Bernt is a Professor in International Studies at Bjørknes University College and a Professor Emeritus of Political Science at the University of Oslo. Bernt is one of Norway’s foremost experts on extremist political movements, genocide and human rights. He has authored and edited numerous books on these topics and is a significant voice in the academic as well as public debates.

Bernt is an alumna from Yale University and Nuffield College, Oxford. He has also been teaching at Yale, most recently in the fall of 2016. Bernt has extensive experience within research and teaching and has been a Professor at the University of Oslo since 1994. Before that he was a Director of Research at Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI), Bergen, Adjunct Professor of Comparative Politics, University of Bergen, and a Research Fellow at The Norwegian Research Council.

Bernt is a widely published and renowned scholar, and he has won several academic awards and prizes throughout the years. He is still very active in the Norwegian public debates and writes regularly in Norwegian newspapers. His current research focuses on European politics, fascism and political extremism. He is also in process of completing a book on Hannah Arendt. At Bjørknes University College he teaches a course on genocide and mass violence in the 21 Century.

For a full publication list, see Cristin.