Background and activities

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.

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 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 was primarily conducted in Tanzania, where I 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.

Scientific, academic and artistic work

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Journal publications

Artistic productions

  • Myhre, Knut Christian; Storaas, Frode. (2016) Atali's Garden. null


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