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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

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

Pedersen, Willy; Bakken, Anders; Stefansen, Kari; von Soest, Tilmann (2022). Sexual victimization in the digital age: A population-based study of physical and image-based sexual abuse among adolescents. Archives of Sexual Behavior .

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.

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 .

Eriksen, Ingunn Marie; Stefansen, Kari; Ødegård, Guro (2021). Fire typer ungdomsliv: Ressurser, relasjoner og stedets betydning. Ødegård, Guro; Pedersen, Willy (Ed.). UNGDOMMEN. 3. p. 63-86. Cappelen Damm Akademisk.

Eriksen, Ingunn Marie; Stefansen, Kari (2021). What are youth sports for? Youth sports parenting in working-class communities. Sport, Education and Society . Vol. 27.

Hansen, Maria; Stefansen, Kari; Skilbrei, May-Len (2020). Non-reporting of sexual violence as action: acts, selves, futures in the making. Nordic Journal of Criminology .

Stefansen, Kari; Frøyland, Lars Roar; Øverlien, Carolina (2020). Incapacitated sexual assault among youths: beyond the perpetrator tactics framework. Journal of Youth Studies .

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