Torunn Arntsen Sajjad

Academic interests

  • Medical anthropology
  • South Asia, Pakistan, Pakistanis, religion
  • Disability
  • Reproductive health, prenatal test and genetic counseling
  • Kinship and kinship-based marriages
  • Habilitation and rehabilitation
  • Doctor-patient relation
  • Cross-cultural/inter cultural communication
  • Qualitative research methods

Courses taught

  • Odontology (cross-cultural communication)


Torunn Arntsen Sajjad is an anthropologist with a PhD about genetic counseling among Pakistani Norwegian families from the Institute of Health and Society. She was previously employed as an Associate Professor at Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Science, and as a researcher at the National Centre for Migration and Health, Oslo University Hospital and at Section of Medical anthropology, Institute for Health and Society, UiO. She has also worked for the Norwegian Red Cross.   


Tags: Global South
Published Nov. 26, 2014 1:03 PM - Last modified June 1, 2016 10:59 AM