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.

2008-2005 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 (2020). The map machine: Salmon, Sámi, sand eels, sand, water and reindeer. Resource extraction in the High North and collateral landscapes. Polar Record. ISSN 0032-2474. doi: 10.1017/S0032247420000236.
  • Pierroux, Palmyre; Bäckström, Mattias; Brenna, Brita ; Gowlland, Geoffrey & Ween, Gro Birgit (2020). Museums as Sites of Participatory Democracy and Design. In Hetland, Per; Pierroux, Palmyre & Esborg, Line (Ed.), A History of Participation in Museums and Archives. Traversing Citizen Science and Citizen Humanities. Routledge. ISSN 9780367186715. p. 27–45.
  • Ween, Gro Birgit & Ruud, Lise Camilla (2019). En Trængslernes Historie. In Ruud, Lise Camilla & Ween, Gro Birgit (Ed.), En Trængslernes Historie. En antologi om museumsmannen og historikeren Yngvar Nielsen.. Orkana Forlag. ISSN 978-82-8104399-2. p. 9–42.
  • Ameen, Carly; Feuerborn, Tatiana R.; Brown, Sarah K.; Linderholm, Anna; Hulme-Beaman, Ardern & Lebrasseur, Ophélie [Show all 59 contributors for this article] (2019). Specialized sledge dogs accompanied Inuit dispersal across the North American Arctic. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. Biological Sciences. ISSN 0962-8452. 286:20291929(1929), p. 1–10. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2019.1929. Full text in Research Archive
  • Gowlland, Geoffrey & Ween, Gro Birgit (2018). Nuts and bolts of Digital Heritage. Bringing the past into the virtual present. Nordisk Museologi. ISSN 1103-8152. p. 3–14. doi: 10.5617/nm.6649. Full text in Research Archive
  • Wold, Taran Victoria Rogstad & Ween, Gro Birgit (2018). Digitale visjoner: En kartlegging. Identitet, tilgjengelighet og digital demokrati. Nordisk Museologi. ISSN 1103-8152. p. 90–107. Full text in Research Archive
  • Ween, Gro Birgit & Wachowich, Nancy (2018). Digitalisation of Crafts. Comparative approaches to Arctic Fur. Nordisk Museologi. ISSN 1103-8152. p. 30–45. doi: 10.5617/nm.6651. Full text in Research Archive
  • Ween, Gro Birgit (2018). Kevo Subarctic Research Station. Field Biology and Working Nature in Finnish Lapland. In Ekerholm, Helena; Grandin, Karl; Nordlund, Christer & Schell, Patience A. (Ed.), Understanding Field Science Institutions. Watson Publishing International. ISSN 9780881354836. p. 287–314.
  • Ween, Gro Birgit & Swanson, Heather Anne (2018). Science, State Ownership and the Domestication of Wild Fish. In Swanson, Heather Anne; Lien, Marianne Elisabeth & Ween, Gro Birgit (Ed.), Domestication Gone Wild: Politics and practices of multispecies relations.. Duke University Press. ISSN 978-0-8223-7126-7. p. 196–215.
  • Lien, Marianne Elisabeth; Swanson, Heather Anne & Ween, Gro Birgit (2018). Naming the Beast - Exploring the Otherwise. In Swanson, Heather Anne; Lien, Marianne Elisabeth & Ween, Gro Birgit (Ed.), Domestication Gone Wild: Politics and practices of multispecies relations.. Duke University Press. ISSN 978-0-8223-7126-7. p. 1–33. doi: 10.1215/9780822371649-001.
  • Ween, Gro Birgit & Arnar, Arnason (2018). Å drepe den siste geirfugl. Om artsdød og nye begynnelser. In Bjerregaard, Peter & Kverndokk, Kyrre (Ed.), Kollaps. På randen av fremtiden.. Dreyer Forlag A/S. ISSN 9788282654234. p. 99–109.
  • Ween, Gro Birgit & Riseth, Jan Åge (2017). Indigenous Hospitality and Tourism: Past Trajectories and New Beginnings. In Viken, Arvid & Müller, Dieter (Ed.), Tourism and Indigeneity in the Arctic.. Channel View Publications. ISSN 9781845416096. p. 205–221. doi: 10.21832/9781845416102-014.
  • Ween, Gro Birgit & Lien, Marianne Elisabeth (2017). Indigenous land claims and multiple landscapes: postcolonial openings in Finnmark, Norway. In Head, Lesley; Saltzman, Katarina; Setten, Gunhild & Stenseke, Marie (Ed.), Nature, temporality and environmental management. Scandinavian and Australian perspectives on peoples and landscapes. Routledge. ISSN 978-1-47-246465-1. p. 133–149. doi: 10.4324/9781315597591-9. Full text in Research Archive
  • 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 Antons, Christoph & Logan, William (Ed.), Intellectual Property, Cultural Property and Intangible Heritage.. Routledge. ISSN 978-1138793620. doi: 10.4324/9781315714288-8.
  • 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), p. 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. p. 53–65.
  • Ween, Gro Birgit & Byrne, Denis (2015). Bridging Cultural and Natural Heritage. In Meskell, Lynn & Meskell, Lynn (Ed.), Global Heritage: A Reader. Wiley-Blackwell. ISSN 978-1-118-76886-0. p. 94–111.
  • de la Cadena, Marisol; Lien, Marianne Elisabeth; Blaser, Mario; Bruun Jensen, Casper; Lea, Tess & Morita, Atsuro [Show all 10 contributors for this article] (2015). Anthropology and STS: Generative interfaces, multiple locations. HAU: Journal of Ethnographic Theory. ISSN 2049-1115. 5(1), p. 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), p. 130–149.
  • Ween, Gro Birgit & Risan, Lars Christian (2014). Exploring Heritage Lives: Indigenous peoples in World Heritage sites. Primitive tider. ISSN 1501-0430. p. 61–72.
  • 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), p. 28–34. doi: 10.5324/njsts.v2i1.2134.
  • Ween, Gro Birgit & Asdal, Kristin (2014). Writing Nature. Introduction to Special Issue. Nordic Journal of Science and Technology Studies. ISSN 1894-4647. 2(1), p. 4–10. doi: 10.5324/njsts.v2i1.2130.
  • Ween, Gro Birgit (2014). Om Etikk, Opprinnelsesmyter og Talens Rett. Norsk Antropologisk Tidsskrift. ISSN 0802-7285. p. 25–28.
  • 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.

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  • Ruud, Lise Camilla & Ween, Gro Birgit (2019). En Trængslernes Historie. En antologi om museumsmannen og historikeren Yngvar Nielsen. Orkana Forlag. ISBN 978-82-8104399-2. 271 p.
  • Swanson, Heather Anne; Lien, Marianne Elisabeth & Ween, Gro Birgit (2018). Domestication Gone Wild: Politics and practices of multispecies relations. Duke University Press. ISBN 978-0-8223-7126-7. 272 p.

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  • Kramvig, Britt; Ween, Gro Birgit; Lile, Hadi Strømmen; Stien, Kirsten Elisabeth; Berg-Nordlie, Mikkel & Finbog, Liisa-Ravna [Show all 8 contributors for this article] (2022). «Samenes historie» - perspektiver, representasjon og fokus. Khrono.no. ISSN 1894-8995.
  • Ween, Gro Birgit; Kramvig, Britt; Lile, Hadi Strømmen; Berg-Nordlie, Mikkel; Benjaminsen, Tor A & Finbog, Liisa-Ravna [Show all 9 contributors for this article] (2022). «Samenes historie» - perspektiver, representasjon og fokus. Khrono.no. ISSN 1894-8995.
  • Kramvig, Britt; Ween, Gro Birgit; Lile, Hadi Strømmen; Finbog, Liisa-Ravna; Huse, Tone & Benjaminsen, Tor A [Show all 8 contributors for this article] (2021). Samisk historie på samiske premisser. Nordnorsk debatt - Nordlys.
  • Ween, Gro Birgit (2021). Om 215 urfolksbarn som ble funnet i en massegrav ved en internatskole i Canada. [Radio]. NRK P2 Helgemorgen.
  • Ween, Gro Birgit (2021). Australias undskyldning til Stolen Generations. [Radio]. NRK, P2, Studio 2.
  • Ween, Gro Birgit (2021). Vi trenger andre stemmer inn i museene. [Newspaper]. Morgenbladet.
  • Ween, Gro Birgit (2021). Forberedende intervju om kulturell appropriasjon i Sapmi, med Agnes Nabat i Vox Pop, om europeisk kultur, økonomi og politikk, for kanalen ARTE. [TV]. Vox Pop, Arte.
  • Ween, Gro Birgit (2021). Intervju om filmen High Ground om urfolk i Australia. [Radio]. Studio 2, P2.
  • Ween, Gro Birgit (2020). Om NyArktis og det uventede Arktis.
  • Ween, Gro Birgit (2020). Aboriginere under press i Australia. [Radio]. Studio 2, P2.
  • Ween, Gro Birgit (2020). Museer vil levere tilbake gjenstander fra kolonitiden. [Newspaper]. Aftenposten.
  • Ween, Gro Birgit & Kuldova, Tereza (2020). Nei, vi ble ikke krenket av lakris. Aftenpostens sak er tendensiøs. [Newspaper]. Aftenposten.
  • Ween, Gro Birgit (2020). Disse finnes i godterihyllene i dag: Gammeldags og unødvendig mener sosialantropolog. [Newspaper]. Aftenposten.
  • Ween, Gro Birgit (2020). Om aboriginsk kultur og tro, og kontrollert brenning for å ta vare på landskapet i Australia. [Radio]. NRK P1, Mellom himmel og jord.
  • Ween, Gro Birgit (2020). Om hva som skjer med aboriginere og deres kunnskap når Australia brenner. [Radio]. Ekko, NRK P2.
  • Ween, Gro Birgit (2020). Om skogbrannene i australia og den statsminister Scott Morrison. [Radio]. NRK P2, Studio 2.
  • Ween, Gro Birgit (2019). Om Australias nye kampanje mot båtflyktninger. [Radio]. P2, Studio 2.
  • Ween, Gro Birgit (2019). Achille Mbembe. Å levere tilbake gjenstandene kommer ikke til å rette opp skaden. Samtale med Achille Mbembe og Gro Ween. [Newspaper]. Morgenbladet.
  • Ween, Gro Birgit (2019). ANT and collaborative endeavors.
  • Ween, Gro Birgit (2019). Discussant at book launch. Renewing Destruction. Wind energy development, Conflict and Resistance in a Latin American Context.
  • Ween, Gro Birgit (2019). Bååstede, repatriation and relational museums.
  • Ween, Gro Birgit (2019). STS approaches to collaboration.
  • Ween, Gro Birgit (2019). Urfolks tilnærminger til natur.
  • Ween, Gro Birgit (2019). Yngvar Nielsen og det norske hjemmet.
  • Ween, Gro Birgit (2019). Arktiske kollaborasjoner og de samiske samlinger.
  • Ween, Gro Birgit (2019). Repatriering. Kontikimuseet og Bååstede. [Radio]. Ekko, NRK P2.
  • Ween, Gro Birgit (2019). Trump vil kjøpe Grønland - samtale om Grønland. [Radio]. Norgesglasset, NRK P1.
  • Ween, Gro Birgit & Brenna, Brita (2019). Naturecultures of Heritage. .
  • Ween, Gro Birgit (2019). Remote Sensing. Remote Sensing. Om kjønn i arktisk forskningshistorie.
  • Ween, Gro Birgit (2018). Å drepe den siste geirfugl. Samtale med Halfdan Bleken og Dag Hessen. [Radio]. NRK P2, Ekko.
  • Ween, Gro Birgit (2018). Om å gå på tur, sammen med Are Kalvø og Maren Werner. [Radio]. NRK P2, Ukeslutt.
  • Ween, Gro Birgit & Arnason, Arnar (2018). Species Extinction: Art materiality and the representation of loss in the Age of the Anthropocene.
  • Ween, Gro Birgit (2018). Bååstede, the Sami Return. Collaborative and contested value in the making.
  • Ween, Gro Birgit (2018). Kulturarvsproduksjon i teori og praksis.
  • Ween, Gro Birgit (2018). Kulturell appropriering og Siv Jensen i indianerkostyme.. [Radio]. Radio Nova.
  • Ween, Gro Birgit (2018). Intervju om kulturell appropriasjon. [Newspaper]. Morgenbladet.
  • Ween, Gro Birgit (2017). Situasjonen på den australske interneringsleiren på øya Manus. [Radio]. P2 Studio 2.
  • Ween, Gro Birgit (2017). Om lokalkunnskapens kår i forvaltningen av Tanalaksen. Ottar. ISSN 0030-6703. p. 34–40.
  • Ween, Gro Birgit (2017). Debatt om kulturell appropriasjon. [TV]. NRK P2, Dagsnytt 18.
  • Ween, Gro Birgit (2017). Siv Jensen i indianerkostyme og hva er egentlig kulturell apropriering. . [Radio]. studio 2, NRK.
  • Ween, Gro Birgit & Riseth, Jan Åge (2016). Samisk vertskap og turisme. Fortidas spor og nye starter. In Fossum, Birgitta (Eds.), Åarjel-saemieh. Samer i sør. Årbok nr. 12. . Saemien Sijte. Sørsamisk museum og kultursenter. ISSN 978-82-93120-05-6. p. 127–144.
  • 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), p. 799–800.
  • Ween, Gro Birgit (2016). Å drepe den siste geirfugl.
  • Ween, Gro Birgit (2016). Politiske landskap i Varanger.
  • 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). Anmeldelse av "Vit at jeg elsker deg - Om kunst og sted". Norsk Antropologisk Tidsskrift. ISSN 0802-7285. p. 73–76.
  • Ween, Gro Birgit (2016). NyArktis.
  • Ween, Gro Birgit (2016). NyArktis. 9 themes. Exhibition opening.
  • Ween, Gro Birgit (2016). beidet involvert med å gjøre laks til ressurs og om vitenskapelig gjeting av laks i Yukon.
  • Ween, Gro Birgit (2016). New and old ways of sharing fish- the making of Yukon River salmon.
  • Ween, Gro Birgit (2016). Mot et postkolonielt Arktis: Urfolk, makt og ressurser.
  • Ween, Gro Birgit (2016). Fluid engagements. How to communicate difference in ways of knowing nature.
  • Ween, Gro Birgit (2016). Bokanmeldelse av 'Vit at jeg elsker deg' Orkana Akademisk forlag 2015. Norsk Antropologisk Tidsskrift. ISSN 0802-7285.
  • Wachowich, Nancy & Ween, Gro Birgit (2015). Producing Sealskins: the Mittimatalik Arnait Miqsugtuit Collective.
  • Ween, Gro Birgit & Monsen, Arve (2015). Yngvar Nielsen og det norske folket.
  • 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: Science, architecture and wilderness at the Finnish Frontier.
  • Ween, Gro Birgit (2015). Kevo Subarctic Research Station. Wilderness and architecture, science and gender at the Finnish Frontier.
  • 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). Anders Paulsen (1600-1692)hans runebomme, liv og død. [Radio]. NRK P2 Ekko..
  • 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 & Lien, Marianne Elisabeth (2014). Generative interfaces of STS and anthropology in Norway.
  • Ween, Gro Birgit (2014). Aboriginsk rettighetskamp og Aboriginske frikhetskjempere.
  • Ween, Gro Birgit (2014). Kevo research station: A home for science at the Finnish frontier.
  • Ween, Gro Birgit (2014). How the salmon found its way home.
  • Ween, Gro Birgit (2014). 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). World Heritage and Human Rights: The Case of the Alta Rock Art.
  • 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). Tana stories: Elaborations on fluidity.
  • Ween, Gro Birgit (2014). Stories from the Arctic: Contestations of knowledge, change and the enactment of in/vulnerability.
  • 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), p. 272–274.
  • Øien, Maria; Ween, Gro Birgit & Larsen, Kjersti (2015). "Our art comes from our Dreaming" Exploring the Becoming of Ngan'gi Art from Nauiyu, Australia. Universitetet i Oslo.

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