Jon Nordenson

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Academic interests

I am a postdoc-fellow within the field of environmental humanities, and take part on the project “GreenMENA: Climate Change and Energy Transition in the Middle East”. More specifically, I study how issues pertaining to climate change and the green shift are treated in public discourse in the Middle East and North Africa region (see below). Previously, I have focused on online and offline activism in the MENA region; the relationship between activism, public discourse, and democratization; and language use online in the Arabic speaking countries.

 

Higher education and employment history

2016-2017

Researcher on the project “GreenMENA: Climate Change and Energy Transition in the Middle East”

 

2016

PhD, University of Oslo. Thesis: Online Activism in Egypt and Kuwait: Counterpublicness and Democratization in Authoritarian Contexts.

 

2010

MA, Arabic, University of Oslo. MA thesis: We Want Five! – Kuwait, the Internet, and the Public Sphere.

 

2008-2012

Research Assistant on the project “The Gulf Research Unit”, based at the University of Oslo

 

2011

Research Assistant on the project “Rethinking the Middle East Talks: Prospects for Democratic Reforms in the PLO”, based at The Peace Research Institute (PRIO).

 

2007

Arabic Language Studies, International Language Institute, Cairo.

 

2006

BA, Arabic, University of Oslo.

 

Teaching

2015

Lecturer, introductory course in area studies entitled: “Har kontrarevolusjonen lykkes? Hvordan forstå Midtøsten i 2015 [Has the counter-revolution succeeded? How to understand the Middle East in 2015] (MØNA 1000),” University of Oslo.

 

2009-2011

Lecturer and seminar leader, Modern Standard Arabic over six semesters on BA level, University of Oslo.

 

Awards

Winner of the 2010 “Babylon Award”, awarded by Babylon – Nordisk tidsskrift for Midtøstenstudier, for best contribution by young researchers.

 

Other

2011 -

Babylon – Nordisk tidsskrift for Midtøstenstudier, member of the Editorial Staff.

 

2013-2016

Nordic Society for Middle Eastern Studies, Board Member.

 

Books

 

Twitter: @jnor

Tags: The Middle East, Arabic, Oil Politics in the Gulf Region, Kuwait, Egypt, Activism, Democratization, Climate Change, Energy, Lebanon

Publications

  • Nordenson, Jon (2017). The Language of Online Activism - A Case from Kuwait, In Gunvor Mejdell & Jacob Høigilt (ed.),  The Politics of Written Language in the Arab World. Writing Change..  Brill Academic Publishers.  ISBN 9789004346161.  11.  s 266 - 290
  • Selvik, Kjetil; Nordenson, Jon & Kebede, Tewodros Aragie (2015). Print media liberalization and electoral coverage bias in Kuwait. The Middle East Journal.  ISSN 0026-3141.  69(2), s 255- 276 . doi: 10.1353/mej.2015.0030
  • Nordenson, Jon & Høigilt, Jacob (2014). Tahrir-litteraturen. Babylon - Nordisk tidsskrift for Midtøstenstudier.  ISSN 1503-5727.  2014(1), s 92- 100 Show summary
  • Nordenson, Jon (2010). We want five! - internett og demokratisering i Kuwait. Babylon - Nordisk tidsskrift for Midtøstenstudier.  ISSN 1503-5727.  (2), s 44- 55

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  • Nordenson, Jon (2017). Online Activism in the Middle East. Political Power and Authoritarian Governments from Egypt to Kuwait.. I.B. Tauris.  ISBN 978-1-78453-778-4.  402 s.
  • Nordenson, Jon (2010). We Want Five! - Kuwait, the internet, and the public sphere. Lambert Academic Publishing.  ISBN 978-3-8433-5688-6.  98 s.

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Published June 24, 2010 1:23 PM - Last modified Nov. 22, 2017 2:56 PM

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