Ida Nafstad

Associate Senior Lecturer


Research Areas

  • Social Control, Inclusion and Exclusion
  • Postcolonialism
  • Legal Pluralism 

Current Research

The project is carried out as an ethnographic study of court cases in the West Bank, analyzed from a perspective drawing on postcolonial theory, critical criminology and sociology of law.

The aim is to scrutinize to what extent, and in which ways, colonial history, a weak state, and legal pluralism in Palestine have an impact on the conception and handling of violence.

Nafstad hopes to generate new knowledge about: conceptions of violence, and various ways of handling it; the relationship between conceptions of violence, social control and power structures organizing societies; social control in the West Bank under occupation; and the relationship between western ideas of justice and social control in the global south.

Recent research outputs

Ida Nafstad, 2019, (Unpublished).

Research output: Contribution to conferenceOther

Matthias Baier, Måns Svensson & Ida Nafstad, 2019, Studentlitteratur. 105 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBook

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