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Astrid Bredholt Stensrud

Associate Professor

H2028 ( Universitetsveien 25, Kristiansand )

Research interests

My current research interests are climate change and water management in Peru. I have also done research on informal rural-urban economy, gender and household, animistic practices and human-environmental relations in the Peruvian Andes. 

Courses and teaching

Global political economy

Political ecology

Regional analysis

Latin American Studies

Academic interests

Social anthropology

Climate and environment

Water management

Informal economy, entrepreneurship and development

Gender relations

Latin America, Andes, Peru

Selected publications

Edited book:

Climate, Capitalism and Communities: An Anthropology of Environmental Overheating, edited volume with Thomas Hylland Eriksen, Pluto Press, 2019

Journal articles:

‘You cannot contradict the engineer’: Disencounters of modern technology, climate change and power in the Peruvian Andes, Critique of Anthropology 39(4): 420-438, 2019

The Social Embeddedness of Hydraulic Engineers in the Regulation of Water and Infrastructure in Peru, Environment and Planning C: Politics and Space 37 (7): 1235-1251, 2019

The formalisation of water use and conditional ownership in Colca Valley, Peru. Water Alternatives 12(2): 521-537, 2019

Safe milk and risky quinoa: The lottery and precarity of farming in Peru, FOCAAL Journal of Global and Historical Anthropology 83: 72–84, 2019

Precarious entrepreneurs: mobile phones, work and kinship in neoliberal Peru. Social Anthropology 25 (2): 159-173, 2017

Climate Change, Water Practices and Relational Worlds in the Andes. Ethnos: Journal of Anthropology, 81 (1): 75-98, 2016 

Scientific publications

  • Stensrud, Astrid Bredholt; Eriksen, Thomas Hylland (2019). Climate, Capitalism and Communities: An Anthropology of Environmental Overheating. ISBN: 9780745339566. Pluto Press. s 243.
  • Stensrud, Astrid Bredholt (2019). El cambio climático y el derecho al agua: desigualdad y reciprocidad en una cuenca peruana.

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