Ingrid Smette

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Visiting address Gaustadalléen 21 Forskningsparken 0349 OSLO
Postal address Postboks 1093 Blindern 0317 OSLO

Academic interests

My research interests are parenting and childhood in a culturally diverse welfare state. I am interested in the relationship between parenting and social inequalities, but also parenting as an entry point to studying generational change and relationships between family and state. As part of this, I research how ideals of young people’s autonomy and gender equality influence relationships between minorities and the state in Norway. In my post.doc. project in Living the Nordic Model I interview parents raised in refugee families in Norway about their experiences of becoming a mother or father. I am also part of the qualitative longitudinal study Ungdom i endring (Inequality in youth).  I have previously studied young people’s learning across family, school and leisure activities in KnowMo. My PhD project was a study of culturally diverse secondary schools and how school culture shape relationships in and around school: The final year: A study of community in two secondary schools in Oslo, Norway.



PhD in social anthropology, University of Oslo (2015).


Editor in chief Nordisk tidsskrift for ungdomsforskning

Positions held

Researcher, Norwegian Social Research (NOVA), OsloMet



Tags: parenting, young people, childhood, minorities, refugee families
Published Oct. 15, 2019 4:13 PM - Last modified Aug. 26, 2021 2:54 PM