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Gerd Marie Solstad

Gerd Marie Solstad


Gerd Marie Solstad is a researcher at the department of youth at Norwegian Social Research – NOVA. Her research is rooted in sociological perspectives, and oriented towards topics that include social change, violence and abuse, socioeconomic inequality, and inclusion/exclusion in organized sport. Solstad holds a PhD in sport science (2019) from the Norwegian School of Sport Sciences, Department of Cultural and Social Studies.

Research groups

Research projects

  • Digital Sexual Violence against Children and Adolescents

    The project will, in a comprehensive literature review, map existing knowledge about digital sexual violence against children and adolescents.

  • Evaluation of "Sport for all in Oslo"

    In this research, NOVA at OsloMet, in collaboration with the Norwegian School of Sport Sciences, evaluate the program «Sport for all in Oslo» from its inception in 2018 until 2024.

  • Participation in Sports among Norwegian Youth

    The aim of the research project is to gain new knowledge about the social position and status of sport participation among young people in Norway.

  • 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.

  • Sports Research at the Ungdata Centre

    The project aims to update and widen our knowledge about participation in sports and physical activity and experiences with sports among children and young people in Norway.

Scientific publications

Wilhelmsen, Terese; Berg, Ellen; Evensen, Kristin Vindhol; Solstad, Gerd Marie; Thorjussen, Ingfrid M. (2023). Bevegelsesfellesskap i oppveksten. Kritiske perspektiver på inkludering og mangfold. ISBN: 9788245041415. Fagbokforlaget.

Tokle, Rikke; Buvik, Kristin; Stefansen, Kari; Solstad, Gerd Marie (2023). Safety strategies, status positioning and gendered double standards: adolescents’ narratives of sexualised risk in alcohol intoxication contexts. Journal of Youth Studies .

Strandbu, Åse; Solstad, Gerd Marie; Stefansen, Kari; Sandvik, Morten Renslo (2022). Sexual Harassment or Just Coaching? Sport Students Making Sense of Possibly Sexualising Coach Behaviours. Social Sciences . Vol. 11.

Stefansen, Kari; Solstad, Gerd Marie (2021). Festovergrep. Ødegård, Guro; Pedersen, Willy (Ed.). UNGDOMMEN. Kapittel 10. p. 231-253. Cappelen Damm Akademisk. 10.23865/noasp.142.ch10

Solstad, Gerd Marie; Stefansen, Kari; Åse, Strandbu (2021). An Eliasian analysis of students’ views on guidelines against sexual harassment and abuse in sport. 17 p. International Review for the Sociology of Sport .

Solstad, Gerd Marie (2019). Reporting abuse in sport: a question of power?. European Journal for Sport and Society (EJSS) . Vol. 16.

Solstad, Gerd Marie; Strandbu, Åse (2019). Culturally ‘safe sport’: on political mobilisation against abuse in Zambian sport. International Journal of Sport Policy and Politics . Vol. 11.

Stefansen, Kari; Solstad, Gerd Marie; Strandbu, Åse; Hansen, Maria Louise (2019). Young athletes’ perceptions of coach-athlete sexual relationships: Engaging with competing ethics. Sociology of Sport Journal . Vol. 36.

Solstad, Gerd Marie; Rhind, Daniel (2018). Sport, safeguarding and transactional sex: a case study of social networks in Zambian sport. Sport in Society: Cultures, Commerce, Media, Politics . Vol. 21.

Seippel, Ørnulf; Dalen, Håvard Bergesen; Sandvik, Morten Renslo; Solstad, Gerd Marie (2018). From political sports to sports politics: on political mobilization of sports issues. International Journal of Sport Policy and Politics . Vol. 10.

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