Maren Toft

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Phone 22855143
Room 409
Available hours Thurs 14-15
Visiting address Moltke Moes vei 31 Harriet Holter hus 0851 Oslo
Postal address Postboks 1096 Blindern 0317 Oslo

Academic interests

  • Class theory and theory of elites
  • Social mobility and class structuration
  • Segregation and urban inequality
  • Social capital and networks of power
  • Social sequence analysis, correspondence analysis, social network analysis

Courses taught


  • Postdoctoral fellow, 2018 -
  • PhD candidate, 2014 - 2018
  • Research assistant, Department of Sociology and Human Geography, UiO,  2013-2014
  • MA in sociology, UiO 2013

Positions held

  • Board member, Department of Sociology and Human Geography
  • Board member, Norwegian Sociological Association


  • His Majesty the King's Gold Medal (for 2018 PhD-dissertation, Biographies of privilege)
  • Grant from The Science Studies Colloquium
  • Norwegian sociological association's award for dissemination of research in various media outlets in 2018
  • Norwegian sociological association's award for best international publication in 2017 for Enduring contexts. Persistent segregation by affluence throughout the life course (The Sociological Review)
  • Kunnskap Oslo's award for best Oslo-related Research in 2015 for Geographies of class advantage: the influence of adolescent neighbourhoods in Oslo (Urban Studies). with Jørn Ljunggren 


Published May 12, 2015 1:18 PM - Last modified Apr. 13, 2021 12:16 PM