Erlend Hovdkinn From

Doctoral Research Fellow - Fagseksjonen
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Mobile phone +47 95934193
Visiting address Blindernveien 9 Domus Theologica 0371 OSLO
Postal address Postboks 1023 Blindern 0315 OSLO
Other affiliations Faculty of Theology (Student)

Academic interests

My academic interests are within sociology of religion, and more specific – nonreligion and secularity. My PhD project addresses nonreligion in the Norwegian context. How does the religiously unaffiliated relate to Norway’s cultural heritage of protestant Christianity? Moreover, what constitutes Norwegian nonreligion, politically, socially, existentially and culturally?

My position as PhD candidate is part of the project Good Protestant, Bad Religion (GOBA, funded by the Research Council of Norway, 2014-2018).

I am one of the editors of the collaborative scholarly blog Religion: Going Public (2016->), and I am writing for the Norway section at EUREL, a database of socio-legal data on religion in Europe.

Courses taught

Educational Background

  • M.A. (Sociology, World Cities and Urban Life) Goldsmiths College, University of London (2011-2012)
  • M.A. (Religion and Society) University of Oslo (2009-2011)


Published Aug. 29, 2016 10:51 AM - Last modified Oct. 13, 2017 2:36 PM