Astri Andresen

Astri Andresen is Professor in History at the Department of Archaeology, History, Cultural Studies and Religion at the University of Bergen.

Her research interests include the history of child welfare, the history of minorities in the Nordic countries, and the history of medicine and science.

Recent publications:

  • “Vitenskapene og den nye samepolitikken (1945-1963)”. Historisk Tidsskrift 2016 ;Volum 95.(3) s. 405-435 (“Science and the New Sami Policies, 1945-1963”).
  • “Å bruke fortiden til å reise seg som folk. Samisk politikk og samepolitikk på 1960- og 1970-tallet.” in Teemu Ryymin (ed.). Historie og Politikk – Historiebruk i norsk politikkutforming etter 1945. Universitetsforlaget 2017: 122-149.  (“Using the past to strengthen the Sami nation”).
  • “Karl Evang og mødrehygienesaken. Om lojalitet, nøytralitet og faglig uavhengighet i helseforvaltningen (1938-1972).” Norsk Statsvitenskapelig Tidsskrift 2017 (2) s.137-154 (“Karl Evang and birth control clinics. On loyalty, neutrality, and professional independence in the health administration”).

Together with Kari Tove Elvbakken, Andresen is currently investigating birth control and family planning under and after WWII; and she is combining the histories of science and minorities in an investigation of studies undertaken among others by WHO and IBP (Human Adaptability) on the indigenous populations in Northern Finland.

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