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Visit from Prof. Mona Lena Krook

The SUCCESS-group was lucky to have professor Mona Lena Krook visiting Bergen, presenting her work both at the university and at the city council, and engaging with the research questions currently tackled by the research group in a dedicated seminar.

Renowned gender and politics- scholar Mona Lena Krook from Rutgers University (US) is currently on a research stay at Uppsala University, and came to Bergen from the 27th- 28th of November 2023.

Mona Lena Krook was invited to participate in a seminar with the SUCCESS group on Monday. PI Ragnhild L. Muriaas introduced the project's main aims, its output thus far, and challenges ahead, before postdoctoral fellow Torill Stavenes introduced Prof. Krook to the cross-country, longitudinal dataset on endurance that is a core part of the project.

Prof. Krook presenting at the DIGSSCORE research seminar (photo: Ragnhild L. Muriaas).

Francesca Feo, also a postdoctoral fellow, moved on to present questions related to how the project group will address research questions concerning the consequences of a gender gap in political endurance, plus insights from fieldwork in Italy. Both the PhD-students in the SUCCESS group, Seréna Nilsson Rabia and Ida-Elise Seppola Asplund presented their research projects on elites in Algeria and seniority in Norway, respectively. Throughout the seminar, there were fruitful, and enlightening discussions between Prof. Krook and the research group. The day ended with an excellent dinner at Pingvinen in the centre of Bergen.

Prof. Krook presenting at the city council (photo: Ida-Elise Seppola Asplund).

On Tuesday morning, former advisor to the mayor in Bergen, Ida-Elise, had organised a meeting for the research group at the city council to discuss harassment and aggressive acts in politics. Both Prof. Krook, Muriaas, and researcher at CMI and in the SUCCESS project, Vibeke Wang, presented their findings to interested politicians in Bergen. Later in the day, Prof. Krook continued her presentation marathon related to some of her latest work on semiotic violence in the research seminar of the DIGSSCORE group.

Vibeke Wang, Ragnhild L. Muriaas, and Mona Lena Krook outside the Bergen city hall.


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