Øystein Gullvåg Holter

Professor Emeritus - Centre for Gender Research
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Visiting address Gaustadalléen 30 D 0315 OSLO
Postal address Postboks 1040 Blindern 0315 OSLO

Academic Interests

  • Gender equality and discrimination
  • Work/family
  • Men and masculinities
  • Innovation and democratization
  • Democratization and innovation
  • Quantitative and qualitative method
  • Action research and learning processes

Courses taught


  • Professor in Gender Equality Research, Centre for Gender Research, University of Oslo, 2008
  • Research director at NIKK, Nordic institute for gender research, 2006-2008
  • Dr. philos thesis work. Disputation (University of Oslo) in September 1997, 1993-96.
  • Norwegian Social Sciences Research Council (NAVF) Research Fellow, early history sociological study of gender and family, 1984-87
  • Employed at the Work Research Institute (WRI), Oslo, financed by the Research Council of Norway and others, 1980-2008


  • Partner in the Poland/Norway Gender Equality and Quality of Life project (EEA Grants, 2014-16)
  • Partner in The Role of Men in Gender Equality (EU Progress programme, 2011-12)
  • Project partner in Coordinated Action on Human Rights Violations (CAHRV, EU Framework 6, 2004-06)
  • Project leader in Gender, empowerment and participation (Research Council of Norway, 2003-06)
  • Project leader in Welfare, masculinity and social innovation (NCM/Nordic Council Welfare research program, 2002-05)
  • Partner and coordinator in Work Changes Gender (EU Framework 5, 2002-04)
  • Project partner in Critical Research On Men in Europe (CROME, EU FW5, 2000-03) 


Organizer for the "Research on rape and sexual grey zones" network, Center for Gender Research in cooperation with NKVTS (2012-16)

Tags: Sociology, Gender, Men, Masculinities, Equality, Democratization
Published Aug. 22, 2011 9:42 AM - Last modified June 23, 2020 1:49 PM