Currently Head of Department, and on leave from my position as Associate Professor. I am a media scholar with a doctorate in media studies from the University of Bergen. My Master and Bachelor degrees are from the University of Oslo. In addition, I have a degree in technical translation from the then Agder University College, and university pedagogics from the University of Oslo. Previously, I worked at the University of Bergen, the University of Oslo and at the International Summer School at the University of Oslo. Research interest include communication for social change; editorial cartoons in Southern Africa, and political satire in online media. Issues of gender, culture and media. Postcolonial theory. Popular culture. Eurovision Song Contest.
Fields of study
Development aid Ethnography Feminist theory Popular Culture Qualitative methodologies Postcolonial theory and practice Youth culture Ethnic minorities Development studies Disapora Media and globalisation Media in southern Africa Medialisation of religion Reception studies HIV/AIDS and the media Eurovision Song Contest Political cartoons Development Studies Anthropological film Social media Communication for social change Cultural Studies
Arntsen, Hilde; Ekström, Ylva (2014). Finding One’s Feet in Modernity. Young Women and the Media in Dar es Salaam and Harare. Oloruntoba-Oju, Taiwo; Holst Petersen, Kirsten (Ed.). Culture and the Contemporary African. Nordiska Afrikainstitutet.
Arntsen, Hilde (2010). Committing journalism? A View of the Zimbabwean 2008 General Election as interpreted by news cartoons. Communicare. Vol. 29.
Researching popular culture.
Enghel, Florencia (Ed.).
Malmö University’s Master in Communication for Development.
Arntsen, Hilde (2005). Staging the Nation? Nation, Myth and Cultural Stereotypes in the International Eurovision Song Contest Finals in Estonia, Lativa and Norway. Bærug, RIchard (Ed.). The Baltic Media World. p. 145-157. The Baltic Media World/Det Norske Utenriksdepartement.
Comments on Stefan Jonsson's presentation.
Arntsen, Hilde (2004). Comments on Stefan Jonsson's presentation. Nordicom Information. Vol. 26.
Arntsen, Hilde (1998). You've come a long way, baby? : some questions of gender representation in Zimbabwean women's magazines. Waldahl, Ragnar (Ed.). Perspectives on media, culture and democracy in Zimbabwe. p. 82-114. Institutt for medier og kommunikasjon, Oslo.
Arntsen, Hilde (1997). Representation of the "Other" in visual narrative : African journey and Neria. Drag, Marianne; Gecau, Kimani; Zhuwarara, Rino (Ed.). Media, democratization and identity. p. 98-115. University of Zimbabwe.
Betwixt and Between. Case Studies in Gender, Culture and the Media in Zimbabwe in the 1990s.
Universitetet i Bergen.
Om Eurovision Song Contest, populærkultur og geopolitikk.
Arntsen, Hilde; Egden, Sissel
Kvinnetabuer blir suksess i India.
Dagsavisen - Nye Meninger.
Arntsen, Hilde (2018). Researching Media in Africa. Journalism and Media International Center (JMIC)
Moderator of panel discussion at the Book Launch of the Handbook in African Media Research (Palgrave 2018).
Book Launch of the Handbook in African Media Research (Palgrave 2018). Oslo Met and Fellesrådet for Afrika.
Arntsen, Hilde; Waldrop, Anne
Introduction to Special Issue: Qualitative Method/ologies in Development Studies.
Forum for Development Studies.
Arntsen, Hilde; Ekström, Ylva
Panel convener: Digital Mobilities: Representation and Self-Representation of the Digital African Citizen.
Panel at Nordic Africa Days 2019. The Nordic Africa Institute.
Arntsen, Hilde (2018). The President vs. the People: Online Political Cartoons and ZImbabwean Elections in 2008 and 2018. Research seminar, Dept of International Development, Univ. of East Anglia. School of International Development, Univ. of East Anglia.
Arntsen, Hilde (2018). Who is it for? Some thoughts on aid and media representation in Norway. Guest lecture, University of East Anglia. School of International Development, Univ. of East Anglia.
Arntsen, Hilde; Ekström, Ylva
Digital Mobilities: Representation and Self-Representation of the Digital African Citizen.
Nordic Africa Days 2018. The Nordic Africa Institute.
Arntsen, Hilde (2018). Panel discussion: How to Ensure Diversity?. Radi-Aid Research 2018. SAIH.