Audrey Kathleen Geissinger

Doctoral Researcher

Research Interests

  • ​Immigration
  • Gender 
  • Development 
  • Inequality 
  • Belonging 
  • Identity 
  • Citizenship 
  • Civic participation 
  • Social justice and rights. 

Audrey Kathleen Geissinger is a Doctoral Researcher at PRIO. Her PhD project is supervised by Simon Reid-Henry at PRIO and Grete Brochman at the Departement of Sociology and Human Geography at the University of Oslo, with the preliminary title Rights, Duties, Belonging and Citizenship during COVID-19. The project studies the way in which the duties placed on citizens in regards to the COVID-19 pandemic impacts citizens unevenly and in different ways based on class, immigrant status and gender.

Audrey has a Master's degree in Global Development from the University of Bergen. In her thesis, she explored the civic participation and political engagement of immigrant women in Norway. This included, for instance, informal and contested forms of participation, such as personal interactions that challenge stereotypes and racism, and motherhood, examined through the lens of civic duty to uncover overlooked and undervalued forms of participation.

Working experience:

Fagkonsulent/Learning Assistant at the University of Bergen
(April 2021 - June 2021)

Research Intern at Diversify & HerSpace
(August 2020 - February 2021)

Education:

University of Bergen (August 2019 - June 2021)
Master of Philosophy in Global Development Theory and Practice
Gender in Global Development Specialization
Thesis Title: "'Rarely we see them for all that they do': Examining the Civic Participation of Immigrant Women in Norway."

University of Minnesota - Twin Cities (September 2015 - May 2019)
Bachelor of Arts: History & Global Studies
Minor in German
University Honors Program, Magna Cum Laude
Thesis Title (History): "The Abeokuta Women's Revolt and Women in Nigerian Nationalism." 
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