Kristine Sunde Fauske (Ph.D. candidate)

M.A., University of Bergen

Fauske holds a BA and an MA degree in social anthropology from the University of Bergen and is currently a PhD candidate at The Cultural History Collections.

Fauske’s BA and MA are related to indigenous people studies, the study of political discourse, media analysis and the nation-state, while the master thesis also deals with kinship, land, tikanga (custom) and law. The MA thesis “Embracing the land” Maori and Pakeha in Aotearoa New Zealand, concerns relations between the indigenous people of New Zealand (Maori), and the descendants of British settlers (Pakeha).

Since the completion of her MA degree, Fauske worked at the University of Bergen as a teaching assistant at the Department of Social Anthropology, and as a research assistant at The Cultural History Collections. She is currently in the process of completing her PhD project Big, Small Places: Constructing Place In Vanuatu (Malekula, Vanuatu); under the supervision of Dr. Knut Rio within the framework of the Pacific Alternatives project.

The nation-state, spatial identity and group identity has been a reoccurring theme in Fauske’s work; an interest that was spurred on by a background in law-studies. The links between the nation and the state, between imagined community and formal structure, between the ever changing and the codified has been, and continues to be, one of Fauske’s main fields of interest.

Contact Information

Bergen Museum
Cultural History Collections
Haakon Sheteligs Pl. 10

Tel. +47 97165987