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Academic interests

Economic anthropology, ethics, politics, money, social change, volunteering, development, ethnographic studies of aid

Regional focus: Cuba, Southern Africa, Lesotho

Courses taught

SOSANT2530 - Development

SOSANT4110 - Teori og Metode

SOSANT1200 - Politisk antropologi

MNKOM 3000/4000 - Formidling og vitenskapsjournalistikk

MNKOM 9000 - Forskningsformidling


MA in Social Anthropology, Univeristy of Oslo (2013). Thesis: “Awareness, morality and agency in development: New Lessons from Lesotho.” (Shortlisted for the MA Thesis Award, Norsk Forening for Utviklingsforskning)

Assistant, Research School, Centre for Development and the Environment, UiO

Author, Kagge publishers (2013)

BA Social Anthropology, University of Oslo (2010)


  • Wig, Ståle (2016). The Purchase of Volunteerism - Uses & Meanings of Money in Lesothoʹs Development Sector, In Ruth Prince & Hannah Brown (ed.),  Volunteer Economies. The Politics and Ethics of Voluntary Labour in Africa.  James Currey Publishers.  ISBN 9781847011398.  PART TWO Unequal Economies.  s 75 - 95 Show summary
  • Wig, Ståle (2016). The dawn of something unknown. Forum for Development Studies.  ISSN 0803-9410.  43(3), s 511- 520 . doi: 10.1080/08039410.2016.1226270 Full text in Research Archive.
  • Wig, Ståle & Svensen, Henrik (2016). Trøbbel i tårnet - Om hvorfor akademia må tenke nytt om forskningsformidling. Nytt Norsk Tidsskrift.  ISSN 0800-336X.  32(3), s 195- 208 . doi: 10.18261/issn.1891-1781-2016-03-03

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