Editorial Team


Erika Alm holds a PhD in History of Ideas and is Associate Professor in Gender Studies at the University of Gothenburg. Situated in intersex and trans studies, Alm has studied knowledge production on trans and intersex in medicine and law, and activist knowledge production and organization as practices of resistance. Recent publications include the co-edited anthology Pluralistic Struggles in Gender, Sexuality and Coloniality (2020), ’State Affair?: Notions of the State in Discourses on Trans Rights in Sweden, in the same anthology, ‘What constitutes an in/significant organ? The vicissitudes of juridical and medical decision-making regarding genital surgery for intersex and trans people in Sweden’, in Body, migration (re)constructive surgeries (2019), ‘Make/ing room in transnational surges: Pakistani Khwaja Sira organizing’, in Dreaming global change, doing local feminisms (2018) and the co-edited special issue of Gender, Place and Culture, ‘Ungendering Europe: critical engagements with key objects in feminism’ (2018, with Mia Liinason). Alm has served as co-editor of lambda nordica since 2020. 

Elisabeth L. Engebretsen, PhD in Anthropology, is Associate Professor at the Centre for Gender Studies, University of Stavanger (UiS), and Affiliated Researcher, Amsterdam Research Centre for Gender and Sexuality, University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Engebretsen is the author of Queer women in urban China: An ethnography (Routledge 2014), co-edited Queer/tongzhi China: New perspectives on research, activism and media cultures (NIAS Press 2015), and co-edited a special issue of Sexualities on “Anthropology’s queer sensibilities” (2018). Engebretsen coordinates the UiS Queer Research Group, leads the project Transforming Identities: Exploring Changes, Tensions and Visions in the Nordic Region through the prism of Identity Politics (NOS-HS and Nordic Council of Ministers/NIKK funded), and participates in the Swedish Research Council funded project A Nordic Queer Revolution? The Formation of Gay, Queer and Trans Activism in Scandinavia, 1948–2018. Engebretsen has served as co-editor of lambda nordica since 2020. 

Book Reviews Editor

Elin Abrahamsson holds a PhD in Gender Studies. Her doctoral thesis is a Swedish monograph with the English title Mas(s)turbatory Readings: A Queer Analysis of Popular Romance (Enahanda läsning 2018). Abrahamsson’s research interests mainly include feminist cultural studies and queer theory. She holds a special interest for the type of popular culture that is associated with femininity and female audiences, such as boy bands and romantic fiction. She works at the Department of Ethnology, History of Religions and Gender Studies at Stockholm University and the Department for the Study of Culture at the University of Southern Denmark. She is currently working on a 3-year postdoc project on contemporary Swedish popular romance, affiliated with the Danish research program Uses of Literature: The Social Dimensions of Literature. Abrahamsson has been the book reviews editor of lambda nordica since 2019. 


Evelina Liliequist, Ph.D. in ethnology, research assistant at Humlab, Umeå university; researching queer orientations within and through social media.

Editorial Board

Ulrika Dahl is a cultural anthropologist and Professor of gender studies at the Centre for Gender Research at Uppsala University. Dahl has worked on among other things, gender equality and heteronormativity, formations of gender studies in the Nordic region on critical femininity studies and intersectional perspectives on queer femininities. Among her publications are the monographs Geopolitics of Nordic and Russian Gender Research 1975-2005 (with Ulla Manns and Marianne Liljeström, Södertörn 2016) Skamgrepp: Femme-inistiska Essäer (Leopard, 2014) och Femmes of Power: Exploding Queer Femininities (with Del LaGrace Volcano, Serpent’s Tail 2008). Dahl’s articles have been published in among other journals Feminist Theory, Sexualities, Somatechnics, Paragraph, NORA, Tidskrift för Genusvetenskap and Gender, Place and Culture and in different anthologies. Currently she is completing the project Queer(y)ing Kinship in the Baltic Region where she studies non-conventional queer family formations from intersectional perspectives. Dahl served as editor of lambda nordica between 2009 and 2020.  

Íris Ellenberger is a historian and assistant professor in social studies at the School of Education, University of Iceland. Her main research interests are migration history, transnational history, queer history, history of sexuality and gender history. She has written on the Icelandic homosexual utopia, the intersections of feminist activism, teacher education and love between women in early 20th century Iceland and lesbian feminism in Iceland in the 1980s. She has also co-created a queer guide, The Rainbow Thread, through the National Museum of Iceland and is currently leading a three-year reasearch project, From Sexual Outlaws to Model Citizens, with a grant from the Icelandic Research Council. Her recent publications include “Transculturation, contact zones and grender on the periphery. An example from Iceland 1890–1920” in Women’s History Review 28:7, “Regnbogaþráður spunninn á Þjóðminjasafni Íslands” [Spinning the Rainbow Tread at the National Museum of Iceland] and the first Icelandic anthology of sexual history, Svo veistu þú varst ekki hér (editor). 

Julian Honkasalo is an Academy of Finland postdoctoral research scholar in gender studies, University of Helsinki. Honkasalo obtained their PhD in gender studies at the University of Helsinki in 2016, with a dissertation on feminist interpretations of Hannah Arendt. Honkasalo obtained a second PhD in political science at the New School for Social Research in 2018, with a dissertation on Hannah Arendt and biopolitics. The dissertation was awarded with the New School's Hannah Arendt Award in Politics. Honkasalo's current, postdoctoral research focuses on contemporary offshoots of twentieth-century race hygiene and eugenic discourse from a Foucaultian perspective as well as resistance to biopolitics.  

Anu Koivunen is Professor of Cinema Studies in the Department of Media Studies at Stockholm University, currently on research leave at University of Helsinki for a fellowship for Driving Forces of Democracy: Patterns of Democratization in Finland and Sweden, 1890–2020 (2016–2018). She has written on feminist and queer film theory, the affective turn in feminist and queer theory, Finnish cinema and television history, new narratives about Sweden Finns as well as mediated cultures of emotion. Among her recent publications are “Affective historiography: archival aesthetics and the temporalities of televisual nationbuilding”, in International Journal of Communication, “Pillow Talk, Swedish style: Att Älska/To Love (Jörn Donner 1964)”, Swedish Cinema and the Sexual Revolution, (McFarland Publishing, Björklund and Larsson, eds 2016), “The Promise of Touch: turns to affect in feminist film theory”, in Feminisms.The Key Debates Vol. 5. Edited by Laura Mulvey & Anna Backmann Rogers (Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press, 2015), and “Uncanny motions: facing death, morphing life” (Discourse: Journal for Theoretical Studies in Media and Culture 35:2, 2013). 

Michael Nebeling Petersen, PhD, is Associate Professor at the Department for the Study of Culture, University of Southern Denmark. His research centers questions on affect and culture, power and identity, and he is interested in the intersections between gender, sexuality, kinship, race and nation. He has worked intensively on contemporary gay history, queer kinship, reproductive technologies and transnational surrogacy. He is currently working on digital mediated masculinities on YouTube and other social media platforms, where he is especially interested in how masculinity is emerging as it becomes increasingly medicalized and transformed as well how racialized masculinity is represented in Danish publics. His recent publications include: The Cryopolitics of Reproduction on Ice: A New Scandinavian Ice Age (2020, Emarald Publishing group, with Kroløkke, Petersen, Hermann, Bach, Adrian and Hansen); “The White Tent of Grief. Racialized conditions of public mourning in Denmark” in Social & Cultural Geography (2019, with Bissenbakker) and “Becoming Gay Fathers through Transnational Commercial Surrogacy” in Journal of Family Studies (2018). 

Elisabeth Stubberud, PhD in gender studies, is currently a postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Education and Lifelong Learning, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU). Since finishing her PhD in 2015, Stubberud has been working on a range of projects on living conditions for queer people in Norway. She has co-authored various research reports on issues including sex education in schools, living conditions for queer unaccompanied minors in care- and reception centres in Norway, living conditions for queer people with a migrant background, and is now working on a qualitative and quantitative nationwide study on living conditions for queer people in Norway. Among her latest publications are Queer young people’s identity work: SKAM after homotolerance, A Wager for Life: Queer children seeking asylum in Norway, and Exposure to violence among queer people with a migrant background.  

International Advisory Board

  • Fanny Ambjörnsson, Stockholm University, Sweden
  • Kale Bantigue Fajardo, University of Minnesota, USA
  • Agnes Bolsø, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
  • Christopher Breu, College of Arts and Sciences at Illinois State University, USA
  • Kath Browne, Maynooth University, Ireland
  • Lisa Downing, University of Birmingham, UK
  • Lisa Duggan, New York University, USA
  • Mark Graham, Stockholm University, Sweden
  • Jack Halberstam, Columbia University, USA
  • Dag Heede, University of Southern Denmark, Denmark
  • Harri Kalha, University of Helsinki, Finland
  • Anu Koivunen, Stockholm University, Sweden
  • Pia Laskar, Stockholm University, Sweden
  • Lena Lennerhed, Södertörn University, Sweden
  • Reina Lewis, University of the Arts London, UK
  • Marianne Liljeström, Åbo Akademi University, Finland
  • Ann-Sofie Lönngren, Södertörn University, Sweden
  • Lena Martinsson, Gothenburg University, Sweden
  • Ulla Manns, Södertörn University, Sweden
  • Arne Nilsson, Gothenburg University, Sweden
  • Lena Nilsson Schönnesson, Noah’s Ark, Sweden
  • Rita Paqvalen, University of Helsinki, Finland
  • John Potvin, Concordia University, Canada
  • Tiina Rosenberg, Stockholm University, Sweden
  • Jens Rydström, Lund University, Sweden
  • Antu Sorainen, University of Helsinki, Finland
  • Lisbeth Stenberg, Gothenburg University, Sweden
  • Patrik Steorn, The Thiel Gallery, Sweden
  • Ingeborg Svensson, Uppsala University, Sweden
  • Annamari Vänskä, Aalto University, Finland
  • Ann Werner, Södertörn University, Sweden
  • Jami Weinstein, Linköping University, Sweden
  • Jan Wickman, University of Helsinki, Finland
  • Elizabeth Wilson, London Metropolitan University, Great Britain