Mathias Hatleskog Tjønn left PRIO in 2022. The information on this page is kept for historical reasons.

Mathias Hatleskog Tjønn

Mathias Hatleskog Tjønn

Interests and experience

Colonization History, Decolonization, History of the Present, Italian History, Libyan History, Mediterraneran History and Migration History

Current Position:

Mathias is a research assistant involved in the following projects under the supervision of Maria Gabrielsen Jumbert, Marta Bivand Erdal and Kristian Berg Harpviken:

  • Humanitarianism, Borders, and the Governance of Mobility: The EU and the 'Migration Crisis' (humBORDER)
  • Aligning Migration Management and the Migration-Development Nexus (MIGNEX)
  • Reaching Out to Close the Border: The Transnationalization of Anti-Immigration Movements in Europe (MAM)


  • 2019: MPhil in Modern International and Transnational History (MITRA), the University of Oslo
  • 2008: Dual major BM in Performance and Contemporary Writing and Production, Berklee College of Music
  • 2003: BA in History, the University of Oslo

Languages Spoken:

Norwegian, English and Italian

Mathias holds an MPhil in Modern International and Transnational History from the University of Oslo, as well as BA in History from the same institution. His thesis dealt with how the previous colonial relationship between Italy and Libya affects and shapes migration management between the two countries (and the EU) today. Methodologically he has experience with archival research, qualitative interviews and extensive literature review.

He also previously earned a BM in Composition and Performance from Berklee College of Music in Boston, USA and works as a musician and composer.

Mathias is affiliated with the DimSec Department.

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