Kaia Dorothea Mellbye Schultz Rønsdal

Postdoctoral Fellow - Fagseksjonen
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Postdoctoral Project

Magnificent Encounters in Borderlands

"There are no clashes of civilisation, rather magnificent encounters."

The shift of the borders to become the stage of relations has significance for how we approach the migrant as a concrete and theoretical human being. This will be explored through bottom-up insight from Nordic borderlands, challenging and rethinking the host/guest binary.


Calling Bodies in Lived Space – Spatial Explorations on the Concept of Calling in a Public Urban Space

Thesis: What implications do spatial analysis and experiences of everyday life in a marginalised microspace have for reinterpreting and construing the concept of calling?

Supervisor: Professor Trygve Wyller, co-supervisor: Frode Fadnes Jacobsen

Academic Interests

Christian Social Practice, Diaconia, Marginalisation, Citizenhsip, Spatial Theory, Urbanity


Master degree in Professional Ethics and Science of Diaconia, Faculty of Theology (2006)

Bachelor in child welfare, Sør-Trøndelag University College (2002)

Research assistant for Prof. Trygve Wyller on a varity of projects (2006-2009), including editorial work on publications such as Heterotopic Citizen (2009) and Perceiving the Other (2010).

Professional experience from work and practices directed at substance users.





  • Rønsdal, Kaia Dorothea Mellbye Schultz (2017). Hverdagsmarginalisering og bytilhørighet, I: Inger Marie Lid & Trygve Wyller (red.),  Rom og etikk. Fortellinger om ambivalens.  Cappelen Damm Akademisk.  ISBN 978-82-02-53500-1.  Kapittel 4.  s 55 - 72
  • Rønsdal, Kaia Dorothea Mellbye Schultz (2016). Murmurs of Pastoral Care?, In Trygve Wyller; Kaspar Villadsen & Hans-Joachim Sander (ed.),  The Spaces of Others - Heterotopic Spaces. Practicing and Theorizing Hospitality and Counter-Conduct beyond the Religion/Secular Divide.  Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht.  ISBN 978-3-525-60455-7.  9.  s 121 - 142
  • Rønsdal, Kaia Dorothea Mellbye Schultz (2013). Citizenship and the Recognition of the Other - The Impact for Christian Social Practice, In Johannes Eurich & Ingolf Hübner (ed.),  Diaconia against Poverty and Exclusion in Europe. Challenges - Contexts - Perspectives.  Evangelische Verlagsanstalt - Wissenschaft.  ISBN 9783374031689.  Perspectives.  s 227 - 241
  • Schultz, Kaia Dorothea Mellbye (2011). CSP - Caught between Marshall and Belonging. A Discussion of Contemporary CSP and Citizenship Theory. Diaconia. Journal for the Study of Christian Social Practice.  ISSN 1869-3261.  2(1), s 14- 28

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  • Rønsdal, Kaia Dorothea Mellbye Schultz (2018). Calling Bodies in Lived Space. Spatial Explorations on the Concept of Calling in a Public Urban Space. Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht.  ISBN 9783525570913.  202 s.

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  • Rønsdal, Kaia Dorothea Mellbye Schultz (2017). Calling Bodies in Lived Space - Spatial Explorations on the Concept of Calling in a Public Urban Space. Acta Theologica. 60.
  • Solevåg, Anna Rebecca; Skippervold, Petter & Schultz, Kaia Dorothea Mellbye (2010). Religion og normativitet fra Århus. Norsk Teologisk Tidsskrift.  ISSN 0029-2176.  111(3), s 216- 226

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Published Feb. 19, 2010 11:16 AM - Last modified May 29, 2017 10:14 AM


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