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PhD Defence MSc Anne-Sofie Udsen: Feminist Ears: Listening to Sound, Body & Gender

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Onsdag 22. maj 2024,  kl. 10:00 - 13:00


Lille Incuba, 5510-104, Åbogade 15, 8200 Aarhus N

Assessment Committee

  • Professor Salomé Voegelin, London College of Communication, University of the Arts.
  • Associate professor Ulrik Schmidt, Department of Communication and Arts, Roskilde University.
  • Associate professor Iben Have, Media Studies, Aarhus University (chair)


  • Associate Professor Morten Breinbjerg, Digital Design and Information Studies, Aarhus University
  • Professor Kim Halskov, Digital Design and Information Studies, Aarhus University

The dissertation will be available for reading in a digital version before the defence

following a statement from the borrower promising to delete the file afterwards. If you wish to read the dissertation please contact Anne-Sofie Udsen Jørgensen asu@cc.au.dk.

The defence is scheduled for three hours and is open to the public. All are welcome.


What does it entail to listen with feminist ears? 

The dissertation Feminist Ears: Listening to Sound, Body & Gender aims to develop and explore the notion of a feminist ear and how such an ear can listen to sound, body, and gender as being entangled with power structures and cultural normative understandings. Drawing on sound studies, gender studies, and cultural studies, the dissertation unfolds the becoming of a feminist ear by exploring topics such as echoes of #MeToo, sounds of consent, sonic sexism, and walking in gendered bodies. 

The main research question asks what it entails to listen with a feminist ear, and how a sound studies perspective can support the development of, and attunement to, novel feminist listening attitudes or tactics. Secondly, the dissertation asks how the body matters as part of being a sounding and listening subject, as well as how listening is gendered and how we can account for it.