Digital disputations in the Nordic countries

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Congratulations to the new Nordic PhDs in criminology and related sciences!

In the spring of 2020 it has been possible to follow digital disputations for PhD in criminology and related sciences at Nordic universities.

We here take the opportunity to congratulate the new Nordic PhDs!
Looking forward to your further research.

The information below is compiled from respective university´s web pages. You find more information on the researcher and the thesis, by clicking on the names.


Anders Stenström defended the thesis “The Plural Policing of Fraud. Power and the investigation of insurance and welfare fraud in Sweden” (Stockholm University) on June 5th.

Adam Crawford, Professor of Criminology & Criminal Justice, School of Law, University of Leeds.

Assessment committe
* Professor Helene Oppen Ingebrigtsen Gundhus, Institutt for kriminologi og rettssosiologi, Oslo Universitet
* Professor Bengt Larsson, Institutionen för sociologi och arbetsvetenskap, Göteborgs universitet
* Professor Magnus Hörnqvist, Kriminologiska institutionen, Stockholms universitet
* Reserv, 4:e-person. Professor Ulrika Mörth, Statskunskap, Stockholms universitet

Supervisors and chairs of defence
* Felipe Estrada, professor i kriminologi, Kriminologiska institutionen, Stockholms universitet
* Janne Flyghed, professor i kriminologi, Kriminologiska institutionen, Stockholms universitet


Tobias Kammersgaard defended the thesis “Policing of Marginalized Drug Users in Public Space: Between Control and Protection” (Aarhus University, Center for Rusmiddelforskning) on May 19th.

Assessment committee

  • Professor Vibeke Asmussen Frank, Aarhus BSS, Aarhus University (chair)
  • Professor Helene O.I. Gundhus, University of Oslo
  • Associate Professor Michael Shiner, London School of Economics


  • Associate Professor Esben Houborg, Aarhus BSS, Aarhus University
  • Associate Professor Thomas Friis Søgaard, Aarhus BSS, Aarhus University


Solveig Laugerud defended the thesis “The Legible Rape Victim: How Disciplinary Discourses in the Legal System Create a New Victim Identity” (Oslo University) on April 27th.

Opponents: Ben Golder and Patricia Cochran

Adjudication committee
Professor Kristin Bergtora, University of Oslo (leader and 2. opponent)
Assistant Professor Patricia Cochran, University of Victoria (1. opponent)
Associate Professor Ben Golder, University of New South Wales

Chair of defence
Dean Ragnhild Hennum

Professor May-Len Skilbrei
Professor Kari Nyheim Solbrække


Hildur Fjóla Antonsdóttir defended the thesis “Decentring Criminal Law: Understandings of Justice by Victim-Survivors of Sexual Violence and its Implications for Different Justice Strategies” (Lund University, Department of Sociology) on 24th April.

Download and read the thesis

Main Supervisor: Reza Banakar

Supervisors: Karl Dahlstrand & Isabel Schoultz

Chairperson: Associate Professor Måns Svensson

Discussant: Professor Clare McGlynn, Durham University. Law School

Examining Committee:

Professor Liz Kelly, London Metropolitan University

Professor Heini Kainulainen, University of Turku

Professor emeritus Håkan Hydén, Lund University

Janne Helgesen defended the thesis “Straff og velferd i fangebehandling av rusmiddelbrukere. En kvalitativ analyse av empowerment og samarbeid i norske rusmestringsenheter“. (Universtitetet i Oslo) on 16th April.

(Title in English: Punishment and welfare in treatment of prisoners with substance use problems)

Opponenter: Torsten Kolind og Ingrid Lundeberg.

Chair of Defence
Dean Ragnhild Hennum

Professor May-Len Skilbrei, Universitetet i Oslo
Førsteamanuensis Mette Snertingdal, KRUS


Leandro Schclarek Mulinari defended the thesis “Race and Order. Critical Perspectives on Crime in Sweden” (Stockholm University) on 3rd April.

Opponent: Professor Benjamin Bowling, King’s College London.
Supervisors and chairs
Anita Heber, docent i kriminologi, Kriminologiska institutionen, Stockholms universitet
Felipe Estrada, professor i kriminologi, Kriminologiska institutionen, Stockholms universitet