Marianne Vigdis Henriksen earned her Bachelors degree in religion from the University of Tromsø and her MA degree in religion and society from the faculty of theology, University of Oslo. Her MA thesis was on Sami religion and identity at the indigenous festival “Riddu Riddu” (2011).  Her research interests are in the areas of shamanism, Sami culture and religion.
Marianne currently works for the Church of Norway as a coordinator.