Background and activities


Dr. Stine H. Bang Svendsen’s research focuses on how sexuality, gender and nature come to matter in current Nordic cultural politics. In 2014, she defended her doctoral thesis "Affecting Change? Cultural Politics of Sexuality and 'Race' in Norwegian Education". With Prof. Åse Røthing, she has written the book Seksualitet i skolen. Perspektiver på undervisning (Cappelen 2009) about sex education. She also writes about sexuality in Norwegian immigration policy, and the role of LGBT issues in new northern European racist discourses, and gender equality more generally. Dr. Svendsen's educational background is in American Studies (MA) and Gender Studies (BA), both from the University of Oslo. Her PhD is in interdisciplinary studies of culture, from NTNU. Among her most recent publications are ”Feeling at loss: Affect, Whiteness and Masculinity in the Immediate Aftermath of Norway’s Terror” in Affectivity and Race, Eds. R. Andreassen and K. Vitus, Farnham: Ashgate, 2015, and "The Cultural politics of Sex Education in the Nordics" in Eds. L. Allen and M. L. Rasmussen The Palgrave Handbook of Sexuality Education (2017).

Research interests

Affect - Cultural theory - Education - Race and Racism - Sexuality  - LGBT  Issues and Movements -

Current projects

Mirror, Mirror - on gender and power

Concluded projects

Sexual harassment in online computer games


Scientific, academic and artistic work

Displaying a selection of activities. See all publications in the database

Journal publications


  • Røthing, Åse; Svendsen, Stine H. Bang. (2011) Sex och samlevnad. Perspektiv på undervisning. Studentlitteratur AB. 2011. ISBN 9789144060408.
  • Røthing, Åse; Svendsen, Stine Helena Bang. (2009) Seksualitet i skolen. Perspektiver på undervisning. Cappelen Damm Akademisk. 2009. ISBN 9788202297077.

Part of book/report

  • Svendsen, Stine Helena Bang. (2017) The Cultural Politics of Sex Education in the Nordics. The Palgrave Handbook of Sexuality Education.
  • Svendsen, Stine H. Bang. (2015) Feeling at Loss: Affect, Whiteness and Masculinity in the Immideate Aftermath of Norway's Terror. Affectivity and Race: Studies from Nordic Contexts.
  • Mühleisen, Wencke; Røthing, Åse; Svendsen, Stine Helena Bang. (2009) Norske seksualiteter - en innledning. Norske seksualiteter.
  • Røthing, Åse; Svendsen, Stine Helena Bang. (2009) Norskhet og seksualitet i skolen. Norske seksualiteter.
  • Røthing, Åse; Svendsen, Stine Helena. (2008) Norske verdier: Homotoleranse og heteroseksualitet. Verdier.


  • Svendsen, Stine H. Bang. (2014) Affecting Change? Cultural politics of sexuality and "race" in Norwegian education. 2014. ISBN 978-82-4948-5.
  • Røthing, Åse; Svendsen, Stine Helena. (2008) Undervisning om seksualitet ved ungdomsskolene i Trondheim kommune. 2008.


  • Svendsen, Stine H. Bang. (2016) Elise Ottesen Jensen og seksualopplysning i Norden. Seminar om Elise Ottesen-Jensen . Nettverk for kjønnsforsking, Universitetet i Stavanger; Elise Ottesen Jensens hus, UiS. 2016-01-19 - 2016-01-19.
  • Svendsen, Stine H. Bang. (2016) Kjønnsforskning som radikalt demokratisk prosjekt. Forskningsstatus II: Feministiske forskningsfronter . Senter for tverrfaglig kjønnsforskning, Universitetet i Oslo; Blindern, Oslo. 2016-04-15 - 2016-04-15.
  • Svendsen, Stine H. Bang. (2016) Sårbare liv: introduksjon til Judith Butler. Litteratur på Blå . Litteratur på Blå; Blå, Oslo. 2016-02-02 - 2016-02-02.
  • Svendsen, Stine Helena Bang. (2016) Can Nordic Equality Become Diverse?. Gender and Education Association Interim Conference . Gender and Education Association; Link¨pings Universitet. 2016-06-15 - 2016-06-17.
  • Svendsen, Stine Helena Bang. (2016) Generasjon pan? Endringer i ungdoms forståelser av kjønn og seksualitet. Ungdomsseminaret 2016 . NTNU PLU, FLT; Rotvoll. 2016-09-22 - 2016-09-22.
  • Svendsen, Stine H. Bang. (2015) Whiteness as property? Racial entitlement and the Norwegian oil economy. Nordic Whiteness . Nasjonalbiblioteket; Oslo. 2015-11-11 - 2015-11-11.
  • Svendsen, Stine H. Bang. (2014) Feeling at loss? Whiteness, masculinity and Nordic equality. NORA Conference - Voices in Nordic Gender Reseacrh . RUC; Roskilde. 2014-11-05 - 2014-11-07.