Vebjørg Tingstad

Professor Department of Education and Lifelong Learning

+47 73596249
Dragvoll, Loholt allé 87, Paviljong C * 118

Background and activities

Professor in Interdisciplinary Child Research

Editor of the Nordic journal BARN

Teaching and supervision, MPhil program Childhood Studies, phd program Interdisciplinary Child research

Researc topics: Childhood, media, consumption and health

Master degree in Early Childhood Education about children and television viewing.

Doctoral degree about children's chat on the net

Post doctoral project about commercialisation and the television concept Pop Idol.

Project management of the project Consuming Children: Commercialisation and the Changing Construction of Childhood, funded by the Norwegian Research Council (2006-2009).

A study of Red Cross Norway's online helpline and how children and young people evaluate it (2013)

An international and comparative study of children's online gaming, with UK and US (2013-2015). 

Project management Interdisciplinary project, Integration for better health. Immigrant children as health actors (2016 >)

Scientific, academic and artistic work

A selection of recent journal publications, artistic productions, books, including book and report excerpts. See all publications in the database

Journal publications

  • Tingstad, Vebjørg. (2015) Barn, barndom og kultur. Fra tvetydig posisjonering til dynamisk teoretiseing. Barn. vol. 33 (3-4).
  • Skaar, Håvard; Buckingham, David Dennis; Tingstad, Vebjørg. (2011) Marketing on the Internet: A New Educational Challenge. Media Educational Research Journal (MERJ). vol. 1 (2).
  • Tingstad, Vebjørg. (2010) From Chat in Public to Networked Publics. Children’s Online Communication and Changing Technologies. Digital kompetanse - Nordic journal of digital literacy. vol. 5 (1).
  • Tingstad, Vebjørg. (2008) Barn, dataspill og digital kompetanse. Perspektiver og forskningsutfordringer. Nordicom Information. vol. 30 (2).
  • Buckingham, David Dennis; Tingstad, Vebjørg. (2007) Consuming children. Commercialisation and the changing construction of childhood. Barn. vol. 25 (2).
  • Tingstad, Vebjørg. (2007) "Now it's up to you!" Children consuming commercial television. Society and Business Review. vol. 2 (1).
  • Kjørholt, Anne Trine; Tingstad, Vebjørg; Brembeck, Helene. (2005) Children, food consumption and culture in the Nordic countries. Barn. vol. 23 (1).
  • Rogers, Barbara; Tingstad, Vebjørg. (2003) Barn og mat: Mer enn vitaminer og mineraler. Barn. vol. 2-3 (årgang 21).
  • Tingstad, Vebjørg. (2003) Betydningen av medieteknologi i barns kommunikasjon. Hovedtrekk i nyere forskning. Barn. vol. 4.
  • Tingstad, Vebjørg. (2001) Barn, barndom og medier. Introduksjon til temanummer. Barn.
  • Tingstad, Vebjørg; Ekrem, Carola; Johnsen, Helle. (2001) BIN-Norden-en historisk och kulturell kontekstualisering. BUKS - Tidskrift for børne- & ungdomskultur. vol. 43.


  • Buckingham, David Dennis; Tingstad, Vebjørg. (2010) Childhood and Consumer Culture. Palgrave Macmillan. 2010. ISBN 978-0-230-22783-5.
  • James, Allison; Kjørholt, Anne Trine; Tingstad, Vebjørg. (2009) Children, food and identity in everyday life. Palgrave Macmillan. 2009. ISBN 978-0-230-57599-8.
  • Tingstad, Vebjørg. (2006) Barndom under lupen. Å vokse opp i en foranderlig mediekultur. Cappelen Damm Akademisk. 2006. ISBN 978-82-02-24963-2.

Part of book/report

  • Tingstad, Vebjørg. (2013) Researching children in a digital age: theoretical perspectives and observations from the field. The Routledge companion to digital consumption.
  • Tingstad, Vebjørg. (2012) Watching Without Voting: Norwegian Child Audiences Questioning Idols' Ethos. Adapting Idols: Authenticity, Identity and Performance in a Global Television Format.
  • Buckingham, David Dennis; Tingstad, Vebjørg. (2010) Introduction. Childhood and Consumer Culture.
  • James, Allison; Kjørholt, Anne Trine; Tingstad, Vebjørg. (2009) Introduction: Children, Food and Identity in Everyday Life. Children, food and identity in everyday life.
  • Tingstad, Vebjørg. (2009) Discourses on child obesity and TV advertising in the context of the Norwegian welfare state. Children, food and identity in everyday life.
  • Kjørholt, Anne Trine; Tingstad, Vebjørg. (2007) Flexible places for flexible children? Discourses on new kindergarden architecture. Flexible childhood? Exploring children's welfare in time and space. Volume 2 of COST A19: Children's welfare.