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Dr. Kari Jensen Presents at the University of Oslo

Associate Professor of Global Studies and Geography, Dr. Kari Jensen returned to her native Norway this summer to give two guest lectures at the University of Oslo’s International Summer School, in the Master’s level course titled International Development Studies, which offers a multidisciplinary analysis of global poverty and development on local, national and global scales.  The course is housed in the department of Sociology and Human Geography, where Dr. Jensen studied for her Bachelor and M.Phil. degrees. This year’s course had 22 students from around the world who eagerly participated in discussions.  Dr. Jensen’s lectures were titled: “Social constructions of childhood, exemplified by an ethnographic study of child domestic workers in Dhaka, Bangladesh” and “Child slavery and the fish processing industry in Bangladesh.”

The University of Oslo was founded in 1811 under the name “The Royal Frederik’s University” and changed to its current name in 1939.  It currently has approximately 28,000 students and offers more than 34 Master’s degree programs, all of which are taught entirely in English.  As a globally engaged university, they are proud that 25% of their academic staff and 31% of their PhD candidates hail from outside of Norway.

Fall 2017 Faculty Research Day