I work in history of religion, researching magic and ritual practice in late antiquity. Increasingly, I hope to work on how scholars use and deal with ancient artefacts with and without a known provenance. I teach quite broadly within religious studies, with an emphasis on philology and history of religion, and also in teachers education, where I am involved in religious education at all levels.
My research deals with history of religion, theoretical development, religious practices, ritual, popular religion, magic and material culture.
In religious studies I teach on holy scripture and reception, as well as some classes on religion and society and on academic writing. In teachers education I teach in religious education for teachers and kindergarten teachers, in topics like Christianity, world religions, religion and society, religious studies and secular worldviews.
01/2019 – Associate Professor, Religious Studies, University of Agder (Norway)
08/2018 – 12/2018 Associate Professor, Religious Education, Norwegian University of Science and Technology NTNU (Norway)
09/2017 – 07/2018 Assistant Professor, Religious Education, Norwegian University of Science and Technology NTNU (Norway)
09/2012 – 08/2017 Research Fellow, Religious Studies, MF Norwegian School of Theology (Norway)
10/2011 – 03/2012 Research Fellow, Institute for Pre- and Early History and Near Eastern Archaeology, Ruprecht Karls University Heidelberg (Germany) Collaborative Research Centre 933 “Material Text Cultures”
Member of the networks:
NTNU RE Research Group (NTNU)
Dembra LU (Norwegian network for working with democracy and against racism and discrimination in education)
Healing, belief and placebo: Medical and religious plurality in late antiquity, with Ágnes T. Mihálykó (UiO/University of Vienna) and Hedvig von Ehrenheim (Uppsala University). Project to bring together research on ancient medicine, magic and healing, through using placebo-research. Informal network, started with a workshop in 2018
20.07.2018 "Seeing the forest but missing the trees.” Marginalia Review of Books
12.01.2018 “Doktoren svarer: Magiske skåler på Menighetsfakultetet.” Morgenbladet (2): 21.
04.08.2017 “Forlik og ulovlege oldtidssaker.” Dag og Tid.
05/2016 “Ikonoklasme – kamp om historia.” Syn og Segn 122(2): 48-56.
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