Åsne Seierstad

Åsne SeierstadÅsne Seierstad is a journalist and author with both national and international success. She is author of the book One of Us: The Story of Anders Breivik and the Massacre in Norway (En av oss: En fortelling om Norge), about the events on July 22.

Selected publications:

– (2013):One of Us: The Story of Anders Breivik and the Massacre in Norway”. Oslo: Schibsted Forlag AS.
– (2007): “Angel of Grozny: Inside Chechnya”. Oslo: Cappelen Damm.
– (2004): “One Hundred And One Days: A Baghdad Journal”. Oslo: Cappelen Damm.
– (2003): “The Bookseller of Kabul”. Oslo: Cappelen Damm.
– (2000): “With Their Backs to The World: Portraits of Serbia”. Oslo: Cappelen Damm.

Jon Reitan

jonreitanJon Reitan is a historian and Academic Director at The Falstad Centre.

Selected publications:

– (2008): “Falstad – nazileir og landssvikfengsel”, Trondheim: Tapir Akademisk Forlag.
– (2005): “Jødene fra Trondheim”, Trondheim: Tapir Akademisk Forlag.

Nina Hoel

ninahoelNina Hoel is Associate Professor in Religion and Society at the Faculty of Theology, University of Oslo. She obtained her MA (2005) and PhD (2010) in Religious Studies from the University of Cape Town, South Africa. She has held postdoctoral positions in the Department of Religious Studies, University of Cape Town (2010-2012) and in the Department of Anthropology, University of KwaZulu-Natal (2013-2014). Nina’s scholarship focuses on contemporary Islamic sexual ethics and Islamic feminism, and feminist theory and methodology in the study of religion.

Selected publications:

– 2015. “Engaging Islamic Sexual Ethics: Intimacy, Pleasure and Sacrality.” Sexualities, 18 (1/2): 80-99.
– 2013. “Feminism and Religion and the Politics of Location: Situating Islamic Feminism in South Africa.” Journal of Gender and Religion in Africa, 19(2): 73-89.
– 2013. “Sexualising the Sacred, Sacralising Sexuality: An Analysis of Public Responses to Muslim Women’s Religious Leadership in the Context of a Cape Town Mosque.” Journal for the Study of Religion, 26(2): 25-41.
– 2013. “Corporeal Bodies, Religious Lives, and ‘Women’s Rights’: Engaging Islamic Body Politics among Muslim women in South Africa.” Agenda: Empowering Women for Gender Equity, 27(4): 79-90.
– 2013. “Embodying the Field: A Researcher’s Reflections on Power Dynamics, Positionality and the Nature of Research Relationships.” Fieldwork in Religion, 8(1): 27-49.

Thorgeir Kolshus

thorgeikThorgeir Kolshus is Associate professor at the Department of Social Anthropology, University of Oslo and a Columnist in Aftenposten, Norway’s largest newspaper. His research focuses on relations between religion and politics.

Selected publications:

– (2014): “A House upon Pacific sand. W.H.R. Rivers and his 1908 ethnographic “survey work” in Edvard Hviding og Cato Berg (red.) The ethnographic experiment: Rivers and Hocart in Melanesia 1908 New York og Oxford: Berghahn, s 155-176
– (2013): “Codrington, Keesing, and Central Melanesian mana: Two historic trajectories of Polynesian cultural dissemination” in Oceania 83: 316-327

Inga Bostad

ingabostadDr.philos. Inga Bostad is Director at the Norwegian Centre for Human Rights and a Member of the Executive Committee of Association of Human Rights Institutes (AHRI).

Selected publications:

– (2013): Bostad, Inga & Løvlie, Lars. “Education after 22nd july 2012” in Anna-Lena Østern; Kari Smith; Torill Ryghaug; Thorolf Krüger & May Britt Postholm (ed.), Teacher education research between national identity and global trends : NAFOL year book 2012.  Oslo: Akademika forlag.
– (2012): “Existential Education and the Quest for a New Humanism: How to Create Disturbances and Deeper Thinking in Schools and Universities?” in Lennart Wikander; Christina Gustafsson & Ulla Riis (ed.), Enlightenment, Creativity and Education: Polities, Politics, Performances. Dordrecht: Sense Publishers.

Henrik Syse

henriksyseHenrik Syse is Senior Researcher at the Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO) since 1997, and a Former Head of Corporate Governance (2005-07) at Norges Bank Investment Management.

Selected publications:

– (2011): “Noe å tro på. En filosofs tanker om tro i vår tid” [Something to Believe in. A Philosopher’s Reflections on Faith in Our Time]. Oslo: Cappelen Damm.
– (2009): “Måtehold — i grådighetens tid” [Moderation — in an Age of Greed]. Oslo: Cappelen Damm.



Bernt Hagtvet

Bernt Hagtvedt

Bernt Hagtvet is Professor of Political Science at Department of Political Science, University of Oslo. Hagtvet is also a member of the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters (DNVA).

Selected publications:

– (2014): “Det fordreide øye- makt og ideologi i offentlig politikk”, in Dag Harald Claes; Knut Heidar & Cathrine Holst (red.),  Politikk i grenseland – Festskrift til Øyvind Østerud.  Oslo: Universitetsforlaget.
– (2014): “Guden som forsvant – Eric Hobsbawm, Johan Galtung og den perverterte idealismen”, in Øystein Sørensen; Bernt Hagtvet & Nikolai Brandal (red.),  Intellektuelle og det totalitære. Pervertert idealisme?.  Oslo: Dreyer Forlag.