I am associate professor of practical philosophy at the Department of Philosophy, Classics, History of Art and Ideas (IFIKK), Faculty of Humanities, University of Oslo. My current research is focused mainly on two areas. First, I am leading a three-year project funded by the Polar Program of the Research Council of Norway, entitled Political Philosophy Looks to Antarctica, which seeks to analyze the moral grounds of actual and potential claims to land and natural resources in the last uninhabited continent. Second, I am interested in the foundations of basic rights, more specifically, the basic right to subsistence. I also have an ongoing interest in environmental and animal ethics.