My research spans a wide range of topics, including alternative financial institutions (microfinance, ethical and interest-free banking), working life, public sector reform and management, work and family, gender equality, intergenerational transmission, men and masculinities, cultural heritage, and more recently, feminist legal theory, feminist economics, and social justice. For a more detailed outline of my current and recent research, click here.
I am currently director of Policy and Social Research AS and an affiliated researcher at the Center for Feminist Social Studies (CFS) at Örebro University, and have previously worked as a researcher at the University of Oslo, the Work Research Institute and Telemark Research Institute. I have also been a national expert on gender equality to the European Commission. Formerly, I have worked as a civil servant and consultant, mainly promoting female entrepreneurship and regional development.
I hold Ph.D. (fil.dr.) in gender studies from Örebro University with the dissertation Modern Men: A Norwegian 30-Year Longitudinal Study of Intergenerational Transmission and Social Change and a mag.art. degree (Ph.D. equivalent) in economic sociology from the University of Oslo, with a dissertation on microfinance and ethical banking. I also hold a cand.mag.degree in regional planning at the University of Tromsø , an MA in international economics at the College of Europe (Bruges).
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