Ellen Vea Rosnes
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History, Social sciences.
SubjectsIntercultural Competence, Literacy, The history of education.
The Norwegian Mission’s Educational Work in Zululand and Natal (1940-1955)
Ellen Vea Rosnes is professor in intercultural communication and global studies and merited teacher at VID Specialized University. She holds a PhD in Literacy Studies from the University of Stavanger and a master’s degree in Human Geography from the University of Oslo. Ellen has a broad international experience from work within education, research, and consultancy.
Her main fields of research are Intercultural Competence and History of Education in Colonial and postcolonial contexts. Using archival material and oral sources, she has conducted research on mission and education in Madagascar and South Africa during the colonial period and at independence (1920-1970). Based on collaborative action research and document analysis, she has also conducted research on intercultural competence in the diverse Norwegian educational setting.
Ellen is leading VID’s research group ‘Research on the Intercultural History of Christianity’ ‘Research on the Intercultural History of Christianity’ (RethinC) and is a member of VID’s Excellence in Research project ‘Connected Histories - ‘Connected Histories - Contested Values. World Lutheranism and Decolonisation: Processes of Transloyalties, 1919-1970 (CHCV). She is the program responsible for VID’s Master of intercultural work and has extensive teaching and supervising experience on bachelor-, master’s and PhD level within the areas of development, globalization, intercultural competence and postcolonialism. She holds external lectures on history of education and intercultural competence.
- Mission history
- Intercultural Competence