Boehler has an MA (2008) and PhD (2013) in interdisciplinary musicology from the University of Oslo. He is a musicologist with additional expertise in the social sciences. His main area of research is the intersection between aesthetics and politics, and the relationship between music and politics. Boehler has done research on this issue in Norway and in Latin America, with a focus on Cuba, Brazil and Haiti. Boehler also works as a scholar within welfare research related to the consequences of unemployment, participatory democracy, and persons with disabilities.
He has been a visiting scholar at the Univ. of Berkeley, California (2011), and a visiting Fulbright Fellow at the Univ. of Texas, Austin (2011-12). Boehler will be a visiting scholar at the Univ. of Campinas, Brazil (2016-17), the Univ. of Havana, Cuba (2017), and the Univ. of Texas, Austin (2018) as part of his four year research project: “The Politics of Music in a Changing Latin America: Brazil, Haiti and Cuba"
Fields of study
Algorithmic Governance and Cultures of Policing: Comparative Perspectives from Norway, India, Brazil, Russia, and South Africa (AGOPOL)
This project will produce knowledge on the ways in which advances in artificial intelligence shape policing in different cultural, political, legal and economic contexts.
How do Norwegian Festivals Contribute to Artistic Development, Social Communities and New Forms of Political Participation? (FESTIPOL)
The overall aim is to investigate how support from the Arts Council Norway help Norwegian festivals to reach broader political aims related to artistic development, political participation and social community formation in practice?
How Has Covid-19 Affected Norwegian Youth?
The project investigates how the covid-19-pandemic have affected Norwegian youth.
Making Persons with Disabilities Full Citizens (DISCIT)
DISCIT aims to produce new knowledge enabling Member States, affiliated European countries and the European Union to achieve full and effective participation of persons with disabilities in society and economy.
Negotiating Early Job Insecurity and Labour Market Exclusion in Europe (NEGOTIATE)
NEGOTIATE is a research project examining the long- and short-term consequences of job insecurity and labour market exclusion of young people.
Politics of Popular Music in a Changing Latin America
This project explores the political and cultural significance of popular music in today's Latin America.
The Effect of Covid-19 on Welfare Services for Children with Disabilities
How were children with disabilities affected by the shutdown of public services that followed covid-19? This project is a qualitative study of changes in welfare services in Norway.
The Politics of Music in Presidential Election Campaigns: Brazil 2018-2022
This project explores how populist movements use jingles, arts and music to create new forms of political awareness, participation and critique during the 2018 and 2022 elections in Brazil.
I work as a postdoctoral researcher in the project "The Politics of Music in a Changing Latin America", which is a four year project from Nov. 2015-Nov. 2019. I also work in the EU projects; DISCIT: Making Persons with Disabilities Full Citizens (2013-2016), Negotiate: Overcoming early job-insecurity, and Our Children's Europe: Future Welfare States
Bøhler, Kjetil Klette (2020). Musical Politics in the Cuban Police Order. Stover, Chris; Cachopo, João Pedro; Nickleson, Patrick (Ed.). Rancière and Music. 8. Edinburgh University Press.
Assmann, Marie-Luise; Tolgensbakk, Ida; Vedeler, Janikke Solstad; Bøhler, Kjetil Klette
Public employment services: Building social resilience in youth?.
Social Policy & Administration
Bøhler, Kjetil Klette; Krasteva, Veneta; O'Reilly, Jacqueline; Vedeler, Janikke Solstad; Stoilova, Rumiana; Tolgensbakk, Ida
Four narratives of overcoming early job insecurity in Europe: A capabilities approach.
Hvinden, Bjørn; O'Reilly, Jacqueline; Schoyen, Mi Ah; Hyggen, Christer (Ed.).
Negotiating Early Job Insecurity Well-being, Scarring and Resilience of European Youth. 3. p. 46-66.
Edward Elgar Publishing.
Bøhler, Kjetil Klette; Tolgensbakk, Ida; Vedeler, Janikke Solstad
Cuatro narrativas de desempleo para jóvenes adultos en Europa.
Corica, Agustina (Ed.).
Entre la educación y el trabajo : La construcción cotidiana de las desigualdades juveniles en América Latina. Parte 3.
CLACSO Latin American Council of Social Sciences.
Bøhler, Kjetil Klette (2018). The Political Aesthetics of Musicking during Carnival in Santiago de Cuba. Reily, Suezel (Ed.). The Routledge Companion to the Study of Local Musicking (Routledge Companions). 33. p. 304-338. Routledge.
Halvorsen, Rune; Bøhler, Kjetil Klette; Siska, Jan (2017). Life-course Interviews on Disability and Active Citizenship – Collecting and Analysing Big Qualitative Data. Halvorsen, Rune; Hvinden, Bjørn; Beadle-Brown, Julie; Biggeri, Mario; Tøssebro, Jan; Waldschmidt, Anne (Ed.). Understanding the Lived Experiences of Persons with Disabilities in Nine Countries : Active Citizenship and Disability in Europe Volume 2. 3. p. 36-48. Routledge.
Halvorsen, Rune; Bøhler, Kjetil Klette (2017). Transitions to Active Citizenship for Young Persons with Disabilities – Virtuous and Vicious Cycles of Functionings. Halvorsen, Rune; Hvinden, Bjørn; Beadle-Brown, Julie; Biggeri, Mario; Tøssebro, Jan; Waldschmidt, Anne (Ed.). Understanding the Lived Experiences of Persons with Disabilities in Nine Countries : Active Citizenship and Disability in Europe Volume 2. 11. p. 175-191. Routledge.
Sépulchre, Marie; Lindqvist, Rafael; Schuller, Victoria; Bøhler, Kjetil Klette (2017). How do Persons with Psychosocial Disabilities Experience and Practice Active Citizenship in Education and Work?. Halvorsen, Rune; Hvinden, Bjørn; Beadle-Brown, Julie; Biggeri, Mario; Tøssebro, Jan; Waldschmidt, Anne (Ed.). Understanding the Lived Experiences of Persons with Disabilities in Nine Countries : Active Citizenship and Disability in Europe Volume 2. 8. p. 113-145. Routledge.
Bøhler, Kjetil Klette; Ugreninov, Elisabeth
Velferdstjenester, stønader og informasjon til familier med barn med funksjonsnedsettelser under covid-19. En kvalitativ undersøkelse.
Bøhler, Kjetil Klette (2013). Grooves, Pleasures and Politics in Salsa Cubana. The Musicality of Cuban Politics and The Politics of Salsa Cubana. 403 p. 07 Gruppen.
Bøhler, Kjetil Klette; Vedeler, Janikke S. (2021). t Levekår for mennesker med Downs syndrom presentasjon av studie gjort av NOVA. Konferanse organisert av NNDS, norsk nettverk for Downs Syndrom. NNDS.
Bøhler, Kjetil Klette (2021). Brasil i Utforbakke, Intervjue i Studio 2, P2 om Covid-19, Brasil og musikkens politiske kraft under karantene.
Bøhler, Kjetil Klette (2021). Dramatisk svikt i tjenestene for familier med funksjonshemmede barn.
Bøhler, Kjetil Klette (2021). Korona-nedstengingen har rammet familier med funksjonshemmede barn hardt. OsloMets nettsider.
Bøhler, Kjetil Klette (2021). Coronarestriktioner drabbar barn med funktionsnedsättning hårt. Nordic Welfare. Nordic Welfare.
Bøhler, Kjetil Klette (2021). Innvandrerkvinners situasjon under covid-19. Hvordan har pandemien påvirket likestillingen. Fremmlegg på Regjeringens nasjonale Integreringskonferanse. Regjeringens Nasjonale Integreringskonferanse. Regjeringen.
Bøhler, Kjetil Klette (2021). Korona-nedstenging: Rammet familier med funksjonshemmede barn hardt. Forskning.no.
Bøhler, Kjetil Klette (2021). Pandemiens konsekvenser for barn med funksjonsnedsettelser.