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Maja Kjærgaard Nielsen


Born in Denmark, Maja did her studies at Aarhus University. She first did a BA in Anthropology, followed by a Master’s in Human Security (a new degree applying cultural and environmental perspectives to development- and conflict studies), which she completed in May, 2019. Maja specialized in human rights and civil society organizations, and spent a semester conducting fieldwork in India with a women’s rights NGO. This served as the empirical foundation for her Master’s thesis, which explored the process of translating human rights principles into practical prescriptions for development-projects. Although a travel-addict in general, Maja has developed a particular interest for India and is trying hard to learn Hindi. Additionally, she has been a volunteer with Mellemfolkeligt Samvirke and Dansk Flygtningehjælp, working with minority groups and integration. Maja plans to pursue a career in the field of human rights and gender equality – hopefully one involving many trips to India.


Updated May 2019