Research Professor at Vestlandsforsking / Western Norway Research Institute
I have a doctoral degree in Humanistic Informatics (2003) from University of Bergen, with the thesis The power of discourse – the freedom of individuals: Gendered positions in the discourse of computing. My main research interests are in computer technology and gender, identity and culture, computer history, computer education, computer games and welfare technology.
Among my publications are the monograph Gender-Technology Relations: Exploring Stability and Change (Palgrave Macmillan 2011) and the co-edited anthology Digital Culture, Play, and Identity: A World of Warcraft® Reader (MIT Press, 2008).
Since 1998 I have worked at Humanistic Informatics and later Digital Culture at University of Bergen as PhD Fellow, Postdoc and later Associate Professor. I participated in designing courses in Humanistic Informatics/Digital Culture, teaching, supervision on BA, MA and PhD, and research in the field. For several years I was also engaged in administration of education at UiB, first as study coordinator for Digital Culture’s BA and MA programs (2009-2011), and then as Head of Education at Department of Linguistic, Literary and Aesthetic Studies, University of Bergen (2011-2013, 2015- ), with responsibility for a total of 10 different Bachelor degrees, 11 Master degrees, Ph.D. education and several internet based studies. Between autumn 2013 and summer 2015 I had a position as researcher at Vestlandsforsking / Western Norway Research Institute.
Since July 2016 I have had my main position at Vestlandsforsking / Western Norway Research Institute where I am currently a Research Professor in the research group “Technology and Society”. Main research projects at VF have been in e-health and welfare technology, and in computer education and digital competence for children. From 2017 to 2022, I will lead one of four research areas for the Nordforsk financed Nordic Centre of Excellence NORDWIT with the long title “Beyond the gender paradox: Women’s careers in technology-driven research and innovation in and outside of academe”, collaborating with the universities in Uppsala (main project leader) and Tampere. (Twitter: #NordwitNCOE). Read the NORDWIT Blog.
Hilde G C at Twitter: @HiGCo
And I’m doing some other stuff too, when I’m not working