Knut Melvær (b. 1985) is a graduate in the study of religion\s who has pivoted into technology. He is currently working as Head of Developer Relations at Sanity.io. Previously he has been a senior technology consultant at Netlife, a renowned Norwegian UX- and Design Agency. Before that a Ph.D. Fellow at the University of Bergen.
As a technology consultant, he has held workshops in user research, technology strategy, and web development. He has been involved in projects with a wide range of clients such as Energi og Klima, NDLA, Enivest, Fearnley Offshore Supply, Norwegian Fund and Asset Management Association, Warner Music, De Bergenske Hotels, The Norwegian Government Agency for Financial Management, U4 Anti-Corruption Resource Centre, The City of Oslo, and Gjensidige.
Knut has extensive experience in research, dissemination, teaching, and writing. He has organized and taught courses from undergraduate to graduate level at university. His fields of study have been quantitative and qualitative methodologies in the study of religion, the evolutionary and cognitive science of religion, new religiosity, and digital humanities. He has done podcast interviews of Holberg Prize laureates and been a columnist in newspapers like Klassekampen, Sysla, and Morgenbladet.