Hilde Løvdal Stephens

Associate professor

Faculty of Humanities, Sports and Educational Science
Department of Languages and Literature Studies
Campus Drammen ()
I am an associate professor of English with expertise in American Studies.


Course convener:

English 8


English 6 and 7

KfK Midtfylket

Group leader, English section, USN Drammen

Member of the research groups Political Cultures (USN) and Anglophone Political Cultures (NTNU).


PhD American Studies, University of Oslo

MA North-American Area Studies, U of Oslo

Cand. Mag. English and History of Religion, U of Oslo




Scholarly publications

Forthcoming. Chapter on historical context to the Christian Right opposition to critical race theory. Co-authored with Gerardo Marti. Likely to be published in an edited volume with Temple University.

2021 Chapter on populism and Christianity in the US focusing on the battle over the public school, in edited volume to be published by Cappellen Damm Akademisk.

2019 Family Matters: James Dobson and Focus on the Family's Crusade for the Christian Home, University of Alabama Press.

2018 “Tearing Down the Walls of Segregation: Race, Conservatism, and 1990s Evangelical Rap.” Journal of American Studies (52:4)

2015 “Money Matters and Family Matters.” Chapter in Religion and the Marketplace in the United States. Editors: Detlef Junker, Philip Goff and Jan Stieverman (New York: Oxford University Press, 2015).

2014 “Parenting and Politics: The Personal and the Political in the Evangelical Family Values Movement.” American Studies in Scandinavia (45:1-2).

2013 “Called to Preach or Called to Parent: American Evangelicals and their Mission in the World.” Roundtable on parenting and American Protestantism in Fides et Historia. Fall 2013.


2017 E2: International English, Gyldendal norsk forlag. Authors: Hilde Løvdal Stephens, Ian Underwood, Anne-Marie Torp, and Arne Birkeland.

Book Reviews

2020                Review of Communes in America, 1975-2000 by Timothy Miller in Reading Religion (American Academy of Religion)

2014                Review of Sword of the Spirit, Shield of Faith: Religion in American War and Diplomacy by Andrew Preston in the Journal of Transatlantic Studies. Fall 2014.

2011                “The Elephant in the Evangelical Living Room,” feature review of God’s Own Party by Daniel K. Williams in Evangelical Studies Bulletin. Fall 2011.

Popular articles

Oct. 2018         "Religion i USA," Store norske leksikon, snl.no

Mar. 2018       “Noen ord om Billy Graham (1918 – 2018)” (eulogy). Amerikansk politikk, amerikanskpolitikk.no

Sep. 2017        “Phyllis Schafly (1924-2016)” (eulogy). Amerikansk politikk, amerikanskpolitikk.no

Dec. 2016        "Phyllis Schlafly," Store norske leksikon, snl.no.

Sep. 2016         “Korstog mot den røde pesten.” Humanist.

Aug. 2015        “Ville at kvinner skulle underkaste seg mannen og møte ham i sexy undertøy.” Aftenposten Viten.

July 2015         “De kristenkonservative samler troppene.” Aftenposten.

Nov. 2013       “Sarah Josepha Hale: Dama bak Thanksgiving-feiringen.” Republished Nov. 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018. Amerikansk politikk, amerikanskpolitikk.no