Lena Lybæk


Fakultet for humaniora, idretts- og utdanningsvitenskap
Institutt for kultur, religion og samfunnsfag
Campus Drammen (5311)
Area of interests: My particular research interests are cultural and religious diversity and human values. Related areas are religion and migration, anthropology, gender, and human dignity/human rights. I am interested in how human beings create meaningful existences, and how these are expressed in narratives, actions and practices.


Teaching responsibilities:

  • Critical, cultural and religious perspectives on human rights (MSc Human rights and Multiculturalism)
  • Didactics of religion and ethics (Post graduate diploma in Teacher education)
  • Religion and ethics in national teacher education programs


Subject areas:
Religion, Religious education, Text in religion, Religion and migration, Multicultural education, Religion and human rights, Cultural theory, Ethics


Bachelor of Divinity Master of Theology Doctor of Philosophy

I am supoervising development projects connected to education for newly arrived youth in 11 schools in Buskerud municipality, in coopertion with National Center for Multicultural education.
I am working on an individual researcher project: "Preserving and developing Yarsan culture and identity in the Scandinavian Diaspora."Previous projects include: "Cultural and religious complexity, human rights, and teaching in multicultural contexts”, in cooperation with the National institute of Education in Sri Lanka; "Inclusive education, intercultural competence, and democratic citizenship in teacher education. A joint action project between the University of Duhok and Buskerud University College, Norway."; ITEPS - International Teacher Education for Primary schools; Development of partnership research projects with local schools.