Cand. polit. 1992, dr. polit. 2000 (political science, University of Oslo). Senior researcher at the Institute for Social Research since 1999, Research Professor since 2009. Adjunct researcher at the Sámi University College, Kautokeino, 2009-2011 and 2013-. Co-editor of 'Tidsskrift for samfunnsforskning' (2005-2010). Earlier, he has worked as a research fellow at the Department of Political Science, University of Oslo (1994-99), a visiting scholar at the Department of Scandinavian Studies, University of Washington, Seattle, USA (spring 1998) and a research assistant at the National Institute for Alcohol and Drug Research (1993-94).