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Hilde Arntsen

Hilde Arntsen


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.

I lecture on: Democracy and the media. Africa. Communication for social change.

My research: New media and social change in Kenya. Editorial cartoons in Southern Africa, and political satire in online media. Issues of gender, culture and media. Globalisation and democracy. Postcolonial theory. Popular culture. Eurovision Song Contest.

Fields of study

Academic disciplines

Women's and gender studies   Media studies and journalism

Subject areas

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


Southern Africa


Kenya   Namibia   Norway   Zimbabwe

Scientific publications

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. Chapter. Nordiska Afrikainstitutet.

Arntsen, Hilde (2010). Committing journalism? A View of the Zimbabwean 2008 General Election as interpreted by news cartoons. Communicare . Vol. 29.

Arntsen, Hilde (2006). Researching popular culture. Enghel, Florencia (Ed.). Glocal Times. -.

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. Kapittel. p. 145-157.

Arntsen, Hilde (2004). Comments on Stefan Jonsson's presentation. Nordicom Information . Vol. 26.

Arntsen, Hilde (2004). Comments on Stefan Jonsson's presentation. Nordicom Review . Vol. 25.

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.

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.

These publications are obtained from Cristin. The list may be incomplete