Tone Cecilie Carlsten has worked as a researcher at the Nordic Institute for Studies in Innovation, Research and Education (NIFU) since 2006. Her employment history includes teaching in different countries. She holds a Cand. Polit. (equivalent to a master’s degree) in Educational Science from the University of Oslo and is currently completing a PhD in Educational Science at the same university. She has been a visiting researcher at the University of Illinois and Stanford University.