Anette Bringedal Houge

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My research centres in on issues to do with gendered, political and/or collective violence, and the promises, pitfalls, functions, and meanings of institutional responses to such harms at local, national, and international levels.

In my ongoing postdoctoral project From medical facts to legal evidence I zoom in on how medical and forensic experts in Norway translate findings from sexual assaults for legal processing purposes. Forensic facts do not establish themselves as such, they are constructed and interpreted by forensic and medical experts, and then translated – from one field of expertise to another, to make sense in a legal setting. The project examines how different knowledge regimes in the criminal justice process are catered to when facts are communicated cross-disciplinary.

From medical facts to legal evidence is part of UiO:Life Science Convergence environment Evidently rape.

Prior to taking on the postdoctoral position, I was the Head of Analysis at the Norwegian Red Cross – where I lead and built the analysis unit, tasked to conduct and commission research on humanitarian needs and challenges both in Norway and abroad.

I hold a PhD in Criminology from the University of Oslo (2017). Thematically and empirically addressing conflict-related sex crimes, I focused on the legal, social and political narratives about complex problems that international criminal justice produces and contributes to, and the societal and political penetration of judicial ways of thinking.

You can find me on ResearchGate and, as well as on Twitter. And here’s my personal website, too.

Academic interests

  • Institutional responses to crime and victimization

  • Sexual, political, and collective violence

  • Torture and rehabilitation

  • Supranational criminology and international criminal justice

  • Narrative criminology

  • Legal strategies

  • Securitization and criminalization

  • Sociology of knowledge

  • The study of professions

Tags: Sociology of Law, International Criminal Justice, Criminal Justice, Criminology, War and conflict, Criminalization, Gender, Conflict-related sexual violence, Sexual violence, Torture, Institutional responses, Institutional knowledge and knowledge transfer
Published Oct. 23, 2020 12:30 PM - Last modified Oct. 21, 2021 10:21 AM