Background and activities

I am a joint PhD candidate in applied ethics at NTNU and University of Copenhagen. In my dissertation, I ask whether genome editing of farmed salmon can be morally acceptable. My theoretical framework is based in a wittgensteinian approach to animal ethics, with Cora Diamond and Iris Murdoch as central theoretical resources. 

I am also one of three editors for the philosophy series at the publication house House of Foundation, which publishes Norwegian translations of contemporary philosophy. 


  • Animal ethics
  • Empirical ethics
  • Cora Diamond
  • Mary Midgley
  • Iris Murdoch
  • Philosophy and literature 
  • Ludwig Wittgenstein
  • Virtue ethics

Research project


  • MA in Science and Technology Studies (STS) from the University of Oslo 
  • MA in philosophy from Universiteté de Toulouse, Universität Bonn, University of Memphis and Univerzita Karlova (Erasmus Mundus)
  • BA in philosophy from the University of Oslo with exchange to St. Petersburg State University and Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg

Scientific, academic and artistic work

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Journal publications

Part of book/report


  • Sandvik, Hannah Monsrud; Ingierd, Helene; Haugen, Trine B.; Kolstad, Ivar; Nydal, Rune; Denham, Sean Dexter; Torp, Ingrid S.. (2020) Stordata i forskning: Store muligheter, store utfordringer. 2020.