Annelie Ott

Visiting PhD Researcher



Annelie Ott is a PhD-student at the University in Oslo, visiting the Linguistic and Cognitive Semiotics group of RWTH Aachen in the winter semester 2021. She is interested in semiotics of education and in sustainability issues. In her PhD-project Being Human in the Anthropocene. Ideas in Social Studies Education she studies how social studies as a school subject frames human being and learning for sustainability. How we narrate human being influences how we approach matters of sustainability, e.g. how we define them and try to deal with them in and through education. The theoretical framework for the study is grounded in Peircean semiotics.

Research Groups and Networks

Member of the International Association of Semiotic Studies
Member of the Nordic Network for Social Studies Education
Initiator and Member of the Norwegian Network for Sustainability in Education
Member of the research group Challenges of Sustainability in Educational Research, UiO
Member of the research group Humanities Studies in Pedagogy, UiO


Ott, Annelie (2019). Kritisk tenkning og bærekraft i fagfornyelsen, In: Marlen Ferrer & Annika Wetlesen (red.), Kritisk tenkning i samfunnsfag. Universitetsforlaget.