Ellen Vea Rosnes holds a PhD in Literacy Studies from the University of Stavanger and a Master’s degree in Human Geography from the University of Oslo. Her main fields of research are Mission history and Intercultural Competence with a focus on education, and she is leading one of VID’s research groups: Mission and Diakonia Historical Research (MiDiHi). Her PhD dissertation is about the Norwegian mission’s literacy work in colonial and independent Madagascar (1920-1970). Ellen is the coordinator of VID’s Master of intercultural work and has extensive teaching and supervising experience on bachelor and master’s level within the areas of development, globalization and intercultural competence. She holds external lectures on mission history and intercultural competence. Ellen has a broad international experience from work within education, research and consultancy.