Kristian Mjåland is associate professor in sociology at the Department of sociology and social work. He earned his PhD in sociology from the Universtiy of Bergen in 2015. Mjåland has previously worked at Uni Research Rokkansenteret in Bergen and at the University of Cambridge. Mjåland’s research interests are mainly concerned with punishment, prisons, drugs, and coercive treatment. He is primarily a qualitative researcher, with considerable experience from ethnographic fieldwork and qualitative interviewing. Comparative penology has been his main research priorities the last few years. Theoretically, his research explores issues such as penal power, resistance, punishment, legitimacy and procedural justice. He is currently study program leader for the master program in sociology and social work. He teaches the master course ME-416 (Philosophy of science and qualitative methods) and the bachelor cours SV-218 (Deviance, crime and punishment). Mjåland supervises bachelor-, master-, and PhD-students. Mjåland is a visiting scholar at the Prisons Research Centre at the University of Cambridge.
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