Ola Gunhildrud Berta

Doctoral Research Fellow - Department of Social Anthropology
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Mobile phone +47 95970180
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

Thematic: Social change, Christianity, culture, craft, politics, labour

Regional: Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Oceania

Courses taught



  • Master of Arts, Social Anthropology, University of Oslo, 2015
  • Bachelor of Arts, Social Anthropology, University of Oslo, 2013
  • Craft certificate, Mason, 2007


2016. Textbook price from Universitetsforlaget for Folkeferd - En innføring i sosialantropologi, with Tone Høgblad.

2019. Fellowship from Ryoichi Sasakawa Young Leaders Fellowship Fund (SYLFF).

2020. Fellowship from Ryoichi Sasakawa Young Leaders Fellowship Fund (SYLFF).

2020. Project grant from the Norwegian Non-Fiction Writers and Translators Association.

2021. Fellowship from Ryoichi Sasakawa Young Leaders Fellowship Fund (SYLFF).


Tags: Globalization, Power, Religion, Material culture, Oceania, identity, Political Anthropology


  • Berta, Ola Gunhildrud (2021). From Arrival Stories to Origin Mythmaking: Missionaries in the Marshall Islands. Ethnohistory.  ISSN 0014-1801.  68(1), s 53- 75 . doi: https://doi.org/10.1215/00141801-8702342
  • Berta, Ola Gunhildrud; Berman, Elise & Latior, Albious (2020). COVID-19 and the Marshallese. Oceania.  ISSN 0029-8077.  90, s 53- 59 . doi: 10.1002/ocea.5266
  • Berta, Ola Gunhildrud (2019). Pastor, politician, entrepreneur, chief: Power and leadership on epoon atoll today. Anthropologica.  ISSN 0003-5459.  61(2), s 240- 250 . doi: 10.3138/anth.2018-0015
  • Berta, Ola Gunhildrud (2017). Arbeidets verdier: En sammenlignende analyse av arbeid på urbane og utenforliggende atoller på Marshalløyene. Jordens Folk.  ISSN 0021-7484.  52(1-2), s 26- 37
  • Berta, Ola Gunhildrud (2015). Underkjølt krise på Epoon-atollen, Marshalløyene. Betwixt & Between.  ISSN 1504-2618.  24, s 198- 212

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Published Jan. 11, 2016 7:54 AM - Last modified Feb. 17, 2021 1:01 PM