Background and activities

Ingvill Stuvøy is currently a postdoc affiliated with the research group "Sustainability of the Nordic model in work-life and welfare state". She has a PhD (2018) in sociology from NTNU and a BA (2008) and MA (2011) from University of Copenhagen. Ingvill's PhD thesis Parenthood at a price. Accounting for the viability of transnational surrogacy examined the social meaning of money in transnational surrogacy, taking as her starting point the travels undertaken by Norwegian citizens in order to have a child born to them abroad by a surrogate mother. As part of her postdoc, Ingvill is currently working on different forms of mobility and migration, including the "repro-migration" she studied for her PhD thesis. The aim is to contribute with knowledge on the welfare state politics on migration and care for children. 

Main research areas are surrogacy; reproduction; assisted reproductive technologies (ARTs); body; gender; stratification and inequality; repro-migration; money; (bio)economy; welfare state; qualitative methods; feminist theory; economic sociology; sociology of the family.

Scientific, academic and artistic work

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Journal publications

Part of book/report

  • Stuvøy, Ingvill. (2016) Surrogati: Reproduksjon i globalt farvann. Reproduksjon, kjønn og likestilling i dagens Norge.


  • Stuvøy, Ingvill. (2018) Parenthood at a price. Accounting for the viability of transnational surrogacy. 2018. ISBN 978-82-326-3180-3.


  • Stuvøy, Ingvill. (2019) 1,6 barn og andre trøblete tall. Kvinnedagen 8.mars: Hvem skal bære (frem) velferdsstaten? Befolkningspolitikk i et bredt perspektiv . Senter for tverrfaglig kjønnsforskning, UiO; Oslo. 2019-03-08 - 2019-03-08.
  • Stuvøy, Ingvill. (2019) Dør vi ut? Fallende fertilitet (paneldebatt). Sakprosafestivalen . Litteraturhuset i Trondheim; Trondheim. 2019-11-01 - 2019-11-01.
  • Stuvøy, Ingvill. (2019) En hjelpende livmor? (Bio)politikk, surrogati og potensialet i den reproduktive assistansen. Kjønnsforskning NÅ! . Senter for kvinne- og kjønnsforskning, UiT; Tromsø. 2019-11-13 - 2019-11-15.
  • Øversveen, Emil; Stuvøy, Ingvill; Toft, Maren. (2019) Sosiale skillelinjer, klasse og konflikt (panelsamtale). Sosiologifestivalen 2019 . Trøndersosiologene; Trondheim. 2019-09-24 - 2019-09-24.
  • Stuvøy, Ingvill. (2018) Panelist on "The Future of Reproduction". The Future of Reproduction . Institutt for Tverrfaglige Kulturstudier, NTNU; Trondheim. 2018-09-06 - 2018-09-06.
  • Stuvøy, Ingvill. (2017) Paneldeltakere i debatt om "Verdien av et liv". Verdien av et liv . Litteraturhuset; Trondheim. 2017-05-03 - 2017-05-03.