Kristian Mjåland is a sociologist with a Master’s degree from the University of Bergen 2008, and he has a PhD in Sociology from the University of Bergen in 2015. Mjåland has worked at Stein Rokkan Centre for Social Studies since 2008, first as a research assistant, then as a PhD-candidate, and finally as a Senior Researcher. His PhD was an ethnographic analysis of drug use and drug rehabilitation in a Norwegian prison. Mjåland’s research interests are mainly concerned with drugs, prisons and coercive treatment. He is primarily a qualitative researcher, but he has considerable experience in administering and analyzing surveys. Theoretically, his research explores issues such as penal power, resistance, punishment, legitimacy and procedural justice. As of 2016, Mjåland holds a Senior Research Associate post at the University of Cambridge, where is working on a comparative research project on penal policy and prisoner experiences in England & Wales and Norway. He also holds a 20 % position as associate professor in sociology at the University of Agder (UiA).
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