PhD in English Literature from the University of Edinburgh (2012). She has worked at Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim, but has been employed at the Air Force Academy as Associate Professor of English since 2015.
The main focus of her research has been on the reception of unfinished serial narrative, the question of who has the authority to complete the text, and how the attitude to the perceived authority of the author determines how we react to the unfinished text – with a particular emphasis on Charles Dickens' unfinished The Mystery of Edwin Drood (1870), but also the early fan reception of Sherlock Holmes. She is currently writing a book on the subject. In addition, is currently researching gender and alterity in science fiction, and how the genre uses (post-)apocalyptic scenarios to illuminate questions of ethics and power.
She teaches English language, rhetoric, questions of gender, alterity and social power, current affairs and intercultural communication.
Fields of Interests:
- Authorship and authority
- Unfinished texts
- Alternative voices and their narratives
- Gender, power, and alterity in science fiction
- Ethics in apocalyptic scenarios