Sigtona Halrynjo has a PhD in Sociology from the University of Oslo. She studies the interface between family policy and working life, gender and career in business and academic life, gender balance in senior management and equality throughout the life course, including transitions between work and retirement. Halrynjo combines qualitative and quantitative methods.
She is interested in research questions such as mothers’ and fathers’ use of parental leave and the importance of competing logics of career vs. family facilitation for gender equality. Halrynjo is also concerned with gender equality challenges in work and family life in the face of global competition, digitization and efficiency.
During the fall semester 2017, Halrynjo will be visiting scholar at the University of California, San Diego.