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I work in ethics on topics intersecting medicine, technology, and markets. Spring 2021, I teach HON2200: Data-drevne prosjekter and Examen Philosophicum.

This spring, I will also start my 3-year post-doc where I will spend the first two years abroad. The post-doc is funded by The Norwegian Research Council's Three-year Researcher Project with International Mobility. The topic is The Ethics of Contagion: How We Should Respond to the Spread of Infectious Diseases.

My most recent papers are: 

I'm also a proud contributor to "Racial Justice Requires Ending the War on Drugs," a forthcoming target article in the American Journal of Bioethics

Fall 2020, I defended my PhD thesis in philosophy. You will find the thesis, titled Delicate Deals: Moral Choice on the Margins, on DUO.

My supervisor was Professor Ole Martin Moen and my opponents were:

I have been a Visiting Fellow at

  • Harvard's Government Department (2019-2020), under supervision by Professor Michael Sandel.
  • The University of Oxford's Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics (2017, 2019), on invitation from Professor Julian Savulescu.

I am a regular contributor to the Norwegian press. You can find my writings in

I have also written books on

One the podcast Moralistene, Moen and I discuss ethical issues of relevance for the wider public and interview prominent philosophers like Peter Singer and Helga Varden. I hope you like it.

Tags: Applied Ethics, Commodification, Philosophy, Ethics
Published Apr. 6, 2017 8:57 AM - Last modified Jan. 15, 2021 3:41 PM