Skiple is a Senior Researcher at NOVA, the Department for Research on Childhood, Family and Child Welfare.. She holds a PhD in Sociology from the University of Oslo (2020) and a MA in Cultural Studies from the University of South-Eastern Norway (2012). Her PhD was about preventing extreme nationalism in Sweden and is based on an ethnographic case study. The MA was about the debate concerning the Danish Muhammed drawings. Common to the two topics is the relationship between democracy and extremism, freedom of speech and social inequality. She is particularly interested in children’s rights and youth at risk of marginalization.
Skiple works with participant observation, interviews and discourse analysis, and she is concerned about co-creating processes and applied science.
Fields of study
Cultural studies Religious studies, history of religion Sociology
Child care Right-wing extremism Prevention Integration Civil protection and crisis management Emergency preparedness
Children with a Refugee Background – Measures for Inclusion and Belonging (Barnfluk)
The project aims to discover the experiences children and young people who come to Norway as refugees have with the settlement and integration process, and how municipalities work with this group.
Consequences of the Pandemic for Living Conditions and Equality
In this project we will investigate the consequences of the pandemic for living conditions for children and young people, equality in families and for individuals, including children and adults with disabilities.
Publications and research
Skiple, Alida (2020). The Importance of Significant Others in Preventing Extremism: The Philosophy and Practice of the Swedish Tolerance Project. Young - Nordic Journal of Youth Research . Vol. 28.
Skiple, Alida (2018). Youth Delinquency or Everyday Racism? Front-line Professionals’ Perspectives on Preventing Racism and Intolerance in Sweden. Journal for Deradicalization .
Skiple, Alida (2020). Waves of Tolerance. An Ethnographic Case Study of Preventing Extremism in Sweden. 132 p. Universitetet i Oslo.
Weiss, Nerina; Sandrup, Therese; Skiple, Alida (2018). Radikalisering: en studie av moblisering, forebygging og rehabilitering. ISBN: 978 82464 3088 1. 40 p.
Hvor tok latteren veien? En kritisk diskursanalyse av debatten rundt muhammedtegningene med særlig henblikk på forholdet mellom humor og tabu.