Anne Sofie Roald is professor in Religious Studies, specialized in Islam. She has extensive experience from fieldwork and research. Roald has worked as a researcher and lecturer at Department of Theology at Lund University (1990-1999).She has been a guest lecturer at Wales University (1995-96), at Abertay University, Scotland (2003-2004), and at University of Florida in Gainesville (spring 2009). Roald was director of the research program Politics of Faith at Christian Michelsen Institute in Bergen, Norway from 2006-2010.