I am Associate Professor of Archaeology at the Museum of Cultural History, University of Oslo. I am currently on leave from this position to complete my Individual Fellowship funded by The Norwegian Research Council/Marie Curie COFUND. From 2017-2019 I was a Research Fellow at the McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research, University of Cambridge, and Research Fellow, Clare Hall, Cambridge.
In my research I have focused on prehistoric architecture, using a specific category of archaeological evidence – the built environment – as a point of departure to deeper studies of power expressions and hierarchy, gender construction, ritual behaviour, food practices, and the relationship between the living and the dead. I am currently delving into long-term developments of Scandinavian prehistory from the Bronze Age to the Medieval Period.
I am also interested in the deposition of human remains in settlements, constructions of personhood, and the body in prehistory.
My latest book was published by Cambridge University Press in February 2019.