Hanne is in 2010 finalising her doctoral dissertation on the role of religion in the Israel Defense Force (IDF). The dissertation is based on a series of interviews with IDF soldiers, and will be submitted to the Department of Religious Studies, at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (see: www.ntnu.no/arv).
She has also conducted extensive research on settlement issues and settler movement in the West Bank. Hanne's research is qualitative and interview based. General focus is on the Middle East, Israeli politics, religion, military studies, Israeli settlements, conflict, and culture.
Hanne is attached to PRIO's research project "Comparative Ethics of War" at the Ethics, Norms and Identities (ENI) programe. She was also part of the "Missing Peace: Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding in the Middle East"-group.
Norwegian, English, German, Hebrew.
2006 - 2010: PhD-Fellow, Religious Studies, NTNU
Since April 2007: Doctoral Guest Researcher at PRIO
2004-2005: Researcher, PRIO
2004: Seminar Leader, Culture Studies [Kulturstudier], Pondicherry, India
2003: Research Officer, UN OCHA/UNOHCI, Kuwait and Iraq
2002 - 2003: Student Scholarship at PRIO
2001 - 2002: Research Officer, Press and Info Officer, Temporary International Presence in Hebron (TIPH)
1998: Internship, Fafo, Jerusalem
Language studies in Jerusalem and fieldwork experience from Israel/West Bank and Iraq. Various internships for NGOs, e.g. Norwegian Human Rights Fund, Fafo, and Amnesty International.
2007 (winter semester): Visiting PhD-Fellow, University of Chicago
Since 2006: PhD-fellow in Religious Studies, NTNU.
Cand.Philol. (MA), University of Oslo, History of Religion, 2002.
Cand.Mag. (BA), University of Oslo (History of Religion and Sociology) and University of Copenhagen (International Relations and Middle East Studies), 1997.