In my research I have studied religious politics, religious conflict and religious dialogue in the Arctic area. I have followed two main themes; firstly one about Soviet atittudes towards, and measures against traditional world views and rituals amongst indigineous peoples in the Soviet north. Secondly, the relationship between Christendom and Sami religion in Scandinavia, both historical and contemporary. Beyond my own publications I have also been co-editor in several anthologies around these two themes. I am also secretary of the editorial group of the scientific Journal of Northern Studies (www.jns.org.umu.se) that since 2007 is published by Umeå University and the Royal Skyttean Foundation.