Kirsten Sivesind

Associate Professor - Department of Education
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Phone +47 22857609
Room 559
Available hours On appointment
Visiting address Sem Sælands vei 7 Helga Engs hus 0317 OSLO
Postal address Postboks 1092 Blindern 0317 OSLO

Kirsten Sivesind, Dr. Philos, is Associate Professor in the Department of Education at the University of Oslo. Beyond her academic discipline of curriculum theory, her research focuses on comparative policy analysis and the history of educational ideas and reform. Her publications feature in journals including the European Educational Research Journal (EERJ) and the Journal of Curriculum Studies (JCS) where she serves as an associate editor. Currently, she is the Principal Investigator for the five-country study, “Policy Knowledge and Lesson Drawing in Nordic School Reform in an Era of International Comparison,” funded by the National Research Council in Norway


  • Associate Professor at the Department of Education, University of Oslo, 2015 -
  • Associate Professor (2008-2014), Senior lecturer (2004-2007) and Researcher/Assistant researcher (2003) at the Department of Teacher Education and School Research, UiO
  • Research Fellow at the Department of Educational Research, UiO, 1996 - 2002


  • Dr. Philos, Faculty of Education, UiO, 2008
  • Cand. Paed. University of Oslo, 1995
  • Cand. Mag. The Teacher University College in Arts and Crafts in Oslo, 1986
  • Teacher education, Halden University College, 1983-85

Boards and networks:

  • Academic Program Board for Education, Member, Department of Education, UiO, 2015 - 2019
  • Academic Program Board for Master in Educational Leadership, ILS, Leader, 2011 & 2012
  • European Educational Research Journal, Sage, Executive Editor, 2011-2019. From 2020 Member of the Editorial Board.
  • Journal of Curriculum Studies, Associate Editor, 2015-
  • The Nordic Journal for Education and Critique, Board Member, 2015-
  • Pedagogisk forskning i Sverige [Educational Research in Sweden], Member of the Nordic Editorial Board
Tags: Education, Curriculum studies
Published Aug. 6, 2010 9:21 AM - Last modified Mar. 12, 2021 6:29 PM