Media / popular science

Podcasts / recorded events

January 2019: Radio interview with EKKO NRK January 11, 2019  about the situation for women and minorities in India (in Norwegian).

January 2019: Radio/podcast interview about Indian politics with Krig og fred January 10, 2019.

October 2018: Nils Klim samtalen 2018. TV-interview about my research (in Norwegian).

June 2018: “The Politics of Inclusion: Electoral Quotas in India,” The Nils Klim Seminar 2018.

April 2018: Radio interview with NRK Ekko about my research on caste in India (in Norwegian).

March 2018: Podcast with NUPI about winning the Nils Klim Prize 2018.

October 2017:The Impact of Affirmative Action in India.” Book event at the Carnegie.

August 2016:Can electoral quotas advance social justice – and how do we know?” Chr. Michelsen Prize lecture at the 2016 Bergen Exchanges on Law & Social Transformation.

Articles I have written

“Electoral Quotas as a Tool for Fighting Exclusion and Discrimination”. India in Transition, April 11, 2016. Re-posted as “The inclusive effects of electoral quotas” in the Hindu Business Line.

“Caste quotas in politics and development outcomes”Ideas for India, April 14, 2016.

“Luften som dreper” (with Geir Heierstad and Kenneth Bo Nielsen). Bergens Tidende, August  16, 2015.

“Valg 2014: et nytt India?” Hvor hender det? September 1, 2014.

“Kraftig omveltning” (with Lars Tore Flåten, Geir Heierstad, and Kenneth Bo Nielsen). Ny Tid, May 23, 2014.

“India-Norges fremtid” (with Lars Tore Flåten, Geir Heierstad, and Kenneth Bo Nielsen).  NRK Ytring, May 15 2014.

“En splittende valgkandidat” (with Lars Tore Flåten, Geir Heierstad, and Kenneth Bo Nielsen).  Klassekampen, May 14 2014.

“Truende maoister” (with Lars Tore Flåten, Geir Heierstad, and Kenneth Bo Nielsen).  Ny Tid, May 9, 2014.

“Hvem kan danne regjering i India?”  (with Lars Tore Flåten, Geir Heierstad, and Kenneth Bo Nielsen). Aftenposten, May 7, 2014.

“Indias tredje front” (with Lars Tore Flåten, Geir Heierstad, and Kenneth Bo Nielsen). Ny Tid, April 25, 2014.

“Masken av” (with Lars Tore Flåten, Geir Heierstad, and Kenneth Bo Nielsen). Ny Tid, April 4, 2014.

“Partiet uten leder” (with Lars Tore Flåten, Geir Heierstad, and Kenneth Bo Nielsen). Ny Tid, March 21, 2014.

“Nye valgvinder i India” (with Lars Tore Flåten, Geir Heierstad, and Kenneth Bo Nielsen). Ny Tid, February 21, 2014

“Virker politisk kvotering?” Aftenposten Viten, December 9, 2013.

“Lobbying, stray-dogs og europeisk integrasjon i Øst-Europas Paris” (with Riccardo F.W. Falco and Kristin Mørkestøl). Zoon Politikon, no 2, 2002, pp. 21-22.

Other media appearances

January 2019: Interview with Aftenposten about protests in the Sabarimala temple in Kerala.

January 2019: Radio interview with NRK news about the Norwegian PM’s visit to India.

September 2018: Coverage of my book “Social Justice through Inclusion” being short-listed for theby the New India Foundation (NIF) book prize 2018 in LiveMint,, and Hindustan Times.

June 2018: Article about my book “Social Justice through Inclusion” in The Indian Express

June 2018: Coverage of the Nils Klim Prize ceremony by Holbergprisen, UiO, UiB, Uniforum, Utrop, Klassekampen

March 2018: Coverage of winning the Nils Klim prize by NUPI, Holbergprisen, UiO, UiB, Klassekampen, NRK Ekko,, Uniforum

January 2017: Article in The Wire referring to analyses in my book “Social Justice through Inclusion.”

December 2017: Article in Business Standard referring to analyses in my book “Social Justice through Inclusion.”

November 2017: Article in LiveMint about Dalit voting using data and referring to analyses in my book “Social Justice through Inclusion.”

June 2017: Articles about the release of my book “Social Justice through Inclusion” by NUPI and

June 2017: Article about my work on the UWC Norway Newsletter, “Alumni of the month

March 2017: Article about my fieldwork for the March 8 celebration of International Women’s Day.

March 2016: Coverage of the announcement of the Chr. Michelsen Prize for outstanding development research 2016 by CMI and NUPI. awarded for my article “Development from Representation?”

January 2016: Coverage of NUPI’s BALANCE project, aimed at supporting the career trajectory of NUPI’s female researchers.

December 2015: Article about the new research project “Legal Change and Women’s Economic Agency.”

October 2015: Article in Adresseavisen about rape in India.

July 2015: Article in Mint about my research on quotas in India.

November 2014: Article about the “Kiss for Love” campaign in Kerala.

May 2014: Introduction to the Indian election at the NUPI website. Available in Norwegian and in English.

May 2014: Article in VG about the election  results in the Indian parliamentary elections.

May 2014: Article in E24 about the election results in the Indian parliamentary elections.

April 2014: Article by Gilles Verniers about the rising representation of Muslims in Uttar Pradesh, referring to my work on Muslims in Indian politics.

February 2013: Coverage of public lecture at Stovner vidergående skole.

May 2012: Coverage of a three day workshop about data analysis for the Election Commission of India.

August 2003: Article about student campaign at the University of Oslo.

September 1999: Article about one day I spent with a researcher on wolves in the Norwegian forest. This “Dream Day with a Scientist” was a special prize won in the competition Norwegian Young Scientists in 1999.