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Alf Tomas Tønnessen

Associate Professor

Associate professor

 
Office:
111B ( Universitetsveien 51, Kristiansand )

Associate professor, American civilization/English

President, the Nordic Association for American Studies, 2019-2023

Chairman, the Endowment Fund of the American Studies Association of Norway, 2016-

President, the American Studies Association of Norway, 2012-2016

Contributing editor for Norway, Journal of American History, 2012-

Editor, Newsletter of the Nordic Association for American Studies, 2009-

Associate professor, American Civilization/English, Volda University College, 2010-2019

Ph.D. North-American Area Studies, University of Oslo, 2008

Research interests

Contemporary American political history

The Republican Party and the American conservative movement since the 1960s

Welfare policy in the United States

 

 

Courses and teaching

EN-448: Developments in Contemporary American and British Politics

EN-148-1: Fagdidaktikk i engelsk

EN-159-1: Engelsk språk, litteratur, kultur og didaktikk i kontekst

 

Work experience

University of Oslo, 2003, 2004, 2008, 2009

Vestfold College, 2006, 2009

Volda University College, 2010-2019

Projects

A book project on the Republican Party's resistance to redistribution of wealth since the Nixon presidency. Chapters in progress cover issues such as child care, Medicaid, Temporary Aid to Needy Families, food stamps, the minimum wage, and paid maternity leave. 

Selected publications

Matters. Programfaget samfunnsfaglig engelsk [ISBN 9788203404580] 416s. 
Publisert 2018 by Jan Erik Mustad, Alf Tomas Tønnessen, Elizabeth Farstad, Sigrid Brevik Wangsness 
Publisher: Aschehoug & Co

How Two Political Entrepreneurs Helped Create the American Conservative Movement, 1973-1981. The Ideas of Richard Viguerie and Paul Weyrich [ISBN 978-0-7734-3860-6] 338s. 
Publisert 2009 by Alf Tomas Tønnessen 
Publisher: Edwin Mellen Press

“Goldwater, Bush, Ryan and the Failed Attempts by Conservative Republicans to Reform Federal Entitlement Programs” 
Publisert 2015 by Alf Tomas Tønnessen 

The New Right, the Turning Point of 1978, and the Fragility of the American Dream 
Publisert 2015 by Alf Tomas Tønnessen 

American Conservatism, the Republican Right, and Postwar U.S. Political History 
Publisert 2014 by Alf Tomas Tønnessen 

Mitt Romney’s and Paul Ryan’s Rhetoric of Anti-Europeanism and American Exceptionalism 
Publisert 2014 by Alf Tomas Tønnessen 

"Ër Gud forfarande republikan? USA nya hôger under Bush-eran" 
Publisert 2008 by Alf Tomas Tønnessen 

General outreach

I offer comments on American politics to Norwegian media. On behalf of the publisher Aschehoug, I offer seminars on American politics for high-school teachers in Norway. 

Scientific publications

  • Tønnessen, Alf Tomas (2015). The New Right, the Turning Point of 1978, and the Fragility of the American Dream. Mi'gug'hag nonjib. ISSN: 1226-3753. 47 (1). s 213 - 231.
  • Tønnessen, Alf Tomas (2015). “Goldwater, Bush, Ryan and the Failed Attempts by Conservative Republicans to Reform Federal Entitlement Programs”. American Studies in Scandinavia. ISSN: 0044-8060. 47 (2). s 47 - 62.
  • Tønnessen, Alf Tomas (2014). American Conservatism, the Republican Right, and Postwar U.S. Political History. American Studies in Scandinavia. ISSN: 0044-8060. 45 (1-2). s 5 - 15.
  • Tønnessen, Alf Tomas (2014). Mitt Romney’s and Paul Ryan’s Rhetoric of Anti-Europeanism and American Exceptionalism. 2012 U.S. Presidential Election: Challenges and Expectations. ISBN: 978-83-233-3743-0. Jagiellonian University Press. Part Four: International Context of 2012 Presidential Election. s 363 - 375.
  • Tønnessen, Alf Tomas (2008). "Ër Gud forfarande republikan? USA nya hôger under Bush-eran". Internationella Studier. ISSN: 0020-952X. (4). s 88 - 97.
  • Mustad, Jan Erik; Tønnessen, Alf Tomas; Farstad, Elizabeth; Wangsness, Sigrid Brevik (2018). Matters. Programfaget samfunnsfaglig engelsk. ISBN: 9788203404580. Aschehoug & Co. s 416.
  • Tønnessen, Alf Tomas (2009). How Two Political Entrepreneurs Helped Create the American Conservative Movement, 1973-1981. The Ideas of Richard Viguerie and Paul Weyrich. ISBN: 978-0-7734-3860-6. Edwin Mellen Press. s 338.
  • Tønnessen, Alf Tomas (2019). «2018 Medicaid work requirements, conservatism, and resistance to redistribution».
  • Tønnessen, Alf Tomas (2019). “Temporary Aid and Permanent Pain? The Effects of the Monumental 1996 Welfare Reform”.
  • Tønnessen, Alf Tomas (2019). Intervju med VG nett om Trumps tale om grensemur..
  • Tønnessen, Alf Tomas (2018). Intervju med VG nett om mellomvalget i USA..
  • Tønnessen, Alf Tomas (2018). "FUNDAMENTALISME OG FAKE NEWS: Religionens rolle i dagens politiske USA".
  • Tønnessen, Alf Tomas (2018). "Rejecting freeloaders: The Tea Party Protests Against Obamacare, 2009-2010".
  • Tønnessen, Alf Tomas (2018). "A Fragile Giant: America First".
  • Tønnessen, Alf Tomas (2018). Intervju med Dagbladet om Oprah Winfreys mulige presidentkandidatur..
  • Tønnessen, Alf Tomas (2017). "Donald Trump and the Future of American Politics".

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