My academic interests are oriented towards youth- life, youth- culture, identity processes and intercultural perspectives. In my postdoctor project "Modernization as lived experience" we explore identity constructions of young men and women in two contrasting societies, China and Norway, through a three-generational comparison. In my former PhD project I did study what kind of learning- and identity processes are involved in international youth exchanges for young people. In another project, Space2Cre8, led by Glynda Hull at the Berkeley University, US, we did investigates the sociocultural, developmental, and educational implications of engaging youth around the world in the explosive phenomenon of Internet-enabled social network. As a member in the European university consortium MA EYS I have been involved in working out a Master in European Youth Studies (MA EYS) at a European level. MA EYS is a 120 ECTS transnational and intercultural master's degree in the interdisciplinary field of European youth studies.
PhD (2011), University of Oslo. Thesis title: Det interkulturelle ungdomsmøtet som læringsarena: en etnografisk studie av læring mellom formelle og uformelle kontekster.
Cand. paed (2003) University of Oslo. Thesis title: Interkulturell handlingskompetanse
Associate professor, Department of Teacher Education and School Research, University of Oslo (2014 - present)
Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Educational Research, University of Oslo, Norway (2011 - 2014)
University lecturer, Department of Educational Research, University of Oslo, Norway (2010 - 2011)
Researcher in the Space2Cre8 team, Department of Educational Research, University of Oslo, Norway (2009 - 2010)
Research Fellow, Department of Educational Research, University of Oslo, Norway (2004 - 2009)
Conference coordinator for the international research conference "Childhoods 2005 Oslo" (2003-2004)