Editorial Board

The editorial board of Tvergastein currently consists of ten co-editors from six different countries. Hailing from a wide variety of academic backgrounds they are all masters level students at the University of Oslo. The editorial board has a flat structure where each co-editor is assigned a special area of responsibility such as finance, illustrations, submissions, distribution, design, web, etc.

The current members are:

Sarah Shrestha-Howlett, originally from the UK, holds a BA in English Literature and Creative Writing from The University of East Anglia, UK. She has been living in Nepal for the past five years and now resides in Oslo, currently studying a Masters in Development, Environment and Cultural Change at SUM. She intends to focus her Masters research on Nepali migrant workers.

Stasha Stojkov is originally from Serbia and has lived in Egypt and Norway in the past. Now she is again residing in Norway and pursuing a master’s degree in Development, Environment and Cultural Change at SUM. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Arabic language, culture and literature from the University of Belgrade.

Hedda Susanne Molland is from Oslo, Norway, and is currently studying Culture, Environment and Sustainability at SUM. She received her bachelor in the History of Ideas at the University of Oslo. Her current research focuses on the meeting of science and politics in climate discourse.

Outi Pitkänen is from Loimaa, Finland. She is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Culture, Environment and Sustainability at SUM. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Social Psychology from University of Helsinki and a second bachelor’s degree from Aalto University in Finland.

Erika Heiberg is from Alberta, Canada studies Culture, Environment and Sustainability at SUM. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Physical Education, Psychology and Scandinavian Studies from the University of Alberta.

Katrina Lenore Sjøberg  is Norwegian/American, originally from California. She holds a bachelor’s degree from UiO in Aesthetic Studies as well as an interdisciplinary masters from the University of Essex in Wild Writing: Literature and the Environment. Currently she is studying  Development, Environment and Cultural Change at SUM.

Antoine de Bengy, from Limoges, France, studies Culture, Environment and Sustainability at SUM. He holds a master degree in International relations and European affairs from Sciences Po Lille, France. His current research focuses on the Norwegian response to the Ebola epidemic on the international scene, from 2013 to 2015. 

Benedicte Gyllensten is from Oslo, Norway studies Culture, Environment and Sustainability at SUM. She holds a bachelor’s degree in International Politics and Spanish from the University of Aberystwyth in Wales and a Master of Public Administration from the Monterey Institute for International Studies in California. She has also studied photography at Bilder Nordic School of Photography.

Robert Bergström is from Gothenburg, Sweden. He is currently studying Culture, Environment and Sustainability at SUM. He holds bachelor’s degrees in European Studies and Human Ecology, both received from studies at the University of Gothenburg.

Teresia Sætre Aarskog, from Bergen, Norway, holds a bachelor’s degree in Development Studies with a focus on Human Geography from the University of Oslo. She is currently studying a Masters in Development, Environment and Cultural Change at SUM.

Sabina Kuraj, originally from Albania, holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree in Political Science and International Relations from University of Pisa (Italy). She has been living in Italy for the past eight years and is currently pursuing a second master’s degree in Oslo in Development, Environment and Cultural Change. Her area of research interests include topics related to food security and sustainability, migration and climate change.

Vilde Haugrønning, from Oslo, Norway is currently studying a masters in Development, Environment and Cultural Change at SUM. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Social Anthropology and Visual Culture from the Norwegian University of Technology and Science (NTNU) in Trondheim.


Being a board member gives the opportunity of joining an exciting environment which combines academic rigour and activist zeal.

If you want to apply for membership of the board please e-mail us at: tvergastein@sum.uio.no

The applicants must:

– have a high proficiency in English, Norwegian or both.

– have an interest in and a commitment to the issues concerning the environment and development.

– be a Master’s level student.

– have the ability to attend ed. board meetings in Oslo roughly every other week.

Experience from other print or web publications is an advantage. Applicants with design or web experience are especially asked to apply.

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