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Ellen Oftedal Schwencke

Ellen Oftedal Schwencke

About

Ellen Oftedal Schwencke works as a research assistant at the Section for Youth Research at NOVA. She holds a master's degree in sociology from the University of Oslo (2021). The master's thesis explored cannabis use among adolescents from the west end of Oslo, and the thesis was a part of UiO's research center PROMENTA. Schwencke's research interests include youth culture, drug use, marginalization, gender, social class and sexuality. She is currently working on the UngVold survey, as a part of NOVA's research program on violence and abuse in adolescence. In additon, she's working on a qualitative research project on sexuality and sexual culture in adolescence. Schwencke is also the editor of www.sosiologen.no.

Research projects

  • Sexuality and Sexual Culture in Youth

    The project will investigate how young people negotiate, experience and handle issues related to sexuality, sexual health and risk - in light of both contemporary youth culture, and other social and societal conditions.

  • UngVold 2023 – Trends in Exposure to Violence

    In 2023, NOVA will collect new data for the survey UngVold, which maps Norwegian children and adolescents’ experience of violence and abuse during their upbringing.

  • Young in Oslo 2023

    Young in Oslo is the City of Oslo’s Ungdata survey – a unique study that has been conducted since the mid-1990s. The 2023 survey will provide answers to what it’s like for children and young people to grow up in Oslo – after living with a pandemic for almost two years.

Publications and research

Dissemination

Oftedal Schwencke, Ellen (2022). Vestkantungdom bruker mer cannabis enn andre ungdommer. Bør det bekymre oss?. Aftenposten.
https://www.aftenposten.no/meninger/kronikk/i/Kz1J...

Oftedal Schwencke, Ellen (2021). "Vi definerer oss jo ikke som stonere" - En kvalitativ studie av ungdom på Oslo vest som bruker cannabis. 102 p. Universitetet i Oslo.
http://urn.nb.no/URN:NBN:no-94216



These publications are obtained from Cristin. The list may be incomplete