MIRIAM AURORA HAMMEREN PEDERSEN
Social anthropologist, intersectional feminist writer, minority rights advocate
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I am an openly transgender, neurodivergent, lesbian woman living in Oslo, Norway. I currently work within the field of LGBTQ+ education and advocacy.
In 2020 I finished my PhD in social anthropology at the University of Cape Town, South Africa, under the supervision of Professor Francis B. Nyamnjoh. My main field of interest within anthropology is ethnic and racial relations, and especially the concept of Whiteness. I have done ethnographic fieldwork in Fiji, Norway, Romania, and South Africa.
I have been active in queer/trans communities and related scenes for some years, and I have been a national board member of the Norwegian Patient Organisation for Gender Incongruence (POGI / PKI). Since October 2022, I have served on the Queer Committee and Intersectional Committee of Nevromangfold Norge, a neurodiversity advocacy organisation.
I am a passionate proponent of intersectional and trans-inclusive feminism, and a strong supporter of sex positivity and body positivity. Anti-racism is very important to me, and the cause of Norway's national minorities is particularly close to my heart. I proudly identify as Norwegian, Romani, and Forest Finn, and I host a Norwegian-language podcast on Forest Finn topics, Skogfinske samtaler, which is available on Spotify.
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"Nobody's free until everybody's free"