I am a sociologist with a background in economics, and a Research Professor at the Norwegian Centre for Violence and Traumatic Stress Studies (NKVTS). A major focus of my research in recent years has been changes over time and generations in men's work–family practices and gender relations; other important topics are migration and social change, and intimate partner violence, gender equality and power relations. Common themes in my research are a preoccupation with the ways in which agency is shaped by and shapes contexts, the production of knowledge, ideologies and of the concepts we use in research as well as in everyday speech and in policymaking. Read more…
Counting on Marilyn Waring. New Advances in Feminist Economics
Demeter Press, 2014
Changing men, changing times: Fathers and sons from an experimental gender equality study
The Sociological Review, 2014
The Vulnerability Approach: A Way of Bridging the Equality–Difference Dilemma?
Retfærd: Nordic Journal of Law and Justice, 2013
‘Counting on Marilyn Waring provides a timely reminder of the politics and economics underpinning what, how and by whom activities and outputs are valued. For those concerned with social justice and sustainable futures, this important and powerful book provides an invaluable and practical insight into issues that are in need of greater visibility.’ — Alison Preston, Winthrop Professor of Economics, University of Western Australia
‘Despite many valiant efforts, women do not as yet really count in the conduct of economic policy. This book is an imaginative contribution to an ongoing struggle.’ — Diane Elson, Professor, University of Essex
I also write a column for The Huffington Post.