It’s our great pleasure today to introduce Ingunn Ikdahl as an IntLawGrrls contributor. Ingunn has been an associate professor at the University of Oslo, Department of Public and International Law, since 2014. In addition, she teaches at the wonderful Southern and Eastern African Regional Centre for Women’s Law (SEARCWL), which you can read more about here.
Ingunn’s primary research interest is women, law and livelihood – including natural resources, paid and unpaid work, and social security. Her PhD dissertation was on the dynamics of women’s human rights to land, property and housing, combining analysis of international law with field work from Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. She has also done research on women’s rights to water in Southern and Eastern Africa, with a focus on development cooperation and the multifaceted roles of international development actors. In Norway, her research focuses on topics of welfare law, social security and care work, including the gendered dimensions of these themes.
For the last two years, Ingunn has been involved in establishing the European Joint Doctorate in Law and Development, which is the focus of her first post. Heartfelt welcome!