Department of Organization

Sara Louise
Associate professor

Room: KIL/14.A-4.78
Curriculum Vitae
Primary research areas
  • Identity
  • Diversity Management
  • Work-Life Balance
  • Human Resource Management
  • Leadership
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My research focuses on critical perspectives on managerial identity and HRM, especially in relation to issues around expectations in flexible ways of working. Following this broader aim I have worked with various empirical settings such as management consultancy, prisons, pole dance studios and executive networks where I have engaged with issues such as gender, ethnicity, high performance cultures, leadership and work-life balance. I am also associated to Lund University as Docent and am associate editor (book review editor) of the Scandinavian Journal of Management and part of the editorial collective of Ephemera.

Selected publications

Muhr, Sara Louise (2011): ‘Caught in the Gendered Machine – on the Masculine and Feminine in Cyborg Leadership’, Gender, Work and Organization, vol. 18, no 3, 337-357

Muhr, Sara Louise; Pedersen, Michael and Alvesson, Mats (2012): ‘Work-load, passion and fun: Problems of balancing self-exploitation and self-exploration in work-life’, Research in the Sociology of Organization, vol. 37, 193-220.

Muhr, Sara Louise and Kirkegaard, Line (2013): ‘The Dream Consultant: Productive Fantasies at Work’, Culture & Organization, vol 19, no 2, 105-123.

Muhr, Sara Louise and Rehn, Alf (forthcoming, 2013): ‘Branding Atrocity: On Sexual Violence and the Corporate Management of Meaning’, Organization Studies.

Muhr, Sara Louise and Sullivan, Katie Rose (forthcoming, 2013): ‘”None so queer as folk”: Gendered Expectations and Transgressive Bodies in Leadership, Leadership.

Publications & dissemination
Laurence Romani; Lotte Holck; Charlotte Holgersson; Sara Louise Muhr / Diversity Management and the Scandinavian Model : Illustrations from Denmark and Sweden.
In: Management and Diversity: Perspectives from Different National Contexts. . ed. /Mustafa F. Özbilgin; Jean-François Chanlat. Bingley : Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2017, p. 261-280 (International Perspectives on Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, Vol. 3)
Book chapter
Sara Louise Muhr; Beate Sløk-Andersen / Exclusion and Inclusion in the Danish Military : A Historical Analysis of the Construction and Consequences of a Gendered Organizational Narrative.
In: Journal of Organizational Change Management, Vol. 30, No. 3, 2017, p. 367-379
Journal article
Sine Nørholm Just; Sara Louise Muhr; Thomas Burø / Queer Matters : Reflections on the Critical Potential of Affective Organizing.
In: Feminists and Queer Theorists Debate the Future of Critical Management Studies. ed. /Alison Pullen; Nancy Harding; Mary Phillips. Bingley : Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2017, p. 203-226 (Dialogues in Critical Management Studies, Vol. 3)
Book chapter
Lotte Holck; Sara Louise Muhr / Unequal Solidarity? : Towards a Norm-critical Approach to Welfare Logics.
In: Scandinavian Journal of Management, Vol. 33, No. 1, 2017, p. 1–11
Journal article
Lotte Holck; Sara Louise Muhr / Diversity and Its Management in Organizations
In: Global Encyclopedia of Public Administration, Public Policy, and Governance. ed. /Ali Farazmand. Berlin : Springer 2016
Encyclopedia chapter
Lotte Holck; Sara Louise Muhr; Florence Villeseche / Identity, Diversity and Diversity Management : On Theoretical Connections, Assumptions and Implications for Practice.
In: Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, Vol. 35, No. 1, 2016, p. 48-64
Journal article
Mikkel Mouritz Marfelt; Sara Louise Muhr / Managing Protean Diversity : An Empirical Analysis of How Organizational Contextual Dynamics Derailed and Dissolved Global Workforce Diversity.
In: International Journal of Cross Cultural Management, Vol. 16, No. 2, 2016, p. 231-251
Journal article
Sara Louise Muhr; Katie Rose Sullivan; Craig Rich / Situated Transgressiveness : Exploring One Transwoman's Lived Experiences Across Three Situated Contexts.
In: Gender, Work and Organization, Vol. 23, No. 1, 2016, p. 52-70
Journal article
Sara Louise Muhr; Lotte Holck / The Social Materiality of Cross-cultural Encounters : The Case of Danish Police Officers in the Greenland Police.
In: Proceedings of the 6th Organizations, Artifacts & Practices (OAP) Workshop: Materiality and Institutions in Management and Organization Studies. . ed. /Eva Boxenbaum; François-Xavier De Vaujany; Bernard Leca; Nathalie Mitev; Miguel Pina e Cunha. Paris : Université Paris Dauphine 2016, p. 98-99
Conference abstract in proceedings
Lotte Holck; Sara Louise Muhr / From Diversity Management to Diversimilation : On How the Logics of the Welfare Model Obstructs Ethnic Diversity in the Danish Workforce.
Abstract from The 3rd Equal is not Enough Conference, 2015
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