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Themes:
Gender Politics,
Cultures and Politics of Faith

Geographic focus:
Jordan, Malaysia, The United Arab Emirates, Sudan, Syria, Sweden, Norway, the UK.

Professor Anne Sofie Roald

Associated Senior Researcher

E-mail: annesofie.roald@cmi.no

Mob: +47 93686894

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An historian of religion with a particular focus on Islamic movements, gender issues in Islam, Muslim immigrants in Europe (particularly in Scandinavia), multiculturalism and religious minorities.

Roald has extensive experience from fieldwork and research. She has worked as a reseacher and lecturer at Department of Theology at Lund University (1990-1999) and at International Migration & Ethnic Relations at Malmø University College (from 1999 onwards). She has been a guest lecturer at Wales University (1995-96) and at Al-Maktoum Institute for Arabic & Islamic Studies in Dundee, Scotland (2003-2004). 2006-2010 Roald was director of the programme Politics of Faith at CMI. She works at Malmø University College.

Anne Sofie Roald's publications in Cristin

Books and Anthologies

Media and Political Contestation in the Contemporary Arab World
Lena Jayyusi and Anne Sofie Roald (forthcoming)

Religious minorities in the Middle East. Domination, self-empowerment, accommodation
Anh Nga Longva and Anne Sofie Roald, eds. (2012)
Leiden/Boston: Brill (Social, economic and political studies of the Middle East and Asia vol. 108) 369 p.

Muslimer i nya samhällen. Om individuella och kollektiva rättigheter
Anne Sofie Roald (2009)
Gothenburg: Daidalos 241 p.

Journal Articles

The conversion process in stages: new Muslims in the twenty-first century
Anne Sofie Roald (2012)
in Islam and Christian-Muslim Relations vol. 23 no. 3 pp. 347-362

Expressing religiosity in a secular society: The relativisation of faith in muslim communities in Sweden
Anne Sofie Roald (2012)
in European Review vol. 20 no. 1 pp. 95-113

Religionskritiske stemmer i den moderne islamske tradisjonen
Anne Sofie Roald (2011)
in Religion og livssyn vol. 23 no. 3 pp. 22-23

Multiculturalism and pluralism in secular society: Individual or collective rights?
Anne Sofie Roald (2011)
in Ars Disputandi : The Online Journal for Philosophy of Religion vol. 5 pp. 147-163

Vigselrättens symbolvärde
Anne Sofie Roald (2010)
in Invandrare och minoritet no. 1 pp. 30-33

Islamists in Jordan: Promoters of or obstacles to female empowerment and gender equality?
Anne Sofie Roald (2009)
in Religion and Human Rights. vol. 4 no. 1. pp. 41-63

From Theocracy to Democracy? Towards Secularisation and Individualisation in the Policy of the Muslim Brotherhood in Jordan
Anne Sofie Roald (2008)
in Journal of Arabic and Islamic Studies vol. 8 no. 7 pp. 84-107

Book Chapters

Muslimske reaksjoner på norsk sekularisme og sekularisering
Anne Sofie Roald (2012)
in Sindre Bangstad, Oddbjørn Birger Leirvik, Ingvill Thorson Plesner: Sekularisme-med norske briller.. Unipub forlag pp. 67-85

Freedom of religion in Sudan
Anne Sofie Roald (2012)
in Ed. by Anh Nga Longva and Anne Sofie Roald: Religious minorities in the Middle East. Domination, self-empowerment, accomodation. Leiden/Boston: Brill pp. 149-170

Den islamske klädedräkten: individens frihet eller kollektivistiskt förtryck?
Anne Sofie Roald (2011)
in Dan-Erik Andersson og Johan Modèe, eds.: Mänskliga rättigheter och religion. Malmö: Liber pp. 193-201

Muslimska kvinnor: mellan majoritet och minoritet.
Anne Sofie Roald (2011)
in Simon Sorgenfrei, Susanne Olsson: Perspektiv på Islam. En vänbok till Christer Hedin. Dialogos Förlag pp. 113-118

European Islamic gender discourse
Anne Sofie Roald (2011)
in David Cheetham, Ulrich Winkler, Oddbjørn Leirvik and Judith Gruber, eds.: Interreligious hermeneutics in pluralistic Europe. Amsterdam/N.Y.: Rodopi. pp 267-288

Multiculturalism and religious legislation in Sweden
Anne Sofie Roald (2010)
in Haydeh Moghissi and Halleh Ghorashi, eds.: Muslim diaspora in the West. Negotiating gender, home and belonging. Surrey/Burlington: Ashgate pp.55-72

Mångfald och muslimska kvinnors rätt till skilsmässa
Anne Sofie Roald (2010)
in B. Rosenbeck & H. Sanders, eds.: Det politiska äktenskap. 400 års historia om familj och reproduktion . Lund: Makadam pp. 353-373

Religiøse og kulturelle endringer i muslimers kulturmøte
Anne Sofie Roald (2009)
in A. Brunvoll, H. Bringeland, N. Gilje, G. Skirbekk (Eds.) : Religion og kultur: Ein flerfagleg samtale. Oslo: Universitetsforlaget pp. 129-143

Islam
Anne Sofie Roald (2007)
in I.S. Gilhus and L. Mikaelsson (Eds.): Verdens levende religioner. Oslo: Pax pp. 277-331

CMI Reports

Discrimination in the Name of Religious Freedom: The Rights of Women and Non-Muslims after the Comprehensive Peace Agreement in Sudan
Liv Tønnessen, Anne Sofie Roald (2007)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Report R 2007: 5) 50 p.

Other External Publications

Tariq Ramadan, Western Muslims and the Future of Islam
Anne Sofie Roald (2008)
in Contemporary Islam vol. 2 no. 1 pp. 97-98

Ser Hodet Mitt Stort ut i Denne? Av Randa Abdel-Fattah
Anne Sofie Roald (2007)
in www.barnebokkritikk.no

Newspaper Op-Eds

Vigselrätten främjar ojämlikhet
Anne Sofie Roald og Bjarne Stenqvist (2008)
Svenska Dagbladet 01.11.2008

Islam och sekulariseringen
Anne Sofie Roald och Bjarne Stenquist (2008)
Dagens Nyheter 01.07.2008

Vitenskap er å kunne relativisere
Anne Sofie Roald (2007)
Dag og Tid 8th June 2007

Dialog er Nøkkelen til Integrasjon
Liv Tønnessen og Anne Sofie Roald (2006)
Klassekampen 03.10.2006

Newspaper Articles

En ond sirkel
Anne Sofie Roald (2010)
Morgenbladet nr. 49, 2010

Individens rättigheter står över kollektivets
Anne Sofie Roald (2010)
Sydsvenska Dagbladet 15.06.10

Den globaliserte amerikaniseringen
Anne Sofie Roald (2010)
Morgenbladet 16-22.7.2010

Ja til Imamutdannelse. Baksidekommentarer
Anne Sofie Roald (2010)
Morgenbladet 26.nov.-3. des.

Fjern religiøs vigselrett
Anne Sofie Roald (2010)
Vårt Land 21/1-2010

En av 126 muslimledere er kvinne
Anne Sofie Roald (2010)
Vårt Land 21/1-2010

Att tro och att veta
Anne Sofie Roald (2010)
Helsingborg Dagblad, Sverige 25/1-2010

Individ framför allt?
Anne Sofie Roald (2010)
Uppsala Nya Tidning 2/3-2010

Islamdiskussioner bortom huvudduken
Anne Sofie Roald (2010)
Svenska Dagbladet, Sverige 19/1-2010

Anne Sofie Roald: "Muslimer i nya samhällen"
Anne Sofie Roald (2010)
Dagens Nyheter, Sverige 1/3-2010

Kvinner på frammarsj
Anne Sofie Roald (2010)
Bergens Tidende 25/1-2010

Tror på islamsk likestilling
Anne Sofie Roald (2010)
Dagbladet 21/1-2010

Etterlyser nyansering av islam
Anne Sofie Roald (2010)
Sunnmørsposten 25/1-2010

Tur-retur islam
Anne Sofie Roald (2010)
Aftenposten Bilaget LEVA 13/2-2010

Kasta sjalet, ikkje Gud
Anne Sofie Roald (2010)
Vårt Land 6/3-2010

Frykten - reell eller skapt av massemediene?
Anne Sofie Roald (2010)
Aftenposten 28/2-2010

Reformerte muslimer
Anne Sofie Roald (2010)
Aftenposten 20.01

Politics of Faith
Start: Jan. 2006 (Current)
Keywords: Religion, the state, secularisation, political institutionalisation,political mobilization, development, religious revival, conflict, violence and peace.
Geography: Middle East and Northern Africa: Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine, Syria, Tunisia and Sudan. Asia: Indonesia and Pakistan

The MUWATIN agreement (phase 4): Development, Security and Democracy in the Palestinian areas
Start: Dec. 2007 (Completed)
Geography: Palestine

Gendering Faith
Start: Mar. 2011 (Current)
Keywords: Palestine, Islamism, Women, Religion, Gender
Geography: Palestine, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Israel

The Moderation of Islamist Movements
Start: Jan. 2007 (Completed)
Keywords: Islamism, the state, political institutionalization, moderation
Geography: Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine and Sudan.

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