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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

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.

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. Presses du l’Université du Québec.

Eriksen, Ingunn Marie; Stefansen, Kari; Langnes, Tonje Fjogstad; Walseth, Kristin (2023). The formation of classed health lifestyles during youth: A two-generational, longitudinal approach. Sociology of Health and Illness.

Frøyland, Lars Roar; Stefansen, Kari; Andersen, Patrick Lie (2023). Distinguishing Types of Sexual Assault Among Young People: A Latent Class Analysis Approach. Young - Nordic Journal of Youth Research.

Frøyland, Lars Roar; Stefansen, Kari; Pedersen, Willy; von Soest, Tilmann Martin (2023). Sexual and Physical Victimization and Health Correlates Among Norwegian Adolescents. Archives of Sexual Behavior.

Strandbu, Åse; Solstad, Gerd Marie; Stefansen, Kari; Frøyland, Lars Roar (2023). Seksuell trakassering og andre krenkelser i ungdomsidretten: Forekomst og mønstre i utsatthet. 17 p. Nordisk tidsskrift for ungdomsforskning (NTU). Vol. 4.

Frøyland, Lars Roar; Stefansen, Kari (2023). Unges utsatthet for digitale seksuelle krenkelser. Nordisk tidsskrift for ungdomsforskning (NTU).

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

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

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.

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