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Academic interests

  • Culture, politics, religion and society in the Middle East and North Africa, political Islam, Arabic.
  • Research Fellow on the project "The New Middle East; Emerging political and ideological trends", with Saudi Arabia as point of research.
  • My ongoing PhD thesis examines the phenomenon of intellectual female preachers (al-dāʿiyāt al-muthaqqafāt) in Saudi-Arabia and Riyadh in particular. I explore the different roles female preachers perform and engage in the social sphere as intellectuals and religious authorities. 


  • Visiting Researcher, King Faisal Center for Research and Islamic Studies (KFCRIS), 2015-2016
  • Consular Officer, Norwegian Embassy in Beirut, 2014
  • Executive Officer, The Norwegian Directorate of Immigration (UDI), 2012-2013
  • M.A. in Middle Eastern and North African Studies 2012, University of Oslo. Title of thesis: Tawhid: the construction of one true Islam in Saudi Arabian textbooks: an analysis of Saudi national identity through the teachings of tawhid" (Norwegian).
  • Intern, Norwegian Embassy in Riyadh, 2011
  • B.A. in Middle Eastern and North African Studies 2009, University of Oslo. Major: Arabic.
Tags: Middle East, Islam, Arabic, CIMS, Saudi Arabia, Islamism


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Published Jan. 15, 2015 11:08 AM - Last modified Mar. 23, 2018 3:08 PM