Lecture by Director and PI of REDO: Jone Salomonsen - A Clearing in the Forest of Democracy? July 22 ritual
Jone Salomonsen is Professor of Theology at the Faculty of Theology, University of Oslo, where she also serves as Chair of Interdisciplinary Gender Studies in Theology and Religion and hosts the Biannual Aasta Hansteen Lecture on Gender and Religion.
The author of Enchanted Feminism: Ritual, Gender and Divinity Among the Reclaiming Witches of San Francisco (Routledge, 2002), she is also currently Director and Principal Investigator of Reassembling Democracy: Ritual as Cultural Resource, an interdisciplinary research collaboration funded by the Norwegian Research Council. In this project she researches ritual responses to the 22 July 2011 terrorist attacks, including Breivik's trial as ritual and the relationship between ritual and democracy.