Bjørn Rasmussen has been a professor in drama/theatre in the Department of Arts and Media Studies at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology since 1998. Since 1990, he has published books and articles in national and international journals on drama education, applied theatre, arts education and theatre aesthetics. He acts as a reviewer for several academic journals and supervises at postgraduate level. He has been a guest scholar at Queensland University of Technology, Australia and Bergen University Teachers College and has contributed heavily to the Nordic net of applied drama/theatre research. He conducts several projects, currently on drama, theatre and democracy.