University of Oslo
Håkon Larsen is a postdoctoral fellow at the Department of Sociology and Human Geography at the University of Oslo. His research interests include cultural sociology, media and communication, and cultural policy. In most of his work he employs a cultural sociological perspective, and he has published several articles in international and Norwegian journals. In 2013 he published a book in Norwegian on cultural sociology (Den nye kultursosiologien, Universitetsforlaget). His PhD thesis in sociology in 2011 (University of Oslo) was on the legitimation of public service broadcasting in Norway and Sweden during the 2000s. He is currently doing research on legitimation work in the Scandinavian cultural sector.