Jan Christoffer Andersen

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Visiting address Kristian Augusts gate 17 Domus Juridica 8.etg 0164 OSLO
Postal address Postboks 6706 St. Olavs plass 0130 OSLO
Other affiliations Faculty of Law (Student)

Academic interests

Jan has worked on subjects related to narrative criminology, subculture, social movement, radicalization and the internet.

Background

Jan holds a master’s degree in criminology from the University of Oslo. The master thesis analyzed the Internet propaganda of the Islamic State (IS) discussing whether IS should be considered a subculture or a social movement. The thesis has subsequently been published as an article in the journal Terrorism and Political Violence.

After finishing his master’s degree Jan worked as a research assistant for the project Radicalization and Resistance, which focused on everyday religion, radicalization and terrorism.

Project description

Jan’s research explore the worldview and narratives of incels, or involuntary celibate.

In the recent years there has been an increase in violent attacks perpetrated by individuals who self-identify as incels, which has resulted in a high number of deaths. These self-proclaimed incels are part of an online-community consisting of young isolated men that believes that their current situation, an involuntary lack of sexual and romantic success, is blamed on feminism and women. According to incels, they are condemned to live a life of celibacy due to society’s deterministic and hierarchical division based on sex and attractiveness.

The project explores trends and narratives within the incel community, and the subcultural and stylistic characteristics of the incel culture. 

Teaching

Jan teaches, or have taught, in KRIM1000, KRIM1100, KRIM1300 and KRIM4104.

Tags: narrative criminology, incels, subculture, radicalization, terrorism

Publications

  • Sandberg, Sveinung & Andersen, Jan Christoffer (2019). Opposing violent extremism through counternarratives: Four forms of narrative resistance, In Jennifer Fleetwood; Lois Presser; Sveinung Sandberg & Thomas Ugelvik (ed.),  The Emerald Handbook of Narrative Criminology.  Emerald Group Publishing Limited.  ISBN 9781787690066.  Chapter 22.  s 445 - 466
  • Andersen, Jan Christoffer & Sandberg, Sveinung (2018). Islamic State Propaganda: Between social movement framing and subcultural provocation. Terrorism and Political Violence.  ISSN 0954-6553. . doi: 10.1080/09546553.2018.1484356 Full text in Research Archive.

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  • Sandberg, Sveinung; Andersen, Jan Christoffer; Gasser, Tiffany Linn Utvær; Linge, Marius; Mohamed, Idil Abdi Abdulle; Shokr, Samah & Tutenges, Sébastien (2018). Unge muslimske stemmer: Om tro og ekstremisme. Universitetsforlaget.  ISBN 9788215031262.  280 s. Show summary

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  • Andersen, Jan Christoffer; Linge, Marius; Mohamed, Idil Abdi Abdulle & Tutenges, Sébastien (2018). Motstand mot ekstremisme.
  • Andersen, Jan Christoffer & Sandberg, Sveinung (2018). Unge norske muslimer driver «hverdagsmotstand» mot ekstremisme. Aftenposten Vitenskap.  ISSN 2464-3033.
  • Linge, Marius; Andersen, Jan Christoffer; Mohamed, Idil Abdi Abdulle & Shokr, Samah (2018). Jihadism, faith and everyday resistance.
  • Linge, Marius; Shokr, Samah; Mohamed, Idil Abdi Abdulle; Gasser, Tiffany Linn Utvær; Andersen, Jan Christoffer & Sandberg, Sveinung (2018). Jihad - det er jackpot for dem.
  • Linge, Marius; Shokr, Samah; Mohamed, Idil Abdi Abdulle; Gasser, Tiffany Linn Utvær; Andersen, Jan Christoffer & Sandberg, Sveinung (2018). Jihad - det er jackpot for dem.
  • Sandberg, Sveinung; Andersen, Jan Christoffer; Gasser, Tiffany Linn Utvær; Mohamed, Idil Abdi Abdulle & Linge, Marius (2018). Unge muslimske stemmer.
  • Sandberg, Sveinung; Linge, Marius; Andersen, Jan Christoffer; Mohamed, Idil Abdi Abdulle; Shokr, Samah & Gasser, Tiffany Linn Utvær (2018). Jihadism, faith and everyday resistance.

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Published Aug. 7, 2020 11:31 AM - Last modified Aug. 19, 2020 11:40 AM