Bolette Frydendahl Larsen

affiliated with the university

Research areas and keywords

UKÄ subject classification

  • History
  • Gender Studies

Research

Bolette Frydendahl Larsen is a PhD fellow in history at Lund University, Sweden. Her PhD-project is an investigation of psychiatric knowledge and institutional practices at Danish reform schools for girls during the 20th century. She investigates how psychiatric diagnosis and practices were increasingly mobilized to explain the problem of so-called ’difficult young girls’ during the 20th century and how diagnoses such as moron and psychopathy were mobilized to draw boundaries between categories of 'abnormal’ young girls. A key part of the project is to investigate the shifting meanings, functions and effects of the diagnosis ”psychopathy” at an institutional and individual level.

 

Her research interests are the history of psychiatry, the history of sexuality, the history of gender, power/knowledge regimes and biopolitics. She is inspired by feminist and queer theories and the new cultural history. 

Teaching

Before Frydendahl Larsen was affiliated at Lund University, she taught courses and supervised BA students at Roskilde University, Department of Communication. At Lund she has developed and taught a course in the history of childhood together with Martin Ericsson.

Since 2014 she has taught at the Department of Gender Studies. She currently teaches the course ”Gender, Social Change, and Modernity in Sweden/Scandinavia” and the second part of the course "Introduction to Gender Studies". She also supervises BA student of gender studies and history. 

Recent research outputs

Bolette Frydendahl Larsen, 2018, Plats för makt: En vänbok till Monika Edgren. Holgersson, U. & Tolvhed, H. (eds.). Göteborg: Makadam förlag, 19 p.

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Bolette Frydendahl Larsen, 2018, Professionelle blikke på den anden: Når fortællinger forandrer identiteter. Glintborg, C., Hedegaard-Sørensen, L. & Kirkebæk, B. (eds.). Frederiksberg: Frydenlund Academic, p. 39-55

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Bolette Frydendahl Larsen, 2017 Oct 10, Nordic Girlhoods: New Perspectives and Outlooks. Springer International Publishing, p. 137-159 23 p.

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