Background and activities
Ragnhild Lund is professor of Geography/Development Studies at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, NTNU, since 1994. Her research interests are theories of development and geography, gender and development, development induced displacement, post-crisis recovery, transnational feminism and women’s activism. Over the years she has lead several externally funded projects on gender and development, forced migration, post-crisis recovery, and crisis communication. The present projects she is working with are about mobile livelihoods, re-thinking gender, domestic violence, and cultural encounters. She is editor and author of Gender and Place (1994), Renegotiating Local Values. Working Women and Foreign Industry in Malaysia (1994), In the Maze of Displacement (2003), Global Childhood, Globalization, Development and Young People (2008), The Tsunami of 2004 in Sri Lanka: Impacts and Policy in the Shadow of Civil War (2010), Gender, Mobilities and Livelihood Transformation Comparing Indigenous People in China, India and Laos (2013), and Gendered Entanglements. Revisiting Gender in Rapdily Changing Asia (2015). In addition she has published scientific articles on gender, activism, mobility, livelihoods, orphanhood/HIV/AIDS, and youth. With Merete Lie she has co-edited Gender, Technology and Development and is editor of the Norwegian Journal of Geography.
In addition to leading the externally funded projects presented below Ragnhild is presently working with individual research on the following issues: meanings of self in knowledge production, indigenous people (Sri Lanka and India), homemaking among immigrant workers in Shanghai and Beijing with Yunxian Wang), gendered activism (India with Smita Mishra Panda), re-visiting the field and changing subjectivities (Malaysia with Merete Lie), social costs of development (with Smita Mishra and Haribandu Panda), youth (Sri Lanka with Cathrine Brun and Fazeeha Azmi).
Recent externally funded projects:
2010-2014: Re-visiting Gender in Development: Complex Inequalities in a Changing Asia (Funded by NORGLOBAL, the Research Council of Norway)
2012-2017: Evaluating interventions in antenatal care to identify and assist victims of gender based violence in Nepal and Sri Lanka (Funded by GLOBVAC)
2016-2019: Migration and collectives/networks as pathways out of poverty. Gendered vulnerabilities and capabilities amongst poor fishing communities in Asia (Funded by FRIPRO)
Link to all my publications in the in the Cristin database.
Scientific, academic and artistic work
A selection of recent journal publications, artistic productions, books, including book and report excerpts. See all publications in the database
- (2019) Feminist geographies in Norway from the turn of the millennium. Gender, Place & Culture: A Journal of Feminist Geography. vol. 26 (7-9).
- (2018) Factors shaping political priorities for violence against women-mitigation policies in Sri Lanka. BMC International Health and Human Rights. vol. 18 (22).
- (2018) Examining the impacts on senior citizen beneficiaries in Kiboga District, Uganda. Development in Practice. vol. 28 (6).
- (2018) ‘When helpers hurt’: Women’s and midwives’ stories of obstetric violence in state health care institutions, Colombo district, Sri Lanka. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth. vol. 18 (1).
- (2017) Mothering, mentoring and journeys towards inspiring spaces. Emotion, Space and Society. vol. 26.
- (2016) Building knowledge across transnational boundaries: Collaboration and friendship in research. Emotion, Space and Society. vol. 20.
- (2015) Addressing domestic violence through antenatal care in Sri Lanka's plantation estates: Contributions of public health midwives. Social Science and Medicine. vol. 145.
- (2015) Resettlement in Lao PDR: mobility, resistance and gendered impacts. Gender, Place & Culture: A Journal of Feminist Geography. vol. 22 (8).
- (2015) Narrating spaces of inclusion and exclusion in research collaboration- researcher-gatekeeper dialogue. Qualitative Research. vol. 16 (3).
- (2013) Working gender after crisis: partnerships and disconnections in Sri Lanka after the Indian Ocean tsunami. Gender, Place & Culture: A Journal of Feminist Geography. vol. 20 (1).
- (2013) Contested identities of indigenous people: Indigenization or integration of the Veddas in Sri Lanka. Singapore journal of tropical geography. vol. 34 (2).
- (2013) Young People's Everyday Politics in Post-conflict Sri Lanka. Space & Polity. vol. 17 (1).
- (2013) Mobility in marginalized spaces: Manoeuvring for survival among the Veddas in Sri Lanka. Norsk Geografisk Tidsskrift. vol. 67 (4).
- (2013) Environmental Insecurity and Social Friction: Links in Rural Odisha. International Journal of Rural Management. vol. 9 (1).
- (2013) Gender, Mobility, and Citizenship Rights among Tribals of Khurda and Sundargarh, Odisha (India). Gender, Technology and Development. vol. 17 (2).
- (2013) Mobile livelihoods among ethnic minorities in China: Insights from Yunnan. Norsk Geografisk Tidsskrift. vol. 67 (4).
- (2012) Researching crisis - Recognizing the unsettling experience of emotions. Emotion, Space and Society. vol. 5 (2).
- (2012) Communication Gaps in Disaster Management: Perceptions by Experts from Governmental and Non-Governmental Organizations. Journal of Contingencies and Crisis Management. vol. 20 (1).
- (2011) Beyond the knowledge-action gap: Challenges of implementing humanitarian policies in Ghana and Uganda. Norsk Geografisk Tidsskrift. vol. 65 (2).
- (2011) New Activism for Political Recognition. Creation and Expansion of Spaces by Tribal Women, Odisha, India. Gender, Technology and Development. vol. 15 (1).