Knut Christian Myhre

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Academic interests

I currently lead a research project entitled Forms of Ethics, Shapes of Finance: Ethnographic Explorations of the Limits of Contemporary Capital. The project is funded by the Research Council of Norway and explores how ethical notions and consideration are used to shape international finance flows, and how financial forms entail ethical considerations. The project centres on the Norwegian Government Pension Fund Global (better known as the 'oil fund'), which currently is the world's largest sovereign wealth fund. 

My previous work has primarily been conducted in Tanzania, where I have conducted long-term fieldwork in rural areas of Kilimanjaro Region, and in urban environments in Dar es Salaam and its surroundings. This has resulted in publications on a range of topics, such as kinship and marriage, witchcraft, ritual, modes of exchange, forms of knowledge, and cross-cultural comparison.

For more information regarding my research, see my page on Academia.edu

Background

I hold a D.Phil in Social Anthropology from the University of Oxford, and have previously held research and teaching positions at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Nordic Africa Institute, and the University of Oslo. I have also been Attached to an ERC Advanced Grant project at the University of Bergen.

Awards

Curl Essay Prize 2017, Royal Anthropological Institute.

Terence Ranger Prize for African Studies 2002, University of Oxford.

Partners

I collaborate with researchers at SUNY Binghamton, Stockholm University, University of Toronto, Bergen University Museum, Uppsala University, and Warwick University. 

Tags: Social Anthropology, Ethnography, Norway, Tanzania, Anthropology of Finance, Anthropology of Ethics, Material Culture, Rituals and Cosmology

Publications

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  • Myhre, Knut Christian (2018). Financialisation and the welfare state: The case of the Norwegian oil fund.
  • Myhre, Knut Christian (2018). The Norwegian oil fund and the contemporary social contract.
  • Myhre, Knut Christian & Storaas, Frode (2018). Atali's Gift.
  • Myhre, Knut Christian & Storaas, Frode (2018). Atali's Gift.
  • Myhre, Knut Christian (2017). Drømmen om impact.
  • Myhre, Knut Christian (2017). Enactments of Transparency.
  • Myhre, Knut Christian (2017). Forms of Ethics, Shapes of Finance: Ethnographic Explorations of the Limits of Contemporary Capital.
  • Myhre, Knut Christian (2017). The Norwegian Government Pension Fund Global and Its Public.
  • Myhre, Knut Christian & Gullbekk, Svein H. (2017). Oljefondet og kriseberedskap. Dagens næringsliv.  ISSN 0803-9372.  s 26- 26
  • Myhre, Knut Christian & Storaas, Frode (2017). Atali's Gift.
  • Myhre, Knut Christian & Storaas, Frode (2016). Atali's Garden.
  • Myhre, Knut Christian (2014). Flowing beer, positing concepts: An ethnographic challenge to the anthropology of ritual.
  • Myhre, Knut Christian (2014). Gleaming Towers. [html ].
  • Myhre, Knut Christian (2014). On beer as a material concept in Kilimanjaro: An ethnographic challenge to the anthropology of ritual.
  • Myhre, Knut Christian (2014, 26. april). Regnmakerne. [TV].  NRK 2 Kunnskapskanalen.
  • Myhre, Knut Christian (2014, 25. januar). The Rainmakers. [Internett].  ScienceNordic.com.
  • Myhre, Knut Christian (2014). Why Use One Word for Many Things? Reflections on Persons and Houses in Kilimanjaro.
  • Myhre, Knut Christian (2013). Anthropos and the Material: Ethnographic Challenges to the Anthropology of Ritual.
  • Myhre, Knut Christian (2013). Anthropos and the Material: Ethnographic Challenges to the Anthropology of Ritual.
  • Myhre, Knut Christian (2013). Bokanmeldelse: Paul Wenzel Geissler & Ruth Jane Prince (2010)The Land is Dying: Contingency, Creativity and Conflict in Western Kenya. Oxford: Berghahn Books. Norsk Antropologisk Tidsskrift.  ISSN 0802-7285.  24(1), s 74- 76
  • Myhre, Knut Christian (2013). Corporeal Transformation and Material Abstraction in Kilimanjaro: An Attempt at an Ethnographic Engagement with Deleuze.
  • Myhre, Knut Christian (2013, 21. september). Regnmakerne. [TV].  NRK 2 Kunnskapskanalen.
  • Myhre, Knut Christian (2012). Moral power: the magic of witchcraft. Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute.  ISSN 1359-0987.  18(3), s 723- 724 . doi: 10.1111/j.1467-9655.2012.01787_30.x
  • Myhre, Knut Christian (2012). The multiple meanings of moongo: On doorways and backbones in Kilimanjaro.
  • Myhre, Knut Christian (2011). Cutting ANT to make anthropology.
  • Myhre, Knut Christian (2011). Membering and dismembering: Normativity and relationality of animal bodies in Kilimanjaro.
  • Myhre, Knut Christian (2010). Carving the world at the joints: Normativity and sociality among the Chagga of Kilimanjaro.
  • Myhre, Knut Christian (2010). Civilisation unbound: Relational ramifications in Africa.
  • Myhre, Knut Christian (2010). Dommen mot Åsne Seierstad. SV Nytt.
  • Myhre, Knut Christian (2010). Doorways and backbones in Kilimanjaro: On persons and things in a reproductive perspective.
  • Myhre, Knut Christian (2010). How Climate Change Affects Livelihoods in East Africa, In Christian Palme (ed.),  Africa in Uncertain Times.  Nordic Africa Institute.  kapitelnummer 12.  s 30 - 31
  • Myhre, Knut Christian (2010). How to butcher an animal: Reflections on normativity and relationality among the Chagga of Kilimanjaro.
  • Myhre, Knut Christian (2010). Introductory remarks and summary.
  • Myhre, Knut Christian (2010). Lærdommer fra steinalderen. Ny Tid.  ISSN 0809-9049.  57(5), s 46- 48
  • Myhre, Knut Christian (2010). Property, ownership, and reproduction: Historical ethnography of persons and things in Kilimanjaro.
  • Myhre, Knut Christian (2010). The notion of 'Afrinesia'.
  • Myhre, Knut Christian (2010). Welcome to 'Afrinesia'.
  • Myhre, Knut Christian (2009). Anmeldelse av Vigdis Broch-Due (2005) Violence and Belonging: The Quest for Identity in Post-Colonial Africa. London: Routledge. Norsk Antropologisk Tidsskrift.  ISSN 0802-7285.  20(3), s 209- 211
  • Myhre, Knut Christian (2009). En innledning til Axel Sommerfelts artikkel. Norsk Antropologisk Tidsskrift.  ISSN 0802-7285.  20(4), s 278- 279
  • Myhre, Knut Christian (2005). Family Resemblances, Material Extensions, and Practical Interrelations: Understanding Sexual Prohibitions, Production, and Consumption in Kilimanjaro.
  • Myhre, Knut Christian (2005). On the Conceptual Topography of "Power": Understanding Sexual Prohibitions, Production, and Consumption in Kilimanjaro.
  • Myhre, Knut Christian (2005). Reiser regjeringen med Ryanair?. Klassekampen.  ISSN 0805-3839.  37(107), s 14- 15
  • Myhre, Knut Christian (2005). Suffering and Narration.
  • Myhre, Knut Christian (2005). The Truth of Anthropology: Wittgenstein, Epistemology, and Meaning.
  • Myhre, Knut Christian (2004). Det Moderne Folkemordet. Klassekampen.  ISSN 0805-3839.  36(84)
  • Myhre, Knut Christian (2004). Divination and Experience: Exploration of a Chagga Lateral Epistemology.
  • Myhre, Knut Christian (2004). Dwelling and Experience: The Epistemology of Chagga Divination.
  • Myhre, Knut Christian (2004). Family Resemblances, Practical Interrelations, and Material Extensions: Understanding Sexual Prohibitions, Production, and Consumption in Kilimanjaro.
  • Myhre, Knut Christian (2004). Kaa and Ikaa: Homesteads and Dwelling in Chagga-speaking Kilimanjaro.
  • Myhre, Knut Christian (2004). 'Stammekrig' i Kongo. Klassekampen.  ISSN 0805-3839.  36(53)

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