(See English below)
Föstudaginn 3. október flytur Elisabeth Stubberud, doktorsnemi í þverfaglegum menningarfræðum við NTNU háskóla í Noregi, fyrirlestur sem ber heitið „Frá nánum kynnum til borgararéttinda. Möguleikar au pair til samfélagslegrar þátttöku“ [“From intimate relations to citizenship? Potential for citizenship in the au pair scheme”]. Fyrirlesturinn fer fram á ensku í fyrirlestrasal Þjóðminjasafnsins, kl. 12:00-13:00. Sjá lýsingu á erindinu á ensku hér að neðan.
Fyrirlesturinn er haldinn í samstarfi við Þjóðminjasafn Íslands.
On Friday 3 October 2014, Elisabeth Stubberud, a PhD-candidate at the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies of Culture at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in Trondheim, Norway, will give a public talk entitled “From intimate relations to citizenship? Potential for citizenship in the au pair scheme”. The lecture will be held at the National Museum, Lecture Hall, at 12:00-13:00.
In this talk Elisabeth Stubberud will explore the potential for citizenship through the relations that au pairs or women in au pair-like situations in Norway engage in. The issue of citizenship for au pairs is complex; the au pair scheme itself is not designed for migration, yet many au pairs consider the possibility of staying on after their two-year contract runs out. Elisabeth will focus on the gendered and intimate aspects of citizenship and ask: what can au pairs’ narratives teach us about formal and informal citizenship though intimate relations? Drawing on interviews with current and former au pairs Elisabeth will discuss how their narratives concerning relations with the host families, but also romantic partners and dating, were pivotal when considering options for staying on. In their stories, heterosexuality appears to be a prerequisite – a condition for the narrative, and in the analysis Elisabeth will explore heterosexuality as a way of gendering citizenship in practice.
About the speaker:
Elisabeth Stubberud is a PhD-candidate at the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies of Culture (Center for Gender Studies), Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in Trondheim, Norway.