Currently engaged in a PhD-project concerning men and masculinity in the Middle East. The project forcuses on the gender practices of Egyptian expatriate men in the Gulf, who migrate in order to work. Other research interests are memory and national history, as well as women's rights and Islam. Family and everyday life during times of uncertainty are central ethnographic themes
Shared responsibility for SANT 215: Comparative ethnography. The course compares two regions. In the spring of 2016 they are the Nordics, and the Middle East. Norbakk is in charge of the Middle East-portion.
- 2018. Men of Light Blood: Revolution Stories, Humor, and Masculine Capital in Egypt. Men and Masculinities. 21: 328-340. doi: 10.1177/1097184X17748172
- 2017. Praktfulle emirer og melkepatriotisme : Qatar i krise, forestilt fellesskap og hverdagsnasjonalisme. Babylon - Nordisk tidsskrift for Midtøstenstudier. 15: 60-73. doi: 10.5617/ba.5925
- 2015. Bistand til kvinners rettigheter og likestilling: Hva sier forskningen? Norad, Oslo. 43 sider.
- 2018. A Man in Love: Men, Love, and Hopes for Marriage in Cairo. Chapter 2, sider 46-62. I:
- 2018. Reconceiving Muslim Men: Love and Marriage, Family and Care in Precarious times. Berghahn Books. 335 sider. ISBN: 978-1-78533-882-3.