Dr. Terje Emberland

Terje Emberland

Research Professor

The Norwegian Center for Holocaust and Minority Studies (HL-senter)




Terje Emberland is Research Professor at the Norwegian Center for Holocaust and Minority Studies and affiliated researcher at the Center for Research on Extremism at the University of Oslo, Norway. He is an expert on fascism, anti-Semitism, Norwegian occupation history and conspiracy theories and has written a number of articles and monographs in these fields. He has been Senior Researcher in the research projects Norwegians in the Waffen-SS and Democratic institutions facing Nazi occupation, participated in developing several documentaries and served as expert witness in the trial against Anders Behring Breivik.

Research interests

  • Fascism
  • Anti-Semitism
  • Conspiracy theories
  • History of the German occupation of Norway
  • History and ideology of the SS

Featured publications

  • Emberland, Terje, and Asbjørn Dyrendal. 2019. Hva er konspirasjonsteorier. Oslo: Universitetsforlaget.
  • Emberland, Terje. 2015. Da fascismen kom til Norge. Den nasjonale legions vekst og fall, 1927 – 1928. Oslo: Dreyer.
  • Emberland, Terje. 2015. “Neither Hitler nor Quisling: The Ragnarok Circle and Oppositional National Socialism in Norway.” Fascism 4 (2). Brill.
  • Emberland, Terje. 2015. “The Teutonic rage of the ancient timbers. Himmler, the SS and Norwegian folk culture.” In Erik Tonning et al.,eds., Art in Battle. Bergen: KODE.
  • Emberland, Terje, and Matthew Kott. 2012. Himmlers Norge – nordmenn i det storgermanske prosjekt. Oslo: Aschehoug, 2012.
  • Emberland, Terje. 2012. “Im Zeichen der Hagal-Rune. ʻArteigeneʼ Religion und nationalsozialistischer Aktivismus in Norwegen in den dreißiger Jahren.” In Uwe Puschner, ed., Die völkisch-religiöse Bewegung im Nationalsozialismus. Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht.
  • Emberland, Terje. 2012. “Pureblooded Vikings and Peasants: Norwegians in the Racial Ideology of the SS.” In: Anton Weiss-Wendt and Rory Yeomans, eds., Racial Science in Hitler’s New Europe. Critical Studies in the History of Anthropology. Lincoln: Nebraska University Press.