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About The Egalitarian Futures Research Group (EFRG)

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The Egalitarian Futures Research Group (EFRG) is globally comparative and located in the Department of Social Anthropology at the University of Bergen (UiB).

Harnessing long-term research into inequality and egalitarianism—including the successes of the large-scale ERC Advanced Grant project “Egalitarianism: Forms, Processes, Comparisons” led by Prof. Bruce Kapferer from 2014 to 2019—the Egalitarian Futures Research Group (EFRG) explores the futures, temporalities and possibilities of egalitarianism. It does so also drawing on ongoing and past research which map and analyze historical and contemporary dynamics related to egalitarianism.

Beyond being organized by an Executive Committee and fuelled by its active members at UiB and beyond, EFRG is also affiliated with several research projects, including Common Ends, Enclaving: Patterns of global futures in three African cities, and Human Futures.

See here for an overview of the Group's researchers.