Claudia Lenz

Professor

Social Science

Special fields:

  • prevention of prejudice and group focused enmity
  • Education for Democratic Citizenship
  • history didactics
Phone: 22590629
Mobile: 98841521
Office: 329

Presentation

I graduated in philosophy and political science at the University of Hamburg, where I also took my Ph.D.

Most of my previous research is linked to historical consciousness, memory culture and memory politics, especially related to WWII and the Holocaust in a comparative perspective (Norway, Scandinavia, Germany). Generally, my interest is related to the question how uses of the past contribute to construction of identity, agency and power relations.

In my works on didactics, I especially focus on links between history didactics on the one hand and Education for Democratic Citizenship (EDC), Human Rights Education on the other (HRE) and intercultural education.

As member of the expert group developing the reference framework "Competences for Democratic Culture" I closely follow international developments in these felds.

My third field of interest is related to the prevention of prejudice and group focused enmity. I am part of the secretariate of the LENKETEKST Project and have published empirical and theoretical articles based on this work.

Ongoing research: qualitative study on mutual perceptions between Norwegian Jews and Muslims.

Publications

Oversikt over samlet produksjon (cristin.no)

Newest scientific publications

  • (2016). Dembra. Faglige perspektiver på demokrati og forebygging av gruppefiendtlighet i skolen. ISBN: 978-82-92988-60-2
  • (2016). Crossing Borders. Combining Human Rights Education and History Education. LIT Verlag. ISBN: 978-3-643-90731-8
  • Moe, V., Døving, A., Levin, I. & Lenz, C. (2016). "Hvis de hadde oppført seg som vanlige nordmenn, hadde alt vært greit, tror jeg» Nordmenns syn på årsaken til negative holdninger til jøder og muslimer. FLEKS - Scandinavian Journal of Intercultural Theory and practice, 3(1), s. 1 - 17. ISSN: 1894-5988
  • Lenz, C. (2015). Gendered Relations in War. Norway - a case study. Women in War. Examples from Norway and Beyond, s. 99 - 113. Ashgate. ISBN: 9781472445179
  • Lenz, C. & Nustad, P. (2015). Dembra – ein norwegisches Projekt zur Vorbeugung gruppenbezogener Feindlichkeit durch Demokratie an Schulen. Rechtspopulismus und Rechtsextremismus in Europa. Die herausforderung der Zivilgesellschaft durch alte Ideologien und neue Medien., s. 379 - 397. Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft. ISBN: 9783848712069
  • Lenz, C. & Nustad, P. (2015). FOSTERING DEMOCRATIC PREPAREDNESS TO PREVENT GROUP FOCUSED ENMITY IN NORWEGIAN SCHOOLS. Andragoški glasnik/ ANDRAGOGY JOURNAL OF THE CROATIAN ANDRAGOGY SOCIETY, 18(2), s. 9 - 22. ISSN: 1331-3134
  • Lenz, C. (2014). Linking Holocaust Education to Human Rights Education – a Symptom of the Universalization and De-Nationalization of Memory Culture in Norway?. From Patriotic Memory to a Universalistic Narrative?, s. 87 - 104. Klartext Verlag. ISBN: 978-3837511758
  • Lenz, C. (2014). Memorial Landscape: Mutual Guided Tour of the Akershus Fortress Memorial Landscape. Teaching Historical Memories in an Intercultural Perspective. Concepts and Methods, s. 137 - 144. Metropol Verlag. ISBN: 9783-863311148
  • Lenz, C. & Talsnes, A. (2014). Stimulated Recall. Tracing Learning Narratives and Reinforcing Historical Competence. Teaching Historical Memories in an Intercultural Perspective. Concepts and Methods, s. 97 - 114. Metropol Verlag. ISBN: 9783-863311148
  • Lenz, C. & Syse, H. (2014). Exploring Norwegian Memory Culture with Competence-Oriented Learning Methods. Teaching Historical Memories in an Intercultural Perspective. Concepts and Methods, s. 56 - 67. Metropol Verlag. ISBN: 9783-863311148

Education and professional practice

1996Studiet i filosofi, psykologi og statsvitenskap
2002Doktorgrad i statsvitenskap
2002Forsker i prosjektet "Traditions of historical consciousness"
2007Seniorforsker "Reflective historical consciousness in Norway and Germany" (Marie Curie stipentiat)
2009Forskningsleder Det Europeiske Wergelandsenteret
2013Førsteamanuensis (II-stilling) program for lærerutdanning/NTNU
2016Seniorforsker (II stilling) hl-senteret

Positions

0Medlem i Europarådets ekspertgruppe "Competences for Democratic Culture"
2011Medlem i den faglige referansegruppen til holdningsundersøkelsen "Holdninger til Jøder i Norge"
2016Medlem i den faglige referansegruppen til holdningsundersøkelsen "Holdninger til jøder og andre minoriteter i Norge"
2017Medlem advisory board i tidsskriftet Human Rights Education Review