Helena M. Strandli Schmidt

Doctoral Research Fellow - Fagseksjonen
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Phone +47 22850361
Visiting address Blindernveien 9 Domus Theologica 0371 OSLO
Postal address Postboks 1023 Blindern 0315 OSLO

Academic Interests

Belonging, contemporary citizenship theory, diaconal studies, meals and eating, mobility, migration, strangers.  

Academic background

  • Master’s degree in Professional Ethics and Science of Diaconia, Faculty of Theology, 2013
  • Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics with clinical postgraduate certification, Oslo (2009)

Relevant professional background

  • 2014-2017: Team leader and job counsellor, Unikum, Kampen Omsorg +.
  • Working with marginalisation and belonging, work-training focusing on practical abilities, language training and qualifications combined with health- and social evaluation and guidance. 
  • 2011-2013: Project Assistant for HEROS, Heterotopic Hospitality - Spaces of Others, Faculty of Theology
  • 2004 - 2010: Health- and social work, Oslo Kommune

PhD project  


Tags: Systematic Theology, Diaconial Science, Ethics, Migration


  • Schmidt, Helena M. Strandli (2019). What about no-bodies? Embodied belonging, unspecific strangers, and religious hospitality in Norway, In Synnøve Kristine Nepstad Bendixsen & Trygve Wyller (ed.),  Contested Hospitalities in a Time of Migration: Religious and Secular Counterspaces in the Nordic Region.  Routledge.  ISBN 978-0-367-22210-9.  Kap..

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