Senior Researcher and Associate Professor at NAI since 2010
archaeology and anthropology: rituals and religion, water studies and political uses of cultural heritage
Tanzania, Ethiopia, Uganda
2013. Docent in archaeology, Uppsala University, Sweden
2004. Dr.art, Centre for Development Studies and Department of Archaeology, University of
Bergen, Norway. Dissertation: Death and Life-giving Waters – Cremation, Caste, and
Cosmogony in Karmic Traditions.
1998. Cand. philol. Department of Archaeology, University of Bergen, Norway. Thesis: The
Deceased’s Life Cycle Rituals: Present Cremation Burials for Interpretations of the Past. An
Ethnoarchaeological Study of Funeral Practices in Nepal.