Kristinn Hegna

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Phone +47 22840711
Room 355
Available hours Appointment
Visiting address Gaustadalléen 21 Forskningsparken 0349 Oslo
Postal address Postboks 1092 Blindern 0317 OSLO

Scholarly interests

  • My interest lies with how young people live their lives outside and in education, and in how their growing up, their adolescence, experiences and identities impacts on the choices they do in education, how they see themselves in the classroom, in how and what they learn and in their ideas about their future. In my research I have in particular studied young people’s choice of education at the end of compulsory school and the transition to upper secondary education through the project Educational Pathways. In my current project Safety-VET, I will investigate factors that may be of importance for the completion of vocational education and training among young people at risk for dropping out/being pushed out of school. In general, I’m engaged in questions related to youth and adolescence, development, identity, social background and education; the school as a context for young people’s lives and young people’s lives as a context for their experiences in education and in school.


  • PED2450 Barne- og Ungdomskunnskap

Administrative tasks

  • Research education co-ordinator


  • 1994 – Cand.polit in Sociology at the Institute for Sociology and Human Geography, University of Oslo and Centre for Techology and Human values, University of Oslo
  • 1994 – Researcher, UNGforsk, Research Council of Norway
  • 1996-2015 Researcher, Group for youth resarch, NOVA Norwegian Social research
  • 2007 – Dr. polit in Sociology at the Institute for Sociology and Human Geography, University of Oslo. Thesis «Gay? The impact of sexual experience, attraction and identity for mental health problems and the use of alcohol and drugs among youth. A sociological study»
  • 2015 – Associate professor, Department of Education, Faculty of Educational Sciences University of Oslo


  • 1995-2005 Representative from Norway in the Nordic Youth Research Advisory Group appointed by the Nordic Council of Ministers
  • 2008- Editorial board, Tidsskrift for ungdomsforskning (Scientific journal)
  • Review for Acta Sociologica, Archives of General Psychiatry, Etnicities, Journal of Psychiatric Research, Journal of Research on Adolescence, Journal of Scandinavian Studies in Criminology and Crime Prevention, Nordic Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, Sexualities, Sosiologi i dag, Sosiologisk Tidsskrift, Søkelys på arbeidslivet, Tidsskrift for Psykisk Helsearbeid, Young
  • 2015 Co-editor of Sosiologi i dag, Special edition on The school
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Published Feb. 25, 2015 12:13 PM - Last modified Feb. 19, 2020 1:45 PM