In the long run, nothing else is realistic.
Welcome to the English language blog of Morten Tønnessen, Professor of philosophy at University of Stavanger's Department of Social Studies.
Professor in philosophy at University of Stavanger’s Department of Social Studies (100% position, permanent, starting August 1st 2016 (associate professor 2016-2018, professor promotion 7th September 2018))
Vice-Dean of Research at University of Stavanger´s Faculty of Social Sciences (2019-2020)
Chair of the board of Center for gender studies (UiS) 2019-
Chair of the UIS Faculty of social sciences´ Doctoral committee 2019-
Member of UiS research program areas "Filosofi og subjektivitet" [Philosophy and subjectivity] 2018- and "The Greenhouse: A Cross-Disciplinary Environmental Humanities Initiative" 2017-
Member of the steering committee of NORPART project "Cuban and Nordic welfare" (2019-2023)
Main Editor-in-Chief of the journal Biosemiotics (published by Springer Nature) July 1st 2013-. Member of the editorial board 2010-
Member of Norway´s Council for Animal Ethics (2017-2023) representing animal protection NGOs
Member of Norwegian network "Jakt i endring" (Hunting in change), coordinated by NINA (2017-)
Substitute member for Norway in the Management Committee of COST Action CA 15134, "Synergy for preventing damaging behaviour in group housed pigs and chickens (GroupHouseNet) (2016-2020)
Chair of Minding Animals Norway (2011-), President of Nordic association for Semiotic Studies (2017-), member of the Executive Committee of the International Association for Semiotic Studies (IASS-AIS) representing Norway (2014-2019) and the Nordic Association for Semiotic Studies (NASS) (2011-2019)
Awarded "Outstanding young researchers" stipend 2017 (University of Stavanger)
Doctoral degree from University of Tartu (Department of Semiotics), Estonia. Title of PhD thesis (defended December 15th 2011): "Umwelt Transition and Uexküllian Phenomenology. An Ecosemiotic Analysis of Norwegian Wolf Management"
Associate professor in philosophy (50% > 70% > 50%) at University of Stavanger's Department of Social Studies August 2014 - July 2016
Associate professor in philosophy (25% > 100% > 20% > 100% > 25% > 35% > 10%) at University of Stavanger's Department of Health Studies 2012-2016
Project leader for the Norwegian research group of the research project "Animals in Changing Environments: Cultural Mediation and Semiotic Analysis" (EEA Norway Grants EMP 151, 2013-2016)
Chair of local organising committee of 2015 conference by "Animals in changing environments: Cultural mediation and semiotic analysis", main organizer of the Tartu workshops on the semiotics/phenomenology of perception (Feb. 2009), co-organizer of the international conference "Zoosemiotics and Animal Representations" (April 2011), co-founder of the annual Norwegian animal ethics conference (2012-)
Member of the editorial board of Environmental and Sustainability Indicators (Elsevier); Associate editor of TRACE ∴ Finnish Journal for Human-Animal Studies; member of the Associate Editorial Collective of the journal Politics and Animals (Lund University), member of the editorial board of Eikon - Journal on Semiotics and Visual Culture (Universidade da Beira Interior)
Guest-editor with Kati Lindström of special issue of Biosemiotics (3(3)), 'Semiotics of Perception' (2010), and with Jonathan Beever and Yogi Hale Hendlin of special issue of Zeitschrift für Semiotik (37 (3/4)), 'Biosemiotic ethics/Biosemiotische Ethik' (2017)
Editor with Kadri Tüür of "The Semiotics of Animal Representations" (Amsterdam/New York: Rodopi 2014), and editor with Guri Larsen and Ragnhild Sollund of the Norwegian HAS anthology "Hvem er villest i landet her?" (Oslo: Spartacus 2013)