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  • E-mailOlav.Elgvin@uib.no
  • Phone+47 979 68 950
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    Øysteins gate 3
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    Postboks 7805
    5020 Bergen

I am a postdoctoral fellow at the Department of Archaeology, History, Cultural Studies and Religion, working at the CanCode-project.

I defended my PhD at the Department of Comparative Politics at UiB in December 2020. My PhD thesis was a monograph about the historical trajectory of the Islamic Council of Norway. Seen broadly it was an organizational study into the challenges of representing Islam in a Western European country like Norway. I am now working at converting this thesis to a book.

In the post doctoral research project I am doing at the Cancode-project (2021-2024) I am moving from studying organizations to studying texts. I will look at how Islamic texts are canonized in the Norwegian context, using translation as a lens. Which texts are translated, and why? What does the process of translating Islamic texts tell us about the development in Islamic thought in Norway and Scandinavia more broadly?

Academic article
  • Show author(s) 2016. Når velferdsstaten bryter tilliten ned: Somaliske innvandrere i møte med NAV. Tidsskrift for samfunnsforskning. 257-284.
  • Show author(s) 2014. Migrasjonssosiologiens svarte boks? Sosialpsykologiske prosesser i møtet mellom innvandrere og det norske samfunnet. Sosiologi i dag. 11-31.
  • Show author(s) 2013. Nytt land, ny religiøsitet? Religiøsitet og sekularisering blant ikke-vestlige innvandrere i Norge. Tidsskrift for samfunnsforskning. 63-90.
  • Show author(s) 2013. Ideas Do Matter: Politics And The Islamic Tradition Among Muslim Religious Leaders In Norway. Nordic Journal of Religion and Society. 141-156.
Report
  • Show author(s) 2014. Demokrati og deltakelse i den nordiske modellen. Knirker det i gulvet? .
  • Show author(s) 2013. Åpne rom, lukkede rom: LHBT i etniske minoritetsgrupper. .
  • Show author(s) 2013. Innvandrerne som skulle klare seg selv. .
Lecture
  • Show author(s) 2014. "Tvangsekteskap og kjønnslemlestelse - i forskning og norsk politikk".
Academic lecture
  • Show author(s) 2014. Contested loyalty and ideological schizophrenia: Political commitments among Muslims in the West.
Popular scientific article
  • Show author(s) 2013. Bourdieu: Et elstersk forsvar. Morgenbladet. 4 pages.
Feature article
  • Show author(s) 2013. Tre bud for religionskritikk. Klassekampen.
  • Show author(s) 2013. Tore Tvedt, afrikaner-kritiker. Aftenposten (morgenutg. : trykt utg.).
Interview
  • Show author(s) 2014. Frykter muslimer isoleres i Norge.
Programme management
  • Show author(s) 2012. Teorier og politikk: Fortellinger om multikulturalismens død.
Academic chapter/article/Conference paper
  • Show author(s) 2018. Norway. 17 pages.
  • Show author(s) 2017. Norway. 20 pages.
  • Show author(s) 2015. Norway.
  • Show author(s) 2012. "Muslimer flytter til Europa som et ledd i en demografisk krigføring”. 15 pages.
Popular scientific chapter/article
  • Show author(s) 2011. Bestemme selv? – Autonomi i partnervalg blant norsk minoritetsungdom. 84-89.
Chapter
  • Show author(s) 2014. Norway [Yearbook of Muslims in Europe vol. 7 ed. Scharbrodt, O.]. 436-450. In:
    • Show author(s) 2014. Yearbook of Muslims in Europe, Volume 6. Brill Academic Publishers.

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