My interest within Middle Eastern studies are the use and role of identity in internal conflict, and consequences of politicizing identity and culture. I have mostly concentrated on Algeria, but I have also interest in current developments in the region within this field.
Norwegian, English, French, and Arabic
2007 Researcher and research assistant, Security Programme
2006-2007 Managing Editor for Security Dialogue and research assistant for the Security Programme while Marit Moe is on leave.
Member of the Babylon - tidsskrift om Midtøsten og Nord Afrika editorial committee since 2005.
1998-2006 Research Assistant for Nils Petter Gleditsch and occasionally filling in for JPR's Managing Editor, Glenn Martin.
Other earlier positions include teaching assistant at the Institute for Culture Studies and Oriental Languages, University of Oslo, 2004 and spring 2006.
Private teacher in Arabic, spring 2003.
Temporary position as Managing Editor for Journal of Peace Research, autumn 1998
2005: MA degree in Arabic
2003: Erasmus scholarship in Paris at INALCO (Institut national des langues et cultures orientales).
2002:IKS(International Culture Studies) Cand. mag, University of Oslo.