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Kari Stefansen

Kari Stefansen


Kari Stefansen works as a researcher in the Division for Youth Research. She has a PhD in sociology from the University of Oslo (2011). The thesis explored parenthood as a classed and classing phenomenon. She is currently involved in new projects about parenting, including the KnowMo project, which is based on qualitative interviews with parents of teenagers. In addition to research on parenthood Kari Stefansen is involved in projects on violence and sexual abuse through NOVA's Domestic violence research program.

Fields of study

Academic disciplines


Subject areas

Youth   Parenthood   Rape   Sexual violence   Domestic violence   Children's house

Research groups

Research projects

Scientific publications

Stefansen, Kari; Bakketeig, Elisiv; Johansson, Susanna (2023). From dissenting to conforming hybridity—Experiences from a justice sector affiliated Barnahus model. St-Amand, Annick; Pearl, Rimer; Nadeau, Danielle; Herbert, James; Walsh, Wendy (Ed.). Contemporary and Innovative Practices in Child and Youth Advocacy Centre Models. Chapter 4.

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 .

Bredal, Anja; Stefansen, Kari (2022). Vold eller foreldrekonflikt? Voldsutsatte mødres erfaringer med barneverntjenesten etter samlivsbrudd. Tidsskriftet Norges Barnevern . Vol. 99.

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.

Eriksen, Ingunn Marie; Stefansen, Kari; Smette, Ingrid (2022). Inequalities in the making: the role of young people’s relational resources through the COVID-19 lockdown. Journal of Youth Studies .

Bredal, Anja; Stefansen, Kari; Bjørnholt, Margunn (2022). Why do people participate in research interviews? Participant orientations and ethical contracts in interviews with victims of interpersonal violence. Qualitative Research .

Østby, Lene; Stefansen, Kari; Smette, Ingrid (2022). Overgrepsutsattes erfaringer med spesialiserte lavterskeltilbud: Symbolsk anerkjennelse, solidariske fellesskap. Tidsskrift for velferdsforskning . Vol. Årgang 25.

Eriksen, Ingunn Marie; Stefansen, Kari (2021). Mapping young Norwegians' self-projects and future orientations. Nico, Magda; Pollock, Gary (Ed.). The Routledge Handbook of Contemporary Inequalities and the Life Course. 20. p. 261-271. Taylor & Francis.

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

Strandbu, Åse; Stefansen, Kari; Smette, Ingrid; Seippel, Ørnulf (2021). Ungdomsidrettens spenninger. Ødegård, Guro; Pedersen, Willy (Ed.). UNGDOMMEN. Kapittel 6. p. 135-152. Cappelen Damm Akademisk.

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