. American Behavioral Scientist. 59: 886-897. doi: 10.1177/0002764215573260
  • Jacobsen, Christine M.; Stoltz, Pauline; Gemzöe, Lena; Fahlgren, Margaretha; Bencivenga, Rita. 2015. Perspectives on gender studies in Denmark, Norway and Sweden. About gender. International journal of gender studies.
  • Lotherington, Ann Therese; Jacobsen, Christine M.; Lie, Merete; Berg, Anne-Jorunn. 2015. Kjønnsforskning på tvers. Forskerforum. 47: 38-39.
  • Gressgård, Randi; Jacobsen, Christine M. 2014. Citoyen intolerable: tolerance, Islam et homosexualite. Nordiques. 28. 41-49.
  • Jacobsen, Christine M.; Andersson, Mette. 2012. 'Gaza in Oslo': Social imaginaries in the political engagement of Norwegian minority youth. Ethnicities. 12: 821-843. doi: 10.1177/1468796812451097
  • Jacobsen, Christine M. 2011. troublesome threesome: feminism, anthropology and Muslim women's piety. Feminist review (Print). 98. 65-82. doi: 10.1057/fr.2011.10
  • Jacobsen, Christine M.; Amir-Moazami, Schirin; Malik, Maleiha. 2011. Islam and gender in Europe: subjectivities, politics and piety. Feminist review (Print). 98: 1-8. doi: 10.1057/fr.2011.9
  • Jacobsen, Christine M.; Skilbrei, May-Len Østbye. 2010. 'Reproachable Victims'? Representations and Self-representations of Russian Women Involved in Transnational Prostitution. Ethnos. 75: 190-212. doi: 10.1080/00141841003764013
  • Jacobsen, Christine; Stenvoll, Dag. 2010. Muslim Women and Foreign Prostitutes: Victim Discourse, Subjectivity, and Governance. Social Politics: International Studies in Gender, State and Society. 17: 270-294. doi: 10.1093/sp/jxq011
  • Skilbrei, May-Len Østbye; Jacobsen, Christine M. 2010. Reproachable victims? Representations and self-representations of Russian women in transnational prostitution. Ethnos. 75: 190-212.
  • Jacobsen, Christine M. 2009. De l'immigrant au citoyen: la production de "musulmans norvégiens"? Ethnologie Française. 39: 229-239.
  • Gressgård, Randi; Jacobsen, Christine M. 2008. Krevende toleranse: Islam og homoseksualitet. Tidsskrift for kjønnsforskning. 2. 22-39.
  • Jacobsen, Christine M. 2008. Theory and Politics in Research on Muslim Minorities in Norway. Tidsskrift for islamforskning. 3: 27-52.
  • Jacobsen, Christine M. 2007. Powers of the secular modern. Talal Asad and his interlocutors. Norsk Antropologisk Tidsskrift. 3-4. 314-316.
  • Jacobsen, Christine M. 2007. Young Muslims Critical of Patriarchal interpretations of Islam. NIKK magasin. 2.
  • Jacobsen, Christine M. 2007. Unge norske muslimer om kjønn og likeverd. NIKK magasin. 1. 19-21.
  • Jacobsen, Christine M. 2004. Negotiating gender: discourse and practice among young muslims in<BR/>Norway. Tidsskrift for kirke, religion og samfunn. 17: 5-28.
  • Gressgård, Randi; Jacobsen, Christine. 2003. Questions of Gender in a Multicultural Society. Nordic Journal of Women's Studies. 11: 69-77.
  • Jacobsen, Christine M; Gressgård, Randi. 2003. Questions of gender in a multicultural society. NORA. Nordic Journal of Feminist and Gender Research. 11: 69-77.
  • Jacobsen, Christine. 2001. -"Ung, muslim og kvinne på norsk". NIKK magasin. nr.1.
  • Jacobsen, Christine. 2001. "Young, Muslim and Woman, Norwegian style". NIKK magasin. no.3,.
  • Jacobsen, Christine M. 2001. Young, Muslim and Woman, Norwegian Style. NIKK magasin. 3. 23-25.
Rapporter/avhandlinger
  • Jacobsen, Christine M. 2006. Staying on the Straight Path. Religious Identities and Practices among Young Muslims in Norway. 395 sider.
  • Jacobsen, Christine. 1999. Å vende tilbake til islam. Islamisering, kjønn og identitet i en fransk kontekst. IMER Norge/Bergen Rapport. 21. IMER Norge/Bergen, Bergen. 175 sider.
  • Jacobsen, Christine. 1999. Å vende tilbake til islam. Islamisering, kjønn og identitet i en fransk kontekst. IMER Norge/Bergen, Bergen.
  • Jacobsen, Christine M. 1999. Å vende tilbake til islam. Islamisering, kjønn og identitet i en fransk kontekst. IMER Norge/Bergen, Bergen.
Bokkapitler
  • Jacobsen, Christine M. 2015. Begreper og perspektiver i forskningen om irregulær migrasjon og velferd. Kapittel 1, sider 25-46. I:
    • Bendixsen, Synnøve Kristine Nepstad; Jacobsen, Christine M.; Søvig, Karl Harald. 2015. Eksepsjonell velferd? Irregulære migranter i det norske velferdssamfunnet. Gyldendal Juridisk. 280 sider. ISBN: 978-82-05-48425-2.
  • Leirvik, Oddbjørn Birger; Jacobsen, Christine M. 2013. Norway. Kapittel, sider 487-500. I:
    • Nielsen, Jørgen S. 2013. Yearbook of Muslims in Europe. Volume 5. Brill Academic Publishers. 706 sider. ISBN: 9789004254565.
  • Jacobsen, Christine M.; Leirvik, Oddbjørn Birger. 2012. Norway, Muslim Populations. Norway, sider 441-454. I:
    • Nielsen, Jørgen S.; Akgönül, Samim. 2012. Yearbook of Muslims in Europe, Volume 4. Brill Academic Publishers. 644 sider. ISBN: 9789004225213.
  • Leirvik, Oddbjørn Birger; Jacobsen, Christine M. 2010. Norway. Kapittel, sider 387-399. I:
    • Nielsen, Jørgen S. 2010. Yearbook of Muslims in Europe, 2. Brill Academic Publishers. ISBN: 978-90-04-18475-6.
  • Leirvik, Oddbjørn Birger; Jacobsen, Christine M. 2009. Norway. Kapittel, sider 257-266. I:
    • Nielsen, Jørgen S. 2009. Yearbook of Muslims in Europe. Volume 1. Brill Academic Publishers. 562 sider. ISBN: 9789004175051.
  • Jacobsen, Christine M; Gressgård, Randi. 2006. “Beyond 'Man': In Defence of Multidimensional Identities”. kap. 4. I:
    • Sicakkan, Hakan G.; Lithman, Yngve. 2006. What happens when a society is diverse? Exploring multidimensional identities. Edwin Mellen Press. 252 sider. ISBN: 0-7734-5877-8.
  • Jacobsen, Christine M. 2005. Religiosity of young Muslims in Norway: the quest for authenticity. kap. 11, sider 155-168. I:
    • Cesari, Jocelyne; McLaughlin, Sean. 2005. European Muslims and the Secular State. Ashgate. 202 sider. ISBN: 0754644758.
  • Jacobsen, Christine M. 2005. Muslim GenDerations. Questions of Identity in the Return to Islam. kap 2, sider . I:
    • Andersson, Mette; Lithman, Yngve; Sernhede, Ove. 2005. Youth, Otherness and the Plural City. Modes of Belonging and Social Life. Daidalos. 368 sider. ISBN: 9171732349.
  • Jacobsen, Christine; Gressgård, Randi. 2002. En kvinne er ikke bare en kvinne. Kjønnsproblematikk i et flerkulturelt samfunn. 189-225. I:
    • Cathrine, Holst. 2002. Kjønnsrettferdighet. Utfordringer for feministisk politikk. Gyldendal Akademisk. ISBN: 8205306028.

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Editorial board Theorizing Ethnography: Concept, Context, Critique (2017 - )

Editorial Board Tidsskrift for kjønnsforskning (2014 - 2016)

Editorial board Nordic Journal of Migration Research (2011 - 2014)

Board member and associate researcher Centre on Law and Social Transformation (2016 - )

Board member and associate researcher IMER Bergen (2013 - )

Director IMER Bergen (2010 - 2012)

Board member in NMR Nordic Migration Research (2011 - 2014)

Board member in NMF - Norwegian Network of Migration Research (2011 - 2014)

Steering committee member in the International Metropolis Project (2010 - 2014)

WAIT WAiting for an uncertain future: the temporalities of irregular migration (Research Council of Norway)

New tools for transnational analysis in postgraduate intersectional gender research - Towards long-term international collaborations in Doctoral and Postdoctoral training (STINT)

Denaturalizing difference: Challenging the production of global social inequality (Research Council of Norway)

Migration and Health Project Southern Africa, Associate