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MA of Faroese Language and Literature (2014) specialised in Faroese Ballads. Employed as Asssistant professor of oral tradition at Department of Faroese language and literature 2015-2022, Ph.D student of folkloristics at University of Iceland(UI)/University of the Faroe Islands(UF) from 2018-present. Topic of Ph.d project: Transmission of the Faroese Chain Dance tradition. Supervisors are Dr. Valdimar Hafstein (UI) and Turið Sigurðardóttir(UF). Has been involved in research of the Faroese Sigurd ballads (Young CAS project, “Ballads across borders”, led by Helen Leslie Jacobsen, University of Bergen) 2020-2022 and in the U-ARCTIC network on Circumpolar archives, folklore and ethnography (CAFE) since 2017.  

Research interests

Faroese ballads. Transmission of tradition in contemporary society. Intangible cultural heritage. Politics of culture.


Literary analyses and early history of Faroese literature in the compulsory part on BA-level at the Institute of Faroese(2012-2019). Separate courses on children’s literature and cultural heritage in the optional part of the education on MA- and BA-level in Faroese (2015-2020)

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

Master, MA in Faroese Language and Literature , Fróðskaparsetur Føroya - The University of the Faroe Islands

… → 2012

Bachelor, BA in Faroese language and literature, Fróðskaparsetur Føroya - The University of the Faroe Islands

… → 2010

Degree in general practice nursing, Sjúkrasystraskúli Føroya

… → 2001

External positions

Board member, Føroya Fólkaháskúli

2019 → …

Faroese representative in the nomination committe for the Nordic Council Children and Young Adult Literature Prize


Head of board, Føroya Fólkaháskúli



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