About the speaker
Torkild Hovde Lyngstad is professor of sociology at the University of Oslo, Norway. He holds a PhD in demography from the same institution. His research interests include family demography, social stratification, life course criminology and social science genetics. Starting in the summer of 2019, he leads the ERC-funded project "OPENFLUX: Societal openness, normative flux and the social modification of heritability" which uses genetic data and methods to study change in societies, across life courses and transmission processes from parents to children. Torkild is also member of the Scientific Advisory Committee of the Centre for Fertility and Health.