Director / Research Professor
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(Note: Bjørnholt’s current main affiliation is the Norwegian Centre for Violence and Traumatic Stress Studies, NKVTS)
Margunn Bjørnholt is a sociologist and economist, Director of Policy and Social Research AS, and a Research Professor at the Norwegian Centre for Violence and Traumatic Stress Studies (NKVTS). Her research interests include gender-based violence, migration, policy studies, work, family and gender equality, men and masculinities, the welfare state, human rights and women’s rights, feminist economics, ethical banking, and public sector reform and management. She has a broad background as an academic, a civil servant, a consultant and a leader in the NGO sector, and has formerly worked at the Regional Development Fund, the National Institute of Technology, the Work Research Institute and the University of Oslo, and has served as a national expert on gender equality to the European Commission. She is a former President of the Norwegian Association for Women’s Rights and the Norwegian Women’s Lobby, and is a member of the advisory board of Rethinking Economics.
Most recent publications
- Bjørnholt, Margunn; Hjemdal, Ole Kristian (forthcoming 2018). Measuring violence, mainstreaming gender: does adding harm make a difference? Journal of Gender-Based Violence
- Bjørnholt, Margunn; Stefansen, Kari (2018). Same but different: Polish and Norwegian parents’ work–family adaptations in Norway. Journal of European Social Policy. doi: 10.1177/0958928718758824.
- Bjørnholt, Margunn; Stefansen, Kari; Wężyk, Agata; Merecz-Kot, Dorota (2017). The role of family policy regimes in work–family adaptations: Polish parents in Norway and Poland. Central and Eastern European Migration Review. doi: 10.17467/ceemr.2017.12.
- Bjørnholt, Margunn; Stefansen, Kari; Gashi, Liridona; Seeberg, Marie Louise (2017). Balancing acts: Policy frameworks and family care strategies in Norway. In Tomáš Sirovátka and Jana Válková (eds), Understanding Care Policies in Changing Times: Experiences and Lessons from the Czech Republic and Norway (pp. 161–184). Masaryk University Press/Centre for Studies of Democracy and Culture. Sociology Series. Volume No. 17. ISBN 978-80-7325-424-7.