Mathias Hatleskog Tjønn

Research Assistant

Mathias Hatleskog Tjønn
Mobile phone: +47 906 13 918
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Research Interests

​Colonization History, Decolonization, History of the Present, Italian History, Libyan History, Mediterraneran History and Migration History.


Current Position:
Mathias is a research assistant involved in the following project under the supervision of Maria Gabrielsen Jumbert:
  • Humanitarianism, Borders, and the Governance of Mobility: The EU and the 'Migration Crisis' (humBORDER)
He is furthermore working for Marta Bivand Erdal on a policy brief and PRIO paper related to diaspora, development and integration.

  • 2019: MA in Modern International and Transnational History (MITRA), the University of Oslo
  • 2008: Dual major BM in Performance and Contemporary Writing and Production, Berklee College of Music
  • 2003: BA in History, the University of Oslo

Languages Spoken: Norwegian, English and Italian

The title of Mathias' thesis is: The Persistence of Colonialism: A Century of Italo-Libyan Relationships and Their Influence on the Current Mediterranean Migration Regime (1911 – 2017).

Mathias holds a  BA in History from the University of Oslo, Norway, as well as an MA in Modern International and Transnational History (MITRA) from the same insitution. As part of that degree, he worked at the German Historical Institute in Rome, Italy in the fall of 2018 and then wrote his master thesis at PRIO  through the MA student exchange program with the University of Oslo. He also previously earned a BM in Composition and Performance from Berklee College of Music in Boston, USA and works as musician and composer.

Mathias is affiliated with the DimSec Department.


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