Kort bio

Professor, Universitetet i Oslo, Department of media and communication, University of Oslo

Place: Oslo Science Park/Forskningsparken, Gaustadalleen 21 Oslo

E-post: terje.rasmussen ved media.uio.no

Research areas: Political and constitutional sociology, political theory, systems theory, digital media, media history.

Terje Rasmussen is a sociologist and professor of media studies at the University of Oslo. Rasmussen’s research interests include political sociology and political theory, the history of public opinion and popular sovereignty, the history of Internet and the media, online journalism and transformations of the European public sphere. He is the author of several books and articles on political history, digital media, ethics, journalism and social theory – among them Social Theory and Communication Technology (Ashgate, 2000), Digital Media Revisited: Theoretical and Conceptual Innovation in Digital Domains (with Gunnar Liestøl and Andrew Morrison, eds.) (the MIT Press 2003), and Personal Media and Everyday Life – A Networked Lifeworld, (Palgrave 2014). Among his most recent books (in Norwegian) is a social history of the Norwegian political public sphere since 1945: Offentlig parlamentarisme – politisk strid og offentlig mening 1945 – 2000 (Pax 2015), and the polltical biography of the leading Norwegian political profile Finn Gustavsen Folkesosialisten (2020). His latest monography is Political legitimacy - Realist perspectives (Routledge 2022)

Research interests: Political theory and political sociology, systems theory, journalism, Internet and digital media, media history

Full name: Terje Kjerulf Rasmussen (b.1957)
Address: Department of media and communication (IMK), University of Oslo,
  Box 1093, 0317 Oslo, NORWAY
E-mail: terje.rasmussen at media.uio.no
Position: Professor, Department of media and communication, University of Oslo
  1995 Dr. Philos., University of Oslo (Thesis: Communication technologies and the Mediation of Social Life)
  1984 Cand. Polit., Sociology, University of Bergen


2016 Head of Department (IMK)
2013-2015 Member of coordinating group for the project ”Monitoring the Freedom of Expression in Norway (Fritt Ord Foundation)
2013-2017 Head of research and PhD at IMK/UiO
2010-2013 Professor II, (part time) Norwegian Institute for Consumption Research, (SIFO)
2007-autumn  Visiting researcher, Oxford Internet Institute, Oxford University
2007-spring Visiting researcher, European University Institute, Florence
2005-2009 Head of PhD program IMK/UiO
  2001-2006 Professor II (part time) Department of information and media studies, University of Bergen
1999-2000 Visiting researcher, University of Wollongong, Australia
1997-1999 Head of department (IMK)
1997-2007 Co-head (with G. Liestøl) of Research Council Norway project: “Social Transformations of the Internet”