My Xerenia Magnusdotter Rafstedt

PhD candidate

Funding and collaboration

My Rafstedt is a doctoral candidate at the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs and ISV. Her primary research interest is the inequalities experienced by women and minorities as a consequence of legal change, public policies and gendered violence, with a focus on Europe.

Her PhD is focused on labour reforms in Spain following the financial crisis and their effect on different sub-groups of women. This work is part of the research project Legal Regimes and Women’s Economic Agency that aims to investigate the impact of legal regimes and legal changes on women’s economic agency across the world, led by Dr Francesca Jensenius and financed by the Norwegian Research Council.

Rafstedt holds a BA in Politics with International Relations from the University of York, and an MPhil in Social Anthropology from the University of Oxford.


  • MPhil in Social Anthropology, University of Oxford (2015 – 2017)
  • BA in Politics and International Relations, University of York 2011 – 2014
  • Visiting student, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona 2012 – 2013
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