Jacob Høigilt

Professor - Middle East Studies
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Phone +47 22854150
Mobile phone +47 41256832 41256832
Room P.A. Munchs hus, rom 375
Available hours Tuesdays 11-12
Visiting address Niels Henrik Abels vei 36 P. A. Munchs hus 0371 OSLO
Postal address Postboks 1010 Blindern 0315 OSLO

Latest book

Comics in Contemporary Arab Culture: Politics, Language and Resistance (I.B. Tauris 2019)




Academic interests

I do research in three main fields: Language, culture and society in the Arab world, Islamist ideology, and politics and journalism. My research focuses on Egypt, Palestine, Lebanon and Tunisia.

My current research project is Journalism in struggles for democracy: media and polarization in the Middle East, with Kjetil Selvik at the Norwegian Institute for Foreign Affairs (NUPI).

For more details on my research, see my Research Gate profile.

Courses taught

From 2021 to 2024 I serve as Head of research at IKOS, and I won't teach any courses during this period. Courses I have taught include:

Professional background


Tags: Middle East, Arabic, Sociolinguistics, Social movements, Islamism, CIMS
Published Aug. 10, 2015 11:19 AM - Last modified Apr. 16, 2021 1:29 PM