Mr Lars  Aaberg

Mr Lars Aaberg

Guest teacher

Department of Geography and Environment

Office Hours
Fridays 16.00-17.00 (book via Student Hub)
Key Expertise
gender and sexuality, colonisation and postcolonial theory

About me

Lars Aaberg is currently a doctoral candidate in Gender Studies at SOAS-University of London. He holds a Master of Philosophy in Gender Studies from University of Oslo and Bachelor of Arts degrees in Philosophy and Women's Studies from University of California at Los Angeles. His doctoral research centres on queer labour and politics in India, taking queer diversity and inclusion policies and practices among and between Bangalore's private sector employers as his entry point. He is also working on research centred on Kerala development and gender in another project on trans labour in the neighbouring south Indian state. He has previously held affiliations with Norwegian Institute for Urban and Regional Research (NIBR) in Oslo and Centre for Development Studies (CDS) in Thiruvananthapuram. 

Selected publications:

“Masculinity at the Interface of Liberalised Development: Reflections from an Urban Slum in Kerala, South India.” Research Unit on Local Self Governments (RULSG) Lateral Series on Kudumbashree, 2. Thiruvananthapuram: Centre for Development Studies.

Book Review: ‘Reengineering India: Work, Capital, and Class in an Offshore Economy’ by Carol Upadhya. New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2016. Indian Journal of Labour Economics, 62: 143-145.

Book Review: ‘Sexual States: Governance and the Struggle Over the Antisodomy Law in India’ by Jyoti Puri. London: Duke University Press, 2016. New Books Asia.

Expertise Details

race and ethnicity; ethnography; South Asia