Cecilia Guadalupe Salinas

Postdoctoral Fellow - Department of Social Anthropology
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Cecilia Salinas is a postdoctoral research fellow in Private Lives project at the University of Oslo. You can read about her project her on social media and diversity politics here: What kind of possibilities do digital technology offer to diversity politics in the cultural sector?

Academic Interests

  • Environment and development
  • Climate policies
  • Diversity
  • Social Media
  • Politics
  • Indigenous people
  • Regionalt: Uruguay - Argentina


Higher education and employment history

  • Head of Studies at the Department for international studies and interpreting, OsloMet 2019.
  • PhD in Social Anthropology at the University of Oslo 2017
  • Master in Social Anthropology at the University of Oslo 2010
  • Master scholarship LEVE Centre for Development and the Environment 2009-20
  • Bachelor in Culture and Society at the University of Oslo 2007

Best Master Thesis Award

Cecilia Salinas wins NFU's (Norwegian Association for Development Research) Best Master Thesis Award.


In her thesis Salinas investigates everyday life in Fray Bentos, a working town in a rural area where meat packing for a long time was the core industry. The traditional meatpacking industry has been in decline, but for some time a foreign pulp mill appeared to offer new working opportunities. However, in comparison with the old “socially thick” meatpacking industry with dense employment and a huge impact on employment, the new pulp industry was “socially thin”. Salinas’ investigates everyday life in Fray Bentos and how the initial euphoria associated with renewed industrial modernity soured. Yet she also explores short-lasting glimmers of hope and collective agency in relation to a local carnival. Based on a close fieldwork and her anthropological gaze Salinas has developed an innovative approach to the contradictions of neoliberal everyday life.


Tags: Politics, Diversity, Indigenous peoples, Resource management, Climate change, Latin America, Uruguay and Argentina


  • Salinas, Cecilia (2020). Thinking without a concept. Anthropology News.  ISSN 1541-6151.  s 26- 28 . doi: 10.14506/AN.1540 Show summary
  • Salinas, Cecilia G. (2020). The Pedagogy of Detachment and Decolonial Options: Reflections from a ‘minoritized’ Point of View. Nordic Journal of Comparative and International Education (NJCIE).  ISSN 2535-4051.  4(1), s 10- 15 . doi: https://doi.org/10.7577/njcie.3563 Full text in Research Archive.
  • Wilhite, Harold Langford & Salinas, Cecilia G. (2019). Expansive Capitalism, Climate Change and Global Climate Mitigation Regimes: A Triple Burden on Forest Peoples in the Global South, In Astrid Bredholt Stensrud & Thomas Hylland Eriksen (ed.),  Climate, Capitalism and Communities: An Anthropology of Environmental Overheating.  Pluto Press.  ISBN 9780745339566.  9.  s 151 - 170
  • Salinas, Cecilia G. (2017). Et antropologisk blikk på REDDs mulig grønnere fremtid. Norsk Antropologisk Tidsskrift.  ISSN 0802-7285.  28(2), s 97- 117 . doi: 10.18261/ISSN.1504-2898-2017-02-03
  • Ødegård, Ansgar & Salinas, Cecilia Guadalupe (2016). Samfunnsansvar i praksis : et møte mellom fortid og fremtid. Det finske selskapet UPM og lokalsamfunnet Fray Bentos i Uruguay. Magma - Tidsskrift for økonomi og ledelse.  ISSN 1500-0788.  19(5), s 58- 66 Full text in Research Archive. Show summary
  • Salinas, Cecilia Guadalupe (2013). Mellom håp og «hype» - Nyliberal økonomi i Uruguay. Norsk Antropologisk Tidsskrift.  ISSN 0802-7285.  (2), s 87- 99

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  • Salinas, Cecilia Guadalupe (2011). Añorada Esperanza. Respuestas Locales a las políticas neoliberales: Uruguay y la industria de la celulosa. Antropofagia.  ISBN 978-987-1238-79-8.  126 s.

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  • Flikke, Rune; Ciancio, Javier & Salinas, Cecilia G. (2021). Argentina forbyr lakseoppdrett: Følger Norge med i timen?. Bladet Vesterålen.  ISSN 1891-6147.  s 15- 15
  • Salinas, Cecilia; Guzman-Gallegos, Maria A. & Stensrud, Astrid Bredholt (2021). Overforenklende Premisser. Klassekampen.  ISSN 0805-3839.  91(uke 16 årgang 53), s 22- 22
  • Flikke, Rune; Salinas, Cecilia & Ciancio, Javier (2021). Argentina forbyr lakseoppdrett. Følger Norge med i timen?. Aftenposten (morgenutg. : trykt utg.).  ISSN 0804-3116.
  • Salinas, Cecilia; Guzman-Gallegos, Maria A.; Stensrud, Astrid Bredholt & Amador Jimenez, Monica Yobana (2021). Å være for selvbestemt abort og avkolonisering er ingen motsetning. Bistandsaktuelt.  ISSN 1501-0201.
  • Guzman-Gallegos, Maria A.; Salinas, Cecilia; Stensrud, Astrid Bredholt & Amador Jimenez, Monica Yobana (2020). Avkolonisering vil gi en mer robust vitenskap. Khrono.no.  ISSN 1894-8995.
  • Salinas, Cecilia (2020). Bærekraftige fremtider i plantasjeocen. Forfatternes Klimaaksjon §112 Nettside..
  • Salinas, Cecilia (2020). Et omriss av en fantasi. Klassekampen.  ISSN 0805-3839.
  • Salinas, Cecilia (2020). Intervenciones temporales y la política de la tierra en la reserva de biosfera Yabotí. Etnografías Contemporáneas.  ISSN 2451-8050.  6(11) Show summary
  • Salinas, Cecilia (2020). Kunst som rettighetskamp. Utrop.no.
  • Salinas, Cecilia (2020). Merk, Ikke riv. Klassekampen.  ISSN 0805-3839.
  • Salinas, Cecilia (2020). Nyliberalisme er meg. Khrono.no.  ISSN 1894-8995.
  • Salinas, Cecilia (2020). Når folkemord blir kulturmøte. Klassekampen.  ISSN 0805-3839.
  • Salinas, Cecilia (2020). Verdensdagen for psykiske helse: Norge avpolitisere budskapet. Utrop.no.
  • Salinas, Cecilia G. (2020). SÅR.
  • Salinas, Cecilia & Salinas, Veronica (2020). Bokbransjens samfunnsansvar og kunstneriske nytenkning. Utrop.no.
  • Vidnes, Aksel Kjær & Salinas, Cecilia (2020). Et bedre liv utenfor universitetet. Forskerforum.  ISSN 0800-1715.
  • Salinas, Cecilia G. (2019). Historien vår må fortelles i flertall. Klassekampen.  ISSN 0805-3839.  51(106), s 21- 21
  • Salinas, Cecilia G. (2019). Krenkefrie fantasier. Klassekampen.  ISSN 0805-3839.  s 36- 36
  • Salinas, Cecilia G. (2019). What is decolonization and why do we need to decolonize?.
  • Nilsen, Torbjørn Tumyr & Salinas, Cecilia G. (2018, 30. juli). Den avgjørende Praksis.  Klassekampen.
  • Salinas, Cecilia G. (2018, 09. august). Alternativ Kunnskap.  Klassekampen.
  • Salinas, Cecilia G. (2018). Challenges for and pathways to alternative sustainabilities. Roundtable: Exploring alternative sustainabilities from multiple socionatural assemblages..
  • Salinas, Cecilia G. (2018). Decolonising Academia.
  • Salinas, Cecilia G. (2018). Grensesnitt mellom litteraturformidling, litteraturformidlere og flerkulturell forståelse.
  • Salinas, Cecilia G. (2018). Identitetspolitikk i Landet uten Ondskap.
  • Salinas, Cecilia G. & Myhrer, Nicole (2018, 21. september). Debatt om avkolonisering. [Radio].  Slemdalsveien 15.
  • Salinas, Cecilia G. (2017). «Klimapolitikkens underskog: om globalt skogvern som klimatiltak».
  • Salinas, Cecilia G. (2017). REDD+ processes and politics in Argentina and beyond: Anthropological perspectives on new constructions of tropical forests.
  • Salinas, Cecilia G. (2017). Someone Has Been There Before You - Inspirational Talk about the PhD Process.
  • Salinas, Cecilia Guadalupe (2017). Et etnografisk studie av tobakksproduksjon i Argentina.
  • Salinas, Cecilia Guadalupe (2017). Hva kan feltarbeid i et naturreservat i Nord-Argentina fortelle om mulighetene for dagens og fremtidens klimainnsats?.
  • Ødegård, Ansgar & Salinas, Cecilia G. (2017). Being good versus appearing good – CSR within different approaches.
  • Salinas, Cecilia Guadalupe (2016). Elusive Appearances: How Politics Fail in the Argentinian Paraná Atlantic Forest.
  • Salinas, Cecilia Guadalupe (2016). «Elusive Appearances:Policy, politics and the State in the Argentinian northeastern province of Misiones.
  • Ødegård, Ansgar & Salinas, Cecilia Guadalupe (2016). “The matter of time when a Multinational Company meets a local community – A temporal perspective on interactions between The Finnish Multinational Company, UPM, and the hosting local community of Fray Bentos, Uruguay”.
  • Salinas, Cecilia G. (2015). The Art of Writing Feel-Thinking Anthropology.
  • Salinas, Cecilia Guadalupe (2015). Politics from the hinterland.
  • Salinas, Cecilia G. (2014). "Er det vigtigt at gjøre feltarbejde ute eller kan man også gjøre det hjemme?".
  • Salinas, Cecilia Guadalupe (2014). Painting and Anthropology. An Account of an Encounter, In Hanne Storm Ofteland & Solveig Naomi Socolnikov Saether (ed.),  Collisions and Transitions. Festschrift in Honour of Jan Valentin Saether on the Occasion of his 70th Birthday on March 18 2014.  Hand to Mouth Publishing.  ISBN 978-82-92313-11-4.  28.  s 237 - 245
  • Salinas, Cecilia Guadalupe (2014). The Land Without Evil: con-temporalities in the context of nature politics in Misiones, Argentina.
  • Salinas, Cecilia Guadalupe (2014). Vi røyker opp skogen. Nytid.  s 24- 25
  • Salinas, Cecilia G. (2013). Erfaringer fra Feltarbeid.
  • Salinas, Cecilia G. (2013). Forståelse og kunnskap: En sanselig reise i skog og mark i Nord Argentina.
  • Salinas, Cecilia G. (2013). Frokost seminar for bachelor studenter: Kunnskap og Forståelse.
  • Salinas, Cecilia Guadalupe (2013). Smoking the forest: Tobacco production and forest conservation in Argentina.
  • Salinas, Cecilia Guadalupe (2013). They want to privatise our air. Mediators and Intermediaries, Mistranslations and Knowledge production in the UN-REDD process in Argentina.
  • Sandved Nordli, Ingrid & Salinas, Cecilia Guadalupe (2013, 02. august). Annerledespresidenten.  A-Magasinet.
  • Salinas, Cecilia Guadalupe (2011). Enclosing People, Nature, and Capital: Nature Conservation in the Argentinean Northeast Province of Misiones and the UN-REDD Process.
  • Salinas, Cecilia G. (2010). Narrative Report Module 1. Transparency and Accountability in Extractive Industries Programme (TRACE).
  • Salinas, Cecilia Guadalupe (2010). Wistful Hope: Local responses to neo-liberal politics. Uruguay and the pulp industry.
  • Salinas, Cecilia Guadalupe (2004, 09. mars). Spirende Håp.  Gjeldsbrevet: Aksjon Slett U- Landsgjelda.

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