Martine Greek

Doctoral Research Fellow
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Academic interests

  • Thematic: Economic/political anthropology, agriculture, modernization processes, neoliberalism, state, infrastructure, Mapuche 
  • Regional: Latin America and the Caribbean (Chile and Dominican Republic)

PhD project

Searching for Development: State Relations and Local Aspirations among Rural Mapuche in Neoliberal Chile 

Based on one year of ethnographic fieldwork in a rural Mapuche community in Southern Chile, this research analyzes how development politics unfold and allow for social and economic change. Attending to everyday life in this community, it traces the links between state presence and different ways of being Mapuche, focusing particularly on the intersection between local aspirations, processes of differentiation and new forms of dependence.



  • Masters degree in Social Anthropology, University of Oslo, 2014
  • Bachelor degree in Cultural and Social Studies, specialization in Social Anthropology, University of Oslo, 2011

Work experience:

  • 2014-2015: NAV Management Oslo. I was employed as a case worker.
  • 2010-2012: University College Oslo and Akershus. In this position, I supervised students on written work and held courses in academic writing. I participated in the research project "Writing in welfare," also here through the guidance of students. In addition, I was responsible for data collection and co-responsible for the evaluation "OLC at Oslo University College" (2010). I also contributed the article "Use of terms in higher education - about concepts that obscures" in the anthology Language Diversity in education - reflection on educational practice (2015)
Tags: Economic anthropology, Political anthropology, Neoliberalism, State, Infrastructures, Mapuche


  • Greek, Martine (2015). Begrepsbruk i høyere utdanning: om begreper som tilslører, I: Kari Mari Jonsmoen & Marit Greek (red.),  Språkmangfold i utdanningen.  Gyldendal Akademisk.  ISBN 978-82-05-46026-3.  8.  s 120 - 136

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Research groups

  • Capitalism: resources, hierarchies, value(s)