Karen Gammelgaard

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Phone +47 22856795
Mobile phone +4797473070
Room NT 1114
Visiting address Niels Treschows hus 10th floor Niels Henrik Abels vei 36
Postal address Postboks 1003 Blindern 0316 Oslo

Fields of expertise

Czech language, literature, and culture. Prague school semiotics. Nationhood studies. Corpus-assisted discourse analysis. Slavic standard languages. Standard language theory. Diglossia. Discourse in totalitarian states. Discourse analysis.

Completed Research Projects (at ILOS)

Konstituerende tekster in KULTRANS, including the project Textualizing Democracy
Red-Letter Days in Transition
The Upheaval in Czech Textual Culture 1948-1953 (on Stalinist text culture)


Member of:

  • The Independent International Review Panel for the HERA Joint Research Programme “Public Spaces: Culture and Integration in Europe”, 2017-
  • The Specialist Board (philology) for PhD-studies, Charles University, Prague, 2015-
  • The Programme Committee, Research Cooperation Programme Norway-Estonia (The EEA and Norway Grants finance reseach Collaboration), 2013–2017
  • The Expert Committee of Humanities (FRIHUM), Research Council of Norway, 2010–2013

Internal reviewer, political magazine Respekt, Prague, 1990–1991

Academic positions

2013 - Head of Department, ILOS, UiO

2005-2008: Head of Research and Deputy Head of Department, ILOS, UiO

2003- Professor of Czech,  Dept. of East European and Oriental Studies, UiO, from 2005 Department of Literature, Area Studies and European Languages (ILOS), UiO

1996–2005: Associate Professor, Czech, Dept. of East European and Oriental Studies, UiO

1992–1996: Associate Professor (in training), Czech, Dept. of East European and Oriental Studies, UiO

1991–1992: Substitute Associate Professor, Czech. Slavic and Baltic Department, UiO

1986–1991: Peripatetic teacher, Danish, Dept. of Nordic Studies, Charles University, Prague


2007–2008: Research Leadership Program, University of Oslo (UiO)

1995: Dr. art, UiO

1978–1985: MA Slavic studies (major in Czech, minor in Serbo-Croatian, additional courses in Russian, Slovak, and Soviet Studies), Aarhus University (Denmark), Charles University Prague (Czechoslovakia), and Belgrade University (Yugoslavia)

Tags: Czech, Slavic and East European Studies, Central Europe, Semiotics, Discourse analysis, Standard languages, Czech literature, Czech Republic
Published Sep. 23, 2010 12:01 PM - Last modified Jan. 4, 2021 10:09 AM