Ståle Wig

Postdoctoral Fellow - Department of Social Anthropology
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Phone +47 22854486
Mobile phone +47-90523201
Visiting address Moltke Moes vei 31 Eilert Sundts hus blokk A 0851 OSLO
Postal address Postboks 1091 Blindern 0317 OSLO

Academic interests

Economic anthropology, ethics, labor, markets, money, social change, volunteering, aid work

Regional focus: Cuba, Southern Africa, Lesotho

Courses taught

ANTH4610 - Work, Capital and Business

SOSANT2530 - Development

SOSANT4110 - Teori og Metode

SOSANT1200 - Politisk antropologi

MNKOM 3000/4000 - Formidling og vitenskapsjournalistikk

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Ph.D in Social Anthropology, University of Oslo (2020). Thesis: "Into the light. Rifts and relations in Cuba's market transformation". 

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)

Tags: Development, Ethics, Economic anthropology, Money, Africa, Lesotho, Cuba


Book manuscript (in progress). "Into the light. An ethnography of market transformation."

Wig, Ståle. (Forthcoming 2021). "Imagined individuality: Cultivating separated personhood in Cuba and beyond." Focaal - Journal of Global and Historical Anthropology.

Martin, Keir, Sylvia Yanagisako and Ståle Wig (Forthcoming 2021). "Battlegrounds of dependence: Reconfiguring labor, kinship and relational obligation." Focaal - Journal of Global and Historical Anthropology.

Wig, Ståle, and Nefissa Naguib. (2021). "The poetics of Deep Reading: A Field Guide to Getting Lost in a Book." Teaching Tools. Fieldsights, February 23. 

  • 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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