Background and activities

I am associated with the following projects: 

Pilot study on a micro-phenomenological approach to inclusion/exclusion

GenderHub (Project Leader)

Norway-Japan: Bridging Research and Education in Gender Equality and Diversity (Project Coordinator)

DIKU: Teaching Gender Equality & Diversity in Norway and Japan (Project Leader)

Academic interests:

Feminist pedagogy & feminist theory

Transformative learning

Micro-phenomenology and its uses in research on inclusion and pedagogy

Micro-phenomenology and its uses with children

Academic work:

Branlat, J., Velasquez, J., & Hellstrand, I. (2022) Tentacular Classrooms: Feminist Transformative Learning for Thinking and Sensing. Journal of Transformative Education.

Branlat, J. Teaching with feminist values: A dialogical narrative analysis of gender studies educator narratives. In Ishii-Kuntz, M., Kristensen, G. K., & Ringrose, P. (2022). Comparative perspectives on gender equality in Japan and Norway: Same but different?.

Branlat, J., Bolsø, A., & Ishii-Kuntz, M. Becoming a feminist academic in Japan and Norway: A dialogue with Professors Masako Ishii-Kuntz and Agnes Bolsø. In Ishii-Kuntz, M., Kristensen, G. K., & Ringrose, P. (2022). Comparative perspectives on gender equality in Japan and Norway: Same but different?.

Branlat, J. & Ringrose, P. Masculinity in contemporary Viking and Samurai comedies: ‘It’s not really me, that fear-based leadership style stuff.’ In Ishii-Kuntz, M., Kristensen, G. K., & Ringrose, P. (2022). Comparative perspectives on gender equality in Japan and Norway: Same but different?.

Branlat, J. & Sano, J. Creating more equal partnerships: Home Economics education and gender equality in Japan and Norway. In Ishii-Kuntz, M., Kristensen, G. K., & Ringrose, P. (2022). Comparative perspectives on gender equality in Japan and Norway: Same but different?.

Branlat, J. & Øygardslia, K. (2019). Promoting gender equality from within: Women in STEM at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in Nara Women's University Journal for Gender and Women's Culture in Asia (3), 41-53.

Branlat, J. “Female Flânerie and Coming of Age: Henri Decoin’s Abus de confiance (1937)” in Studies in French Cinema15.2 (2015).

Background:

2021 Associate Professor, Interdisciplinary Studies of Culture, NTNU (fixed-term)

2019-2021 Postdoctoral Fellow, Interdisciplinary Studies of Culture, NTNU (4-year position)

2018 Associate Professor, Interdisciplinary Studies of Culture, NTNU (fixed-term position)

2012–2015 Assistant Professor of Humanities / Antioch College (Yellow Springs, OH, USA)

2008–2012 Assistant Director of French Individualized Instruction Program / Graduate Teaching Associate / The Ohio State University (Columbus, OH, USA)

2012 Ph.D. French Cultural Studies / Dissertation: Paris, Female Stardom, and 1930s French Cinema / The Ohio State University (Columbus, OH, USA)

2005 Two-year program Cultures of North Africa / Institut national des langues et cultures orientales (INALCO) (Paris, France)