Jorunn Økland

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Jorunn Økland (born 1964) is a Norwegian theologian and gender studies expert. She is Professor of Gender Studies in the Humanities at the University of Oslo (from 2007) and Director of its Centre for Gender Research (from 2010). Her fields of expertise are ancient mediterranean material culture, feminist critique of religion, gender and sacred texts, and cultural/secular uses of the Bible.[1] She is President of the European Association of Biblical Studies (from 2009)[2] and chair of the Council for Gender Studies in Norway (from 2010). She has worked as a researcher at the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters Centre for Advanced Study and as a senior lecturer at the University of Sheffield.[3]

Selected publications[edit]

  • with William John Lyons: The Way the World Ends? The Apocalypse in Culture and Ideology. Sheffield Phoenix Press, 2009. ISBN 1906055432
  • with Turid Karlsen Seim: Metamorphoses: Resurrection, Body and Transformative Practices in Early Christianities. Berlin: Walter de Gruyter, 2009. ISBN 978-3-11-020298-4.
  • with Roland Boer: Marxist Feminist Criticism of the Bible. Sheffield Phoenix Press 2008. ISBN 1906055351.
  • Women in their Place: Paul and the Corinthian Discourse of Gender and Sanctuary Space. London: Continuum, 2004. ISBN 0567084078


  1. ^ Hvem var Maria?,
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  3. ^ Jorunn Økland, Centre for Gender Research