Kathinka Frøystad

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Phone +47 22854790
Room 373 PAM
Available hours by appointment
Visiting address Niels Henrik Abels vei 36 P. A. Munchs hus 0371 Oslo
Postal address Postboks 1010 Blindern 0315 OSLO

Academic interests

Frøystad is a social anthropologist working on religious complexity in India. Since 2014 she has primarily been interested in practices assumed to promote cohesion in multi-religious societies, paying particular attention to ritual participation across religious boundaries and the legal regulation of religious offence.

Frøystad has also conducted research on the growth of New Age-inspired religious movements amongst the Indian middle classes since the 1990s as well as on everyday Hindu nationalist rhetoric and its articulation with social inequalities.


  • 2017-2019  Adjunct Professor, Department of Social Anthropology, Unviersity of Bergen
  • 2007-2014: Associate Professor (Professor from 2014), Department of Social Anthropology, University of Bergen
  • 2006-2007 Visiting scholar, UC San Diego Department of Anthropology (6 months)
  • 2003-2007: Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Social Anthropology, University of Oslo
  • 2000-2003: Lecturer, Department of Social Anthropology, University of Oslo
  • Dr Polit (PhD), Department of Social Anthropology, University of Oslo, 2000
  • 1995-2000: PhD Research Fellow, International Peace Research Institute, Oslo (PRIO)
Tags: India, Anthropology, Religion and politics, Cosmopolitanism, Inequality
Published Aug. 20, 2014 12:44 PM - Last modified Nov. 20, 2019 3:46 PM