Agnes has worked as researcher and project co-ordinator at Western Norway Research Institute since 2008. The main focuses of her current research are rural tourism, sustainable tourism and sustainable leisure consumption.
For the time being she is a Ph.D.-student at the Department of Geography at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim. Her Ph.D.-project is a study of rural tourism in Norway and its adaption to ongoing processes of change within the tourism sector.
Previously she has given lectures in nature based tourism at the University College of Sogn and Fjordane. Agnes has also worked as an editor, press contact and sales manager in the publishing house Skald AS in Leikanger. She has also been hired as a temporary head of the Norwegian Tourism museum.
Agnes graduated from the University of Oslo in 2002, completing a Master in Cultural history. Her Master’s thesis examined the ritualistic behaviour of cruise ship passengers travelling to Norway at the end of the 19th century. Agnes holds a 4-year cand. Mag. degree (BA) in History, Cultural history and German, from the Universities in Bergen, Oslo and Vienna, Austria