Marianne Wulfsberg Hovdan is ICORN's Protection Manager.
Marianne Wulfsberg Hovdan (1977) is the Protection Manager at ICORN, where she handles all applications for residencies from persecuted writers and artists. She works with both applicants, researchers, the ICORN member cities and other organisations while looking for a safety for approved candidates.
Marianne has a human rights background from Amnesty International Norway where she served as a Regional Manager. Marianne has also worked as a freelance writer and as the city of refuge coordinator in Stavanger for three years before joined the ICORN Secretariat staff in 2010.
Marianne holds an MA in sociology in addition to a BA in psychology. Her MA thesis focused on women, migration and workers’ rights and her research led to legislative changes in Norway.