Iselin Frydenlund

Postdoktor

Religionsvitenskap

Faglige kompetanseområder:

  • Buddhisme
  • Religion, fred og konflikt
  • Religion og politikk
  • Tros- og livssynsfrihet
  • Religionsantropologi
  • Religionsmøter
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Presentasjon

Jeg har doktorgrad i religionshistorie fra Universitetet i Oslo (2011) om buddhisme og vold under Sri Lankas borgerkrig og er spesielt interessert i spørsmål knyttet til religion, krig og fredsbygging, religiøse legitimeringer av vold, selvmordsaksjoner, interreligiøs dialog og tros- og livssynsfrihet.

Mitt forskningsområde er theravadabuddhisme i Sri Lanka og Myanmar, med spesielt fokus på spørsmål om buddhismens forhold til nasjonalisme, politikk og vold. For tiden arbeider jeg med buddhistiske munkers politiske og juridiske engasjement, samt forholdet mellom buddhisme og islam i Sør- og Sørøst-Asia. Jeg studerer religion som et sosialt og kulturelt fenomen og anvender feltarbeid som viktigste metodologiske verktøy.

Jeg har i en årrekke vært tilknyttet Institutt for fredsforskning, PRIO, og har sammen med Buddhistforbundet i Norge vært engasjert i intra-buddhistisk dialogarbeid i Asia, om religiøse minoriteters stilling i buddhistiske majoritetsland. Jeg er opptatt av forskningsformidling og er en ofte brukt kommentator på Myanmar- og Sri Lanka-spørsmål i norske og utenlandske medier, samt spørsmål knyttet til religion og vold.

Publikasjoner

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Utvalgte publikasjoner

  • Frydenlund, I. (2017). Religious Liberty for Whom? The Buddhist Politics of Religious Freedom During Myanmar’s Transition to Democracy. Nordic Journal of Human Rights, 35(1), s. 55 - 73. ISSN: 1891-8131
  • Frydenlund, I. (2017). Buddhist Militarism Beyond Texts: The Importance of Ritual during the Sri Lankan Civil War. Journal of Religion and Violence, s. 27 - 48. ISSN: 2159-6808
  • Frydenlund, I. (2017). "Buddhism has Made Asia Mild" : The Modernist Construction of Buddhism as Pacifism. Buddhist Modernities: Re-inventing Tradition in the Globalizing Modern World, s. 204 - 221. Routledge. ISBN: 9781138687844
  • Frydenlund, I. (2017). ‘Operation Dhamma’: The Sri Lankan Armed Forces as an Instrument of Buddhist Nationalism. Military Chaplaincy in an Era of Religious Pluralism: Military–Religious Nexus in Asia, Europe, and USA, s. 81 - 103. Oxford University Press. ISBN: 9780199470747
  • Frydenlund, I. (2016). Bodu Bala Sena: Army of Buddhist Power. World Religions and Spirituality Project. Search in Cristin...
  • Frydenlund, I. (2016). Particularist Goals through Universalist Means: The Political Paradoxes of Buddhist Revivalism in Sri Lanka. Buddhism and the Political Process, s. 97 - 120. Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN: 9781137573995
  • Frydenlund, I. (2013). “Religion, civility and conflict – towards a concept of “critical civility”. Studies in Interreligious Dialogue, 23(1), s. 109 - 124. ISSN: 0926-2326
  • Frydenlund, I. (2012). Canonical Ambiguity and Differential Practices: Buddhism and Militarism in Contemporary Sri Lanka. Buddhism and Violence. Militarism and Buddhism in Modern Asia, s. 95 - 119. Routledge. ISBN: 978-0-415-53696-7
  • Frydenlund, I. (2005). The Sangha and its relations to the Peace Process in Sri Lanka. Search in Cristin...

Nyeste vitenskapelige publikasjoner

  • Frydenlund, I. (2017). The birth of Buddhist politics of religious freedom in Myanmar. Journal of Religious and Political Practice. ISSN: 2056-6107
  • Frydenlund, I. (2017). Buddhist Militarism Beyond Texts: The Importance of Ritual during the Sri Lankan Civil War. Journal of Religion and Violence, s. 27 - 48. ISSN: 2159-6808
  • Frydenlund, I. (2017). Religious Liberty for Whom? The Buddhist Politics of Religious Freedom During Myanmar’s Transition to Democracy. Nordic Journal of Human Rights, 35(1), s. 55 - 73. ISSN: 1891-8131
  • Frydenlund, I. (2017). "Buddhism has Made Asia Mild" : The Modernist Construction of Buddhism as Pacifism. Buddhist Modernities: Re-inventing Tradition in the Globalizing Modern World, s. 204 - 221. Routledge. ISBN: 9781138687844
  • Frydenlund, I. (2017). ‘Operation Dhamma’: The Sri Lankan Armed Forces as an Instrument of Buddhist Nationalism. Military Chaplaincy in an Era of Religious Pluralism: Military–Religious Nexus in Asia, Europe, and USA, s. 81 - 103. Oxford University Press. ISBN: 9780199470747
  • Frydenlund, I. (2016). Bodu Bala Sena: Army of Buddhist Power. World Religions and Spirituality Project. Search in Cristin...
  • Frydenlund, I. (2016). Particularist Goals through Universalist Means: The Political Paradoxes of Buddhist Revivalism in Sri Lanka. Buddhism and the Political Process, s. 97 - 120. Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN: 9781137573995
  • Frydenlund, I. (2013). The Protection of Dharma and Dharma as Protection: Buddhism and Security across Asia. The Routledge Handbook of Religion and Security. Routledge. ISBN: 978-0-415-66744-9
  • Frydenlund, I. (2013). “Religion, civility and conflict – towards a concept of “critical civility”. Studies in Interreligious Dialogue, 23(1), s. 109 - 124. ISSN: 0926-2326
  • Frydenlund, I. (2012). Canonical Ambiguity and Differential Practices: Buddhism and Militarism in Contemporary Sri Lanka. Buddhism and Violence. Militarism and Buddhism in Modern Asia, s. 95 - 119. Routledge. ISBN: 978-0-415-53696-7

Utdanning og praksis

1996 - 1997Post-graduate Studies, London School of Economics
2011PhD, University of Oslo, History of Religion

Verv

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1996Elected National Leader of The Norwegian Solidarity Committee for Latin America (Latin-Amerikagruppene i Norge (LAG)
2005Steering Board Member, Asianettverket (Network for Asia studies in Norway).
2008Institute board member, IKOS, University of Oslo
2010Member of external board, co-operation between PRIO and Indian Defense Studies and Analysis (IDSA).
2012Norwegian representative to the Domain Committee of Individuals, Societies, Cultures and Health (ISCH) in COST (EU)
2016 - d.d.Member, Scientific Board, MF
2017 - d.d.Academic advisor, NORPART Myanmar project at MF
2017 - d.d.Editorial board, Journal of Religion and Violence
2017 - d.d.Co-organizer (together with Dr. Jens Borgland) of the Nordic Network for Buddhist Studies