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Ellen Marie Saethre-McGuirk

Assoc. Prof. Nord University; 2018 Visiting Fellow The Design Lab, Queensland University of Technology, Nord University

Ellen is Associate Professor at Nord University, Norway, and is a visiting researcher at the Design Lab, Queensland University of Technology.

Ellen’s research interests are at the crossing points between philosophical aesthetics, modern and contemporary art and design, and cultural pedagogy within the digital sphere.

Her current work explores areas of learning, creativity, and the creative act on and through the digital interface in relation to working with materials and the physical object.


  • –present
    Visiting Fellow, Assoc. Prof. , Queensland University of Technology


  • 2003 
    Katholieke Universiteit - Leuven, Belgium, Ph.D. Art Theory