Dr. Michael Heneise

Executive Director, The Highland Institute
Associate Professor, UiT The Arctic University of Norway

Michael Heneise is the co-founder and director of the Highland Institute. He has conducted research in the Andes of South America, and in the Himalayas of Northeast India, and is generally interested is the intersection between indigenous knowledge, sacred ecology, and modernity. His doctoral research at Edinburgh University explored the relationship between dreams, sacred landscapes, and personhood among the Nagas in India. He is editor-in-chief of The South Asianist and co-editor of The Highlander, both open access journals published by Edinburgh University. He is also on the editorial board of Gitanjali and Beyond which promotes creative writing, artistic expression and research on Rabindranath Tagore’s work and life. Prior to Edinburgh he studied anthropology in Ecuador at the Latin American School of Social Sciences (FLACSO).