Sociologist studying knowledge, education and power
Marte Mangset holds a PhD from Sciences Po Paris and from the University of Bergen. The title of her thesis is “The discipline of historians: a comparative study of historians’ constructions of the discipline of history in English, French and Norwegian universities”. Mangset specializes in international comparative sociological studies of knowledge, education and power.
She studies among other things the relationship between expertise and policy, and elites. She compares the kind of knowledge and skills that legitimizes bureaucratic leaders’ power in Norway, France and Britain. Marte also works on several projects on governing instruments in higher education and research. The relationship between excellence, gender balance and diversity is central in these projects.