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

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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

Publications

  • Furseth, Inger (2019). From Theories of Secularization and Return of Religion to Religious Complexity. In Repstad, Pål Steinar (Eds.), Political Religion, Everyday Religion : Sociological Trends. Brill. ISSN 978-90-04-39796-5. p. 34–48. doi: 10.1163/9789004397965_004.
  • Furseth, Inger; Kühle, Lene; Lundby, Knut & Lövheim, Mia (2019). Religious Complexity in Nordic Public Spheres. Nordic Journal of Religion and Society. ISSN 0809-7291. 32(1), p. 71–90. doi: 10.18261/issn.1890-7008-2019-01-05.
  • Furseth, Inger; Ahlin, Lars; Ketola, Kimmo; Leis-Peters, Annette Rose; Repstad, Pål Steinar & Sigurvinsson, Bjarni Randver [Show all 7 contributors for this article] (2018). Faith and Worldview Communities and Their Leaders - Inward or Outward Looking? In Furseth, Inger (Eds.), Religious Complexity in the Public Sphere. Comparing Nordic Countries. Palgrave Macmillan. ISSN 9783319556772. p. 251–289. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-55678-9_6.
  • Furseth, Inger; Ahlin, Lars; Ketola, Kimmo; Leis-Peters, Annette Rose & Sigurvinsson, Bjarni Randver (2018). Changing Religious Landscapes in the Nordic Countries. In Furseth, Inger (Eds.), Religious Complexity in the Public Sphere. Comparing Nordic Countries. Palgrave Macmillan. ISSN 9783319556772. p. 31–80. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-55678-9_2.
  • Furseth, Inger (2018). Secularization, Deprivatization, or Religious Complexity? In Furseth, Inger (Eds.), Religious Complexity in the Public Sphere. Comparing Nordic Countries. Palgrave Macmillan. ISSN 9783319556772. p. 291–312. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-55678-9_7.
  • Furseth, Inger (2018). Introduction. In Furseth, Inger (Eds.), Religious Complexity in the Public Sphere. Comparing Nordic Countries. Palgrave Macmillan. ISSN 9783319556772. p. 1–29.
  • Breistein, Ingunn Folkestad & Furseth, Inger (2017). A coherent public Policy on Religion in Norway? An Analysis og the 2013 Report "A Society open to Religious and Worldview Diversity". In Lefebvre, Solange & Brodeur, Patrice (Ed.), Public Commissions on Cultural and Religious Diversity. Routledge. ISSN 9781472472885. p. 217–239. doi: 10.4324/9781315602844-16.
  • Furseth, Inger (2017). The Return of Religion in the Public Sphere? The Public Role of Nordic Faith Communities. In Engelstad, Fredrik; Larsen, Håkon; Rogstad, Jon & Steen-Johnsen, Kari (Ed.), Institutional Change in the Public Sphere: Views on the Nordic Model. De Gruyter Open. ISSN 978-3-11-054633-0.
  • Furseth, Inger (2016). Religion I Norden - fra privatisering til religiøs kompleksitet. In Frønes, Ivar & Kjølsrød, Lise (Ed.), Det norske samfunn, bind 3. Gyldendal Akademisk. ISSN 9788205496927. p. 274–293.
  • Furseth, Inger (2015). Religionens tilbakekomst, nedgang eller økende kompleksitet? In Furseth, Inger (Eds.), Religionens tilbakekomst i offentligheten? Religion, politikk, medier, stat og sivilsamfunn i Norge siden 1980-tallet. Universitetsforlaget. ISSN 9788215024431. p. 169–182.
  • Furseth, Inger (2015). Et religiøst landskap I endring 1988-2013. In Furseth, Inger (Eds.), Religionens tilbakekomst i offentligheten? Religion, politikk, medier, stat og sivilsamfunn i Norge siden 1980-tallet. Universitetsforlaget. ISSN 9788215024431. p. 21–37.
  • Furseth, Inger (2015). Innledning. In Furseth, Inger (Eds.), Religionens tilbakekomst i offentligheten? Religion, politikk, medier, stat og sivilsamfunn i Norge siden 1980-tallet. Universitetsforlaget. ISSN 9788215024431. p. 9–20.
  • Furseth, Inger (2015). Sosiologiske studier av religion som kultur. In Larsen, Håkon (Eds.), Kultursosiologisk forskning. Universitetsforlaget. ISSN 978-82-15-02499-8. p. 120–130.
  • Furseth, Inger; Repstad, Pål Steinar; Urstad, Sivert Skålvoll & Utaker, Ole Edvin (2015). Tros- og livssynssamfunnene og deres ledere - innadvendte eller utadvendte? In Furseth, Inger (Eds.), Religionens tilbakekomst i offentligheten? Religion, politikk, medier, stat og sivilsamfunn i Norge siden 1980-tallet. Universitetsforlaget. ISSN 9788215024431. p. 139–168.
  • Furseth, Inger (2014). Hijab street fashion og stil i Oslo. Sosiologisk Tidsskrift. ISSN 0804-0486. 1(22), p. 5–27.
  • Furseth, Inger (2014). The Ambiguity of Secular and Religious Space: The Norwegian Penitentiary System. In Wyller, Trygve E; Van Den Breemer, Rosemarie & Casanova, Jose (Ed.), Secular and Sacred? The Scandinavian Case of Religion in Human Rights, Law and Public Space. Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht. ISSN 978-3-525-60449-6. p. 152–169. doi: 10.13109/9783666604492.152.
  • Furseth, Inger & Urstad, Sivert Skålvoll (2013). Stedets symbolske betydning. Religiøse minoriteters minnemarkeringer. In Aagedal, Olaf; Botvar, Pål Ketil & Høeg, Ida Marie (Ed.), Den offentlige sorgen : markeringer, ritualer og religion etter 22. juli. Universitetsforlaget. ISSN 978-82-15-02081-5. p. 112–135.
  • Furseth, Inger (2012). From "Everything has a meaning" to " I want to believe in something" : religious change between two generations of women in Norway. In Heelas, Paul (Eds.), Spirituality in the modern world : within religious tradition and beyond. Vol. 1: Overview: Spirituality, the perennial and the zoned. Routledge. ISSN 9780415495318. p. 452–464. doi: 10.1177/0037768605052596.
  • Repstad, Pål Steinar & Furseth, Inger (2012). Where are the gaps in our knowledge? In Row, Anna & Pettersson, Per (Ed.), Consolidating Research on Religion: Moving thee Agenda Forward. Uppsala Universitet. ISSN 9789155483180. p. 43–46.
  • Furseth, Inger (2011). The hijab : boundary work and identity negotiations among immigrant Muslim women in the Los Angeles area. Review of religious research. ISSN 0034-673X. 52(4), p. 365–385.
  • Furseth, Inger & Kühle, Lene (2011). Prison chaplaincy from a Scandinavian perspective. Archives de Sciences Sociales des Religions. ISSN 0335-5985. p. 123–141. doi: 10.4000/assr.22784.
  • Furseth, Inger (2011). Why in the city? : explaining urban fundamentalism. In AlSayyad, Nezar & Massoumi, Mejgan (Ed.), The fundamentalist city? : religiosity and the remaking of urban space. Routledge. ISSN 978-0-415-77936-4. p. 27–50.
  • Furseth, Inger (2011). Social capital and immigrant religion. Nordic Journal of Religion and Society. ISSN 0809-7291. 21(2), p. 147–164.
  • Furseth, Inger (2010). Atheism, secularity and gender. In Zuckerman, Phil (Eds.), Atheism and secularity. Vol. 1: Issues, concepts, and definitions. Praeger. ISSN 978-0-313-35183-9. p. 209–227.
  • Furseth, Inger (2009). Religion in the works of Habermas, Bourdieu, and Foucault, The Oxford handbook of the sociology of religion. Oxford University Press. ISSN 9780199279791. p. 98–115.
  • Furseth, Inger (2005). From "Everything has a meaning" to "I want to believe in something." Religious change between two generations of women in Norway. Social Compass. ISSN 0037-7686. p. 157–168.
  • Furseth, Inger (2003). Secularization and the role of religion in state institutions. Social Compass. ISSN 0037-7686. 50(2), p. 191–202.
  • Furseth, Inger (2002). The social construction of charisma. Tidsskrift for kirke, religion og samfunn. ISSN 0802-0167. 15(2), p. 67–83.
  • Furseth, Inger (2001). Women's role in historic religious and political movements. Sociology of religion. ISSN 1069-4404. 62, p. 199–123.
  • Furseth, Inger (2000). The rights of Muslims in state institutions - prisons and the military. International Journal on Multicultural Societies. ISSN 1817-4574. 2(1), p. 1–7.
  • Furseth, Inger (1999). The role of women in the Hauge movement. Lutheran Quarterly. ISSN 0024-7499. xiii, p. 395–422.
  • Furseth, Inger (1995). Teorier om sosiale bevegelser. En komparativ analyse. Sosiologi i dag. ISSN 0332-6330. 4, p. 3–22.
  • Furseth, Inger (1994). Civil religion in a low key: The case of Norway. Acta Sociologica. ISSN 0001-6993. 37, p. 39–64.

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  • Furseth, Inger & Euris Larry, Everett (2021). Masteroppgaven - hvordan begynne og fullføre, 3. utgave. Universitetsforlaget. ISBN 9788215046495. 200 p.
  • Furseth, Inger & Repstad, Pål Steinar (2021). Modern Sociologists on Society and Religion. Routledge. ISBN 9781032020075. 262 p.
  • Furseth, Inger & Repstad, Pål Steinar (2021). Moderne sosiologer om samfunn og religion. Universitetsforlaget. ISBN 9788215012926. 336 p.
  • Furseth, Inger (2018). Religious Complexity in the Public Sphere. Comparing Nordic Countries. Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN 9783319556772. 312 p.
  • Furseth, Inger (2015). Religionens tilbakekomst i offentligheten? Religion, politikk, medier, stat og sivilsamfunn i Norge siden 1980-tallet. Universitetsforlaget. ISBN 9788215024431. 226 p.
  • Furseth, Inger; Vilaca, Helena; Pace, Enzo & Pettersson, Per (2014). The changing soul of Europe. Ashgate. ISBN 978-1-4724-3469-2. 265 p.
  • Furseth, Inger & Everett, Euris Larry (2013). Doing your Master's dissertation. From start to finish. Sage Publications. ISBN 978-1-4462-6399-0. 157 p.
  • Furseth, Inger & Everett, Euris Larry (2012). Masteroppgaven. Hvordan begynne - og fullføre. Universitetsforlaget. ISBN 978-82-15-01949-9. 187 p.
  • Furseth, Inger & Repstad, Pål Steinar (2011). Din sosyolojisine giris. Birlesik. ISBN 978-6055515-25-6. 408 p.
  • Furseth, Inger & Stifoss-Hanssen, Hans (2008). Mellom prinsipper og pragmatism. Analyse av høringen mellom stat og kirke. Tapir Akademisk Forlag. ISBN 978-82-519-2315-6.
  • Furseth, Inger & Leer-Salvesen, Paul (2007). Religion in Late Modernity. Essays in Honor of Pål Repstad. Tapir Akademisk Forlag. ISBN 9788251922111. 233 p.
  • Furseth, Inger (2006). From quest for truth to being oneself : religious change in life stories. Peter Lang Publishing Group. ISBN 3631553412. 325 p.
  • Furseth, Inger & Repstad, Pål Steinar (2006). An introduction to the sociology of religion. Ashgate. ISBN 0-7546-5653-5. 241 p.
  • Furseth, Inger & Repstad, Pål Steinar (2003). Innføring i religionssosiologi. Universitetsforlaget. ISBN 82-15-00417-2. 275 p.
  • Furseth, Inger (2002). A Comparative Study of Social and Religious Movements in Norway, 1780s-1905. Edwin Mellen Press. ISBN 0-7734-7195-2. 452 p.

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  • Collins, Patricia Hill; da Silva, Elaini Cristina Gonzaga; Ergun, Emek; Furseth, Inger; Bond, Kanisha D. & Martínez-Palacios, Jone (2021). Intersectionality as Critical Social Theory: Intersectionality as Critical Social Theory, Patricia Hill Collins, Duke University Press, 2019. Contemporary Political Theory. ISSN 1470-8914. 20(3), p. 690–725. doi: 10.1057/s41296-021-00490-0.
  • Furseth, Inger (2021). Religious complexity: theorizing multiple religious trends. Journal of Contemporary Religion. ISSN 1353-7903. doi: 10.1080/13537903.2021.1889138.
  • Furseth, Inger (2014). Hijab street fashion and style in Oslo. In Furseth, Inger; Vilaca, Helena; Pace, Enzo & Pettersson, Per (Ed.), The changing soul of Europe. Ashgate. ISSN 978-1-4724-3469-2. p. 209–230.
  • Furseth, Inger (2013). Hijab - street fashion og stil i Oslo. In Løvland, Anne; Repstad, Pål Steinar & Tønnesen, Elise Seip (Ed.), Sanselig Religion. Verbum Forlag. ISSN 978-82-543-1253-7. p. 28–29.
  • Furseth, Inger; Repstad, Pål Steinar & Urstad, Sivert Skålvoll (2012). Building bridges or protecting islands? A study of national religious leaders in Norway.
  • Repstad, Pål Steinar & Furseth, Inger (2011). Where are the gaps in our knowledge?
  • Furseth, Inger (2011). Sweden. In Juergensmeyer, Mark & Roof, Wade Clark (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Global Religion. Sage Publications. ISSN 9780761927297. p. 1243–1244.
  • Furseth, Inger (2011). Norway. In Juergensmeyer, Mark & Roof, Wade Clark (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Global Religion. Sage Publications. ISSN 9780761927297. p. 948–949.
  • Furseth, Inger (2011). Nordic countries. In Juergensmeyer, Mark & Roof, Wade Clark (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Global Religion. Sage Publications. ISSN 9780761927297. p. 929–934.
  • Furseth, Inger (2011). Iceland. In Juergensmeyer, Mark & Roof, Wade Clark (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Global Religion. Sage Publications. ISSN 9780761927297. p. 542–542.

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