Deborah Lynn Kitchen-Døderlein

Associate Professor - British North American
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Phone +47 22856952
Mobile phone +4790948254 90948254
Room NT 612
Available hours Home office. Available for appointments online. Send message to mobil phone.
Visiting address Niels Treschows hus 6th floor Niels Henrik Abels vei 36
Postal address Postboks 1003 Blindern 0316 Oslo

Advising Areas:

  • Gender/Sexuality/Women in American History
  • American Film History and Culture
  • Race/Racism in American History
  • American Social/Cultural History

*You should contact me as you are considering you thesis proposal.

**I offer group advising, although can meet individually if necessary.

Specialty courses:

ENG 2533: Gender in American History

ENG 4542: Research in American Social History

Works in Progress:

  • Guess Who's Coming to Dinner: Creating Radical Change by Conservative Means
  • Fire and Desire: Interracial Sex and Romance in the Movies
  • Writing a Successful Thesis
  • Rules for Writing English for Norwegians


PhD, 1993. American Social History. University of Minnesota. Thesis: Interracial Marriage in the United States, 1900-1980.


Førsteamanuensis (Associate Professor):

  • University of Oslo, Norway, 1997-present.  Institute for Literature, Area Studies, and European Languages: American History and Culture.
  • Norwegian School of Management (BI), Sandvika, Norway: 1996-1997. Intercultural Communication
  • Norges Teknisk-Naturvitenskapelige Universitet, Trondheim, Norway: 1995-1996.  American Civilization

STUDENT Ministry (1987-1994): Founder and Director

Improved academic excellence of students of all ages in mixed race and class context in inner city church.  Taught workshops on test anxiety, job seeking skills, and learning strategies.  Supervised scholarship program, Honor Roll, and Challenge groups.  Served as advocate for parents and children in local schools.  Mentored college, secondary and elementary students and parents.

Timelærer (1985-1995): University of Minnesota, Rochester Center, Minneapolis Community College, St. Cloud State University, University of Minnesota Extension, University of Minnesota Neighborhood Extension, University of Wisconsin-Stout. (History and Sociology)

Teaching Assistant (1980-88): University of Minnesota, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (History)

Consultant, 1986-1995.

Administrator/Teacher/Co-founder, New Heights Charter School, 1993.

Administrative Assistant, College of Liberal Arts Planning & Fiscal Management, University of Minnesota, 1988-93.

Independent and team research, analysis and reporting of all aspects of fiscal and curricular planning for deans.  Managed Temporary Allocations process.  Tracked income, expenditures and allocations, giving a prediction confidence of 95%, ten months earlier.  Published annual statistical reports of historical trends, improving accuracy while cutting months from the processing time.  Prioritized and responded to data inquiries.  Managed computer resources.

Research Assistant (1983-1986): University of Minnesota, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Assistant Archivist, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, 1977-78.

Daily operations of both the University Archives and the Area Research Center of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin.  Reorganized University archival records during move of physical facilities.  Created photograph collection (1868-1977).  Supervised student workers.  Assisted students, faculty and alumni with reference needs.

Tags: English, American Studies, United States, USA, American History, American Politics, Social History, Gender, Women's history, Gender history, Race, Racism, American culture, Film, Interracial Relationships, Sexuality, Marriage history, Research Methods, Memory, Americans in Norway
Published Sep. 23, 2010 12:00 PM - Last modified Dec. 22, 2020 3:35 PM