Lotte Danielsen

Lecturer - Bilagslønnede
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Mobile phone 97740390
Room 611
Available hours By appointment
Visiting address Moltke Moes vei 31 Eilert Sundts hus blokk A 0851 Oslo
Postal address Postboks 1091 Blindern 0317 Oslo
Other affiliations Faculty of Social Sciences (Student)

Academic Interests

1) South Africa; identity and belonging; hierarchy; race-thinking; intersectionality; human-dog relations; political anthropology; signification and symbols, post-colonialism

2) Malawi; medical anthropology; witchcraft; global health; development, motherhood

Regional focus: South Africa and Malawi



  • Harvard University, affiliate researcher (2017 - )
  • MA, Social Anthropology, University of Oslo, 2011
  • BA Development Studies, University of Oslo, 2009
  • BA Journalism, Oslo University College, 2006


  • Centre for Development and the Environment, University of Oslo, 2011-2014, research assistant (Projects: LEVE - Livelihoods in Developing Countries; REDO: Reassembling Democracy - Ritual as Cultural Resource; Lancet-University of Oslo Commission on Global Governance for Health; ISSUM 4180: Energy, Environment and Sustainable Development, 2011
  • Norwegian Anthropological Association, Organizational Secretary, 2011 – 2012
  • The Norwegian Institute of Public Health, research assistant, 2010 – 2011
  • Radio P4 and NRK, news and feature journalist, 2004 – 2009


  • The Ryoichi Sasakawa Young Leaders Fellowship Fund, 2017

  • The Ryoichi Sasakawa Young Leaders Fellowship Fund, 2016

  • The Ryoichi Sasakawa Young Leaders Fellowship Fund, 2014

Tags: identity, Political Anthropology, Medical Anthropology, Africa


  • Danielsen, Lotte (2021). Denunciations of dependence race, gender, and the double bind of domestic work in the eastern cape. Focaal: Journal of Global and Historical Anthropology. ISSN 0920-1297. 2021(90), p. 47–57. doi: 10.3167/fcl.2021.900105.
  • Danielsen, Lotte (2017). Mødrehelse som image og valuta: Ulikhet, håp og performative konverteringer i Malawi. Norsk Antropologisk Tidsskrift. ISSN 0802-7285. 28(3-4), p. 179–198. doi: 10.18261/issn.1504-2898-2017-03-04-03. Full text in Research Archive
  • Danielsen, Lotte (2017). Enforcing `Progress?: A Story of an MDG 5 Indicator and Maternal Health in Malawi. Development and Change. ISSN 0012-155X. 48(3), p. 429–451. doi: 10.1111/dech.12307.

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  • Danielsen, Lotte (2012). Nålestikkbistand redder ikke verden. Ny Tid. ISSN 0809-9049.
  • Gopinathan, Unni; Danielsen, Lotte & Lie, Ann Louise (2012). Why a Youth Commission on Global Governance for Health? The Lancet. ISSN 0140-6736. 380(9839), p. 338–339.
  • Holsten, Hilde Hartmann & Danielsen, Lotte (2011). Barnehekseri etter demokratisering. [Internet].

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Published Nov. 18, 2014 12:49 PM - Last modified Nov. 25, 2020 9:40 AM


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