Inger Furseth

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Academic Interests

Sociology of religion, Social movements, Migration, Gender, Sociological theory, Writing and Research design

Teaching

  • SOS 2700 Religious fundamentalism, extremism and violence

Higher education and employment history

  • Research director Department of Sociology and Human Geography, March 2020 -
  • Professor Department of Sociology and Human Geography, September 2013 -
  • Associate professor Faculty of Theology, University of Oslo, January-August 2013
  • Interim Research Director KIFO Centre for Church Research 2012-2013
  • Research Associate KIFO Centre for Church Research 1997-2013
  • Adjunct Professor Norwegian School of Theology 2005-2012
  • Research Associate The Center for Religion and Civic Culture, University of Southern California 2002-2013
  • Visiting Scholar University of California at Santa Barbara, 2000-2001, 1990-1991, 1988-1989
  • Dr. polit 2000, University of Oslo

Full CV (in PDF)

Appointments

Editorial positions:

  • Editor of Religion and Social Order book series (Brill), 2016-
  • Co-editor Nordic Journal of Religion and Society (level 2) 2004-

Other appointments:

  • Adjunct Professor KIFO Centre for Church Research 2013-
  • President International  Society for the Sociology of Religion/Société Internationale de Sociologie des Religions (ISSR/SISR), 2019-
  • Vice-President International  Society for the Sociology of Religion/Société Internationale de Sociologie des Religions (ISSR/SISR), 2015-2019
  • Council member Association for the Sociology of Religion (ASR), 2016 – 2018
  • Vice-President International  Sociological Association (ISA), Research Committee 22 (Sociology of religion), 2006-2014
  • Board of directors The Norwegian Center for Holocaust and Minority Studies, 2015 – current
  • Board of directors Nordic Board for Periodicals in the Humanities and Social Sciences (NOP-HS), 2021 – current
  • Leader of the arranging committee for the Nordic Conference for the Sociology of Religion (NCSR), Oslo, August 1-3, 2018
  • Board of directors Ansgar Theological College 2010-2012
  • Member of the arranging committee for the Nordic Conference for the Sociology of Religion (NCSR), Kristiansand, August 4-6 2010
  • Board of directors Centre for Church Research 2002-2008
  • Member of the arranging committee for the Nordic Conference for the Sociology of Religion (NCSR), Oslo, August 10-13 2000

Research administration and cooperation

  • Co-Investigator in the research program “Nonreligion in a Complex Future” at University of Ottawa, Canada, November 2019-2025 (see https://nonreligionproject.ca). The project includes Canada, the US, the UK, Brazil, Argentina, Australia and the Nordic countries.
  • Principle Investigator of the NORDCORP (NOS-HS research project “The role of religion in the public sphere. A comparative study of the five Nordic Countries” (NOREL) 2009-2014 (see www.religioninpublicsphere.no). The project cooperated with Uppsala University, Sweden, Aarhus University, Denmark, Church Research Institute, Finland, University of Iceland, and University of Agder, Norway.
  • Leader of KIFO research area, “Religion in the public sphere” (ROR), 2005-2008
  • Leader of the KIFO Research project “Life Stories and Worldviews” 2000-2004
Tags: Sociology, Sociology of Religion, Social Movements, Migration, Gender
Published Oct. 8, 2013 8:35 AM - Last modified Oct. 5, 2021 10:23 AM

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