Knut Kjeldstadli is a Norwegian historian.
He took his doctorate in 1989 with the paper Jerntid. Fabrikksystem og arbeidere ved Christiania Spigerverk og KvÃ¦rner Brug fra om lag 1890 til 1940. He became adjunct professor at the University of Bergen in 1992, and then professor at the University of Oslo in 1996.
He is a member of the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters.
Kjeldstadli is also involved in politics, in the Socialist Left Party as well as ATTAC.
Kjeldstadli was awarded the Brage Prize in 2003 for serving as editor of Norsk innvandringshistorie.
He was the son of historian Sverre Kjeldstadli, paternal grandson of trade unionist Lars Kjeldstadli, maternal grandson of editor Daniel Grini and grandnephew of politician Sigvart Grini.