Frøydis Petersen Jensen is a Research Assistant at the Center for Research on Discretion and Paternalism. She holds a Master’s Degree in Sociology from the University of Oslo.
Frøydis has previously worked as an organizational consultant in the Welfare Alliance, a network of several voluntary organizations that work for a more inclusive welfare state and strengthening the rights of voluntary groups.
MA in Sociology (University of Oslo)
BA in Sociology (University of Oslo)
Get to know Frøydis
Is there a book you’d recommend within your field?
If you find it interesting how norms and expectations form people’s behavior, you might enjoy Erving Goffman’s The Presentation of Self in Everyday Life. Although it has been quite some time since I read about his role theory, I can still find myself thinking about the concept of frontstage and backstage behavior.
Which podcast are you listening to right now and why?
For news input, I listen to Aftenposten’s «Kort forklart», «Aftenpodden» and NRK’s «Oppdatert». For entertainment, I for example listen to «I varetekt» and «Krimpodden».
Your friend sets you up on a blind date with someone famous – who do you hope it is?
I would enjoy going shopping with Siv Jensen. With opposite taste in both fashion and politics, it’s bound to be an interesting experience.
If you had to choose a different field, what would it be?
Hmm, I have always had great respect for vocational subjects. If I hadn’t gone to university, I might have become an electrician.
What’s on your nightstand?
The Daily Stoic – a book with daily, meditative lessons helping you focus on the right things throughout the day. And earplugs.
Is there a TV-show you are binging?
Right now, I’m spending my evenings binging Modern Family (again). It’s perfect to have in the background while doing something else.
If you were prime minister for a day, what would you do?
Celebrate the election victory well into the night, of course.