Katrine Fangen

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Academic Interests

  • Nationalism / racism / anti-immigrant movement / right-wing extremism
  • Migration and immigrants


  • Professor at ISS since September 15. 2011
  • Associate professor at ISS from January 2011
  • Chair and initiator for the project EUMARGINS (funded by the EU's 7th framework program) 2008 - 2010
  • Postdoctor/researcher at ISS UiO from 2003 - 2008
  • Researcher II at Fafo 1999-2003
  • Research fellow at ISS UiO 1995-1999, Ph.D (dr. polit.) at UiO 2000
  • Researcher at UNGforsk (program for youth research) 1993 - 1995
  • Lecturer at Sogn and Fjordane college 1993
  • MA (magister artium, an extended MA degree) in sociology at UiO 1992
  • BA (cand. mag. an extended BA degree in sociology, with psychology and criminology as side-subjects) in 1989


Membership / positions held


Tags: Sociology, nationalism, Right-wing Extremism


  • Fangen, Katrine (2022). Rasisme som renhetsideologi, Rasisme : Fenomenet, forskningen, erfaringene. Universitetsforlaget. ISSN 9788215063065. p. 287–306.
  • Erdal, Marta Bivand & Fangen, Katrine (2021). A state-centred conception of nationhood? Norwegian bureaucrats on the nation. Ethnicities. ISSN 1468-7968. doi: 10.1177/14687968211012567. Full text in Research Archive
  • Fangen, Katrine & Lichtenberg, Lisanne (2021). Gender and family rhetoric on the German far right . Patterns of Prejudice. ISSN 0031-322X. 55(1), p. 71–93. doi: 10.1080/0031322X.2021.1898815. Full text in Research Archive
  • Fangen, Katrine (2020). Gendered images of us and them in anti-Islamic Facebook groups. Politics, Religion & Ideology. ISSN 2156-7689. 21(4), p. 451–468. doi: 10.1080/21567689.2020.1851872. Full text in Research Archive
  • Fangen, Katrine (2020). An observational study of the Norwegian far right: some reflections. In Ashe, Stephen D; Busher, Joel; Macklin, Graham David & Winter, Aaron (Ed.), Researching the Far Right: Theory, Method and Practice. Routledge. ISSN 9781138219342.
  • Fangen, Katrine & Nilsen, Maria Reite (2020). Variations within the Norwegian Far Right: From neo-Nazism to anti-Islamism. Journal of Political Ideologies. ISSN 1356-9317. 26(3), p. 278–297. doi: 10.1080/13569317.2020.1796347. Full text in Research Archive
  • Fangen, Katrine & Riborg Holter, Carina (2019). The battle for truth: How online newspaper commenters defend their censored expressions. Poetics. ISSN 0304-422X. p. 1–11. doi: 10.1016/j.poetic.2019.101423. Full text in Research Archive
  • Knutsen, Hege Merete; Fangen, Katrine & Zabko, Oksana (2019). Integration and exclusion at work: Latvian and Swedish agency nurses in Norway. Journal of International Migration and Integration. ISSN 1488-3473. doi: 10.1007/s12134-019-00660-5. Full text in Research Archive
  • Zabko, Oksana; Fangen, Katrine & Endresen, Sylvi Birgit (2019). Latvian migrants’ circular or permanent migration to Norway : economic and social factors . Nordic Journal of Migration Research. ISSN 1799-649X. 9(1). doi: 10.2478/njmr-2019-0007. Full text in Research Archive
  • Høy-Petersen, Nina & Fangen, Katrine (2018). Hate Crime Policy: Global Controversies and the Norwegian Approach. In Øverland, Gwynyth; Andersen, Arnfinn J.; Førde, Kristin Engh; Grødum, Kjetil & Salomonsen, Joseph (Ed.), Violent Extremism in the 21st Century: International Perspectives . Cambridge Scholars Publishing. ISSN 1-5275-1580-X. p. 244–270. Full text in Research Archive
  • Demiri, Sandra Feride & Fangen, Katrine (2018). The state of the nation: The Norwegian King’s annual addresses – A window on a shifting nationhood . National Identities. ISSN 1460-8944. 21(5), p. 443–462. doi: 10.1080/14608944.2018.1498470. Full text in Research Archive
  • Fangen, Katrine & Vaage, Mari Nielsen (2018). "The Immigration Problem" and Norwegian Right-Wing Politicians. New Political Science. ISSN 0739-3148. 40(3), p. 459–476. doi: 10.1080/07393148.2018.1487145. Full text in Research Archive
  • Buxrud, Bjørnar & Fangen, Katrine (2017). Norwegian national day oratory: constructing and reconstructing a national we. Nations and Nationalism. ISSN 1354-5078. 23(4), p. 770–789. doi: 10.1111/nana.12346. Full text in Research Archive
  • Fangen, Katrine (2016). A death mask of masculinity: The brotherhood of Norwegian right-wing skinheads. In Ervø, Søren & Johansson, Thomas (Ed.), Among Men: Moulding Masculinities. Routledge. ISSN 9781840148046. doi: 10.1177/110330889800600304.
  • Fangen, Katrine & Kolås, Åshild (2016). The “Syria traveller”: Reintegration or legal sanctioning? Critical Studies on Terrorism. ISSN 1753-9153. 9(3), p. 414–432. doi: 10.1080/17539153.2016.1192260.
  • Fangen, Katrine & Vaage, Mari Nielsen (2014). FrP-politikeres innvandringsretorikk i posisjon og opposisjon. Agora. ISSN 0800-7136. 32(3/4), p. 30–63. Full text in Research Archive
  • Fangen, Katrine & Lynnebakke, Brit (2014). Navigating Ethnic Stigmatisation in the Educational Setting: Coping Strategies of Young Immigrants and Descendants of Immigrants in Norway. Social Inclusion. ISSN 2183-2803. 2(1), p. 47–59. doi: 10.17645/si.v2i1.26. Full text in Research Archive
  • Fangen, Katrine & Carlsson, Yngve (2014). Ο δεξιός εξτρεμισμός στη Νορβηγία: Πρόληψη και παρέμβαση. In Meltzer, Ralf & Serafin, Sebastian (Ed.), Ο δεξιός εξτρεμισμός στην Ευρώπη. Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung. ISSN 978-960-435-441-2. p. 343–374.
  • Fangen, Katrine & Frønes, Ivar (2013). Structural barriers and individual agency: A mixed-methods approach to school-work transitions among young adult immigrants and descendants. In Gudmundsson, Gestur; Beach, Dennis & Vestel, Viggo (Ed.), Youth and marginalisation: Young people from immigrant families in Scandinavia. Tufnell Press. ISSN 978-1-872767-68-0.
  • Fangen, Katrine & Kjærre, Halvar A (2013). Ekskludert av staten, inkludert i hva? Opplevelser av inkludering og ekskludering blant illegaliserte migranter i Norge. In Johansen, Nicolay B.; Ugelvik, Thomas & Aas, Katja Franko (Ed.), Krimmigrasjon? Den nye kontrollen av de fremmede. Universitetsforlaget. ISSN 9788215021324.
  • Fangen, Katrine & Carlsson, Yngve (2013). Rechtsextremismus in Norwegen: Prävention und Intervention. In Melzer, Ralf & Serafin, Sebastian (Ed.), Rechtsextremismus in Europa: Länderanalysen, Gegenstrategien und arbeitsmarktorientierte Ausstiegsarbeit. Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung. ISSN 978-3-86498-521-8. p. 342–375.
  • Fangen, Katrine & Carlsson, Yngve (2013). Right-Wing Extremism in Norway: Prevention and Intervention. In Melzer, Ralf & Serafin, Sebastian (Ed.), Right-Wing Extremism in Europe. Country analyses, Counter-strategies and labour-market oriented Exit-strategies. Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung. ISSN 978-3-86498-522-5. p. 327–357.
  • Fangen, Katrine (2012). Social Exclusion and Inclusion of Young Immigrants in Different Arenas – Outline of an Analytical Framework. In Lopez-Varela, Asuncion (Eds.), Social Sciences and Cultural Studies - Issues of Language, Public Opinion, Education and Welfare. IntechOpen. ISSN 978-953-51-0742-2. p. 265–278. doi: 10.5772/38007.
  • Fangen, Katrine & Kjærre, Halvar A (2012). Without legal residency = no rights? A discussion of the situation of migrants staying in a national territory despite not having a residence permit in light of normative theory of justice. Etikk i praksis. ISSN 1890-3991. doi: 10.5324/eip.v6i2.1781.
  • Paasche, Erlend & Fangen, Katrine (2012). Transnational Involvement: Reading Quantitative Studies in Light of Qualitative Data. International Journal of Population Research. ISSN 2090-4029. 2012. doi: 10.1155/2012/580819.
  • Fangen, Katrine (2012). Mellom konspirasjonsteori og galskap. In Østerud, Svein (Eds.), 22. juli: Forstå, forklare, forebygge. Abstrakt forlag. ISSN 9788279353362. p. 178–198. Full text in Research Archive
  • Fangen, Katrine (2012). En innvandrer kan aldri bli helt norsk, Motgift: Akademisk respons på den nye høyreekstremismen. Flamme forlag. ISSN 978-82-02-38170-7. p. 280–289.

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Published Oct. 12, 2010 10:40 AM - Last modified Sep. 21, 2020 10:07 AM