Claudia Lenz

Professor

Social Science with an emphasis on the prevention of racism and antisemitism

Special fields:

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

Presentation

I am trained as a philosopher and political scientist from the University of Hamburg.

My main areas of work and research are

  • memory culture, history politics and historical consciousness
  • prejudice and hostility
  • democracy and citizenship in school

In the field of history didactics, I am concerned with how memory and past work contribute to the development and negotiation of identity, participation and power relations at individual and group level.

My second field of research deals with prejudice, othering mechanisms, and how prejudice and group hostility are combated at different societal levels.

I am particularly interested in how the school can prevent racism and other forms for group focused enmity, and have been involved in building the Dembra project (http://www.dembra.no ). Currently, I am the head of Dembra for teacher educators.

Since 2009 I have been involved in the Council of Europe's work in democracy and human rights education, where I have contributed to develop the reference framework "Competences for a Democratic Culture".

Current research: anti-Semitism in Norway; Minority attitudes towards each other (affiliated with the HL Center)

Publications

An overview of total production (cristin.no)

Newest scientific publications

  • Lenz, C. (2018). 22. juli-fortellinger og forhandlingen om hva terroren skal bety for fremtiden. Tidsskrift for kulturforskning, 17(1), s. 89 - 106. ISSN: 1502-7473
  • Lenz, C. & Schröder, P. (2018). "Orte, an denen man wachsen kann" – Empirische Rekonstruktionen von Sinnzuschreibungen im Zusammenhang mit der Eröffnung zweier norwegischer Gedenkstätten. Forum qualitative Sozialforschung, 19(3). ISSN: 1438-5627
  • 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
  • (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
  • (2016). Crossing borders: Combining human rights education and historical learning. LIT Verlag. ISBN: 978-3-643-90731-8
  • 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). 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. & 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. & 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

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 (siden 2018: forsker I.)

Positions

2017Member of the NECE advisory board (Networking European Citizenship Educators)
2018Lead expert to the Council of Europe's Network of Policy Advisors