Ellen Marie Bråthen Steen

Ellen Marie Bråthen Steen, born in Tromsø and brought up in Sørreisa, is a PhD candidate in Musicology at the Music Conservatory in Tromsø. She is researching new Sámi music, and the use of cultural heritage and traditions, both in the creation process and in the finished music. Her interest in Sámi culture grew even bigger when she learned about her Sámi ancestors in Tysfjord. Her research work has in this way also become an exploration of her own connections when talking to Sámi artists and musicians about music, culture and heritage. Ellen has previously worked as a teacher and has a master's in Musicology.