The research activities of the department focus on gender and social and cultural aspects of science and technology. The research topics are diverse, covering fields like studies of sexuality, sustainable energy, genomics, gender and technology, consumption, and the sociology and history of the internet. The department strives towards a collectively oriented research culture, where people actively collaborate in their research work. The department has proven relatively successful in maintaining a large share of external funding.
The department's research activities are many and varied. The main emphasis is on cultural changes as a starting point for asking new questions about fields of study that the research focuses on.
Current research projects
|Crafting Climate||Crafting Climate Transitions from Below||Jøran Solli|
|PerformE||Performing ELSA – Governance of and governmentality in biotechnology and nanotechnology research||Heidrun Åm|
Posthumane perspektiver på velferdsteknologi i eldres hverdagsliv
|Mirror, mirror||Gender as a symbolic and social structure in organizations||Agnes Bolsø|
|Buying and Selling (gender) Equality||Feminized Migration and Gender Equality in Contemporary Norway||Priscilla Ringrose|
|ZEB||Zero emission buildings||Thomas Berker|
|CenSES||Centre for Sustainable Energy Studies||Marianne Ryghaug|
|In Food We Trust?||Styringsteknologier i industrialiserte matsystemer||Per Østby|