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Background and activities

Elin Kvande is Professor at the Department of Sociology and Political Science at Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim. She has received over 20 major research grants with sole of joint reponsibility.She is the author or editor of 9 books, some in conjunction with others. These include The Fahers' Quota and the Fatherfriendly Welfare state (2013), Doing Gender In Flexible Organizations (2007),The Work-Life Squeeze Paradoxes in the New Working Life (2007), Gender, Bodies and Work (2005), The Freedom of Choice. The politics of Care in the Flexible Working Life (2005), Flexible Fathers (2003). She has published 44 book chapters and 29 articles peer-reviewed Journals such as Work Employment and Society,Gender Work and Employment,, Nordic Journal of Working Life Studies , Nordic Journal of Social Research, Gender in Management, Community Work and Family, Sosiologi idag, Sosiologisk Tidsskrift,Tidsskrift for kjønnsforskning.Kvandes research interests include post-bureaucratic flexible organizations, dynamics and change in gender relations in organizations, welfare state policies, fathers' use of care policies.She has had visiting appointments at Warrick University, Linkøping University and London School of Economics.

Scientific, academic and artistic work

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Journal publications


  • Brandth, Berit; Kvande, Elin. (2013) Fedrekvoten og den farsvennlige velferdsstaten. Universitetsforlaget. 2013. ISBN 978-82-15-02189-8.
  • Kvande, Elin. (2007) Doing Gender in Flexible Organizations. Fagbokforlaget. 2007. ISBN 978-82-450-0387-1.
  • Kvande, Elin; Rasmussen, Bente. (2007) Arbeidslivets klemmer. Paradokser i det nye arbeidslivet. Fagbokforlaget. 2007. ISBN 978-82-450-0659-9.
  • Brandth, Berit; Bungum, Brita; Kvande, Elin. (2005) Valgfrihetens tid. Omsorsgpolitikk for barn møter det fleksible arbeidslivet. Gyldendal Akademisk. 2005. ISBN 82-05-34529-5.
  • Morgan, David; Brandth, Berit; Kvande, Elin. (2005) Gender, Bodies and Work. Ashgate. 2005. ISBN 0754644391.
  • Brandth, Berit; Kvande, Elin. (2003) Fleksible fedre. Maskulinitet, arbeid, velferdsstat. Universitetsforlaget. 2003. ISBN 82-15-00100-9.
  • Kvande, Elin; Rasmussen, Bente. (1990) Nye kvinneliv. Kvinner i menns organisasjoner. 1990. ISBN 82-417-0034-2. Arbeidslivsbiblioteket.

Part of book/report

  • Brandth, Berit; Kvande, Elin. (2013) Fedrekvotens valgfrihet og fleksibilitet. Fedrekvoten og den farsvennlige velferdsstaten.
  • Kvande, Elin; Brandth, Berit. (2013) "Haha, skal du ta maternita?" Fedre mellom to velferdsstatsregimer. Fedrekvoten og den farsvennlige velferdsstaten.
  • Brandth, Berit; Kvande, Elin. (2012) Free choice or gentle force? How can parental leave change gender practices?. The modern child and the flexible labour market. Early childhood education and care.
  • Kvande, Elin. (2012) Control in post-bureaucratic organizations - consequences for fathering practices. Fatherhood in Late Modernity.
  • Kvande, Elin; Rasmussen, Bente. (2012) Women's Careers in Static and Dynamic Organizations. Sociology of Organizations, Structures and Relationships.
  • Brandth, Berit; Kvande, Elin. (2009) Norway: the making of the father's quota. The politics of parental leave policies.
  • Kvande, Elin; Rasmussen, Bente. (2007) Innledning. Arbeidslivet i endring møter det doble likestillingsprosjektet. Arbeidslivets klemmer. Paradokser i det nye arbeidslivet.
  • Brandth, Berit; Kvande, Elin. (2006) Care politics for fathers in a flexible time culture. Gender Divisions and Working Time in the New Economy.
  • Kvande, Elin. (2005) Embodying Male Workers as Fathers in a Flexible Working Life. Gender, Bodies and Work.
  • Brandth, Berit; Kvande, Elin. (2003) Father presence in child care. A.M. Jensen og L. McKee (red): Children and the Changing Family: Between transformation and negotiation.
  • Kvande, Elin. (2003) Doing Gender in Organizations- Theoretical Possibilities and Limitations. Where Have All the Structures Gone? Doing Gender in Organisations, Examples from Finland, Norway and Sweden.
  • Kvande, Elin. (2002) Kvinnelige mellomledere i grådige organisasjoner. "Den usynlige hånd? Kjønnsmakt og moderne arbeidsliv".