Ola Gunhildrud Berta

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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). "Because of the missionaries": The ambiguous presence of past missionaries in the Marshall Islands. History and Anthropology. ISSN 0275-7206. p. 1–18. doi: 10.1080/02757206.2021.1983564. Full text in Research Archive
  • Berta, Ola Gunhildrud (2021). From Arrival Stories to Origin Mythmaking: Missionaries in the Marshall Islands. Ethnohistory. ISSN 0014-1801. 68(1), p. 53–75. doi: 10.1215/00141801-8702342.
  • Berta, Ola Gunhildrud; Berman, Elise & Latior, Albious (2020). COVID-19 and the Marshallese. Oceania. ISSN 0029-8077. 90, p. 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), p. 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), p. 26–37.
  • Berta, Ola Gunhildrud (2015). Underkjølt krise på Epoon-atollen, Marshalløyene. Betwixt & Between. ISSN 1504-2618. 24, p. 198–212.

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  • Berta, Ola Gunhildrud (2021). LANGUAGE RIGHTS AND THE LAW IN THE UNITED STATES AND ITS TERRITORIES | By Eduardo D. Faingold. Pacific Affairs. ISSN 0030-851X.

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Published Jan. 11, 2016 7:54 AM - Last modified Dec. 3, 2021 9:44 PM