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Astrid Bredholt Stensrud

Associate Professor

 
Office:
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

Academic interests

Social anthropology

Climate and environment

Water management

Informal economy, entrepreneurship and development

Gender relations

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 (2019). Safe milk and risky quinoa the lottery and precarity of farming in Peru. Focaal: Journal of Global and Historical Anthropology. ISSN: 0920-1297. 2019 (83). s 72 - 84. doi:10.3167/fcl.2019.830108.
  • Stensrud, Astrid Bredholt (2019). The Formalisation of Water Use and Conditional Ownership in Colca Valley, Peru. Water Alternatives - An interdisciplinary journal on water, politics and development. ISSN: 1965-0175. 12 (2). s 521 - 537.
  • Stensrud, Astrid Bredholt (2019). The social embeddedness of hydraulic engineers in the regulation of water and infrastructure in Peru. Environment and Planning C: Politics and Space. ISSN: 2399-6544. 37 (7). s 1235 - 1251. doi:10.1177/2399654419866835.
  • Stensrud, Astrid Bredholt (2019). Water as Resource and Being: Water Extractivism and Life Projects in Peru. Indigenous life projects and extractivism. Ethnographies from South America. ISBN: 978-3-319-93435-8. Palgrave Macmillan. Chapter 6. s 143 - 164.
  • Stensrud, Astrid Bredholt (2019). “You cannot contradict the engineer”: Disencounters of modern technology, climate change, and power in the Peruvian Andes. Critique of Anthropology. ISSN: 0308-275X. s 1 - 19. doi:10.1177/0308275X18821164.
  • Stensrud, Astrid Bredholt (2018). Settlers and Squatters: The Production of Social Inequalities in the Peruvian Desert. The Social Life of Economic Inequalities in Contemporary Latin America: Decades of Change. ISBN: 978-3-319-61535-6. Palgrave Macmillan. Chapter 10. s 231 - 252.
  • Stensrud, Astrid Bredholt (2017). Precarious entrepreneurs: mobile phones, work and kinship in neoliberal Peru. Social Anthropology. ISSN: 0964-0282. 25 (2). s 159 - 173. doi:10.1111/1469-8676.12395.
  • Stensrud, Astrid Bredholt (2016). "It Seems Like a Lie”: The Everyday Politics of World-Making in Contemporary Peru. Critical Anthropological Engagements in Human Alterity and Difference. ISBN: 978-3-319-40474-5. Palgrave Macmillan. Chapter 11. s 253 - 272.
  • Stensrud, Astrid Bredholt (2016). "We Are All Strangers Here":Transforming Land and Making Identity in a Desert Boomtown. Identity Destabilised. Living in an overheated world.. ISBN: 9780745399126. Pluto Press. Chapter 4. s 59 - 76.
  • Stensrud, Astrid Bredholt (2016). Adapting to what? The neoliberal politics of climate change and alternative forms of governance in the Andes. Will the Paris agreement save the world? An analysis and critique of the governance roadmap set out in COP 21. ISBN: 978-82-90391-65-7. Centre for Development and the Environment, University of Oslo. Chapter 9. s 57 - 63.
  • Stensrud, Astrid Bredholt (2014). Climate Change, Water Practices and Relational Worlds in the Andes. Ethnos. ISSN: 0014-1844. 81 (1). s 75 - 98. doi:10.1080/00141844.2014.929597.
  • Stensrud, Astrid Bredholt (2016). Dreams of Growth and Fear of Water Crisis: the Ambivalence of ‘Progress’ in the Majes-Siguas Irrigation Project, Peru. History and Anthropology. ISSN: 0275-7206. 27 (5). s 569 - 584. doi:10.1080/02757206.2016.1222526.
  • Paerregaard, Karsten; Stensrud, Astrid Bredholt; Andersen, Astrid Oberborbeck (2016). Water Citizenship: Negotiating Water Rights and Contesting Water Culture in the Peruvian Andes. Latin American Research Review. ISSN: 0023-8791. 51 (1). s 198 - 217. doi:10.1353/lar.2016.0012.
  • Stensrud, Astrid Bredholt (2015). Raining in the Andes: Disrupted Seasonal and Hydrological Cycles. Waterworlds: Anthropology in Fluid Environments. ISBN: 978-1-78238-946-0. Berghahn Books. Chapter 3. s 75 - 92.
  • Stensrud, Astrid Bredholt (2010). Los peregrinos urbanos en Qoyllurit'i y el juego mimético de miniaturas. ANTHROPOLOGICA. ISSN: 0254-9212. (28). s 39 - 66.
  • Stensrud, Astrid Bredholt (2007). Negociación de poder y respeto: El comedor popular como punto de encuentro entre mujeres pobres y el estado en Cusco, Perú. Serie Haina. ISSN: 1403-3933. 6
  • Stensrud, Astrid Bredholt (2006). Forhandlinger om makt og respekt felleskjøkkenet som møtepunkt mellom kvinner og stat i Peru. Norsk Antropologisk Tidsskrift. ISSN: 0802-7285. 17 (3/4). s 253 - 263.
  • Stensrud, Astrid Bredholt; Eriksen, Thomas Hylland (2019). Climate, Capitalism and Communities: An Anthropology of Environmental Overheating. ISBN: 9780745339566. Pluto Press. s 243.

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