Sara Christophersen

Research Assistant

Sara Christophersen
Sara Christophersen left PRIO in 2023. The information on this page is kept for historical reasons.


​Sara Christophersen is a choreographer, dancer, and researcher. She has an MA in human geography from the University of Oslo (2020) and BA in dance and choreography from Laban in London (2004). Her academic and artistic interests intersect, with a particular interest in feminist methodologies, notions of solidarity and care, and collaborative processes of knowledge creation. Artistically she is interested in interdisciplinary methods, and her work is often made in negotiation with the context in which it is produced.

For the past 15 years, she has worked as an independent choreographer and dancer, taking part in and leading several collaborative projects in Palestine, Lebanon, Jordan and Ethiopia. Her artistic practice includes performance work for theatre, public spaces and site-specific work, choreography, installations, and writing. In 2015 she was awarded together with colleague Helle Siljeholm the Hans Christian Ostrø Memorial Award for their distinctive work in Palestine and the Middle East. Her MA thesis "Embodied possibilities: A study of dance as an artistic everyday practice in Palestine" was in 2021 awarded the the anual prize for most innovative master thesis in Human Geography.


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The following publications are specific to the PRIO CCC Centre. A more complete list is available at

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Peer-reviewed Journal Article

Christophersen, Sara (2022) Embodied Agency: Creating Room for Maneuver through Dance in Palestine, Conflict and Society 8(1): 227–241.

Master Thesis

Christophersen, Sara (2020) Embodied possibilities: A study of dance as an artistic, everyday practice in Palestine. MA thesis, Department of Sociology and Human Geography, University of Oslo, Oslo.

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