I am a social anthropologist affiliated with KIFO - Institute for Church, Religion, and Worldview Research in Oslo, Norway. This site will feature posts related to my main areas of research such as secularism, Islam and Islamophobia, hate speech as well as religion and the public sphere. In 2017 my edited antology Anthropology of Our Times An Edited Anthology in Public Anthropology was published on Palgrave Macmillan US. The monograph 'Anders Breivik and The Rise of Islamophobia' (on Zed Books) is available through Zed Books. Additional books are are 'The Politics of Mediated Presence: Exploring The Voices of Young Muslims in The Contemporary Mediated Public Spheres in Norway', and 'Hva er rasisme?' (with Cora A. Døving) in Norwegian at Universitetsforlaget. I am currently taking part in a research project funded by the Norwegian Research Council (NRC) entitled 'Governance of Islam in Europe' which will run from 2014 to 2018.