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Sanne Bech Holmgaard is a social anthropologist at the High North Department. She has worked at NIKU since 2014. Her work focuses mainly on impact assessments, social and cultural analysis and project management within the main focus areas of the High North Department.
Holmgaard’s primary research interests are traditional knowledge, indigenous peoples and minorities, climate change and social change in addition to postcolonial processes in a High North perspective.
Holmgaard has previously worked at UiT – the Arctic University of Norway and has experience with teaching, academic development and administration. She has a BA in anthropology from the University of Copenhagen and a MA in social anthropology from UiT – the Arctic University of Norway.