Ida Seljeseth

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Mobile phone +47 92047828
Visiting address Niels Henrik Abels vei 36 Henrik Wergelands hus 0313 OSLO
Postal address Postboks 1102 Blindern 0317 OSLO

PhD project 

In my PhD project I investigate how Plain Language experts in Norway understands Plain Language, and how we can understand the connection between Plain Language and democracy and the rule of law. The goal of my project is to develop theory on how writing texts in Plain Language can fulfill the Norwegian Plain Language promise of promoting democracy and the rule of law. 

The starting point of my theoretical exploration is the concept of Rhetorical Citizenship. In short this concept views citizenship as something we do discoursively. I am exploring how Plain Language texts from the public can improve the readers ability to make informed choices and express herself relevantly and convincingly both in the public sphere and when addressing the authorities. 

Academic interests

  • Rhetoric
  • Textual science
  • Rhetorical Citizenship
  • Democracy
  • Bureaucracy 
  • Plain Language


  • 2013: Master of Rhetoric and Communication (University of Oslo)
  • 2010: Bachelor of Political Science (University of Oslo)
Published Mar. 28, 2017 2:25 PM - Last modified Oct. 9, 2019 9:14 AM