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Thomas Hylland Eriksen

Thomas Hylland Eriksen (b 1962, Norway) is a professor of social anthropology at the University of Oslo. His research deals with social and cultural aspects of globalisation, and his output in this area includes books and articles on ethnicity and nationalism, identity and migration. Over the past year, he has worked on accelerated change (overheating), with particular emphasis on climate and the environment. He has also published a number of textbooks which have been translated into several languages.

In addition, Hylland Eriksen has been an active communicator and contributor to public debate for many years. That includes publishing four books in Norwegian on unintended consequences of modernity, from the paradox of information technology to the growing waste mountain. He is topical in 2021 with Appenes planet, a book on how the smart phone has changed the world. 

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