Urbanism in Antiquity
Economy and settlement patterns in the Mediterranean
Religion and society in Antiquity
Late Roman and early Byzantine history and archaeology, particularly in the Eastern Mediterranean
Director, The Norwegian Arcadia Survey 1998-2002
Director, Geophysical survey of ancient Tegea 2003-2006
Director, The Hellenic-Norwegian Excavations at Tegea 2009-2013.
Director, The Norwegian Naxos Survey 2010-2013
Co-director (with Dr. D. Athanassoulis) The Apalirou Environs Project 2013-
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Mag. Art, Classical Archaeology, University of Oslo 1988.
Research fellow, The Norwegian Institute at Rome, 1990-94
Lecturer in ancient history, University of Oslo, 1994-98.
Dr. philos, University of Oslo, 1998 (Dissertation: Bastion of Empire. The Topography and Archaeology of Cales in the Republican Period.
Associate professor in ancient history, University of Oslo, 1998-
Director, The Norwegian Institute at Athens and cultural attaché of the Royal Norwegian Embassy at Athens 2003-2007.