In January 2016 I join the Norwegian Centre for Violence and Traumatic Stress Studies (NKVTS) as a research professor, to head a 3-year research project on intimate partner violence, with particular emphasis on gender, gender equality and power relations. The project is part of a research program on violence in close relationships, which NKVTS has been tasked by the government with implementing.

Bjørnholt, Margunn (2014). Modern Men: A Norwegian 30-Year Longitudinal Study of Intergenerational Transmission and Social Change. Örebro Studies in Gender Research, 3. Örebro: Örebro University. (PDF or order printed version)

This work addresses men, intergenerational transmission and social change, within the context of the change in the theorising and politicising of gender relations in the Nordic countries from the 1950s onwards. [click to continue…]

Counting on Marilyn Waring: new advances in feminist economics

9 August 2014

This edited volume maps new advances in theories and practices in feminist economics and the valuation of women, care and nature since Marilyn Waring’s groundbreaking critique of the system of national accounts, If Women Counted (1988).

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Retfærd special issue on Martha Fineman

29 November 2013

I am guest editor of an issue of the journal Retfærd titled Vulnerability as a basis for justice and equality in the Nordic countries, exploring the relevance and possible uses of the legal theorist Martha Albertson Fineman’s vulnerability approach in a Nordic context.

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Study of work–life balance among Polish and Polish–Norwegian couples

1 November 2013

Policy and Social Research and two partners, Norwegian Social Research (NOVA) and the Department of Occupational Psychology, Nofer Institute of Occupational Medicine in Poland, have received a grant from the Polish-Norwegian Research Programme for a study of work–life balance among Polish and Polish-Norwegian couples. The study will be carried out 2013–2016. Read more here.

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Side event on the financial crisis, the economic crisis and women CSW 58

25 October 2013

I am currently organising, together with Joanna Manganara, IAW-president, a side event on the financial crisis, the economic crisis and women that the International Alliance of Women will host in New York on occasion of the 58th session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) 10–21 April 2014. I will speak on […]

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Changing men, changing times: Fathers and sons from an experimental gender equality study

25 October 2013

Margunn Bjørnholt (2014). Changing men, changing times—fathers and sons from an experimental gender equality study. The Sociological Review

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‘Am I rambling?’ On the advantages of interviewing couples together

3 October 2012

This article addresses a methodological controversy regarding the question of whether couples should ideally be interviewed together or apart. It draws on three different studies in which joint couple interviews were used either as the sole source of data or in combination with individual interviews. The authors focus on the specifics and strengths of joint […]

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Workshop on vulnerability as a basis for justice and equality in the Nordic countries

10 November 2011

Workshop with Professor Martha Albertson Fineman in Oslo 14–15 August 2012. Organised by the Nordic Women’s University (Kvinneuniversitetet i Norden) in cooperation with the research group Law and Vulnerabilities (Rätt och utsatthet), Faculty of Law, Lund University, and the research group Rights, Individuals, Culture and Society, Faculty of Law, University of Oslo. Martha Albertson Fineman has […]

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