Researcher with the SIP 'The Missing Peace. Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding in the Middle East' within the PRIO programme Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding.
Project leader and researcher on 'Religious Education in Qom, Iran'.Researcher on 'Religious Minorities in Peace Building: Middle Eastern Perspectives'. Doctoral fellow at the Norwegian School of Theology.
Researcher at PRIO 2004-2009.
Norwegian, English, Written and spoken Arabic (Middle Eastern dialects), conversational French
2004 - : Researcher, International Peace Research Institute, Oslo (PRIO)
2002-03: Second Secretary at the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Damascus, Syria
2000-02: Senior Executive Officer, Directorate of Immigration, Oslo
1999: Lecturer in History of Religion for ‘Kulturstudier', Pondicherry, India
1996-97: Observer and Community Relations Officer, Temporary International Presence in Hebron, Palestine/Israel
1995: Teacher, Møllergata Primary School
1998-99: Cand. philol. in History of Religion, University of Oslo. Thesis: Martyrium eller selvmord? En studie av islamistiske voldsaksjoner i Israel, 1988-1998 (Martyrdom or suicide? A study of violent islamist operations in Israel, 1988-1998)
1992-95: Cand. mag. in History of religion, Middle Eastern studies and Modern Standard Arabic, University of Oslo
1995: Modern Standard Arabic (two semesters), Bir Zeit University, Ramallah
1991: Nadderud High School: Examen artium