Background and activities
I am a PhD Candidate at the Deparment for Interdisciplinary Studies of Culture at NTNU. I studied social anthropology and sociology at Heidelberg University, Germany (Bachelor of Arts) and Anthropology of Development at the University in Bergen, Norway ( Master of Philosophy).
My academic interests include (but are not limited to):
- Integration and Migration Studies
- Critical Feminism
- Gender Studies
- Development Studies
- Pacific Island Studies
- Discourse Analysis
- Decolonial Studies
Becoming Part of Society. Migrant Integration through Everyday Interactions in Rural Norway. [working title]
part of the project:
Living Integration: at the Crossroads between Official Policies, Public Discourse and Everyday Practice,
project supervision: associate professor Dr. Berit Gullikstad and Dr. Guro Korsnes Kristensen, (FRIHUMSAM, NFR)
As part of my master studies, I conducted qualitative research on the notion of Gender Based Violence in Vanuatu. I delivered my master thesis “Wanem ia jenda? What is Gender? Translations and (Mis)Understandings between Development Discourse & Everyday Life Experience in Port Vila, Vanuatu” in June 2016.
My fieldwork was partially connected to and funded by the European Consortium for Pacific Studies (ECOPAS) – an EU funded multidisciplinary project. The final ECOPAS report was published in 2016.
I was a member of the Bergen Pacific Studies Group (BPS) at the Department of Social Anthropology at the University in Bergen.
I am the currently elected president of DION, the interest organization for temporarily employed scientific staff (PhD, post.docs.+) at NTNU.
(2016) Master Thesis (Master of Philosophy), Department of Social Anthropology, Universitetet i Bergen; available online: http://bora.uib.no/handle/1956/12296
Vanuatu in: ECOPAS (2016) "Understanding Gender Inequality Actions
in the Pacific:Ethnographic Case-studies and Policy Options"
co-authored with Dr. Sue Farran; available online: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/27092/1/ECOPAS Gender Equity report MN0216385ENN_small.pdf