Institutt for tverrfaglige kulturstudier Norges teknisk-naturvitenskapelige universitet 7491 Trondheim Norge

Knut Holtan Sørensen


Bakgrunn og aktiviteter


Current research interests include social studies of ICT and the Internet, innovation and technology policy, gender and technology, social studies of knowledge and interdisciplinarity, engineering studies, and social studies of climate change and sustainable energy technologies. Sørensen has active interdisciplinary research collaboration with faculty and research scientists in engineering and architecture across NTNU and SINTEF.



I. Teaching



II. Supervision



III. Research Grants

Research Council of Norway (ongoing or recently concluded)

Lavenergibygninger - fra visjon til realitet?, 2001-06

Coping with the threat of climate change: Technological strategies and cultural responses, 2002-07

Learning from transdisciplinarity. Gender and ICT as windows to understanding management of knowledge, 2004-08

Tverrfaglighet, tillit og trivialisering? Utviklingstrekk ved moderne kunnskapskulturer, 2004-07

Not in my nature? The controversies and politics of environmentalism and public planning in localising wind farms, 2004-10

Pandoras I-Pod: Musikk og moral i informasjonssamfunnet, 2004-07

Providing hydrogen for transport in Norway: A social learning approach, 2005-08

Preparing for a rainy day? Configuring climate science for future society, 2007-10

Building markets, shaping policy? The role of economics in energy policy and energy use, 2008-2011

Renewable strategies? Implementing and commercialising new energy technologies, 2008-2011

Communicating local governments: Implementing community informatics, 2008-2012

Public Acceptance of Post Carbon Strategies, 2009-2012


European Union Framework Programmes

European Media and Everyday Life Technologies Network I (EMTEL I), 1995-1997 (coordinator: Sussex University)

Social Learning in Multimedia (SLIM), 1996-1999 (coordinator: Edinburgh University)

Towards an Interactive Technology Policy, 1998-2000 (coordinator: Twente University)

Process Re-Engineering in Europe: Choice, People and Technology (PRECEPT), 1999-2002 (coordinator: Technological University of Denmark)

European Media and Everyday Life Technologies Network II (EMTEL II), 2000-2003 (coordinator: London School of Economics)

Strategies of Inclusion: Gender in Information Society (SIGIS), 2000-2004 (coordinator: Edinburgh University)

Policies for Research and Innovation in the Move towards the European Research Area, (PRIME), Network of Excellence, 2004-2009 (coordinator: Ecoles des Mines de Paris)



Vitenskapelig, faglig og kunstnerisk arbeid

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  • Sørensen, Knut Holtan; Faulkner, Wendy; Rommes, Els. (2011) Technologies of Inclusion. Gender in the Information Society. Tapir Akademisk Forlag. 2011. ISBN 9788251928465.
  • Sørensen, Knut Holtan; Gansmo, Helen Jøsok; Lagesen, Vivian Anette; Amdahl, Eva. (2008) Faglighet og tverrfaglighet i den nye kunnskapsøkonomien. Tapir Akademisk Forlag. 2008. ISBN 978-82-519-2339-2.
  • Sørensen, Knut Holtan; Gansmo, Helen Jøsok; Lagesen, Vivian Anette; Amdahl, Eva. (2008) Vitenskap som dialog - kunnskap i bevegelse. Tverrfaglighet og kunnskapskulturer i forskning. Tapir Akademisk Forlag. 2008. ISBN 978-82-519-2338-5.
  • Aune, Margrethe; Sørensen, Knut Holtan. (2007) Mellom klima og komfort - utfordringer for en bærekraftig energiutvikling. Tapir Akademisk Forlag. 2007. ISBN 978-82-519-2276-0.
  • Sørensen, Knut Holtan; Williams, Robin. (2002) Shaping Technology, Guiding Policy: Concepts, Spaces, & Tools. 2002. ISBN 1-84064-649-7.
  • Sørensen, Knut Holtan. (1999) Similar concerns, different styles? Technology studies in Europe. 1999. ISBN 92-828-7262-9.
  • Sørensen, Knut Holtan. (1998) The spectre of participation. Technology and work in a welf are state. 1998. ISBN 82-00-42309-3.
  • Lie, Merete; Sørensen, Knut Holtan. (1996) Making technology our own? : domesticating technology into everyday life. 1996.

Del av bok/rapport

  • Sørensen, Knut Holtan; Melby, Kari. (2011) Fra kunnskap til dyd? Om tverrfaglighet som kompetanseutfordring. Dannelse. Tenkning - modning - refleksjon.
  • Sørensen, Knut Holtan. (2010) Det norske samfunn: Et innovasjonssystem?. Det norske samfunn.
  • Sørensen, Knut Holtan. (2009) The role of social science in engineering. Philosophy of Technology and Engineering Sciences, Vol 9 av Handbook of Philosophy of Science.
  • Silverstone, Roger; Sørensen, Knut Holtan. (2005) Towards the 'Communication Society'. Media, Technology and Everyday Life in Europe.
  • Sørensen, Knut Holtan. (2005) Domestication: The enactment of technology. Domestication of media and technology.
  • Sørensen, Knut Holtan. (2005) Jakten på innovasjon: Fra nasjonsbygging til Det norske samfunn.
  • Gansmo, Helen Jøsok; Lagesen, Vivian Anette; Sørensen, Knut Holtan. (2003) Forget the hacker? A critical re-appraisal of Norwegian studies of gender and ICT. He, She and IT revisited. New Perspectives on Gender in the Information Society, ed. Merete Lie.
  • Sørensen, Knut Holtan. (2002) Social shaping on the move? On the policy relevance of the social shaping perspective. Knut H. Sørensen & Robin Williams, eds. (2002): Shaping technology, guiding policy..
  • Sørensen, Knut Holtan; Aune, Margrethe; Hatling, Morten. (2000) Against linearity - On the Cultural Appropriation of Science and Technology. Between Understanding and Trust. The Public, Science and Technology.
  • Hatling, Morten; Sørensen, Knut Holtan. (1998) Social constructions of user participation. The spectre of participation. Technology and work in a welf are state.
  • Sørensen, Knut Holtan. (1998) A sociotechnical legacy? A note on trajectories and traditions in Norwegian research on technology and work. The spectre of participation. Technology and work in a welf are state.
  • Sørensen, Knut Holtan. (1998) Engineers transformed: From managers of technology to technological consultants?. The spectre of participation. Technology and work in a welf are state.


  • Aune, Margrethe; Berker, Thomas; Sørensen, Knut Holtan. (2002) Needs, roles and participation. A review of social science literature on users in technological design. 2002. STS arbeidsnotat/ working paper (58/02).
  • Elzen, Boelie; Jørgensen, Ulrik; Sørensen, Knut Holtan; Thomassen, Øyvind. (2001) Tackling transportation problems around the world. Case studies used in the INTEPOL project. 2001.
  • Elzen, Boelie; Sørensen, Knut Holtan; Jørgensen, Ulrik; Thomassen, Øyvind. (2001) Towards an interactive technology policy. Implications from the social shaping of mobility and transport policies for a new technology policy paradigm. 2001.
  • Sørensen, Knut Holtan. (1999) Rush-hour blues or the whistle of freedom? Understanding modern mobility. 1999. STS-rapport.
  • Sørensen, Knut Holtan. (1996) Learning technology, constructing culture : socio-technical change as social learning. 1996. STS arbeidsnotat/ working paper (18/96).