Swedish psychologist and psychoanalyst.
She has worked for a decade at the local hospital’s psychiatric outpatient unit Hammerfest, Norway and she has a private practice.
She is also assistant professor at the University of Tromsø, where she teaches medical students on topics of diversity, privilege awareness, and critical perspectives on cultural competency.
She is the 2016 recipient of the Division 39 Johanna Tabin Award for her book ”A Grammar of Power in Psychotherapy”.
Honoring the Stonewall Fiftieth Anniversary Riots and Riotousness – A Celebrations of Humor as Queer Resistance
Starting with the Stonewall riot, a revolution that actually took place at a nightclub echoing through the streets; this presentation points out how parody has been one of the tools towards gay and queer liberation. Following Elisabeth Young-Bruehl´s thought that prejudices are social defenses; this presentation is addressing humor and parody as a tool to interpret homophobia as a social defense and reflects back and forth at the same time – all in the overall aim to honor the heroes of the past and the Stonewall riots of 1969.