Background and activities

I am an early career scholar based in Trondheim with a research- and teaching specialism in the literature and culture of the period of the French Revolution. I also have broader interests in the history and preconditions of democracy and citizenship, and in the role of literature and the media in facilitating and shaping public political debate and opinion. I completed my PhD at NTNU in 2019 and have since been working as an Associate Professor at the Department of Language and Literature at NTNU.

My research and teaching profile is interdisciplinary, with expertise spanning literature, cultural studies, media- and book history, digital humanities and the history of political ideas. I am particularly interested in identity politics and in marginalized citizens and their access to public debate through literature and the media.

Scientific, academic and artistic work

A selection of recent journal publications, artistic productions, books, including book and report excerpts. See all publications in the database

Journal publications


  • Kristiansen, Johanne; Goring, Paul Michael; Guest, Harriet. (2019) Revolutionary Reports: Newspapers and Expanding Information Networks in the 1790s. 2019. ISBN 978-82-326-3932-8. Doktoravhandlinger ved NTNU (2019/167).
  • Kristiansen, Johanne; Goring, Paul. (2013) Fighting for Reform The politicisation of the Monthly Review in the aftermath of the French Revolution, 1791-1802. 2013.