Background and activities

Background and research interests

Martin Thomassen holds a BA in International Development and Social Change from the Department of Geography, Clark University, Mass. (1983), a Cand.Pol. in Social Anthropology from the University of Oslo (1992) and a Ph.D in Social Anthropology from NTNU (2008).

He served as head of Department between 2009-2013.

He was recently engaged in two externally financed research projects:

The Hot Lava Edge of Cultural Flows

ISP Denaturalizing Difference

He is currently engaged in one externally financed research project:



Scientific, academic and artistic work

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Journal publications


  • Thomassen, Hans Martin; Larsen, Tord. (2008) Tilpasning, balanse og brikolage. Møtet mellom økologisk og konvensjonelt jordbruk i en nord-norsk bygd. 2008. ISBN 978-82-471-1242-7.