1) Feminist activism in China.
This project involves two publication initiatives: 1) a sole-authored monograph titled “Independent feminist activisms in authoritarian China” (under contract with NIAS Press), and an edited special journal issue titled “Generations of feminst activism”, prospective with China Information (with Qi Wang and Cecilia Milwertz).
2) “Social worlds of waste,” a new research project concerned with human-environment relations in global south China, with particular interest in processes of waste and discard practices in open-air street markets and river maintenance; initial funding obtained from the Research Council of Norway;
3) “Feminist mobilizing for mainstreaming or recuperation? Re-thinking difference and solidarity politics in Norway” (taking LGBTQI Pride politics as case study).
Engebretsen has studied and visited China since 1995 and conducted longterm fieldwork in Beijing and Shandong; in addition she has ethnographic interests in the broader East Asian region and Nordic and Eastern Europe.
She earned her PhD in Anthropology from the London School of Economics (2008). Before joining the University of Oslo in July 2015, Engebretsen held research fellowships at Duke University, Helsinki Collegium of Advanced Studies, and the International Institute for Asian Studies (Leiden University), and teaching positions at McGill University and Shandong University.
Supervisors: Prof. Henrietta Moore; Prof. Charles Stafford (PhD Anthropology, LSE, 2003-2008)