Torkild Hovde Lyngstad
I am a professor of sociology at Department of Sociology and Human Geography at the University of Oslo. I think of myself as a data scientist, with broad interests. Most of my work has been in demography and sociology, but I have dabbled in epidemiology and criminology as well. I hold a ph.d. from the University of Oslo. The degree was in demography, but my work could just as well sort under sociology. I also hold a cand.polit. degree in sociology, which is equivalent to a two-year Master’s degree. I began studying for an engineering degree, but quit. On the way I also took coursework in computer science and math.
I teach and do social research, mainly within the fields of family sociology, demography, and criminology. On this site, you fill find the occasional post and news items relating to my research.
This website is made with Jekyll and the Moon theme by Taylan Tatli. However, I cloned Thomas J. Leeper’s site that had some minor modifications I liked. The background image is from Grandefjæra, a natural reserve in Ørland, where I grew up. The picture is taken by Karin H. Størseth, whom you should follow on Instagram for high quality nature photos.
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