Annette Gjerde Hansen

Writer, lecturer and researcher
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Annette Gjerde Hansen's research, teaching and writing explore the intersection of religion, society and film. Annette is currently doing her doctorate/PhD at Volda University College with a thesis entitled “Reel Bad Religions? Investigating trends of how religion is depicted in contemporary films”. In 2012 she earned a Master of philosophy in religion and social science from the University of Oslo. She wrote her master’s thesis on Lars von Trier's Antichrist. Before her academic career, Annette was a dancer, trained and specialized in classical ballet, contemporary dance and jazz. Annette is a writer and columnist for the Norwegian journal Kirke og Kultur, as well as for the for the Norwegian Female Theological Forum’s academic journal St. Sunniva.


Annette Gjerde Hansen, member of the Ecumenical Jury at the 56th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, writes about her experience.


30.08.2023 to 09.09.2023
01.07.2022 to 09.07.2022
Karlovy Vary
09.02.2017 to 19.02.2017
04.11.2015 to 08.11.2015