I am Associate Professor in the Department of Cultural Studies and Languages at the University of Stavanger, Norway. I completed a PhD in history (jointly with philosophy) in the School of Historical and Philosophical Studies at the University of Melbourne and was a visiting scholar in the Centre for the Study of Historical Consciousness at the University of British Columbia. My first book, Empathy and History, explores empathy’s role in historical understanding and offers a dual account of the concept’s educational and intellectual history. I have given guest lectures and seminars in centres of applied ethics, intellectual history, history education and philosophy of history. I have published numerous articles on core problems in historical thinking, knowledge and method. I am currently involved in a European Research Council project investigating how changing attitudes towards progress in interwar Europe affected the political imagination.