I am Associate Professor in Theatre Studies at the Department of Linguistic, Literary and Aesthetic Studies, University of Bergen, Norway. Here, I am heading the Theatre History and Dramaturgy Research Group and I am a member editorial board of the double-blind peer reviewed journal Teaterviten-skapelige Studier.
I am currently serving as President of the Association of Nordic Theatre Scholars and as editorial board member of the flagship journal Nordic Theatre Studies.
I am also steering committee member of the Centre for Historical Performance Practice (CHiPP), Aarhus University, Denmark.
I hold a MA in Text and Performance (2005, King’s College London/Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts) and an MA in Theatre Studies for which I received the University of Copenhagen’s Gold Medal for the dissertation ‘Space and Visuality in the Drama Text’ (2007). In 2014, I completed my Ph.D. thesis entitled ‘The Theatre of Imagining: Imagination in the Mind – Imagination on the Stage’, published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2018 as the first comprehensive study of the cultural history of imagination in the context of theatre and drama.
Prior to joining the University of Bergen, I held a Carlsberg Foundation research fellowship in Comparative Literature at the Department for the Study of Culture, University of Southern Denmark with the project Imagining Imagination in Philosophy and Drama 1960-.
I currently work on the digitisation of the Royal Danish Theatre’s archive researching European artistic exchange and representations of Europe. I also collaborate on a pilot project on digital approaches to theatre and drama. See more under Research.
I teach and supervise students in a broad range of topics, mainly related to dramaturgy and theatre history.