Her research interests include the role of religion in war and peace, religion and violence, suicide terrorism, interreligious dialogue in its various forms, and freedom of religion or belief. She works specifically on Theravada Buddhism in Sri Lanka and Myanmar, currently focusing on Buddhist-Muslim relations. She is particularly interested in fieldwork methodology in the study of religion in its social context, as well as fieldwork ethics. Since 2013 she has been working together with the Buddhist Federation of Norway and monastic organizations in Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Bangladesh, on religious minority rights in Buddhist majority states. She has also been Research Fellow at the Norwegian Centre for Human Rights, Faculty of Law, University of Oslo, leading a project on legal regulation of religion in Myanmar.