It’s our great pleasure today to introduce Anette Bringedal Houge as an IntLawGrrls contributor. Anette is pursuing a PhD at the Department of Criminology and Sociology of Law, Faculty of Law, University of Oslo. In her PhD research project on conflict-related sexual violence she addresses what re-presentation work feminist legal strategies are based upon, and the imageries of perpetrators and victims that the ensuing court processes produce. Her main research interests relate to international/supranational criminology and criminal justice, collective violence in general, and sexual violence in particular.
Anette has developed and lectures on the courses Criminological perspectives on gender, sexuality and violence and International Criminal Justice and Mass Violence. She is a member of the Norwegian National Research School on Peace and Conflict, European Society of Criminology’s working group on Atrocity Crimes and Transitional Justice (ECACTJ), and the Young Scholars Network established at the Missing Peace Symposium 2013 on sexual violence in conflict and post-conflict settings. Her first post will discuss representations of defendant perpetrators in sexual war violence cases. Heartfelt welcome!