After graduating from the University of Oslo in 1998, Kjetil Enstad worked as a journalist and editor until he received a Ph.D. scholarship at the University of Oslo in 2005. He finished his Ph.D. on the novels of South-African author J.M. Coetzee in 2008. Since then he has been associate professor at the Norwegian Military Academy, which merged with the Norwegian Defence University College (NDUC) in 2018. From 2010-2012 he was head of department in the Department for Military Theory, International Relations and Communication, and in Spring 2018 he was briefly assistant dean at the NDUC. He teaches cultural understanding and scientific method. His research interests lie in theoretical and philosophical foundations for the professions and the role of language and culture as determining factors for professional practices.