I am a professor of sociology at the University College of Oslo and Akershus in Norway. My main interests are gender studies, social politics and childhood and family Research.

My work includes analysing gender, the welfare state, vulnerable subjects and lately also differences in healthcare treatment to look at social inequality. I study standards and the general cultural understandings that produce what is understood as different, or deviant.

II have also published several international articles about research methods. Within qualitative methods I've discovered untapped data sources and developed new procedures.


  • –present
    Professor of Sociology, Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences


  • 2006 
    University of Oslo, Sociology