Ulla-Britt Lilleaas (born 1944) is a Norwegian sociologist. She is Professor of Sociology at the University of Agder and director of its Centre for Gender and Equality. She formerly worked at the University of Oslo Department of Sociology and Human Geography. Her research fields are gender and gender equality, sociology of the body, and sociology of health and illness.She is also noted for works on the sociology of tiredness. The short film "Tempo" was based on her work. She was elected "sociologist of the year" by the Norwegian Sociological Association in 2004.
The University of Agder, formerly known as Agder College and Agder University College, is a public university with campuses in Kristiansand and Grimstad, Norway. The institution was established as a university college (høgskole) in 1994 through the merger of Agder College and five other colleges, including a technical college and a nursing school, and became one of Norway's new universities in 2007. It is among the youngest of Norway's eight universities.
The University of Oslo, until 1939 named the Royal Frederick University, is the oldest university in Norway, located in the Norwegian capital of Oslo. Until 1 January 2016 it was the largest Norwegian institution of higher education in terms of size, now surpassed only by the Norwegian University of Science and Technology. The Academic Ranking of World Universities has ranked it the 58th best university in the world and the third best in the Nordic countries. In 2015, the Times Higher Education World University Rankings ranked it the 135th best university in the world and the seventh best in the Nordics. While in its 2016, Top 200 Rankings of European universities, the Times Higher Education listed the University of Oslo at 63rd, making it the highest ranked Norwegian university.
Sociology of the body is a branch of sociology studying the representations and social uses of the human body in modern societies.
FRI – foreningen for kjønns- og seksualitetsmangfold, formerly called Landsforeningen for lesbiske, homofile, bifile og transpersoner (LLH), is a Norwegian member organization for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and intersex persons in Norway.
Michael Scott Kimmel is an American sociologist specializing in gender studies. He holds the position of Distinguished Professor of Sociology at Stony Brook University in New York and is the founder and editor of the academic journal Men and Masculinities. Kimmel is a spokesperson of the National Organization for Men Against Sexism (NOMAS) and a longtime feminist ally. In 2013, he founded the Center for the Study of Men and Masculinities at Stony Brook University, where he is Executive Director.. In 2018 he was publicly accused of sexual harassment by professor Bethany Coston.
Eva Lundgren is a Norwegian-Swedish sociologist. She is an expert on violence against women and sexual violence, particularly in religious contexts. She is Professor Emerita of sociology at Uppsala University.
Harriet Holter was a Norwegian social psychologist.
Helga Marie Hernes is a Norwegian political scientist, diplomat and politician for the Labour Party.
Kebab Norwegian is an ethnolect variety of Norwegian that incorporates words from languages of non-Western immigrants to Norway, such as Turkish, Kurdish, Arabic, Urdu, Pashto, Persian, and Punjabi. Kebab Norwegian has its origin among immigrant youths and those growing up with immigrant youths in the eastern parts of Oslo.
Dag Øistein Endsjø is a Norwegian professor in religious studies at the University of Bergen, Norway, and a domestic Norwegian human rights advocate.
Sigmund Harald Grønmo is a Norwegian sociologist.
An-Magritt Jensen is a Norwegian sociologist. Since 1997, she is Professor of Sociology at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU). She holds a cand.polit. degree from 1975 and a dr.polit. degree from 1996. Her research fields are family changes, fertility and sociology of childhood. She has been vice chair of the Norwegian Sociological Association and a board member at NTNU. She is a member of the Royal Norwegian Society of Sciences and Letters.
Ørnulf Seippel is a Norwegian sociologist. He is currently a Researcher at Norwegian Social Research and Professor II at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, where he was Professor of Sociology and Political Science from 2007 to 2009. He has published books and articles on sociology of sport, the environment and social movements.
Øystein Gullvåg Holter is a Norwegian sociologist and expert on men's studies. He is Professor of men's studies at the University of Oslo, the first to be appointed to such a chair in Norway. He worked as a researcher at the Work Research Institute from 1980 to 2006, and at the Nordic Gender Institute from 2006 to 2008. His fields of research are work and family, gender equality and historical sociology. He was a member of the Equality Commission, established by a Royal Decree of 12 February 2010 in order to report on Norway’s equality policies.
Beatrice Halsaa is a Norwegian political scientist, gender studies expert and feminist. She was appointed as Professor of Gender Studies at the University of Oslo in 2003, the second person to hold a chair in that discipline at the University of Oslo. She was leader of the EU research project "Gendered Citizenship in Multicultural Europe: The Impact of Contemporary Women's Movements," which was a cooperation of 15 research institutions in ten countries. Her fields of expertise are gender equality, women's movements, feminist theory, and multiculturalism.
Mette Andersson is a Norwegian sociologist. She is Professor of Sociology at the University of Bergen. Her fields of expertise are cultural and political sociology, especially migration, ethnicity and racism, identity and identity politics, social movements, sociology of sport, transnationality and religion.
Johannes Hjellbrekke is a Norwegian sociologist. He is Professor of Sociology at the University of Bergen and was editor-in-chief of Sosiologisk tidsskrift from 2003 to 2005. He was appointed as Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Bergen in 2005, and became full Professor in 2010. He has been a visiting scholar/professor at the University of York, EHESS/Paris, UC Berkeley and New York University. He is noted for his research on social class, elites, power, and social mobility.
Hege Skjeie was a Norwegian political scientist and feminist. She was Professor of Political Science at the University of Oslo. Appointed in 2001, she was Norway's first female Professor of Political Science. In 2010, she was appointed chairperson of the Equality Commission by the Government of Norway, established by a Royal Decree of 12 February 2010 in order to report on Norway’s equality policies.
Agnes Bolsø is a Norwegian sociologist and expert on gender studies, particularly studies of sexuality. She is Associate Professor of Sociology at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) and was director of its Centre for Gender Studies from 2005 to 2007. She was editor of Tidsskrift for kjønnsforskning from 2009 to 2011.
Margunn Bjørnholt is a Norwegian sociologist and economist. She is a Research Professor at the Norwegian Centre for Violence and Traumatic Stress Studies (NKVTS).
Jorun Solheim is a Norwegian social anthropologist and women's studies academic, whose work is centered on gender, culture and modernity.
forskning.no is an Oslo-based online newspaper established by The Research Council of Norway in 2002. It publishes news about science and research from Norway and abroad. The web site is run by Foreningen for drift av forskning.no, a non-profit organization which has 78 research institutions as members. forskning.no has its own writers and journalists and freelance writers. In addition articles are submitted by the research institutes and then edited by forskning.no staff before being published.
The Department of Sociology and Human Geography at the University of Oslo is the oldest and largest research institute and educational institution in sociology in Norway. The department had a central role in the development of sociology as a discipline in Norway in the postwar era, and several of its academics, such as Vilhelm Aubert and Erik Grønseth, have been internationally noted in the history of sociology.