Elisabeth Angell holds a master's degree in economics from the University of Oslo. Thematically, I have worked particularly within three research areas:
- regional policy and development. This includes studies of policy instruments and politics, area studies, business surveys and evaluations. I have particular knowledge about Norwegian rural-and regional politics, the High North, and Northern Norway more generally.
- Indigenous politics, particularly Sami politics.
- Climate and environmental politics, with particular emphasis on climate adaptation and climate risk. I am currently part of the NRC-project RISKSEC Climate change adaptation strategies | University of Stavanger (uis.no) and with developing the cocreation arena Klimathon.
Municipal and regional planning and public governance and management have been the recurring themes in my work.
Methodically, I primarily use qualitative methods, especially interviews and group interviews, document analyses and co-production of knowledge through hackathon-like co-creation workshops and non-sophisticated quantitative analyses.
I have more than 25 years of research experience. For 13 years I was based in Alta in Finnmark, first at the Norwegian Institute for Urban and Regional Research, thereafter at Norut, before (in 2015) I started at the Rokkan Centre in Bergen, which has later become NORCE.