Tore Bjørgo

Tore Bjørgo (born May 25, 1958) is a Norwegian social anthropologist and expert on the extreme right, and is professor at the University of Oslo[1] and Director of the university's Center for Extremism Research: Right-Wing Extremism, Hate Crime and Political Violence (C‑REX).[2][3] He is also professor at the Norwegian Police University College.[4] He is a specialist in political extremism and terrorism, racist and right-wing violence, delinquent youth gangs, and international crime.[5]

Tore Bjørgo
2011-08-20 Tore Bjørgo.jpg
Born (1958-05-25) May 25, 1958 (age 63)
NationalityNorwegian
TitleProfessor and Director of the Center for Extremism Research
AwardsFulbright Scholar (2014)
Academic background
Alma materUniversity of Leiden, University of Oslo
Academic work
Sub-disciplineTerrorism, political science, criminology, sociology, police science
InstitutionsUniversity of Oslo; Norwegian Police University College
Websitehttps://www.phs.no/en/Researchers/tore-bjorgo/; https://www.sv.uio.no/c-rex/personer/vit/torebjo/

BackgroundEdit

A social anthropologist by training, he received his cand.polit. graduate degree in Social Anthropology from the University of Oslo in 1987. In 1997 he was awarded a Ph.D. in Social Science from the University of Leiden in the Netherlands, where he was a research associate from 1991 to 1997[6].[7][8] His doctoral dissertation, Racist and Right-Wing Violence in Scandinavia: Patterns, Perpetrators, and Responses, was published by Tano Aschehoug.[9] A major thesis in his dissertation is that individuals become radicalized and racized after entering a racist environment (i.e., people do not enter a racist environment because they were racists in the first place).[10]

From 1983 to 2004, Dr. Bjørgo worked as a researcher at the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI); initially a Scientific Assistant, he was later promoted to Senior Researcher (1998–2004) and Research Professor (2004–2015).[11][12] Since 2002, he has been the Coordinator of NUPI's Consortium for Research on Terrorism and International Crime (Official Site).[13] Dr. Bjørgo joined the Norwegian Police University College in 2004, where he served as a professor of Police Science (May 2004 to February 2016) as well as Research Director (February 2005 to June 2007).[14][15] He was a visiting Fulbright scholar at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York, in the fall of 2014.[16][17]

Dr. Bjørgo is currently a professor at the University of Oslo, where he is the director of the Center for Extremism Research: Right-Wing Extremism, Hate Crime and Political Violence (C-REX Official Site).[18][19]

PublicationsEdit

Dr. Bjørgo has authored or edited nine books as well as hundreds journal articles and reports; a list of all works can be found in Cristin. The following is a selection of monographs and edited volumes.

Selected bibliographyEdit

  • 1993: Bjørgo, T., and Heradstveit, D. Politisk terrorisme [Political Terrorism]. Oslo, Norway: Norges forskningsråd. ISBN 8251831024
  • 1995: Bjørgo, T. (ed.) Terror from the Extreme Right. New York, NY: Routledge. ISBN 9780714646633 link
  • 1997: Bjørgo, T. Racist and Right-Wing Violence in Scandinavia: Patterns, Perpetrators, and Responses. (Doctoral Dissertation). Oslo, Norway: Tano Aschehoug. ISBN 8251836654
  • 1998: Kaplan, J., and Bjørgo, T. (ed.) Nation and Race: The Developing Euro-American Racist Subculture. Boston, MA: Northeastern University Press. ISBN 1555533310 link
  • 1999: Bjørgo, T., and Carlsson, Y. Vold, rasisme og ungdomsgjenger: Forebygging og bekjempelse [Violence, Racism and Youth: Prevention and Combat]. Oslo, Norway: Tano Aschehoug. ISBN 9788251837323
  • 2005: Bjørgo, T. (ed.) Root Causes of Terrorism: Myths, Reality and Ways Forward. New York, NY: Routledge. ISBN 0415351499 link
  • 2009: Bjørgo, T., and Horgan, J. (eds.) Leaving Terrorism Behind: Individual and Collective Disengagement. New York, NY: Routledge. ISBN 9780415776677 link
  • 2013: Bjørgo, T. Strategies for Preventing Terrorism. New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN 9781137355072 link

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Norwegian Police University College. "Tore Bjørgo". Retrieved 24 August 2017.
  2. ^ Norwegian Police University College. "Tore Bjørgo". Retrieved 24 August 2017.
  3. ^ Center for Extremism Research: Right-Wing Extremism, Hate Crime and Political Violence (C‑REX). "Tore Bjørgo". Retrieved 24 August 2017.
  4. ^ Norwegian Police University College. "Tore Bjørgo". Retrieved 24 August 2017.
  5. ^ Bjørgo, Tore, ed. (2005). Root Causes of Terrorism: Myths, Reality and Ways Forward (PDF). New York, NY: Routledge. p. xi. ISBN 0415351499.
  6. ^ Center for Extremism Research: Right-Wing Extremism, Hate Crime and Political Violence (C‑REX). "Tore Bjørgo". Retrieved 24 August 2017.
  7. ^ Norwegian Police University College. "CV for Tore Bjørgo" (PDF). Retrieved 24 August 2017.
  8. ^ Bjørgo, Tore, ed. (2005). Root Causes of Terrorism: Myths, Reality and Ways Forward (PDF). New York, NY: Routledge. p. xi. ISBN 0415351499.
  9. ^ Bjørgo, Tore (1997). Racist and right-wing violence in Scandinavia: Patterns, perpetrators and responses. Oslo: Tano Aschehoug. ISBN 8251836654.
  10. ^ Bjørgo, Tore (2005). "Conclusions". In Bjørgo, Tore (ed.). Root Causes of Terrorism: Myths, Reality and Ways Forward (PDF). New York, NY: Routledge. p. 260. ISBN 0415351499.
  11. ^ International Centre for Counter-Terrorism – The Hague. "Prof. Tore Bjørgo". Retrieved 24 August 2017.
  12. ^ Norwegian Police University College. "Tore Bjørgo". Retrieved 24 August 2017.
  13. ^ Center for Extremism Research: Right-Wing Extremism, Hate Crime and Political Violence (C‑REX). "Tore Bjørgo". Retrieved 24 August 2017.
  14. ^ Norwegian Police University College. "Tore Bjørgo". Retrieved 24 August 2017.
  15. ^ Center for Extremism Research: Right-Wing Extremism, Hate Crime and Political Violence (C‑REX). "Tore Bjørgo". Retrieved 24 August 2017.
  16. ^ Center for Extremism Research: Right-Wing Extremism, Hate Crime and Political Violence (C‑REX). "Tore Bjørgo". Retrieved 24 August 2017.
  17. ^ John Jay College of Criminal Justice. "Calendar of Events, Event Description: "Strategies for Preventing Terrorism" with Tore Bjørjo, Center on Terrorism Friday Seminars". Retrieved 24 August 2017.
  18. ^ Norwegian Police University College. "Tore Bjørgo". Retrieved 24 August 2017.
  19. ^ Center for Extremism Research: Right-Wing Extremism, Hate Crime and Political Violence (C‑REX). "Tore Bjørgo". Retrieved 24 August 2017.