Background and activities
I am a researcher at the programme for applied ethics.
My background is in religious studies, social anthropology and philosophy. My research is mostly centred on health and medicine, with particular emphasis on questions regarding the borderlands of life, end of life, and death. I have also conducted research on energy transitions and adoption of new energy technologies.
My interests include
- Assisted dying
- The relationship(s) between human and machine
- Healthcare ethics
- Ethnographic methods in applied ethics
- Neoliberalism and individual responsibilisation
- Technologies in use/practice
- Corporate responsibility
- Business and ethics
Scientific, academic and artistic work
A selection of recent journal publications, artistic productions, books, including book and report excerpts. See all publications in the database
- (2021) Death Café, Bauman and striving for human connection in ‘liquid times’. Mortality.
- (2020) Assisted dying and palliative care in three jurisdictions: Flanders, Oregon, and Québec. Annals of Palliative Medicine.
- (2020) The relationship of palliative care with assisted dying where assisted dying is lawful: A systematic scoping review of the literature. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management.
- (2020) Neoliberalism, individual responsibilization and the death positivity movement. International journal of cultural studies.
- (2020) Practical and ethical complexities of MAiD: Examples from Quebec. Wellcome Open Research.
- (2020) Medicalisation, suffering and control at the end of life: The interplay of deep continuous palliative sedation and assisted dying. Health.
- (2020) The Global Spread of Death Café: A Cultural Intervention Relevant to Policy?. Social Policy and Society. vol. 19 (4).
- (2020) For fellesskapets beste: Moralske forpliktelser, innblanding og etiske dilemmaer på feltarbeid. Norsk Antropologisk Tidsskrift. vol. 32 (3).
- (2018) Examining the barriers and motivators affecting European decision-makers in the development of smart and green energy technologies. Journal of Cleaner Production. vol. 198.
- (2018) Medically timed Death as an enactment of good Death: An ethnographic study of Three European intensive care units. Omega - Journal of Death and Dying.
- (2018) Orchestrating households as collectives of participation in the distributed energy transition: New empirical and conceptual insights. Energy Research & Social Science. vol. 46.
- (2017) Frihet fra lidelse, individuell selvbestemmelsesrett og døden som kunstverk: Antegnelser til en antropologisk undersøkelse av assistert død. Norsk Antropologisk Tidsskrift. vol. 28.
- (2017) Something that cannot be put into words? Intensive care, secularity and the sacred. Implicit Religion. vol. 20 (2).
- (2016) Silent subjects, loud diseases: Enactment of personhood in intensive care. Health. vol. 20 (2).
- (2015) Dignity in Practice: Day-to-Day Life in Intensive Care Units in Western Europe. Medical Anthropology. vol. 34 (6).
- (2018) The impact of “Energy memories” on Energy Cultures and energy consumption patterns. 2018.
- (2018) Policy Recommendations: An analysis on collective and energy related decision- making processes of three formal social units. 2018.
- (2017) ECHOES Report. Social Science Perspectives on Electric Mobility, Smart Energy Technologies, and Energy Use in Buildings - A comprehensive Literature Review. 2017.
- (2017) Case study report Norway - Findings from case studies of PV Pilot Trøndelag, Smart Energi Hvaler and Asko Midt-Norge. 2017.
- (2016) Blurry lines and Spaces of tension. Clinical-ethical and Existential issues in Intensive Care. A study of Three European Intensive Care Units. 2016. Doktoravhandlinger ved NTNU (2016:184).