Lovise Haj Zilstorff Brade

affiliated with the university


My main research interests revolve around the theoretical understandings of what I refer to as ‘firstness studies’ – that is research, which does not only analyse majority positions as neutral backdrop curtains onto which (ideas about) ‘the Other/s’ can be projected, but rather explicitly engage in critical investigations of the im/perceptibility of structural privilege. The concept is inspired by critical whiteness studies (such as Dyer, Frankenberg, Steyn, Nakayama and the critiques raised by Ahmed) as well as queer theorizations of the privileges of heterosexual coupling and ‘normality’ in general (for instance Butler, Warner, Halberstam, Munoz). Another inspiration and interest, closely linked to the above mentioned, is social psychological theories of subjectification as theorized by Søndergaard and Butler and post structural methodology and method development (also Søndergaard as well as Haavind).

Other research interests include feminist theorizations of the post-political, discourse analysis, post structural and/or cultural studies of class, the neoliberalisation of the academy, post-colonial and/or ‘southern theory’ and activist strategies for social change.

Recent research outputs

Lovise Haj Brade 2017 357 p.

Research output: ThesisDoctoral Thesis (monograph)

Lovise Haj Brade, Eriksen, C. B. & Petersen, M. L. 2016 In : Kvinder, køn og forskning. 25, 4, p. 3-6 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalDebate/Note/Editorial

Lovise Haj Brade 2015 Jun 7 In : Nora: nordic journal of feminist and gender research. 23, 3, p. 170-186 16 p., 10.1080/08038740.2015.1045939

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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