- Media, politics and society in the Middle East
- Language, ideology and culture
- Youth in the Arab world
Current activities Two major projects currently take up most of my time. From 2016-2019 I work on the project "Journalism in Struggles for Democracy: Media and Polarization in the Middle East, together with CMI colleague and project leader Kjetil Selvik. By systematically comparing the political function of media across three media channels (TV, electronic news, print) in Tunisia and Egypt, the project investigates how differences between journalistic interpretive communities affect struggles for democracy.
Second, I take part in the project Aid in Crisis?, led by Kristin Bergtora Sandvik at PRIO, which investigates how rights-based approaches (RBA) affect the impact of humanitarian action. My task in this project is to study the Norwegian aid given to Palestine.