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Thomas Olesen

Professor


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Thomas Olesen (born 1969, Danish citizen)
Professor, PhD

Department of Political Science
University of Aarhus
Bartholins Alle
8000 Aarhus C, Denmark

Phone: +45 87 16 56 25
E-mail: tho@ps.au.dk


Education and employment
•November 2002: Ph.D., Department of Political Science, Aarhus University.
•2002-2006: Assistant professor, Department of Political Science, Aarhus University.
•2007-2019: Associate professor, Department of Political Science, Aarhus University.
•2019-present: Professor, Department of Political Science, Aarhus University.


Research areas
•Political movements, political communication, political symbols, new media,
whistleblowing, political memories, solidarity, political photography.

Teaching areas
•Political sociology, political science, media and political communication.

Selected grants
•“Solidarity Campaigns and Social Globalization in Denmark” (2008-2011), The Danish
Research Council: 900.000 DKK.
•“Social Movements and Political Protest in the Nordic Countries: Democratic Challenges
and Contributions” (2018-2019), The Joint Committee for Nordic Research Councils in
the Humanities and Social Sciences (NOS-HS): 450.000 SEK.
•“Græsrødder, demonstranter og ekstremister – politisk aktivisme på den danske
venstrefløj 1969-2020” (2018-2020), Veluxfonden (with Lasse Lindekilde and
Arbejdermuseet): 5.000.000 DKK.

Teaching awards
•Students’ Teacher of the Year Award at the Department of Political Science, Aarhus
University, 2017.