Wikan, Unni

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WIKAN, Unni. Norwegian, b. 1944. Genres: Anthropology/Ethnology. Career: University of Bergen, Norway, assistant professor, 1971-74; University of Oslo, Norway, assistant professor, 1974-80, professor, 1981-. Johns Hopkins University, visiting assistant professor, 1977; consultant to the provincial government of the western province of Papua New Guinea, 1982; Ethnographic Museum in Oslo, director, 1983-85; Harvard University, guest lecturer, 1987, visiting scholar, 1995, visiting professor, 1999-2000; consultant to UNICEF and WFP in Bhutan, 1989-94, 1999; visiting professor, Ecole des hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris, 1996, London School of Economics and Political Science, 1997, Wolfgang Goethe University, Frobenius Institutet, Frankfurt am Mainz, 2000. Publications: Fattigfolk i Cairo, Gyldendal, 1976, trans. as Life among the Poor in Cairo, 1980; Behind the Veil in Arabia: Women in Oman, 1982; Managing Turbulent Hearts: A Balinese Formula for Living, 1990; Tomorrow God Willing: Self-Made Destinies in Cairo, 1996; Generous Betrayal: Culture and Identity Politics in the New Europe, 2001. Address: Ethnographic Museum, Fredriksgt.2, 0164 Oslo, Norway.