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Resarch Scientist at GenØk Centre for Biosafety and Associate Professor, University of Tromsø

Dr. Trine Antonsen holds a Ph.D. in Philosophy from the Department of Philosophy, Classics, History of Art and Ideas at the University of Oslo. Her dissertation “Agrarianism and our dependence on nature” (2017) is a virtue theoretical defense of agricultural values and ideals for our thinking about the human/nature-relation and the climatic and environmental crisis. Dr. Antonsen holds a MA in philosophy of language and a BA in Gender Studies from the University of Oslo.

Dr. Antonsen is researcher and manager of the ReWrite Project at GenØk Centre for Biosafety. The project target is the human/nature-relation and how our perception of nature influence on – and is influenced by – emergies biotechnologies, such as genome editing. Dr. Antonsen is also Associate Professor II at UiT The Arctic University of Norway.
In addition to the philosophy of food and agriculture, Dr. Antonsen has publications in the philosophy of technology, on naturalness and emerging biotechology. She also has a strong interest in feminism, virtue theory/ethics, and she hosts an interdisciplinary reading group on nature writing and the literature/philosophy interface. She has held a wide range of both academic and popular presentations on topics ranging from sexual harassment to the role of labor in our everyday life.


  • 2016–present
    Associate professor, UiT The Arctic University of Norway
  • 2018–present
    Research scientist, GenØk Centre for biosafety


  • 2017 
    University of Oslo, Ph.D.