Saga Rosenström

Saga Rosenström is a PhD student at the University of Helsinki, Doctoral School in Humanities and Social Sciences. With a background in sociology, she has an interest in ethnic relations and gender studies, and is writing her dissertation on minorities within the Swedish-speaking minority in Finland. For more information on Saga, please click here.

Contributions to

The official logo of the Tough Viking Race, the largest Nordic Obstacle Race with participants ranging from elite athletes to regular men and women (Permission for use: the Tough Viking Race).

2021.03.24 | Outlook, Barbora Žiačková, Saga Rosenström, Gender

Pop culture, Vikings and historic Nordic gender equality?

Gender equality is a fundamental part of the Nordic brand, and right-wing political actors as well as extremists use ideas of gender equality in support of anti-immigrant and racist agendas. The pop culture image of Viking women as ‘independent’ and ‘equal to men’ provides one way in which gender equality as an aspect of Nordicness has gained…