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Published Dec. 18, 2019 4:37 PM

Earlier this fall, PROMENTA was joined by two new doctoral research fellows at the Department of Sociology and Human Geography. Liridona Gashi and Eirik Jerven Berger are both part of the Drug Policy Reform research group at PROMENTA, and will be supervised Professor Willy Pedersen and Professor Sveinung Sandberg.

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Published Nov. 13, 2019 3:30 PM

How does the rising discontent affect political behavior in the EU?  And how do people from the so-called "places that don't matter" -  vent  their anger against the system at the ballot box?   

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Published Oct. 10, 2019 3:58 PM

Nine short stories, rooted in the complex reality of the climate crisis, are presented in this inspiring book. 

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Published Sep. 26, 2019 6:36 PM

The green shift is creating losers in the labour market. David Jordhus-Lier is investigating what people who are in danger of losing their jobs think about Norwegian climate policy.

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Published June 13, 2019 4:13 PM

Emma Arnold explored much of Oslo and Stavanger on foot and through a camera lens. She intended to look for graffiti and street art, but advertisements interfered.

Published Jan. 23, 2019 2:48 PM

The Transformations Conference started in Oslo in 2013 and has now traveled via Stockholm in 2015 and Dundee in 2017, and now to Santiago. 


Published Jan. 8, 2019 1:33 PM

- It is the university of life that people engage in in their leisure time, says Lise Kjølsrød. In her new book the sociologist argues that "adults’ play" such as rock climbing and art collecting are not only important for the individual, but also for society.

Published Nov. 29, 2018 12:04 PM

Torkild Hovde Lyngstad has been awarded an ERC Consolidator Grant

Published Nov. 19, 2018 10:58 AM

There are major differences in people's wealth in Norway, and the biggest differences are in Oslo, according to Associate Professor Øyvind N. Wiborg.

Published Nov. 5, 2018 1:46 PM

More than 400 climate change adaptation experts gathered at the Nordic Conference on Climate Change Adaptation in Nordköping from 23-25 October 2018. The conference provided an excellent arena for exchanging insights and experiences on what successful climate change adaptation means in both theory and practice. 

Published Nov. 5, 2018 12:25 PM

We congratulate Gunn Elisabeth Birkelund, Kristian Heggebø and Jon Rogstad with second place in the prestigious ESR best article of the year Prize 2018.

Published Oct. 11, 2018 3:48 PM

“New metaphors have the power to create a new reality.”

(Lakoff and Johnson, 1980, p. 145)

Published Sep. 7, 2018 2:27 PM

"Having goals for the future is important, but if they remain nothing more than targets and objectives, we'll never get there". In her presentation at the University of Oslo’s 207th Anniversary celebration September 3, 2018, Professor Karen O´Brien got people thinking about the relationship between time and sustainability. 

Published Aug. 31, 2018 8:58 AM

Rogers Brubaker has recently started his 4-year position as Eilert Sundt Professor II at the Department of Sociology and Human Geography. He will hold three public lectures during the two first weeks of September, as well as participating in several internal research seminars.

Published Aug. 21, 2018 11:04 AM

In this open access article Karen O´Brien argues that hitting the 1,5°C target is possible, but only if we stop treating climate change as a technical problem. 

Published Aug. 21, 2018 10:38 AM

Special Issue with 20 cutting-edge review articles providing insight on ways to bend emission curves, protect societies from climate impacts, and ensure well adapted and thriving societies. 

Published June 7, 2018 8:35 AM

Gunn Birkelund will speak at the INAS 2018 Conference at Stanford this week. The topic for her talk will be the field experiments of hiring processes across the world.

Published Mar. 8, 2018 9:40 AM

The #Metoo campaign that swept across Norway and the world before Christmas is part of what is called the fourth wave of feminism. Sociology professor Cathrine Holst thinks the women in today's women's struggle seem to be more united than they were at the turn of the millennium.

Published Feb. 26, 2018 3:28 PM

The 5th Nordic Conference on Climate Change Adaptation will be held in Norrköping, Sweden 23-25 October 2018. 

Published Feb. 5, 2018 11:34 AM

- We can reduce our vulnerability to extreme weather, says Karen O'Brien. She was a key member of a group of researchers who contributed crucial knowledge to the climate panel, which was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.

Published Jan. 5, 2018 11:22 AM

When professor Willy Pedersen started researching in the 1980s everyone thought that harsh penalties were the solution. Now, The Liberal Party of Norway, The Conservative Party of Norway, The Norwegian Labour Party and The Norwegian Socialist Left Party all agree that drug policy needs to be changed.

Published Dec. 21, 2017 10:24 AM

We congratulate Marianne Nordli Hansen on receiving FRIHUMSAM research funding for the project Paradoxes of wealth and class: historical conditions and contemporary configurations.

Published Oct. 26, 2017 2:41 PM

AdaptationCONNECTS in collaboration with the wider climate research group at the Department of Sociology and Human Geografi, UiO, participated at the Science Fair 2017 in Oslo with the stand:  “Climate. Cacao. Coffee. What is important to you?”

Published Oct. 26, 2017 12:53 PM

In this conversation with Evolve Karen O'Brien highlights the importance of linking personal and structural transformation. In particular she calls for increased focus on what role humans can have in system change.  

Published Sep. 15, 2017 1:37 PM

In her book “$2 a day: Living on almost nothing in America”, Kathryn Edin depicts the lives of families living in desperate poverty. On Tuesday 19th September, she will explain how people manage to survive without cash in todays’ USA.