Maja Farstad holds a cand.polit. degree in sociology from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU). She is currently working on a doctoral dissertation on the second home phenomenon, where her focus is on the relationship between urban second home owners and the local population in rural areas. She has previously conducted research on farmers' professional pride, gender issues within agriculture, and green care. Furthermore, she has gained knowledge about the experience economy as a research field through her review of previous research within this field. Maja is especially interested in research on various micro-sociological issues.