She is associate professor at the Department of Linguistic, Literary and Aesthetic Studies at the University of Bergen, where she teaches 20th century architecture history and theory, as well as contemporary art theory, politics of aesthetics, and art historiography. She also holds the position as associate professor II at the Oslo School of Architecture and Design where she teaches at the PhD programme.
Her research interests include material histories, cybernetics, theories of environment, continental philosophy, as well as ethics of globalization, systems biology, and critiques of the Anthropocene. Her academic work is published in journals such as Log, Journal of Design History, Arkitektur N and Kunst og kultur, and her work as an art critic is published in art magazines, museum catalogues, and artist books. The book Ung Uro: Unsettling Climates in Nordic Art, Architecture & Design (Cappelen Damm Akademisk) was published in 2021.
Halland is Principal Investigator of the research project «How Norway Made the World Whiter» funded by The Research Council of Norway. She is also editor-in-chief of Metode, an online publishing platform by ROM for kunst og arkitektur that publishes experimental essays in the fields of art and architecture.