Aud Valborg Tønnessen

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Phone +47 22850339
Mobile phone +47 99383605
Visiting address Blindernveien 9 Domus Theologica 0371 Oslo
Postal address Postboks 1023 Blindern 0315 OSLO

I am a professor in theology and modern and contemporary church history. My education is in theology, and I am Dr. Theol. (2000) on a dissertation on the normative debate of the welfare state developments in Norway after World War II (published in Norwegian: "et trygt og godt hjem for alle"? Kirkelederes kritikk av velferdsstaten etter 1945). In 2004 I was appointed Associate Professor and in 2009 Professor at Faculty of Theology.


Research interests

19th and 20th Century church history: On the relation of welfare state, religion and values; Religion, state and politics; Religion and international aid; History of women; History of Christian social practice; Protestantism and secularity.


Positions of trust and administration

  • 2015-: Dean of Faculty of Theology
  • 2007-2012: Dean of Education, Faculty of Theology
  • 2003-2015: Member of Board of the Institute for Ecumenical Research, Strasbourg
  • 2012-: Member of the board of the Science Studies Colloquium Series at the University of Oslo
  • 2010-2015: Board Member of Centre for Church Research, Oslo.
  • 2007-2015: Member of Committee on the University of Oslo´s Human Rights Award
  • 2007-2012: Member of the Board of the Faculty of Theology, UiO.
  • 2007-2012: Member of the University Committee on Education, UiO.
  • 2007-2012, 2015-: Member of the coordination committee for gender equality, UiO
Tags: Church History, Modern Norwegian Church History, Nordic Protestantism, Politics and Religion
Published Feb. 3, 2010 4:06 PM - Last modified Nov. 6, 2020 10:38 AM


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