Borch was educated sociologist at the University of Oslo and took her Ph.D. degree at the University of Helsinki on gambling and gambling problems in households. Today, Borch holds a position as Research Professor at Consumption Research Norway (SIFO) at Oslo Metropolitan University (OsloMet). She is also the project leader of the research project BELONG with the full title “Practices and Policies of belonging among minority and majority children of low-income families” (2021-2025) financed by the Research Council Norway. Borch has worked at SIFO since 1994 and has throughout her career studied several subjects, such as obesity, food insecurity, environmental sustainability, responsible research and innovation (RRI), Christmas gift giving, consumer literacy among youth, digital media, and children and commercials.
Practices and policies of belonging among minority and majority children of low-income families (BELONG)
This project seeks to increase current knowledge of the practices causing marginalization and social exclusion of minority and majority children of low-income families.
Publications and research
Borch, Anita (2022). Channeling gambling. The case of Norway. Nikkinen, Janne; Marionneau, Virve; Egerer, Michael (Ed.). The Global Gambling Industry. Structures, Tactics, and Networks of Impact. book chapter. p. 235-254. Springer Gabler.
Borch, Anita (2022). Immigrant Children’s Connections to People and the World Around Them: A Critical Discourse Review of Academic Literature. Social Inclusion . Vol. 10.
Borch, Anita; Throne-Holst, Harald (2021). Does Proof of Concept Trump All? RRI Dilemmas in Research Practices. Science and Engineering Ethics . Vol. 27.
Borch, Anita; Kjærnes, Unni (2019). Food Insecurity. Gronow, Jukka; Holm, Lotte (Ed.). Everyday Eating in Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden. A comparative Study of Meal Patterns 1997-2012. 9. p. 141-159. Bloomsbury Academic.
Borch, Anita; Strandbakken, Pål (2019). User Involvement of People with Mild Disabilities in Technology Innovations: Does It Make a Difference?. Social Inclusion . Vol. 7.
Borch, Anita (2019). Parallel societies—a biased discourse ignoring the impact of housing market and policy. Borch, Anita; Harsløf, Ivan; Klepp, Ingun Grimstad; Laitala, Kirsi (Ed.). Inclusive Consumption: Immigrants' Access to and Use of Public and Private Goods and Services. Chapter 5. p. 79-97. Universitetsforlaget.
Borch, Anita; Bøyum, Live Standal (2019). What refugees should know about consumption. Observations from a course in personal finances. Borch, Anita; Harsløf, Ivan; Klepp, Ingun Grimstad; Laitala, Kirsi (Ed.). Inclusive Consumption: Immigrants' Access to and Use of Public and Private Goods and Services. Chapter 6. p. 101-116. Universitetsforlaget.
Myhr, Anders; Røyne, Frida; Brandtsegg, Andreas Saur; Bjerkseter, Catho; Throne-Holst, Harald; Borch, Anita; Wentzel, Alexander; Røyne, Anja
Towards a low CO2 emission building material employing bacterial metabolism (2/2): Prospects for global warming potential reduction in the concrete industry.
Borch, Anita; Harsløf, Ivan; Klepp, Ingun Grimstad; Laitala, Kirsi
Inclusive Consumption: Immigrants' Access to and Use of Public and Private Goods and Services.
Borch, Anita (2018). Why Restrict? Seven Explanations for the Electronic Gambling Machines Monopoly in Norway. Egerer, Michael; Marionneau, Virve; Nikkinen, Janne (Ed.). Gambling Policies in European Welfare States. Current Challenges and Future Prospects. Kapittel 10. p. 175-195. Palgrave Macmillan.
Bugge, Annechen Bahr; Klepp, Ingun Grimstad; Borch, Anita; Schjøll, Alexander; Laitala, Kirsi; Haugrønning, Vilde Anine Rydal
Jul – pynt, gaver, klær og mat.
Borch, Anita; Kjørstad, Ingrid; Slettemeås, Dag
Forbrukerbarrierer blant personer med nedsatt funksjonsevne.
Borch, Anita; Slettemeås, Dag; Kjørstad, Ingrid
Barrierer i funksjonshemmedes forbrukerhverdag - slik funksjonshemmedes organisasjoner ser det.
Høgskolen i Oslo og Akershus.
The monopolisation of the Norwegian slot machine market.
Borch, Anita; Brusdal, Ragnhild; Borgeraas, Elling Martin
Økonomisk likestilling: En kvalitativ analyse av gifte og samboende kvinner og menn.
Borch, Anita (2013). Households' images of gambling. ISBN: 978-952-10-9078-3. 74 p.
Grønne kalkulatorer 2012 Hvilke informasjoner bygger de på og hvor entydige er de?.
Julegaver 2012 trender de siste 20 år.
Borch, Anita; Sørebø, Øystein
Forbrukerkunnskap og digital kompetanse blant elever i videregående skole.
Borch, Anita (2022). On the implicit policy of the term “belonging”. Belong.
Borch, Anita (2022). Fattigdom i Norge. Master program. Arktisk universitet.
Borch, Anita (2022). Barns tilhørighet. Observasjoner og metodiske utfordringer. Ph.D. program. Høyskolen i Innlandet.
Borch, Anita (2022). Immigrant children’s connections to people and the world around them. A critical review of the Norwegian, academic discourse (2000-2022). IMISCOE-conference 2022. IMISCOE.
Borch, Anita; Laitala, Kirsi (2022). New Approaches to the Study of Social Inclusion of Poor Children and Youth. Social Inclusion . Vol. 10.
Sett spillpolitikken under lupen, ikke problemspillerne.
Borch, Anita (2022). Channelling gambling: The case of Norway. Launching of the book The Global Gambling Industry. Structures, Tactics, and Networks of Impact. University of Helsinki.
Reich, Clara Julia; Borch, Anita (2021). Belong.
Borch, Anita (2021). Forbruk i studier av barn og tilhørighet. Ph.D. program. Høyskolen i Innlandet.
Borch, Anita; Throne-Holst, Harald (2021). Correction to: Does Proof of Concept Trump All? RRI Dilemmas in Research Practices (Science and Engineering Ethics, (2021), 27, 1, (7), 10.1007/s11948-021-00288-8). Science and Engineering Ethics . Vol. 27.