Ingjerd Hoëm

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Hoëm has conducted fieldwork in Tokelau, Samoa, New Zealand and The Solomon Islands. She has previously been employed at The Institute of Pacific Archeology and Cultural History at The Kon-Tiki Museum in Oslo. She is currently working on the following projects:

  • Head of Research on a project called “Identity Matters: Movement and Place” (2000-08), financed by The Norwegian Research Board (NFR). This is a project involving anthropologists, linguists and archeologists and which focuses on studying patterns of movement in the Pacific Region in the past and present.
  • Transnational relations and their implication on the forming of identity and macro politics in Polynesian localities (with H. Lee, LaTrobe University Melbourne).
  • Spatial orientation and movement (with G. Senft, Max-Plank Institute, Nijmegen).
  • Performance and ritual communication (with Wenner-Gren Workshop, Sintra). 

Research interests

Thematic: Ritual communication, identification of space, ethnicity, linguistic anthropology, social organization and fourth world populations (indigenous people).  

Regional: Polynesia, including New Zealand and Australia. 

Tags: Identity, Polynesia, Rituals, Space/place, Cognitive anthropology, Linguistic anthropology, Tokelau/New Zealand, Pacific Ocean


  • Hoëm, Ingjerd (2018). State, labour, and kin: tensions of value in an egalitarian community. Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute.  ISSN 1359-0987.  24(1), s 166- 179 . doi: 10.1111/1467-9655.12806
  • Hoëm, Ingjerd (2017). «Hva er en krise?» Noen refleksjoner om trusler mot livsgrunnlag, og hvordan VI kan studere dem antropologisk. Norsk Antropologisk Tidsskrift.  ISSN 0802-7285.  28(1), s 35- 46 . doi: 10.18261/issn.1504-2898-2017-01-04 Show summary
  • Hoëm, Ingjerd (2017). "Hva er en krise?" Noen refleksjoner om trusler mot livsgrunnlag, og hvordan VI kan studere dem antropologisk. Norsk Antropologisk Tidsskrift.  ISSN 0802-7285.  28(1), s 35- 46 . doi: 10.18261/ISSN.1504-2898-2017-01-04
  • Hoëm, Ingjerd (2016). Relationship Thinking: Agency, Enchrony, and Human Sociality. By N. J. Enfield. Journal of Anthropological Research.  ISSN 0091-7710.  72(3), s 365- 367
  • Hoëm, Ingjerd (2015). Gendered Sides and Ritual Moieties: Tokelau Kinship as Social Practice, In Christina Toren & Simonne Pauwels (ed.),  Living Kinship in the Pacific.  Berghahn Books.  ISBN 978-1-78238-577-6.  Kapittel 4.  s 87 - 106
  • Hoem, Ingjerd (2014). Thor Heyerdahl's Kon-Tiki in new light. Editor's preface. Kon-Tiki Museum. Occasional Papers.  ISSN 0802-6491.  14, s 7- 7
  • Hoëm, Ingjerd (2011). Narratives of Origin. Some Insights from Pacific Ethnography. Kon-Tiki Museum. Occasional Papers.  ISSN 0802-6491.  12, s 9- 21
  • Hoem, Ingjerd (2010). Language endangerment: situations of loss and gain, In Gunter Senft (ed.),  Endangered Austronesian and Australian Aboriginal languages. Essays on language documentation, archiving and revitalization.  Pacific Linguistics.  ISBN 9780858836235.  Kapittel 4.  s 53 - 69
  • Hoem, Ingjerd (2009). "Getting out from under": Leadership , Conflict resolution and Tokelau Migration, In Helen Lee (ed.),  Migration and Transnationalism. Pacific Perspectives.  Australian National University e-press.  ISBN 9781921536908.  Kapittel 12.  s 191 - 202
  • Hoem, Ingjerd (2009). Ritualized Performances as Total Social Facts. The House of Multiple Spirits in Tokelau, In Gunter Senft & Ellen B. Basso (ed.),  Ritual Communication.  Berg Publishers.  ISBN 978-1-84788-295-0.  Kapittel 8.  s 203 - 221
  • Hoem, Ingjerd (2008). Polynesian Conceptions of Sociality: A dynamic field of hierarchical encompassment?, In Olaf H. Smedal & Knut.M. Rio (ed.),  Hierarchy. Persistence and Transformation in Social Formations.  Berghahn Books.  ISBN 978-1845454937.  Kapittel.  s 245 - 268

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  • Hoëm, Ingjerd (2015). Languages of Governance in Conflict. Negotiating democracy in Tokelau. John Benjamins Publishing Company.  ISBN 978 90 272 0296 3.  152 s.
  • Hoëm, Ingjerd (ed.) (2014). Thor Heyerdahl’s Kon-Tiki in New Light. The Thor Heyerdahl Institute.  ISBN 978-82-92967-05-8.
  • Hoëm, Ingjerd & Solsvik, Reidar (ed.) (2011). Identity matters: Movement and place. The Kon-Tiki Museum.  ISBN 978-82-92967-03-4.  177 s.

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  • Hoëm, Ingjerd (2016). Hva er en krise?.
  • Hoëm, Ingjerd (2016). Innledning til Nasjonalteaterets program "ØY". Show summary
  • Hoëm, Ingjerd (2016). On the Arbitrary Nature of Things.
  • Hoëm, Ingjerd (2016). STATE;STATE;STATE. Nasjonalteaterets Europaturneprogram 2016.
  • Hoëm, Ingjerd (2015). Boklansering av boken: "Languages of Governance in Conflict. Negotiating democracy in Tokelau".
  • Hoëm, Ingjerd (2015). Presentasjon om Norsk Antropologi på den Britiske Antropologiforeningens årsmøte.
  • Hoëm, Ingjerd (2015). State,labour and kin: tensions of value in an egalitarian economy.
  • Hoëm, Ingjerd (2015). Vitenskapsteoretiske perspektiver.
  • Hoëm, Ingjerd (2015, 22. november). Å snakke flytende.Språk,antropologi og feltarbeid med Ingjerd Hoem. [Tidsskrift].  Universitetet i Oslo.
  • Hoëm, Ingjerd (2014). Echoes at Fishermen’s Rock: Traditional Tokelau Fishing by Elders from Atafu Atoll. The Contemporary Pacific.  ISSN 1043-898X.  26(1), s 237- 239
  • Hoëm, Ingjerd & Solvik, Reidar (2011). Preface, In Ingjerd Hoëm & Reidar Solsvik (ed.),  Identity matters: Movement and place.  The Kon-Tiki Museum.  ISBN 978-82-92967-03-4.  Forord.  s 5 - 6
  • Hoem, Ingjerd (2010). ”Er gjenkjennelse et kriterium på sannhet?” Om løgn og sannhet, tillit og troverdighet i et krysskulturelt perspektiv.
  • Hoem, Ingjerd (2010). “Languages of governance in conflict: A case from Tokelau".
  • Hoem, Ingjerd (2010). “Tokelau Kinship: Power, Knowledge and Communicative Practice”.
  • Hoem, Ingjerd (2010). Tokelau Self-Government: Macro-Political Influences and the Law of the Land.
  • Krohn-Hansen, Christian & Hoem, Ingjerd (2010). Redaksjonelt. Norsk Antropologisk Tidsskrift.  ISSN 0802-7285.  21(2-3), s 78- 79
  • Hoem, Ingjerd (2009). The Future of Tokelau: Decolonizing Agendas 1975-2006. The Contemporary Pacific.  ISSN 1043-898X.  21(2), s 392- 394
  • Hoem, Ingjerd (2007). Ansikt til ansikt:Konfliktrådsmegling mellom gjerningsperson og offer i voldssaker. Norsk Antropologisk Tidsskrift.  ISSN 0802-7285.  (3/4), s 311- 312

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