Gro Birgit Ween

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Academic interests

I have worked with Aboriginal people in Australia, with Southern and Northern Sami people in Norway as well as Yupic people in Alaska. My fieldworks concern classic themes associated with indigenous peoples such as land rights, political processes, natural resource management, cultural heritage, world heritage and self-determination.

My approach to these themes often concern how history, land, environment and identity are enacted. As an anthropologist I emphasise learning through practice, regardless of whether I take part in subsistence activities, in negotiations with authorities or scientists. I am interested in how people engage with nature, taking into account the ontological and epistemological foundation for knowledge as practiced.

Indigenous peoples knowledge of nature is local, but also much more than that, it is continuously shaped by national and international management of nature and culture. As a researcher I am interested in connections between intervening nature knowledges, such as those occurring between indigenous peoples, managers and scientists. Therefore I have also engaged in fieldwork on genetic research, salmon biology and natural resource management.

My projects are influenced by the postcolonial, both in choices of methodological approaches, but also with regard to an ambition to contribute with new stories into an existing anthropological field.

 

Background

2012-2013. Postdoctoral fellow:  "Arctic Domus: Human Animal Relations in the North" (ERC Advanced Grant). Department of Anthropology, University of Aberdeen.

2012-2009. Postdoctoral fellow. "Newcomers to the Farm: Atlantic salmon between the Wild and the industrial" (NFR). Department of Social Anthropology, University of Oslo.

2009-2005 Associate Professor (temporary position) Department of Social Anthropology, University of Oslo.

2004-2003 Postdoctoral fellow. "Southern Sami Customary Law: Approaches to Indigenous Rights" (NFR). Centre for Human Rights, University of Oslo.

2002. D.Phil. Oxford University. "Bran New Dae: Indigenous Rights and Political Activism in Kimberley, Australia".

 

 

Tags: Social Anthropology, Ethnography, Arctic, indigenous, Sami, Yupic Alaska, Aboriginal Australia

Publications

  • Ween, Gro Birgit (2017). Protection of Sámi intangible cultural heritage and intellectual property rights, and its relation to identity politics in a postcolonial Norway., In Christoph Antons & William Logan (ed.),  Intellectual Property, Cultural Property and Intangible Heritage..  Routledge.  ISBN 978-1138793620.  chapter 7.
  • Ween, Gro Birgit & Lien, Marianne Elisabeth (2017). Indigenous land claims and multiple landscapes: postcolonial openings in Finnmark, Norway, In Lesley Head; Katarina Saltzman; Gunhild Setten & Marie Stenseke (ed.),  Nature, temporality and environmental management. Scandinavian and Australian perspectives on peoples and landscapes.  Routledge.  ISBN 978-1-47-246465-1.  Chapter 9.  s 133 - 149
  • Ween, Gro Birgit & Riseth, Jan Åge (2017). Indigenous Hospitality and Tourism: Past Trajectories and New Beginnings, In Arvid Viken & Dieter Müller (ed.),  Tourism and Indigeneity in the Arctic..  Channel View Publications.  ISBN 9781845416096.  Ch 12.
  • Gjerde, Hege Skalleberg & Ween, Gro Birgit (2016). Om Vikinger og virkninger. Festskrift til Ellen Høigård Hofseths vikingtidsutstillling. Innledning.. Primitive tider.  ISSN 1501-0430.  2016(spesialutgave), s 5- 13
  • Ween, Gro Birgit (2016). En lang omvei om vikingtidsutstillingen som et feministisk prosjekt, jotnen Ellen Høigård Hofseth og flate ontologier. Primitive tider.  ISSN 1501-0430.  s 53- 65
  • de la Cadena, Marisol; Lien, Marianne Elisabeth; Blaser, Mario; Bruun Jensen, Casper; Lea, Tess; Morita, Atsuro; Swanson, Heather Anne; Ween, Gro Birgit; West, Paige & Weiner, Margaret J. (2015). Anthropology and STS: Generative interfaces, multiple locations. HAU Journal of Ethnographic Theory.  ISSN 2049-1115.  5(1), s 437- 475 . doi: 10.14318/hau5.1.020
  • Ween, Gro Birgit (2015). Kevo subarktisk forskningsstasjon : villmark, arkitektur og kjønn i et vitenskapelig hjem i finsk Lappland. Tidsskrift for kjønnsforskning.  ISSN 0809-6341.  39(2), s 130- 149
  • Ween, Gro Birgit & Byrne, Denis (2015). Bridging Cultural and Natural Heritage., In Lynn Meskell & Lynn Meskell (ed.),  Global Heritage: A Reader.  Wiley-Blackwell.  ISBN 978-1-118-76886-0.  ch.4.  s 94 - 111
  • Ween, Gro Birgit (2014). Om Etikk, Opprinnelsesmyter og Talens Rett. Norsk Antropologisk Tidsskrift.  ISSN 0802-7285.  (01), s 25- 28
  • Ween, Gro Birgit (2014). Tracking Nature Inscribed: Nature in rights and bureaucratic practice. Nordic Journal of Science and Technology Studies.  ISSN 1894-4647.  2(1), s 28- 34
  • Ween, Gro Birgit & Asdal, Kristin (2014). Writing Nature. Introduction to Special Issue. Nordic Journal of Science and Technology Studies.  ISSN 1894-4647.  2(1), s 4- 10
  • Ween, Gro Birgit & Risan, Lars Christian (2014). Exploring Heritage Lives: Indigenous peoples in World Heritage sites.. Primitive tider.  ISSN 1501-0430.  (2), s 61- 72
  • Ween, Gro Birgit & Colombi, Benedict J. (2013). Two rivers: the politics of wild salmon, indigenous rights and natural resource management. Sustainability.  ISSN 2071-1050.  5(1), s 478- 495 . doi: 10.3390/su5020478
  • Ween, Gro Birgit; Lien, Marianne Elisabeth & Nustad, Knut Gunnar (2013). Om å "forholde seg til" ANTropologi og andre tekster. Norsk Antropologisk Tidsskrift.  ISSN 0802-7285.  (3-4)
  • Lien, Marianne Elisabeth; Nustad, Knut Gunnar & Ween, Gro Birgit (2012). Introduksjon. ANTropologiens grenseflater. Norsk Antropologisk Tidsskrift.  ISSN 0802-7285.  23(3-4), s 214- 224
  • Ween, Gro Birgit (2012). Domestiseringens natur - Laks, fenomenologi og ANT. Norsk Antropologisk Tidsskrift.  ISSN 0802-7285.  (3-4), s 261- 273
  • Ween, Gro Birgit (2012). NerVEI : om sted som praksis og sted i bevegelse, I: Mary Bente Bringslid (red.),  Bygdeutviklingas paradoks.  Scandinavian Academic Press.  ISBN 978-82-304-0079-1.  Kapittel.  s 227 - 250
  • Ween, Gro Birgit (2012). Performing Indigeneity in Human-Animal Relations, In Rune Ellefsen; Guri Larsen & Ragnhild Sollund (ed.),  Eco-global Crimes: Contemporary and Future Challenges.  Ashgate.  ISBN 978-1-4094-3493-1.  Del 3 Biodiversity, Environmental and Species Justice, Kapittel 15.  s 295 - 312
  • Ween, Gro Birgit (2012). Resisting the Imminent Death of Wild Salmon: Local Knowledge of Tana Fishermen in Arctic Norway, In Jahn Petter Johnsen; Courtney Carothers; Keith R. Criddle; Catherine P. Chambers; Paula J. Cullenberg; James A. Fall; Amber H. Himes-Cornell; Nicole S. Kimball; Charles R. Menzies & Emilie S. Springer (ed.),  Fishing People of the North; Cultures, Economies, and Management Responding to Change.  Alaska Sea Grant.  ISBN 9781566121712.  Kapittel.  s 153 - 171
  • Ween, Gro Birgit (2012). World Heritage and indigenous rights: Norwegian examples. International Journal of Heritage Studies (IJHS).  ISSN 1352-7258.  18(3), s 257- 270 . doi: 10.1080/13527258.2012.663779
  • Ween, Gro Birgit & Lien, Marianne Elisabeth (2012). Decolonialization in the Arctic? Nature Practices and Land Rights in the Norwegian High North. Journal of Rural and Community Development.  ISSN 1712-8277.  7(1), s 93- 109
  • Ween, Gro Birgit & Simone, Abram (2012). The Norwegian Trekking Association: Trekking as Constituting the Nation. Landscape Research.  ISSN 0142-6397.  37(2), s 155- 171 . doi: 10.1080/01426397.2011.651112
  • Ween, Gro Birgit & Riseth, Jan Åge (2011). Doing is learning : analysis of an unsuccessful attempt to adapt TEK/IK methodology to Norwegian Sámi circumstances. Acta Borealia.  ISSN 0800-3831.  28(2), s 228- 242 . doi: 10.1080/08003831.2011.626944
  • Ween, Gro Birgit (2010). Making Places and Polities: Indigenous uses of cultural heritage legislation in Norway and Australia, In Günter Minnerup & Pia Solberg (ed.),  First World First Nations. Internal colonisation and indigenous self-determination in Northern Europe and Australia.  Sussex Academic Press.  ISBN 1845193512.  kapittel 11.

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  • Ween, Gro Birgit (2016). Anmeldelse av "Vit at jeg elsker deg - Om kunst og sted".. Norsk Antropologisk Tidsskrift.  ISSN 0802-7285.  (1), s 73- 76
  • Ween, Gro Birgit (2016). Bokanmeldelse av 'Vit at jeg elsker deg' Orkana Akademisk forlag 2015.. Norsk Antropologisk Tidsskrift.  ISSN 0802-7285.  (1)
  • Ween, Gro Birgit (2016). Fluid engagements. How to communicate difference in ways of knowing nature..
  • Ween, Gro Birgit (2016). How to Reengage Relocation? Approaches to Inuit and Other Indigenous Population Movements and Inequalities in the Land Claims Era. Current Anthropology.  ISSN 0011-3204.  57(6), s 799- 800
  • Ween, Gro Birgit (2016). Konferansier i boklansering av Wenzel Geissler et als. antologi; Traces of the Future. Living in the aftertime..
  • Ween, Gro Birgit (2016). Mot et postkolonielt Arktis: Urfolk, makt og ressurser..
  • Ween, Gro Birgit (2016). New and old ways of sharing fish- the making of Yukon River salmon..
  • Ween, Gro Birgit (2016). NyArktis.
  • Ween, Gro Birgit (2016). NyArktis. 9 themes. Exhibition opening..
  • Ween, Gro Birgit (2016). Politiske landskap i Varanger.
  • Ween, Gro Birgit (2016). beidet involvert med å gjøre laks til ressurs og om vitenskapelig gjeting av laks i Yukon.
  • Ween, Gro Birgit (2016). Å drepe den siste geirfugl..
  • Wachowich, Nancy & Ween, Gro Birgit (2015). Producing Sealskins: the Mittimatalik Arnait Miqsugtuit Collective.
  • Ween, Gro Birgit (2015, 11. juni). Anders Paulsen (1600-1692)hans runebomme, liv og død.. [Radio].  NRK P2 Ekko..
  • Ween, Gro Birgit (2015). Den flerfoldige laksen og tanker om sammenhengen mellom domus og dominans..
  • Ween, Gro Birgit (2015). Digital and non-digital repatriation..
  • Ween, Gro Birgit (2015). Discussant to Objects and Imagination - Perspectives on materialisations and meaning, by Øivind Fuglerud and Leon Wainwright, Oxford: Berghahn 2015..
  • Ween, Gro Birgit (2015). Gender in Arctic human-animal relations. Women’s work and close-upmulti- species encounters..
  • Ween, Gro Birgit (2015). Kevo Subarctic Research Station. Wilderness and architecture, science and gender at the Finnish Frontier..
  • Ween, Gro Birgit (2015). Kevo Subarctic Research Station: Science, architecture and wilderness at the Finnish Frontier..
  • Ween, Gro Birgit & Monsen, Arve (2015). Yngvar Nielsen og det norske folket..
  • Ween, Gro Birgit (2014). Aboriginsk rettighetskamp og Aboriginske frikhetskjempere.
  • Ween, Gro Birgit (2014). How the salmon found its way home.
  • Ween, Gro Birgit (2014). Kevo research station: A home for science at the Finnish frontier.
  • Ween, Gro Birgit (2014, 30. oktober). Om etnologiske beskrivelser av eskimoers barnedrap. [Radio].  NRK P2, Ekko.
  • Ween, Gro Birgit (2014). REMOTE SENSING- remote sensing. Om kunst og antropolog og metodologiske tilnærminger til å inkludere materialiter og kropper i arktisforskning.
  • Ween, Gro Birgit (2014). Roundtable discussions on Landscapes and Architectures of Domestication,Words/Language/Ritual of Domestication,Multispecies and Natural Types and Contingent/Entangled Forms of Life’.
  • Ween, Gro Birgit (2014). Stories from the Arctic: Contestations of knowledge, change and the enactment of in/vulnerability.
  • Ween, Gro Birgit (2014). Tana stories: Elaborations on fluidity.
  • Ween, Gro Birgit (2014). World Heritage and Human Rights: The Case of the Alta Rock Art.
  • Ween, Gro Birgit & Lien, Marianne Elisabeth (2014). Generative interfaces of STS and anthropology in Norway.
  • Lien, Marianne Elisabeth; Ween, Gro Birgit & Nustad, Knut Gunnar (2013). Om å 'Forholde seg til' ANTropologi og andre tekster. Norsk Antropologisk Tidsskrift.  ISSN 0802-7285.  24(3-4), s 272- 274
  • Ween, Gro Birgit (2013). Exploring Heritage Lives, Indigenous peoples in World Heritage sites.
  • Ween, Gro Birgit (2013). Om etikk, opprinnelsesmyter og talens rett. Bidrag til plenumsdebatt om "Antropologien må forholde seg til ANT".
  • Ween, Gro Birgit (2013). Resisting the Immediate Presence of Climate Change: The temporality, relationality and ontological politics of local knowledge.
  • Ween, Gro Birgit (2013). Stories from the Arctic: Contestations of Knowledge, change and the enactment of in/vulnerability.
  • Ween, Gro Birgit (2013). The Nature of Domestication.
  • Ween, Gro Birgit (2013). The Nature of Domestication.
  • Ween, Gro Birgit (2013). The Nature of Domestication.
  • Ween, Gro Birgit & Sabine, Popp (2013). REMOTE SENSING- remote sensing.An effort to put bodies back into Arctic research.
  • Ween, Gro Birgit (2012, 07. februar). Intervju i anledning Samefolkets dag. [Radio].  Radio Nova.
  • Ween, Gro Birgit (2012). STS approaches to human-animal relations.
  • Ween, Gro Birgit (2012). Salmon Life Cycles: Death and other purposes.
  • Ween, Gro Birgit (2012). Salmon Life Cycles: Death and other purposes.
  • Ween, Gro Birgit (2012). Tana Stories: elaboration on forms of fluidity.
  • Ween, Gro Birgit; Flikke, Rune & Nustad, Knut G (2012). Å skrive antropologisk natur.
  • Ween, Gro Birgit (2011). Kolarctic salmon,’ a co-operation between three countries over a common resource: the Atlantic salmon in the Barents Sea.
  • Ween, Gro Birgit (2011). Local knowledge; history, methodology and uses for salmon management.
  • Ween, Gro Birgit (2011, 11. november). Opphavsrett og Sami Ædnan. [TV].  NRK Sámi Radio.
  • Ween, Gro Birgit (2011, 17. november). Opphavsrett og Sami Ædnan. [Radio].  NRK Sámi Radio.
  • Ween, Gro Birgit (2011). Performing indigeneity in human-salmon relations: Sami, salmon and Norwegian natural resource management.
  • Ween, Gro Birgit (2011). Playing with Food? Multiplicity of Ethics regarding Catch and Release.
  • Ween, Gro Birgit (2011). Refleksjoner om dekolonisering: Intervju med Tom Svensson. Norsk Antropologisk Tidsskrift.  ISSN 0802-7285.  (1), s 49- 60
  • Ween, Gro Birgit (2011). Resisting the imminent death of wild salmon.
  • Ween, Gro Birgit (2011). Stories from Tana Fjord: An elaboration on forms of fluidity.
  • Ween, Gro Birgit (2011). The nature of domestication: Salmon, perspectivism and ANT.
  • Ween, Gro Birgit (2011). Two Rivers: Nature protection and Indigenous rights entanglements in strategies to save disappearing fish.
  • Ween, Gro Birgit (2011, 14. oktober). Vil ikke ha verdensarvstatus.  Lokalavisa Nordsalten.
  • Ween, Gro Birgit (2011). World Heritage and Indigenous Rights: Anthropological perspectives.
  • Ween, Gro Birgit & Lien, Marianne Elisabeth (2011). ANTropologi.
  • Ween, Gro Birgit & Lien, Marianne Elisabeth (2011). Ingen er annenrangs. Aftenposten (morgenutg. : trykt utg.).  ISSN 0804-3116.
  • Ween, Gro Birgit (2010). A review essay inspired by Indigenous Peoples, self-determination, Knowledge, Identity. By Henry Minde, in collaboration with Harald Gaski, Svein Jentoft and Georges Midré. Delft: Eburon. 2008. Forum for Development Studies.  ISSN 0803-9410.  37(2), s 281- 286
  • Ween, Gro Birgit (2010, 29. juni). Betydningen av sjølaksefiske for sjøsamisk kultur.  Sagat.
  • Ween, Gro Birgit (2010). Blåfjella-Skjækerfjella nasjonalpark:Naturforvaltning som produksjon av natur og sted, I: Birgitta Fossum (red.),  Samer i Sør (Åarjel-saemieh). Årbok nr. 10.  Stiftelsen Saemien Sijte.  ISBN 978-82-93120-00-1.  12.  s 117 - 134
  • Ween, Gro Birgit (2010). Clever Fish? Exploring ongoing conversations with salmon in the Tana River.
  • Ween, Gro Birgit (2010). Den kulturelle betydningen av laksefiske for sjøsamisk kultur.
  • Ween, Gro Birgit (2010). Den kulturelle betydningen av sjølaksefisket for sjøsamene, I: Steinar Pedersen (red.),  Sjølaksefisket i Finnmark i et historisk perspektiv. Utredning for Finnmarkskommisjonen, 24. juni 2010.  domstol.no, Finnmarkskommisjonen..  kapittel 7.  s 85 - 99
  • Ween, Gro Birgit (2010). Discussant at IHOPE conference: Expertise for the Future.
  • Ween, Gro Birgit (2010). Doing business with nature: New Norwegian national park management.
  • Ween, Gro Birgit (2010). Forvaltning av laksebestanden i Tana. Om naturforvaltningskonflikter.
  • Ween, Gro Birgit (2010). Kommentator på forskerseminar, Instittutt for Sosiologi, statsvitenskap og samfunnsplanlegging, Universitetet i Tromsø.
  • Ween, Gro Birgit (2010). Resisting the Imminent Death of Wild Salmon.
  • Ween, Gro Birgit (2010). Resisting the immimnent death of wild salmon.
  • Ween, Gro Birgit (2010). Resisting the imminent death of wild salmon.
  • Ween, Gro Birgit (2010). Sigurd Bergmann: Så främmande det lika. Samisk konst i ljuset av religion och globalisering. Norsk Antropologisk Tidsskrift.  ISSN 0802-7285.  (1), s 62- 63
  • Ween, Gro Birgit (2010). The Norwegian Trekking Association: Routes as performing the nation.

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