Nina Witoszek

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Academic Interests

  • Comparative history of cultures
  • Environmental history
  • Environmental ethics
  • Political philosophy
  • History of Scandinavia
  • History of Eastern Europe 
  • Reclaiming ecological wisdom for the crisis of our time
  • Cultural innovation for sustainable future 
  • Theory of ecomodernity

Courses taught

  • University College Galway: comparative literature
  • European Institute/Florence: Modern comparative history of cultures
  • SUM: Cultural Approaches to the Environment

Background

  • NW has studied in Wroclaw/ Poland, Oxford University, and University of Stockholm. She holds a PhD in comparative literature.
  • Research Fellow at SCASS/Uppsala
  • Research Fellow at Robinson College/Cambridge
  • Research Fellow at Mansfield College/Oxford
  • Associate Professor, European Institute/Florence
  • Visiting Scholar/Stanford

Awards

  • MA -golden medal, Universitetet i Wroclaw, 1978
  • Swedish Institute Award for the Studies in Irish History and Culture, 1998
  • Freedom of Expression Foundation Award (Fritt Ord Prisen) 2005  

 

Tags: Environmental Ethics, Nature and Culture, Nordic Model

Publications

  • Witoszek, Nina & Mueller, Martin Lee (2021). The Ecological Ethics of Nordic Children's Tales: From Pippi Longstocking to Greta Thunberg. Environmental Ethics. ISSN 0163-4275. 43(1), p. 61–78. doi: 10.5840/enviroethics20215725.
  • Witoszek, Nina (2021). Humanism Under Siege: The Janus Face of the Modern Revolution of Dignity. Przegląd Humanistyczny. ISSN 0033-2194. 65(1), p. 7–24. doi: 10.31338/2657-599x.ph.2021-1.1. Full text in Research Archive
  • Turchin, Peter; Whitehouse, Harvey; François, Pieter; Hoyer, Daniel; Alves, Abel & Baines, John [Show all 52 contributors for this article] (2020). An Introduction to Seshat: Global History Databank. Journal of Cognitive Historiography. ISSN 2051-9672. 5(2). doi: 10.1558/jch.39395.
  • Witoszek, Nina (2019). The Revolution of Dignity and its Drivers. In Zakowski, Jacek (Eds.), Concilium Civitas Almanach 2019/20. Fundacja Collegium Civitas. ISSN 978-83-954712-0-9. p. 317–338.
  • Witoszek, Nina (2019). The profits and pitfalls of prosociality: cultural-evolutionary perspectives on Scandinavia, The Relational Nordic Welfare State Between Utopia and Ideology. Edward Elgar Publishing. ISSN 978 1 78897 464 6. p. 50–72. doi: https%3A/doi.org/10.4337/9781788974653.00010.
  • Midttun, Atle & Witoszek, Nina (2019). The Competitive Advantage of Collaboration – Throwing New Light on The Nordic Model. New Political Economy. ISSN 1356-3467. doi: 10.1080/13563467.2019.1657078. Full text in Research Archive
  • Witoszek, Nina & Midttun, Atle (2018). Sustainable modernity and the architecture of the 'well-being society': interdisciplinary perspectives. In Witoszek, Nina & Midttun, Atle (Ed.), Sustainable Modernity: The Nordic Model and Beyond. Routledge. ISSN 978-1138718210. p. 1–18. doi: 10.4324/9781315195964-1.
  • Turchin, Peter; Witoszek, Nina; Thurner, Stefan; Garcia, David; Griffin, Roger & Hoyer, Daniel [Show all 10 contributors for this article] (2018). A history of possible futures: Multipath forecasting of social breakdown, recovery, and resilience. Cliodynamics. ISSN 2373-7530. 9(2), p. 124–139. doi: 10.21237/C7clio9242078. Full text in Research Archive
  • Witoszek, Nina & Sørensen, Øystein (2018). Nordic humanism as a driver of the welfare society. In Witoszek, Nina & Midttun, Atle (Ed.), Sustainable Modernity: The Nordic Model and Beyond. Routledge. ISSN 978-1138718210. p. 36–58. doi: 10.4324/9781315195964-3.
  • Witoszek, Nina (2017). Teaching Sustainability in Norway, China and Ghana: Challenges to the UN Programme. Environmental Education Research. ISSN 1350-4622. 24(6), p. 831–844. doi: 10.1080/13504622.2017.1307944. Full text in Research Archive
  • Witoszek, Nina & Mueller, Martin Lee (2017). Deep ecology: Life after Life? Worldviews: Global Religions, Culture, and Ecology. ISSN 1363-5247. 21(3), p. 209–217. doi: 10.1163/15685357-02103001. Full text in Research Archive
  • Witoszek, Nina (2016). 'Ecomodernity as a Cultural Programme: Combining Green Transition with an Educational Paradigm Shift'. Forum for Development Studies. ISSN 0803-9410. 43(1), p. 135–155.
  • Witoszek, Nina (2016). Ecomodernity as a Cultural Programme: Combining Green Transition with an Educational Paradigm Shift. Forum for Development Studies. ISSN 0803-9410. 43(1), p. 135–154. doi: 10.1080/08039410.2015.1134643.
  • Midttun, Atle & Witoszek, Nina (2016). Towards Ecomodernity. In Midttun, Atle & Witoszek, Nina (Ed.), Energy and Transport in Green Transition: Perspectives on Ecomodernity. Routledge. ISSN 978-1-138-79343-9. p. 174–198. doi: 10.4324/9781315761138-8.
  • Midttun, Atle & Witoszek, Nina (2016). A Battle of Modernities. In Midttun, Atle & Witoszek, Nina (Ed.), Energy and Transport in Green Transition: Perspectives on Ecomodernity. Routledge. ISSN 978-1-138-79343-9. doi: 10.4324/9781315761138-1.

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  • Witoszek, Nina (2020). "Patologia altruizmu czy postfeminizm? Kobiety i rewolucja na nowo odczytane. Collegium cIvitas. ISBN 978-83-65390-65-3. 23 p.
  • Witoszek, Nina (2020). Korzenie anty-autorytaryzmu. Wydawnictwo Naukowe Scholar. ISBN 978-83-65390-65-3. 268 p.
  • Witoszek, Nina (2019). ‘Historians as Dissidents: Intellectual ‘Eros’ in Action, in: The Engaged Historian: Perspectives on the Intersection of Politics, Activism and the Historical Profession, ed. Stefan Berger. Berghahn Books. ISBN 1789201993. 22 p.
  • Witoszek, Nina (2018). The Origins of Anti-Authoritarianism. Routledge. ISBN 1138057975. 182 p.
  • Witoszek, Nina & Midttun, Atle (2018). Sustainable Modernity: The Nordic Model and Beyond. Routledge. ISBN 978-1138718210. 254 p.
  • Midttun, Atle & Witoszek, Nina (2016). Energy and Transport in Green Transition: Perspectives on Ecomodernity. Routledge. ISBN 978-1-138-79343-9. 198 p.

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  • Witoszek, Nina (2021). "Norway as a Wellbeing Society".
  • Witoszek, Nina & Lomborg, Bjørn (2021). Klimapanikk og klimafrykt - et hinder for den grønne omstillingen? | UiO - Senter for utvikling og miljø (ntb.no).
  • Witoszek, Nina (2021). Rethinking Democracy: Steps to Political Equality and Social and Environmental Justice.
  • Witoszek, Nina (2021). Polacy wracaja z Norwegii. [Radio]. Radio TOK-FM.
  • Witoszek, Nina (2021). Norwegowie sa najlepiej wyszczepionym krajem w Europie. [Radio]. Radio TOK-FM.
  • Witoszek, Nina (2021). Solidarnosc: moze lepsza badzie wspolpraca. [Radio]. Radio TOK-FM.
  • Witoszek, Nina (2021). Sytuacja z Covid-19 najlepsza w Norwegii. [Radio]. Radio TOK-FM.
  • Witoszek, Nina (2021). Nina Witoszek-Fitzpatrick - Podcasty Radia TOK FM ( 6 podcasts) . [Radio]. Najdłuższa granica w Europie zamknięta .
  • Witoszek, Nina (2021). Friendship and Play with Nina Witoszek-Entangled Epiphanies (amazon.com). [Internet]. Amazon.
  • Midttun, Atle & Witoszek, Nina (2021). The benefits of Environmental Hypocrisy. BI Business Review.
  • Witoszek, Nina (2021). En Munch som fengsler med barmhjertighet og ufullkommenhet – . Morgenbladet. ISSN 0805-3847.
  • Witoszek, Nina (2021). Et sivilisatorisk sammenbrudd i hjertet av Europa. Aftenposten (morgenutg. : trykt utg.). ISSN 0804-3116.
  • Witoszek, Nina (2021). Hvor demokratisk er det norske valget? Aftenposten (morgenutg. : trykt utg.). ISSN 0804-3116.
  • Midttun, Atle & Witoszek, Nina (2021). Har oljehykleriet sine fordeller. Aftenposten (morgenutg. : trykt utg.). ISSN 0804-3116.
  • Witoszek, Nina (2021). Kjærlighet og politikk i Hviterussland. Aftenposten (morgenutg. : trykt utg.). ISSN 0804-3116.
  • Witoszek, Nina (2021). Det er typisk norsk å vite best. Aftenposten (morgenutg. : trykt utg.). ISSN 0804-3116.
  • Andělová, Kristina; Bracewell, Wendy; Gross, Irena Grudzińska; Jasiewicz, Krzysztof; Ost, David & Witoszek, Nina (2021). Reenchanting Modernity East and West: Comparative Perspectives on the Legacy of 1968: An Author Meets Her Reviewers: A Symposium. East European Politics and Societies. ISSN 0888-3254. 35(3), p. 8–42. doi: 10.1177/08883254211005182.
  • Devold, Leiv Igor & Witoszek, Nina (2020). På tide å stille krav til milliardoverføringer til Polen. VG : Verdens gang. ISSN 0805-5203.
  • Witoszek, Nina (2020). "Revolusjon med kvinnelig ansikt". Aftenposten (morgenutg. : trykt utg.). ISSN 0804-3116.
  • Witoszek, Nina (2020). "Lord Askeladden: Anthony Giddens som Arne Næss Professor". Aftenposten (morgenutg. : trykt utg.). ISSN 0804-3116.
  • Witoszek, Nina (2020). “Putin eller dissidentene: Hvem skal Norge høre på?". Aftenposten (morgenutg. : trykt utg.). ISSN 0804-3116.
  • Witoszek, Nina (2019). Norwegia: kraj zrownowazonego rozowoju? (Norway: The Case of Social Sustainability) .
  • Witoszek, Nina (2019). "Unwrapping the Nordic Model".
  • Witoszek, Nina (2019). "Rewolucja godnosci i jej sily napedowe "The Revolution of Dignity and its Drivers".
  • Witoszek, Nina (2019). "The Nordic Regime of Goodness".
  • Witoszek, Nina (2019). «Fra nobelpris til politisk dommedag,» . Aftenposten (morgenutg. : trykt utg.). ISSN 0804-3116.
  • Frivik, Karen; Tønnessen, Morten & Witoszek, Nina (2019). Hvorfor vekker den norske ulven så sterke følelser? [Radio]. Verdibørsen (NRK P2).
  • Midttun, Atle & Witoszek, Nina (2019). Er den norske modellen i faresonen? . Aftenposten (morgenutg. : trykt utg.). ISSN 0804-3116.
  • Witoszek, Nina (2019). Rewolucja godnosci i jej sily napedowe.
  • Witoszek, Nina & Midttun, Atle (2019). "Den nordiske modellen i faresonen", https://www.aftenposten.no/meninger/kronikk/i/6j8Br8/Er-den-norske-modellen-i-faresonen-Vil-vi-heller-ha-den-polske--Nina-Witoszek-og-Atle-Midttun. Aftenposten (morgenutg. : trykt utg.). ISSN 0804-3116.
  • Witoszek, Nina (2019). "Lever med hat, dumhet og trusler",https://www.dagbladet.no/kultur/lever-med-hat-dumhet-og-trusler/71004366 . Dagbladet Dagen.
  • Witoszek, Nina (2019). «Er vi hjelpere for en myk autoritærisme», https://www.aftenposten.no/meninger/kronikk/i/jPW1En/Er-vi-hjelpere-for-en-myk-autoritarisme--Nina-Witoszek. Aftenposten (morgenutg. : trykt utg.). ISSN 0804-3116.
  • Witoszek, Nina (2019). Verdibørsen. [Radio]. NRK P2.
  • Witoszek, Nina (2018). "Rewolucja gesi". Pismo, magazyn opini. ISSN 2544-5022. p. 80–86.
  • Witoszek, Nina (2018). Renewing Democracy in Europe.
  • Witoszek, Nina (2018). "Understanding Crisis and Renewal" .
  • Witoszek, Nina (2018). Blaski i cienie nordyckiego humanizmu (Ups and Downs of Nordic humanism).
  • Witoszek, Nina (2018). Nordicism.
  • Midttun, Atle & Witoszek, Nina (2018). Hvor robust er den nordiske modellen? BI Business Review.
  • Witoszek, Nina & Midttun, Atle (2018). Mange varsler et Ragnarok for Nordens møte med digitalisering, migrasjon og ulikhet. Vi er likevel forsiktige optimister. VG : Verdens gang. ISSN 0805-5203.
  • Witoszek, Nina (2018). Polen, Europas sinnatagg. Aftenposten (morgenutg. : trykt utg.). ISSN 0804-3116.
  • Witoszek, Nina & Midttun, Atle (2018). Finnes det en nordisk humanisme? Dagbladet. ISSN 0805-3766.
  • Witoszek, Nina (2018). Grønt og grådig. Aftenposten (morgenutg. : trykt utg.). ISSN 0804-3116.
  • Witoszek, Nina (2018). Arne Næss Symposium 2018: Homo Futurus With a Thousand Faces.
  • Witoszek, Nina; Kildal, Charlotte L & Bjerke, Lise (2018). – Samarbeid, ikke konkurranse, har skapt Norge. [Internet]. Forskning.no.
  • Holsten, Hilde Hartmann; Kildal, Charlotte L & Witoszek, Nina (2018). Media påvirker hvordan vi oppfatter klimaendringer. [Business/trade/industry journal]. Forskning.no.
  • Witoszek, Nina (2017). Nordic model on trial: Forging Cooperation in a competitive world.
  • Witoszek, Nina (2017). Bhutan og Norge: to lykkens land? Aftenposten (morgenutg. : trykt utg.). ISSN 0804-3116.
  • Witoszek, Nina (2017). Det Usynlige jernteppe i Europa. Aftenposten (morgenutg. : trykt utg.). ISSN 0804-3116.
  • Witoszek, Nina (2017). "Donald Trumps postvitenskapelig samfunn". Aftenposten (morgenutg. : trykt utg.). ISSN 0804-3116.
  • Witoszek, Nina (2017). Hvorfor trenger vi et pro-europeisk Norge. Aftenposten (morgenutg. : trykt utg.). ISSN 0804-3116.
  • Devold, Leiv Igor & Witoszek, Nina (2017). Solberg-regjeringens ansvar. VG : Verdens gang. ISSN 0805-5203.
  • Witoszek, Nina (2016). Renewing the Nordic Model.
  • Witoszek, Nina (2016). Arne Næss Symposium 2016: Staging Pathways to Modernity.
  • Witoszek, Nina & Wilson, David Sloan (2016). PROSOCIAL workshop.
  • Witoszek, Nina (2016). Is it time to Abandon the Nordic Model.
  • Witoszek, Nina (2016). Sustainable Modernity: Forging a Cooperative Society in a Competitive World.
  • Midttun, Atle & Witoszek, Nina (2016). Verden er besatt av nordisk velferd. Aftenposten (morgenutg. : trykt utg.). ISSN 0804-3116.
  • Witoszek, Nina (2016). Kommentar om politske valget i Polen. [TV]. NRK1- Dagsrevyen.
  • Witoszek, Nina (2016). ‘Høyrepolitikken fører ikke nødvendigvis til ekstremistiske holdninger’. Aftenposten (morgenutg. : trykt utg.). ISSN 0804-3116.
  • Witoszek, Nina (2016). Arne Næss Symposium in Global Justice and the Environment: Staging Pathways to Ecomodernity, Part 2. [TV]. NRK2.
  • Witoszek, Nina (2016). "Arne Naess Symposium in Global Justice and the Environment: Staging Pathways to Ecomodernity". [TV]. NRK2.
  • Witoszek, Nina (2016). «Kvinnelige offre i et nytt katolsk Polen,». Aftenposten (morgenutg. : trykt utg.). ISSN 0804-3116.
  • Witoszek, Nina & Midttun, Atle (2016). «Verden er besatt av nordisk velferd,». Aftenposten (morgenutg. : trykt utg.). ISSN 0804-3116.
  • Witoszek, Nina (2016). «Et forsvar for eurosentrisme», Morgenbladet. ISSN 0805-3847.
  • Midttun, Atle & Witoszek, Nina (2016). “Fostering Prosociality in a Competitive World”. The "Norwegian Model in the Age of Globalization".
  • Witoszek, Nina (2016). https://tv.nrk.no/serie/urix/nnfa53010716/07-01-2016#t=56s. [TV]. NRK.
  • Midttun, Atle & Witoszek, Nina (2016). "Staging Pathways towards Ecomodernity".
  • Witoszek, Nina (2016). Dissidenten: Fortjener Norge Bernt Hagtvet? Klassekampen. ISSN 0805-3839.
  • Witoszek, Nina & Wilson, David Sloan (2016). Innslag i Verdibørsen: "Og frem fra historiens skraphaug dukket... Darwin!". [Radio]. Nrk P2, Verdibørsen.
  • Witoszek, Nina (2016). Når verden er trolsk, blir man katolsk. Aftenposten (morgenutg. : trykt utg.). ISSN 0804-3116.
  • Witoszek, Nina (2015). Hvordan øke våre barns sjanser til å overleve? Aftenposten (morgenutg. : trykt utg.). ISSN 0804-3116.
  • Witoszek, Nina (2015). Har norske eliter mistet sin sjel? Aftenposten (morgenutg. : trykt utg.). ISSN 0804-3116.
  • Midttun, Atle & Witoszek, Nina (2015). En postkarbon sivilasjon. Dagens næringsliv. ISSN 0803-9372.
  • Midttun, Atle & Witoszek, Nina (2015). Fra folkestyre til forretningsstyre? Aftenposten (morgenutg. : trykt utg.). ISSN 0804-3116.
  • Witoszek, Nina (2015). "Ingen utdanning om untergang". Aftenposten (morgenutg. : trykt utg.). ISSN 0804-3116.
  • Witoszek, Nina (2015). "The Quest for a Fair Society: Challenges to the Nordic Model".
  • Witoszek, Nina (2015). Challenges to a Fair Society: Introduction.
  • Witoszek, Nina (2015). Polske valget 2015. [Radio]. Oslo.

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