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Photo: José Alejandro Huidobro Goya

Photo: José Alejandro Huidobro Goya

Project leader

Postdoctoral fellow Margit Ystanes, Department of Social Anthropology, University of Bergen. Her research interests include trust and mistrust, contestation and political processes, the production of wealth and poverty, social inequality, racism, environmentalism, conceptualisations of nature, gender, Latin America, Brazil and Guatemala.

For further information about the project, please contact margit.ystanes@uib.no.

 

Recent publications

2018. “Lives Uprooted: Urban Inequality and Olympic Evictions in Rio de Janeiro”, in Alternautas, Volume 5, Issue 1:33-50.

2017. The social life of economic inequalities in contemporary Latin America. Decades of change. Co-edited volume with Iselin Åsedotter Strønen. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

2017. “#sosfavelas: Digital Representations of Violence and Inequality in Rio de Janeiro”, in The social life of economic inequalities in contemporary Latin America. Decades of change, edited by Margit Ystanes and Iselin Åsedotter Strønen, 81 – 105. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

2017. (with Iselin Åsedotter Strønen) “Introduction”, in The social life of economic inequalities in contemporary Latin America. Decades of change, edited by Margit Ystanes and Iselin Åsedotter Strønen, 3 – 34. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

2017. (with Lirio Gutiérrez Rivera and Iselin Åsedotter Strønen) “Coming of age in the penal system: neoliberalism, ‘mano dura’ and the reproduction of ‘racialised’ inequality in Honduras”, in The social life of economic inequality in contemporary Latin America. Decades of change, edited by Margit Ystanes and Iselin Åsedotter Strønen, 205 – 228. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

2016  “Violence, Fear and Impunity in Post-War Guatemala”, in Violent Reverberations: Global Modalities of Trauma. Edited by Vigdis Broch-Due and Bjørn Enge Bertelsen, 219-240. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

2016. (with Vigdis Broch-Due) Trusting and its Tribulations: Interdisciplinary Engagements with Intimacy, Sociality and Trust, edited by Vigdis Broch-Due and Margit Ystanes. London and New York: Berghahn Press.

2016. “Unfixed trust: Intimacy, blood symbolism, and porous boundaries in Guatemala”, in Trusting and its Tribulations: Interdisciplinary Engagements with Intimacy, Sociality and Trust, edited by Vigdis Broch-Due and Margit Ystanes, 37 – 59. London and New York: Berghahn Press.

2016. (with Vigdis Broch-Due) “Introduction: Introducing Ethnographies of Trusting”, in Trusting and its Tribulations: Interdisciplinary Engagements with Intimacy, Sociality and Trust., edited by Vigdis Broch-Due and Margit Ystanes, 1 – 36. London and New York: Berghahn Press.

2016. “Mega-Events and Urban Poverty: Legacy Projects in Rio de Janeiro”. CROP Poverty Brief, no 31, April

2015. “Problemet er at vi ikke aner hvor dette bærer”: Dystopiske fremtidsforestillinger i sportsarrangementenes tid, in Norsk Antropologisk Tidsskrift (3/4), 221-239.

2014. “Saving Guatemala’s ‘Mayan Forest’: The Environmental Crisis and Contested Development”. In Crisis in the Nordic Nations and Beyond: At the Intersection of Environment, Finance and Multiculturalism, edited by Kristín Loftsdóttir and Lars Jensen, 121-142. Farnham: Ashgate.

2014 . Unni Wikan: Resonance: Beyond the Words, book review in Norsk Antropologisk Tidsskrift (1), 58-60).

 

Other dissemination of research results

2018 (with Rafaela Cardoso) “Marielle Franco, Presente!”. Opinion and analysis piece in The North American Congress on Latin America (nacla.org), March 27.

2017.  (with José Alejandro Huidobro Goya) Two screenings of the documentary Dirty Games: Olympic Evictions in Rio de Janeiro (co-directed with José Alejandro Huidobro Goya) at Amalie Skram Videregående Skole, Bergen, 6 December.

2017. (with José Alejandro Huidobro Goya) Screening of the documentary Dirty Games: Olympic Evictions in Rio de Janeiro (co-directed with José Alejandro Huidobro Goya) at Salve Regina University, Newport, Rhode Island, 27 November.

2017. (with José Alejandro Huidobro Goya) Department seminar and screening of the documentary Dirty Games: Olympic Evictions in Rio de Janeiro (co-directed with José Alejandro Huidobro Goya)  at the Department of Social Anthropology, University of Bergen, 23 November.

2017. Screening of the documentary Dirty Games: Olympic Evictions in Rio de Janeiro (co-directed with José Alejandro Huidobro Goya) at the event Night Snack with SAIH: Olympic Evictions in Rio de Janeiro, at Det Akademiske Kvarter, Bergen,15 November.

2017. (with José Alejandro Huidobro Goya) Screening of the documentary Dirty Games: Olympic Evictions in Rio de Janeiro (co-directed with José Alejandro Huidobro Goya) at Café Mestizo, Kristiansand, 8 November.

2017. (with José Alejandro Huidobro Goya) Screening of the documentary Dirty Games: Olympic Evictions in Rio de Janeiro  (co-directed with José Alejandro Huidobro Goya) at Tangen Videregående Skole (secondary school), Kristiansand, 7 November.

2017. (with José Alejandro Huidobro Goya) Screening of the documentary Dirty Games: Olympic Evictions in Rio de Janeiro  (co-directed with José Alejandro Huidobro Goya) at the course SANT100, University of Bergen, 14 September.

2017. (with José Alejandro Huidobro Goya) premiere screening of the project documentary Dirty Games: Olympic Evictions in Rio de Janeiro  at Café Sanaa, Bergen, 7 September. The screening was followed by a panel conversation the impact of sporting mega-events on urban development and inequality. Participants: Christopher Gaffney, Tomas Salem, Margit Ystanes, José Alejandro Huidobro Goya and Cecilie Ødegaard.

2017. (with José Alejandro Huidobro Goya) Ett år etter OL i Rio: å miste et hjem. Opinion piece in Dagsavisen Nye Meninger, 4 September.

2017.  Presentation of the film project Dirty Games: Olympic Evictions in Rio de Janeiro  at the cultural event Pavel’s Juke Joint at Madam Felle, Bergen, 30 August.

2017.  Presentation of the film Dirty Games: Olympic Evictions in Rio de Janeiro (work in progress), as part of the public seminar The Right to the City: the New Urban Agenda vs Observed Realities in Latin America organised by Einar Braathen at NIBR, Oslo, 17 August.

2017.  OL og eksklusjon av fattige i Rio de Janeiro (The Olympics and Exclusion of the Poor in Rio de Janeiro). Lecture held as part of an annual event aimed at teachers, offering updates on new research in their fields (faglig-pedagogisk dag), at the University of Bergen, 3 February.

2016. Participated in the film screening and panel debate ”Drømmen om Rio: OL og VM for hvem?”, 22 September. The event was part of The Norwegian Research Council’s annual research festival Forskningsdagene.

2016. Production of educational material on food security, climate change and social inequality for documentary school screenings at the Bergen International Film Festival (BIFF) 20 – 28 September.

2016. Brasils problematiske OL-arv. Article in Manifest Tidsskrift, 14 June.

2016. Organised the documentary film seminar The Olympic Dream at the Bergen Resource Centre for International Development, 23 May.

2016. Participated in the panel debate When Sports and Human Rights Collide, organised by SAIH Bergen, 20 April.

2016. Organised the open lecture Living with Olympic Security at the Bergen Resource Centre for International Development, 19 April.

2016. #sosfavela: Digitale representasjoner av vold og ulikhet I OL-byen Rio de Janeiro (#sosfavelas: Digital Representations of Violence and Inequality in the Olympic City Rio de Janeiro). Lecture held as part of an annual event aimed at teachers, offering updates on new research in their fields (faglig-pedagogisk dag), at the University of Bergen, 5 February.

2015. [with Iselin Åsedotter Strønen] Organised the panel debate “Rethinking Inequalities in Latin America” at the Bergen Resource Centre for International Development, 6 March.

 

In the media

2017.  “The Olympic Nightmare”, by Nora Hahn and Ina Martine Fagerdal, in KulaKula no 2, 24-27.

2016. “Ny rapport: Politiet «ryddet» gatene i Rio for barn og unge til OL”, by Ole Kristian Strøm, VG, 29.09.16.

2010. NorLARNet featured research: “Conflicting Interests and the Meaning of Trust in the Struggle over Petén’s Tropical Forests”, by Sanne Kasin.

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