NECORE People

 Henrik Syse

Henrik Syse (PRIO) is the project leader of NECORE, and works on ethical perspectives in the mediated discourses following the July 22nd terror attacks. He holds a PhD in Moral Philosophy, and has conducted research on the ethics of war, the relationship between war and religion, and the history of political and moral philosophy. Henrik has also been a member of the Norwegian Press Complaints Commission since 2002.

 Marta Bivand Erdal

Marta Bivand Erdal (PRIO) holds a PhD in Human Geography, and will study the interrelations between collective identities and values in Norwegian society. She has extensive fieldwork experience among migrants residing in Norway, having studied migrants’ transnational networks and contributions to development in their countries of origin, as well as their sense of belonging to Norwegian society.

 Rojan Ezzati

Rojan Ezzati (PRIO) is a Doctoral Researcher, studying the interrelations between collective identities and values in Norwegian society. Her MA thesis in Sociology focused on identity work among men of Muslim origin in the aftermath of the September 11th terror attacks. She has also conducted research on migrants’ sense of belonging in Norwegian society and their connections to their countries of origin.

 Tine Figenschou

Tine Ustad Figenschou (University of Oslo) will study the mediated discourses in Norwegian society following the terror attacks. She holds a PhD in Media and Journalism, and has expert competence in qualitative, ethnographic and quantitative methods. Her research interests include journalism, information contests, power and international news.

 Mareile Kaufmann

Mareile Kaufmann (PRIO) is a Doctoral Researcher at Hamburg University and at PRIO, and will study the emerging processes of resilience through the social media following the terror attacks in Norway. She holds an MA in Criminology and Sociology, and has expertise in the field of societal security.

 Odin Lysaker

Odin Lysaker (University of Agder) is an Associate Professor and holds a PhD in Philosophy. He will work on the ethical perspectives on free speech in the mediated discourses following the attacks. Lysaker’s main research interests are ethics, political philosophy, and social philosophy. His previous research includes recognition theory with regard to human dignity, cosmopolitan justice, and irregular migration.

 Francis Steen

Francis Steen (University of California, Los Angeles) will study the international coverage of the terror attacks in Norway. He holds a PhD in English, and has published on the application of cognitive theories to literary studies. Francis is currently the Director of UCLA’s Communication Studies Archive.

 Kjersti Thorbjørnsrud

Kjersti Thorbjørnsrud (University of Oslo) will study the mediated discourses in Norwegian society following the terror attacks. She holds a PhD in Media and Journalism, and has a background in Political Science and Philosophy.

 

 

Negotiating Values: Collective Identities and Resilience after 22/7 (NECORE)