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A short 2012 CV is included below.

Qualifications and work history


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Short 2012 CV

Name of researcher

Øystein Gullvåg Holter

Place of employment//Position

Centre of Gender Research (STK), University of Oslo / Professor

Qualification level

Dr. philos (sociology, 1997; full professor competence, 1999)

Professional experience and achievements

Researcher at the Work Research Institute, 1980-2005; Research Director at The Nordic Institute for Gender Studies 2006-8; Professor at STK (2008-) and leader of the center’s Gender Equality Research Group. Special fields: gender equality research, work-life balance, men and masculinities. Participation in EU projects including Critical Research On Men in Europe (CROME, EU FW5, project partner, 2000-03; Work Changes Gender (EU FW 5, project partner and WP2 coordinator, 2002-04); Fostering caring masculinities (FOCUS, advisor, 2006);     Coordinated Action on Human Rights Violations (CAHRV, EU FW 6, project partner, 2004-06); The Role of Men in Gender Equality (Progress program, expert team partner, 2010-12). Nordic projects include Welfare, masculinity and social innovation (Nordic Council of Ministers, project leader, 2002-05) and Gender and Power (NCM, 2009-10). Participation in more than 30 research projects in Norway, including Men’s Life Connection – a qualitative study of men’s work and family patterns (The Norwegian Council of Applied Social Research, project leader, 1989-93) and Gender, Empowerment and Participation (The Research Council of Norway, project leader, 2003-6). His work/family studies include North Sea Life and Home Life (co-author, 1986). Holter has worked cross-disciplinary with different methodologies, including sociological-historical studies of gender discrimination.Holter has published several books and numerous papers in English, Norwegian, and other languages. He founded the Norwegian Network for Studies of Men in 1989, and a Nordic and international network in the 1993. He is Nordic editor of the journal Men & masculinities (SAGE). He was a member of the government’s Gender Equality Commission (Likestillingsutvalget) 2010-12. Holter led the “Gender Equality and Quality of Life” survey project (Ministry for Children and Gender Equality, 2006-9), that has later been adapted internationally and used in 12 countries (IMAGES survey).

Recent publications:

Towards a New Fatherhood: Fathering Practices and Gender Equalities in Recent Nordic Research. In: Oechsle, Mechtild;  Muller, Ursula; Hess, Sabine (eds): Fatherhood in Late Modernity. Cultural Images, Social Practices, Structural Frames. (p 273-294). Verlag Barbara Budrich, Opladen

Holter, Øystein Gullvåg (2011). Unravelling the Maze: Gender Equality and Men’s Practices in Norway., In Keith Pringle (ed.),  Men and Masculinities Around the World: Transforming Men’s Practices.  Palgrave Macmillan.  ISBN 023010715X.  Kapittel.  s 85 – 96

Holter, Øystein Gullvåg (2010). Den store debatten om husholdsarbeidet 1975-1985 [The international domestic labour debate]. Tidsskrift for kjønnsforskning.  ISSN 0809-6341.  (4), s 333- 348

Holter, Øystein Gullvåg (2009). Men, gender and health 2009 – the Norwegian view. Journal of Men’s Health.  ISSN 1875-6867.  6(2), s 101- 104

Holter, Øystein Gullvåg (2009). Power and structure in studies of men and masculinities. Norma.  ISSN 1890-2138.  4(2), s 132- 150

Holter is also co-author of the report from the EU project The Role of Men in Gender Equality (Scambor 2012, in print), and co-author of the two reports from the Gender Equality Commission (Structure for Gender Equality, and Politics for Gender Equality). The main results of these recent projects show (1) the importance of developing multidimensional detail methods for understanding gender equality; (2) the large variation, including barriers and potentials, in men and gender equality issues in Europe, and (3) the need for improved gender equality policies and implementation.