SAI Prosjektforslag

Hva skal du skrive masteroppgaven din om? Hva skal bacheloroppgaven handle om? Hvor skal du reise på feltarbeid?

Trenger du inspirasjon til prosjektskissen eller prosjektbeskrivelsen?

Våre ansatte har samlet noen av sine forskningsinteresser i forslag til masterprosjekter.

Flere kan også brukes til bacheloroppgaven og dermed forberede deg til senere masterstudier. Ta gjerne en prat med kontaktpersonene som er nevnt for hvert forslag! Vi vil gjerne snakke med deg!

* Se også muligheter for prosjekttilknytning ved andre læresteder/bedrifter, flere med finansieringsmuligheter for feltarbeidet. OBS - egne frister.

* Se også prosjekter i Vitenskapsbutikken med emneord «Sosialantropologi»

Publisert 10. aug. 2017 10:51

NIBR: by og regionsforskningsinstituttet ved HiOA har tilbud til masterstudenter som vil skrive oppgave innenfor deres kompetanseområder: Se oversikt over tema og full utlysning:


Publisert 21. juni 2017 11:17

Kontaktperson: Theodoros Rakopoulos

What does provisioning for others do to “hosts’” notions of selfhood and sociality? How is solidarity geared by and coarticulated with “hospitality?” How do we understand notions of inclusion and exclusion in a Europe that is increasingly inimical to its others?

Publisert 21. juni 2017 11:07

Kontaktperson: Theodoros Rakopoulos

Cooperative anthropologies invite students to participate in projects of studying cooperative environments of work and social life. How is industrial and labour democracy organized? How are the questions and themes of solidarity and direct democracy addressed in the field?

Publisert 21. feb. 2017 15:36

Kontaktperson: Professor Øivind Fuglerud (KHM/UiO).

Kulturhistorisk museum ved UiO utlyser stipend til masterstudenter med prosjektforslag om Santalfolket i West Bengal, India og den etnografiske samlingen av gjenstander fra Santalfolket.

Publisert 8. des. 2016 17:00

Kontakt: Rune Flikke

Fokuset for min pågående forskning er luft, “vårt siste felleseie”, slik nobelprisvinneren Elias Canetti uttrykte det.

Publisert 7. des. 2016 21:33

Contact: Paul Wenzel Geissler

For some Longyearbyen is, or should be, Norway’s northernmost town, a model city of Scandinavian quality of life, originally founded on coal mining, and today searching for a new purpose, but retaining the idea of stability, togetherness and welfare. For others, it is a boundary settlement, on more less international territory, full of opportunities, but also of risks, and not necessarily a site of long-term commitment or national attachment. How does such a town work?

Publisert 7. des. 2016 21:30

Contact: Paul Wenzel Geissler

Social anthropologists have for a long time taken a keen interest in the sociality and environmental adaptation of the people of the arctic. This ethnographic work extends into contemporary research on processes of social and environmental change -- notably climate change and its effects -- and the value of local knowledge and observation for people’s adaptations and resilience, as well as to complement scientific data on environmental change.

Publisert 7. des. 2016 21:27

Contact: Paul Wenzel Geissler

Much anthropological ink has been used on the critique of 1950s modernisation and development theories and practice, as well as on the colonial/imperial imaginaries of societal change that preceded the development paradigm. Much less interest has been bestowed upon the 'other' important paradigm of international political-economic engagement, pursued by what then was the 'second' world - the socialist countries - in relations to what then was the 'Third' world: socialist internationalism.

Publisert 7. des. 2016 21:24

Contact: Paul Wenzel Geissler

Much Africanist Anthropology of recent decades has focused on political-economic transformation (e.g. Mbembe, Ferguson, Comaroff), religious renewal (e.g. Meyer, Ashforth), identity politics (Geschiere), and on transnational global assemblages such as 'human rights' (Englund) or medical science (Livingstone). In these accounts, the formation of new classes is prominent, in particular that of a new 'middle' class, which usually remains very ill defined, possibly because it is not strictly defined a class, or because its frame of reference is not the familar frame of the nation state, in which older classes were shaped: in the middle of what?

Publisert 7. des. 2016 21:22

Contact: Paul Wenzel Geissler

After the end of taken-for-granted modernist time lines Africans (as much as most other people from the world) grapple with more complicated patterns of temporality. The past is folded into the present by way of sensations such as nostalgia, memories and memorialisations, and the experience of loss; the future is present in dreams and hyped up fictions, as well as in a widespread sense of futility and ‘no future’; as a result the present is, instead of a modernist now on its way to the future, a palimpsest of overlapping and sometimes contradictory temporalities.

Publisert 7. des. 2016 21:20

Contact: Paul Wenzel Geissler

Africa has a long tradition in science, starting from colonial scientific exploration, moving through the mid-20th century colonial welfare initiatives in education, health, agriculture and so on, and through postcolonial universities and scientific institutions, on to a present, where most scientific work in Africa is conducted by organisations from elsewhere, or in collaboration with these.

Publisert 7. des. 2016 21:17

Contact: Paul Wenzel Geissler

Medical anthropology has a long tradition in East Africa, ranging from studies of traditional medicine, herbal and ritual treatment, and religious healing, to ethnographies of global health, medical bureaucracies, disease control, interventions and scientific experimentation.

Publisert 7. des. 2016 21:14

Contact: Paul Wenzel Geissler

This project extends my own long term ethnographic research in Kenya, and is going to continue for several years. It aims to explore, through many smaller (Masters and other) projects, the remains, ruins and traces of modernity in contemporary Kenya.

Publisert 7. des. 2016 21:08

Kontaktperson: Marianne Lien

Er du interessert i dyrevelferd? Lurer du på hvordan fisken har det i oppdrettsanlegg, og hvordan den kan få det bedre? Og kan fisk faktisk føle smerte?

Publisert 7. des. 2016 21:06

Kontaktperson: Marianne Lien

Hvem eier land og vann i Finnmark? Hva betyr det at fylket er tilbakeført til samisk befolkning og lokalbefolkningen gjennom ‘Finnmarkseiendommen’ (FEFO). Hvorfor er det for tiden så mange konflikter knyttet til landskap i denne regionen? Og hvordan kan kolonisering komme til syne gjennom landskap og landskapspraksiser?

Publisert 7. des. 2016 13:59

Kontaktperson: Marianne Lien

Hvilken betydning har norske hytter i forhold til slekstkapstilhørighet og familierelasjoner? Og hva kan en studie av hyttekonflikter fortelle om norsk slektskap?

Publisert 5. des. 2016 12:41

Contact: Elisabeth Schober

A comparative exploration of the effects of the (currently seemingly fading) influence of the United States on the Asia Pacific region is an urgent matter these days. 

Publisert 5. des. 2016 12:39

Contact: Elisabeth Schober

In order to understand the growth of precarity and informality in the world of work, more ethnographic fieldwork is needed that looks into how labour relations are changing under conditions of neoliberal globalization today. 

Publisert 2. des. 2016 13:41

Kontaktperson: Jon Henrik Ziegler Remme

Når du setter deg på bussen nordover mot fjellkjeden Cordilleras på Filippinene tar det som regel ikke lang tid før country-musikken runger ut av bussens høyttalere. Fjellfolkene her er nemlig viden kjent for sin forkjærlighet for denne amerikanske musikkformen.

Publisert 2. des. 2016 13:39

Kontaktperson: Jon Henrik Ziegler Remme

Magat-demningen på den filippinske øyen Luzon er en av Asias største dammer, og er nå delvis eid av Statkraft.


Publisert 2. des. 2016 13:20

Kontaktperson: Jon Henrik Ziegler Remme

Indonesia, Filippinene, Vietnam, Thailand, Kambodsja, Laos, Myanmar, Malaysia, Brunei, Øst-Timor, Singapore; Sør-Øst Asia byr på et vell av muligheter for spennende feltarbeid.

Publisert 2. des. 2016 13:16

Contact: Arnd Schneider

My research on contemporary art and visual anthropology (film, and photography)  is located in one of the  of the most exciting and expanding theoretical and empirical  fields in contemporary anthropology. Its main focus is on the status of images (moving & still // film/video & photography) as a source of knowledge, research tool, and mode of representation. Rather than being mere illustrations (such as photos in the majority of anthropological literature), or indices of things, people or events (such as in mainstream documentary film), images are here understood as producing knowledge, theory and argument.

Publisert 2. des. 2016 12:24

Contact: Nefissa Naguib

Umm el Jimal is 70 km from Amman in northern Jordan. It is both a modern town and an archaeological site. Under the leadership of Professor Bert De Vries, Calvin College, a multi-disciplinary team of local and international researchers are piecing together the history of Umm el Jimal and designing programs that help to meet the needs of the modern town.

Publisert 2. des. 2016 12:24

Contact: Nefissa Naguib

Cheese and ham are at the heart of local branding and economic projects in many countries in Europe, including Norway. This project can examine the local production of food and the geographical indications that add value to them. 

Publisert 2. des. 2016 12:23

Contact: Nefissa Naguib

The number of food banks have increased dramatically in several European countries during the past decade, reflecting high unemployment, increased poverty and inequality, cuts in social spending, welfare reforms, and declining wages.

Publisert 26. mai 2016 16:20

Kontaktperson: Ingrid Tolstad

3-årig prosjekt basert ved Arbeidsforskningsinstituttet (HiOA) søker masterstudenter og utlyser studentstipender:

Publisert 26. mai 2016 15:22

Kontaktperson: Bengt Andersen (HiOA)

Har du lyst å være med å studere Tøyen - et byområde i endring?

"Invisible Infrastructures: Socioecological Transformations in the Postindustrial Metropolis" - Tverrfaglig 3-årig prosjekt søker masterstudenter som prosjektdeltakere.

Publisert 26. mai 2016 14:58

Kontakperson: Marianne Lien

De siste årene har interessen for urbant landbruk økt kraftig både i Norge og i andre land i Europa, samt USA. Gode muligheter for feltarbeid i Norge, Barcelona, Rotterdam, Berlin, eller kanskje lenger vekk enn Europa?

Publisert 16. feb. 2016 11:49

Kontaktperson: Paul Wenzel Geissler

Cattle economies and zoonotic disease in Ethiopia - interactions between human and animal health. This project offers two very good prospective Masters students an opportunity to formulate and conduct a research project in this field, in close collaboration with the advisory team consisting of Professors Henrietta Moore (Institute for Global Prosperity, UCL) , Dawit Alemu (Ethiopian Institute of Agricultural Research) and Wenzel Geissler (Department of Social Anthropology, Oslo & Cambridge), and with interdisciplinary input from other members of the Ethicobots team.

Publisert 11. feb. 2016 12:17

Kontaktperson: Nefissa Naguib

Study how wars affect societies and the impacts societal militarization has on everyday life. The questions may include: How are societies changed by warfare? How does militarization of society affect different communities? Conducting research in a variety of non-militarised contexts that have a strong relationship to militarization, the research will explore answers to these and other related questions.

Publisert 11. feb. 2016 10:13

Kontaktperson: Nefissa Naguib

Who are the people involved in faith-based activism and what forms of agency do they enact? What kinds of economy, exchanges, and market relations do they promote?

Publisert 11. feb. 2016 10:07

Kontaktperson: Nefissa Naguib

The war in Syria, the ongoing violent conflicts in Iraq, Yemen and Afghanistan, and sporadic episodes of political violence in many countries across the globe are situations anthropologists should investigate more closely.

Publisert 3. feb. 2016 12:07

Kontaktperson: Nefissa Naguib

The vault is a way to study origins, movements of people and the food they eat – or used to eat.

Publisert 3. feb. 2016 11:49

Kontaktperson: Nefissa Naguib

Studies that look at older and newer migration from the Middle East to Latin America and Europe. 

Publisert 2. feb. 2016 15:56

Kontaktperson: Nefissa Naguib

In the Middle East there are a urgent issues to study for anthropologists, among them, the anthropology of oil, industry and petro-economics, the anthropology of formal economics, professional development and wealth accumulation, and environmental anthropology in the Middle East region.

Publisert 9. nov. 2015 15:45

Kontaktperson: Gro Ween:

Verdensarv i dag er storpolitikk, nasjonal prestisje og mye penger. Dette masterprosjektet er en del av KHMs satsing på 'Cultural Heritage'. 'Cultural Heritage' som satsing handler om hvordan verdensarvsteder, kulturminner og museumsgjenstander blir til, hva de gjør og hvordan de på ulike måter intervenerer i folks liv.

Publisert 9. nov. 2015 15:20

Kontaktperson: Marianne E. Lien

Flerkulturelt drivhus på Trosterud – grønnsaksproduksjon og integrering. Hva skjer når folk med ulik erfaring med dyrking av egen mat kommer sammen i et drivhus på 60 grader nord? Prosjektet kan gi fine muligheter for feltarbeid, gjennom deltagende praksis.

Publisert 9. nov. 2015 15:00

Kontaktperson: Rune Flikke eller Paul Wenzel Geissler

Medisinsk antropologi har vært en av de raskest voksende subdisiplinene av antropologi de siste ti årene. Feltarbeidet står sentralt, men kan variere fra medisinsk forståelse og helbredelsespraksiser blant avsidesliggende folkegrupper, til bruk av ny medisinsk teknologi ved en avdeling på et universitetssykehus.

Publisert 1. juni 2015 14:00

Contact: Wenzel Geissler

The new middle class - different from older post-colonial sets of civil servants and government employed professionals, as well as from the corrupt elite politicians and big business people that we all know as stereotypes - constitute themselves a new elite that characterises African societies and African cities today(with new patterns of consumption, leisure, education...). Yet, we know little about them...

Publisert 1. juni 2015 13:59

Kontakt: Christian Krohn-Hansen

Makten og dens legitimeringer utgjør en generell antropologisk interesse.

Publisert 1. juni 2015 13:59

Kontaktperson: Paul Wenzel Geissler

Social anthropologists have for a long time taken a keen interest in the sociality and environmental adaptation of the people of the arctic. This ethnographic work extends into contemporary research on processes of social and environmental change -- notably climate change and its effects -- and the value of local knowledge and observation for people’s adaptations and resilience, as well as to complement scientific data on environmental change.

Publisert 1. juni 2015 13:59

Kontakt: Christian Krohn-Hansen

I et masterprosjekt kan en for eksempel studere en sosial bevegelses myter – dens (dominerende og marginaliserte) fortellinger om bevegelsens og medlemmenes historie. Her presenteres noen muligheter:

Publisert 1. juni 2015 13:59

Kontakt: Christian Krohn-Hansen

Globale endringer, flytteprosesser og transnasjonalisme: Bevegelsene av folk, kapital, ting og ideer mellom Karibia / Latin-Amerika og USA. Her er en rekke forskjellige slags masterprosjekter mulige:

Publisert 6. juni 2012 14:29

Kontaktpersoner: Gro Ween  og Marianne Lien.

Artsklassifikasjon blir i økende grad viktig i en norsk miljødebatt. Biologer og andre miljøforskere diskuterer hvordan man skal beskytte artsmangfold, hvordan man skal sikre at truede bestander overlever. Trusselbildet som i økende grad tegnes er av sterke og økt spredende utenlandske raser som tar over naturen slik at mindre overlevningsdyktige norske raser svekkes eller forsvinner.

Publisert 6. juni 2012 14:29

Kontaktperson: Christian Krohn-Hansen

Et avgrenset prosjekt innen dette feltet kan for eksempel undersøke tenkningen om, og den politiserte bruken av, ett eller flere klassifikasjonsprinsipper i en bestemt region.

Publisert 6. juni 2012 14:29

Kontaktperson: Rune Flikke 

Opprettelsen av verneområder og nasjonalparker startet svært tidlig i Sør-Afrika. Etter apartheids slutt i 1994 har konfliktene omkring naturvern økt betraktelig. Omfordeling av jord til fattige afrikanere har skapt en meget betent politisk situasjon som kommer i konflikt med beskyttelse av truede arter og Sør-Afrikas unike natur.