I am a social historian working on popular culture in Britain, (West) Germany and the US from the late 19th to the end of the 20th century. I am particularly interested in the history of the voluntary organisation of leisure, the development of public entertainment spaces and the production of popular music from the rise of Tin Pan Alley to the advent of the internet. As a certified historian and a hobby sociologist, I am also interested in the dialogue between the two disciplines.
- Class Struggle, Gender Trouble, and Everyday Life: 20th-Century Social History (HIS 2317/4317): http://www.uio.no/studier/emner/hf/iakh/HIS2317/
- Historikere på byen: innføring i den moderne byhistorien (HIS1300MET): http://www.uio.no/studier/emner/hf/iakh/HIS1300MET/v18/index.html
- The History of Popular Culture and Society in the West, 1880-2000 (HIS 2362/4362): http://www.uio.no/studier/emner/hf/iakh/HIS2362/
- Historiography and Historical Theory: Accounting for Change and Continuity (HIS 4011): http://www.uio.no/studier/emner/hf/iakh/HIS4011/
- History and the Social Sciences: A Nervous Romance?: Themes and Theories of Social History since the 1960s: http://www.uio.no/studier/emner/hf/iakh/HIS2310/
- Prosjektseminar, master i historie (HIS4030): http://www.uio.no/studier/emner/hf/iakh/HIS4030/
- Research and Writing Training in History II (MITRA4030): http://www.uio.no/studier/emner/hf/iakh/MITRA4030/
I studied at Ruhr University in Bochum and Technical and Humboldt University in Berlin, where I graduated in 2001. I received my PhD in 2008 for a dissertation on the comparative history of leisure clubs and associations in Britain and Germany in the 19th and 20th centuries. Subsequently, I was employed at the Bielefeld Graduate School in History and Sociology at Bielefeld University and at the University of Edinburgh, School of History, Classics & Archaeology, before I came to Oslo in June 2014.