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Eilin Holtan Torgersen

PhD Candidate
  • E-mailEilin.Torgersen@uib.no
  • Phone+47 55 58 94 52+47 938 97 182
  • Visitor Address
    Fosswinckelsgt. 6
  • Postal Address
    Postboks 7802
    5020 BERGEN

see here for description of my PhD project 

see here for information on the ECOPAS project

PhD Candidate associated with the EU funded ECOPAS project

Reports and theses
  • Torgersen, Eilin H. 2010. The Social Meanings of Hula - Hawaiian traditions and politicized identities in Hilo. Universitetet i Bergen, Bergen. 117 pages.
Book sections
  • Torgersen, Eilin H. 2018. Waters of Destruction: Mythical Creatures, Boiling Pots and Tourist Encounters at Wailuku River in Hilo, Hawai ‘i. 7, pages 165-186. In:
    • Wagner, JR; Jacka, JK. 2018. Island Rivers: Freshwater and Place in Oceania. ANU Press. 264 pages. ISBN: 9781760462178.

More information in national current research information system (CRIStin)

Region: Oceania, Polynesia, Hawai'i

Thematic: Landscape, traditions, cosmology, performativity, vernacular knowledge.

B.A. in Social Anthropology, University of Bergen (2008)

M.A. in Social Anthropology, University of Bergen (2010)

Pacific Alternatives: Cultural Heritage and Political Innovation in Oceania (2008-2010)


ECOPAS: European Consortium for Pacific Studies (2012-2015)

PhD project (2013-2016): Vernacular Seismology in the Pacific: Volatile Environments, Cosmologies and Local Knowledge in the Pacific Islands