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Associate Professor of English

Research interests

I do research on the conflict in Northern Ireland and on british culture and politics. Additionally, I do research on the utilisation of simulation games in the classroom and how games (primarly historical - Reacting to the Past) can be used in the teaching of English as a foreign language. 

Courses and teaching

I teach British and American culture, history and politics within teaching training programmes and discipline courses. I supervise BA and MA within those fields in addition to English didactics. 


Examples: EN-153, EN-157, EN-159, EN-444, EN-457

Work experience

I have a long and varied experience from higher education in Norway. Have worked at the University of Oslo, Telemark College and the University of Agder.

Expert commentator for Norwegian radio, televison and newspapers

Academic interests

British and American culture, society, history and politics.

Historical simulation games as high impact teaching and learnnig 

High impact learning strategies


"Reacting to the Past" a didactic history roleplay focused on the learning of history, languagelearning and  critical thinking. The project is a joint venture between UiA, KKG (high school) og Minnesota State University Moorhead, USA. 

"In defence of Ulster"The Democratisation of the Democratic Unionist Party From fierce opposition to appeasement and power-sharing. Research project

Latest book: https://www.palgrave.com/gp/book/9783319912318#aboutBook


Forum for Modern Language Methodology with open access journal Nordic Journal of Modern Language Methodology- http://journal.uia.no/index.php/NJMLM#.VgJWR53tlHw


Selected publications

Erik Mustad, Maren Johnson and Sean Taylor, "Using an American Immersion Pedagogy to Teach Norwegian Students American History and the English Language", Norwegian American Studies, University of Minnesota Press, vol. 41 2023, pp 88-112. 

General outreach

Regularly comment for Norwegian media. Write newspaper articles and coment on British politics, culure, history and socity 

Scientific publications

  • Armstrong, Charles Ivan; Herbert, David Eric John; Mustad, Jan Erik (2018). The Legacy of the Good Friday Agreement Northern Irish Politics, Culture and Art after 1998. ISBN: 978-3-319-91231-8. Palgrave Macmillan. s 297.
  • Mustad, Jan Erik; Tønnessen, Alf Tomas; Farstad, Elizabeth; Wangsness, Sigrid Brevik (2018). Matters. Programfaget samfunnsfaglig engelsk. ISBN: 9788203404580. Aschehoug & Co. s 416.
  • Mustad, Jan Erik; Taylor, Sean (2017). Modern America : developments in contemporary American society. ISBN: 978-82-05-49600-2. Gyldendal Akademisk. s 178.
  • Mustad, Jan Erik (2014). Being British. Identity, Politics and Welfare in Contemporary Britain. ISBN: 9788702109481. Gyldendal Danmark. s 32.
  • Mustad, Jan Erik (2013). New Reflections. ISBN: 978-82-03-34522-7. Aschehoug & Co. s 30.
  • Mustad, Jan Erik (2012). Modern Britian. Developments in Contemporary British Society. ISBN: 9788759315972. Samfundslitteratur. s 30.
  • Mustad, Jan Erik (2012). Modern Britian. Developments in Contemporary British Society. ISBN: 9789144082295. Studentlitteratur AB. s 30.
  • Mustad, Jan Erik (2012). Modern Britain. Developments in Contemporary British Society. ISBN: 9788202350611. Cappelen Damm Akademisk. s 30.
  • Mustad, Jan Erik; Rahbek, Ulla (2011). Colonial and Postcolonial Experiences. Essays in Honour of Peter Young. ISBN: 9788270996575. Novus Forlag. s 135.
  • Mustad, Jan Erik (2010). Bilder av Storbritannia. Debattinnlegg og kronikker om britisk og nordirsk politikk og samfunn. ISBN: 9788292712320. Portal forlag.
  • Mustad, Jan Erik (2004). Da fagbevegelsen inntok idretten. Historien om NISO. ISBN: 8241903146. Vigmostad og Bjørke AS.
  • Wangsness, Sigrid Brevik; Mustad, Jan Erik (2008). Reflections. Programfaget samfunnsfaglig engelsk. ISBN: 9788203336867. Aschehoug.
  • Mustad, Jan Erik; Despard, Annabelle (2005). Texts in Time. British Cultural Naratives from Defore to Blair. ISBN: 8245002240. Fagbokforlaget AS.
  • Mustad, Jan Erik (2008). Demokrati og idealer. En innføring i moderne britisk politikk. ISBN: 9788245005097. Fagbokforlaget As.
  • Mustad, Jan Erik (2008). Contemporary British Society. ISBN: 9788750038818. Akademisk Forlag.
  • Mustad, Jan Erik (2006). A Short Introduction to the History of the United Kingdom. ISBN: 8245003859. Fagbokforlaget as.
  • Mesel, Terje; Mustad, Jan Erik; Ruhaven, Ingvild (2023). Colletts kafé: Hvorfor klager vi så innmari på helsevesenet? Bør vi ikke tåle at folk gjør feil?.
  • Høeg, Ida Marie; Mustad, Jan Erik; Ruhaven, Ingvild (2023). Colletts kafé: Dødens tilbakekomst i offentligheten? Ritualer, minner og tro..

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