About Sindre Bangstad
Sindre Bangstad is a postdoctoral fellow of the Department of Social Anthropology at the University of Oslo in Norway. He holds a cand.polit. degree from the University of Bergen, Norway (2002) and a PhD from Radboud University, the Netherlands (2007). Bangstad has undertaken fieldwork in South Africa and Norway. Bangstad's postdoctoral study, funded by the Norwegian Research Council (NRC), deals with vernacular concepts of the secular among young Norwegians of Muslim minority background. Bangstad's book 'Modes of Secularism' is currently under translation, and will be published by I.B.Tauris in 2012. Bangstad is also working on a book provisionally titled, 'The Politics of Mediated Presence' about young Norwegian Muslims active in Norwegian public spheres.