Centre for Research on Discretion and Paternalism Bergen

Patrick Talatas

Patrick Talatas

Research Assistant


Patrick Talatas is a Research Assistant at the Center for Research on Discretion and Paternalism and the Department of Government (University of Bergen). He holds three Bachelor degrees from the Oslo Metropolitan University,  the University of Bergen and the University of Copenhagen

Bachelor’s degree in Library and Information science from the Oslo Metropolitan University.

Bachelor’s degree in History from the University of Bergen.

Bachelor’s degree in Cross-cultural and Regional studies from the University of Copenhagen

Get to know Patrick

What are you working on right now?

I am currently conducting a literature search for population studies on paternalistic attitudes to children and youth.

Can you describe your office space?

Post-it notes. Post-it notes everywhere.

Where are you best able to think?

The right amount of background noise is key for me. So either at a crowded café or at the library wearing headphones.

What’s on your nightstand?

Usually about five different books of different genres that I am all in the middle of reading.

Is there a TV-show you are binging?

Currently a lot of political series like the West Wing, Makta and Borgen.

And a place you’ve been where you’d like to go back?

Laos has to be high on the list of places I would like to return to. Welcoming people, beautiful nature and great food.