Research group for Feminist and Decolonial Philosophies (FDP)

Research group for Feminist and Decolonial Philosophies (FDP)

We welcome researchers interested in social and political philosophy with a focus on difference in society. These differences can address class, gender, racialization, disability, sexuality, justice and equality, and global imperialism and can be presented from philosophical perspectives such as phenomenology, political theory, critical theory, critical social theory, existentialism, history of philosophy, or other related schools of thought.

The group seeks to enable and strengthen dialogue within the department, across universities, and with other fields of study working on these questions. The group’s main goal is to provide an organized framework for researchers working on feminist philosophy in a broad sense, enabling members to share, discuss and advance both theoretical and empirical research on these shared topics.

The Research Group organizes workshops, paper presentations, reading sessions and seminars. The group consists mainly of faculty at the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies, NTNU. Masters students are also very welcome to attend. In addition to providing a forum for discussion of issues within identities of difference and oppression, we arrange guest lectures, assist each other in our individual writing projects, and work on collaborative project proposals.

We collaborate with Forum for Feminist Philosophy at the department, and the interdisciplinary NTNU Gender Hub.

Prospective PhD students may indicate their project’s relevance to one of the department’s research groups, such as this one.

If you would like to take part in our meetings send an e-mail to

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Previous events

19.3.24: Kine A. Fjeldheim – “Trust and personal experience – a hidden source of knowledge.”

5.3.2024: Solveig Bøe - «Seksualitetens frisetting fra det organiske hos Mario Perniola og Clarice Lispector»

13.2.2024 Alejandra Mancilla - "Colonialism on ice"

28.11.2023: Fredrik Nilsen - "Sexisme og rasisme i Kants etikk"

18.10.2023: Claus Halberg - "Er det en feministisk oppgave å «tenke nytt» om natur/kultur-motsetningen? Noen tanker om ny-materialistisk feminisme og kolonial diskurs"

4.10.2023: Heine Alexander Holmen - "How Epistemic Injustice undermines Democracy"

6.6.2023: Thomas Kadim - "Ubehaget i den Andre: Transkjønn og Lacansk psykoanalyse"

28.3.2023: Dr. Isabel Kamlongera - "The Africana man - in concert with the woman's struggle for liberation: Men’s narratives and understanding of empowerment and gender equality in rural Malawi"

7.3.2023: Jonas Jervell Indregard - “Standpoint Aesthetics - The Artistic Privilege of the Oppressed”

10.2.2023: Sophia Efstathiou – “Performing ‘meat’: meat replacement as drag”