Department of Social Anthropology

Trial Lecture and Public Defence: Mari Norbakk

On June 9 2020 Mari Norbakk will defend her doctoral thesis for the PhD Degree at the University of Bergen.

Portrait Mari Norbakk
Mari Norbakk will hold her trial lecture on June 8 and defend her doctoral thesis on June 9 2020.
Åse Johanne Roti Dahl

The title of the thesis

«The Egyptians of Qatar: An Ethnographic Exploration of Middle-class Expatriation in the Arabian Gulf»

Trial Lecture

June 8, 15.15 Digital meeting room

Assigned topic: “Cosmopolitanism in the Gulf: How does an ethnographic understanding of the Egyptian middle class in Qatar inform our understandings of cosmopolitanism in the Middle East, and how does that understanding speak to cosmopolitanism more broadly as an interdisciplinary concept?”

Public Defence

June 9, 10.15 Digital meeting room

1st opponent: Professor Andrew Gardner, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, University of Puget Sound

2nd opponent: Professor Magnus Marsden, Department of Anthropology, University of Sussex   

Committee chair 
Associate Professor Synnøve Bendixsen, Department of Social Anthropology

Meet the Candidate after the Public Defense

Join us in Digital meeting room directly after the public defense to meet and greet the candidate. In this meeting you may join with microphone and camera.

How to attend the trial lecture and public defence

Welcome to virtual trial lecture and defense! To attend the trial lecture and defense, click on the links above.

The trial lecture will start at 15.15. and the defense at 10.15, sharp. You may leave and rejoin the meeting at any time. If the Zoom application is new to you, we recommend that you press the link well before the events to download the program.

The audience are observing participants only, and therefore not able to turn on microphone and camera during the events. We recommend choosing "Speaker view". Select this in the upper right corner when in Zoom.

If you want to attend as opponent ex auditorio, please send an e-mail to Hanne.Gravermoen@uib.no by 11.30 Tuesday, June 9. Other questions can also be sent here.

The thesis is available on request to Hanne.Gravermoen@uib.no. It is not allowed to download, print or share the thesis.

The trial lecture and defense will be recorded in case of technical difficulties. The recorded material will only be used if any member of the committee is absent due to technical errors, and we will delete it immediately after the committee has approved the events.