Dr Roger Norum

Roger Norum is a Postdoctoral Associate in the School of Anthropology, where he completed his DPhil in 2015. 

Roger’s research investigates the physical and symbolic consequences of increased mobility and mediated experience, with an emphasis on the everyday geopolitics of territory, time and labour, particularly among among transient communities in the European Arctic. He also has interests across political ecology, visual and media anthropology, and the digital and environmental humanities.

Roger's doctoral work examines the subjectivities so-called elite, mobile workers in the context of unequal power relations and the increasingly mediated experiences of time and space. His thesis, which resulted from 18 months of ethnographic research in an expatriate community in Nepal, argues that the intertwined experiences of spatial and temporal transience are instrumental in the production of hypersociality, an intensified form of social engagement and exchange.

Selected publications

Methodologies of mobility: Ethnography and experiment (with Alice Elliot and Noel Salazar) Oxford: Berghahn, 2017, in press.

Migrantes (with Alejandro Reig) Barcelona: Ekaré, 2017, in press.

‘Mobility’, Oxford Bibliographies in Anthropology. Jackson, John L. Jr. (ed.). New York: Oxford University Press, 2017, in press.

‘The Chronopolitics of exile: Hope and heterotemporality in the Thai-Burma border-zone’ (with Mary Mostafanezhad and Tani Sebro), Critique of Anthropology, 36:1, 2016, pp. 61-83.

Political ecology of tourism: Communities, power and the environment (with Mary Mostafanezhad, Eric Shelton and Anna Thompson-Carr, eds). London: Routledge, 2016.

‘Introduction: The Postcolonial Arctic’ (with Graham Huggan), Moving Worlds: A Journal of Transcultural Writings, 14:2, 2015, pp. 1-5. 

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