Jacob Høigilt

Senior Researcher

Jacob Høigilt
Email: jachoi@prio.org
Work phone: 22547787
Mobile phone: 41256832

Research Interests

  • Media, politics and society in the Middle East
  • Islamism
  • Language, ideology and culture
  • Youth in the Arab world


See also my profile at ResearchGate and Google Scholar​ for information on and fulltexts of my publications.


Current activities
Two major projects currently take up most of my time. From 2016-2019 I work on the project "Journalism in Struggles for Democracy: Media and Polarization in the Middle East, together with CMI colleague and project leader Kjetil Selvik. By systematically comparing the political function of media across three media channels (TV, electronic news, print) in Tunisia and Egypt, the project investigates how differences between journalistic interpretive communities affect struggles for democracy. 

Second, I take part in the project Aid in Crisis?, led by Kristin Bergtora Sandvik​ at PRIO, which investigates how rights-based approaches (RBA) affect the impact of humanitarian action. My task in this project is to study the Norwegian aid given to Palestine.​

Background

​​​​​​Positions
Senior researcher, PRIO (2013-)
Adjunct associate professor, Department of Culture Studies and Oriental Languages, University of Oslo (2015-)
Senior researcher, Fafo Institute for Applied International Studies (2009-2013)
PhD fellow, University of Oslo (2004-2008)

Education
PhD in Arabic and Islamic Studies, Faculty of Humanities, University of Oslo (2008)
Cand. Philol. in Arabic, Faculty of Humanities, University of Oslo (2003)

Events

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