Professor, Department of Social Anthropology, University of Bergen

For over 20 years I have researched Turkish Black Sea fisheries. This research has covered issues such as knowledge, technology, science, consumption, state policies, poverty and common pool resources. Between 2004 and 2013 I was involved in EU-funded interdisciplinary work related to the management of European seas. During this period I also developed a research interest in the political ecology of biodiversity and introduced species in the Black Sea and beyond. I have more recently taken an interest in the widespread social mobilizations taking place in Turkey as reaction and protest to the current massive construction of energy plants (hydroelectrical, thermal, nuclear) across Turkey. From 2015 I am leading the project ENERGETHICS: Norwegian energy companies abroad - Expanding the anthropological understanding of corporate social responsibility (

See also my blog Ståles Tyrkia (in Norwegian).


Head of Department, Department of Social Anthropology August 2014 - July 2021.


Contact information
Address: Department of Social Anthropology,
                University of Bergen,
                Fosswinckelsgate 6,
                5007 Bergen, Norway
                Office no. 810 
Telephone: 47-55589280    
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