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Anthropologist with more than 25 years of experience from research and commissioned work in East Africa - Tanzania in particular. Research interests include global health and health systems, popular culture, gender, and foreign investments - with a special focus on political and social processes at the local level. Lange was a Senior Researhcer at the Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI) in the period 2002-2017, and has been working at HEMIL since 2017.

Lange, S. and V. Wyndham (2021). "Gender, regulation, and corporate social responsibility in the extractive sector: The case of Equinor's social investments in Tanzania." Women's Studies International Forum 84: 102434. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.wsif.2020.102434

Lange, S. (2020). "Doing global investments the Nordic way the “business case” for equinor’s support to union work among its employees in Tanzania." Focaal: Journal of Global and Historical Anthropology, 2020(88): 22-39. https://doi.org/10.3167/fcl.2020.880102

Knudsen, S., D. Rajak, S. Lange and I. Hugøy (2020). "Bringing the State back in. Corporate Social Responsibility and the paradoxes of Norwegian state capitalism in the international energy sector." Focaal. Journal of Global and Historical Anthropology, 88: 1-21. https://doi.org/10.3167/fcl.2020.880101

Miranda, R. B. and S. Lange (2020). "Domestic violence and social norms in Norway and Brazil: A preliminary, qualitative study of attitudes and practices of health workers and criminal justice professionals." PLOS ONE, 15(12): e0243352. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0243352

Lange S., Mfaume D, Blystad A. (2018). “Globally designed accountability and local social inequality. A case study of two maternal deaths in Tanzania.” In: Fyhn H, Aspen H, Larsen AK, editors. Edges of global transformation: Ethnographies of uncertainty. Lanham: Lexington Books.

Nkosi-Gondwe, T., Robberstad, B., Blomberg, B., Phiri, K. S., & Lange, S. (2018). Introducing post-discharge malaria chemoprevention (PMC) for management of severe anemia in Malawian children: a qualitative study of community health workers’ perceptions and motivation. BMC Health Services Research 18(1):984.

Svege S, Kaunda B, Robberstad B, Nkosi-Gondwe T, Phiri KS, Lange S (2018). Post-discharge malaria chemoprevention (PMC) in Malawi: caregivers` acceptance and preferences with regard to delivery methods. BMC Health Services Research 18(1):544.

Gondwe T, Robberstad B, Mukaka M, Lange S, Blomberg B, Phiri KS (2018). Delivery strategies for malaria chemoprevention with monthly dihydroartemisinin-piperaquine for the post-discharge management of severe anaemia in children aged less than 5 years old in Malawi: a protocol for a cluster randomized trial. BMC Pediatrics 18(238):8.

Müftüoglu IB, Knudsen S, Dale RF, Eiken O, Rajak D, Lange S (2018). Rethinking access. Key methodological challenges in studying energy companies. Energy Research & Social Science 45: 250-257.

Mayumana, I., J. Borghi, L. Anselmi, M. Mamdani, S. Lange (2017). Effects of Payment for Performance on accountability mechanisms: Evidence from Pwani, Tanzania. Social Science & Medicine 179: 61-73.

Lange, S. and A. Kinyondo (2016). “Resource nationalism and local content in Tanzania: Experiences from mining and consequences for the petroleum sector.” The Extractive Industries and Society 3(4): 1095-1104.

Lange, S., A. Mwisongo, and O. Mæstad (2014). “Why don’t clinicians adhere more consistently to Integrated Management of Childhood Illness (IMCI) guidelines?” Social Science & Medicine 104: 56-63.

Chimhutu, V, I. Lindkvist and S. Lange (2014). “When incentives work too well: Pay for performance (P4P) and adverse sanctions towards home birth in Tanzania. A qualitative study”. BMC Health Services Research 14(1): 1-12. http://www.biomedcentral.com/1472-6963/14/23.

Lange, S. and M. Tjomsland (2014). “Partnership, policymaking, and conditionality in the gender field: The case of Tanzania”. Africa Today 60 (4): 67-84.

Lange, S and I. Kolstad (2012). “Corporate community involvement and local institutions: Two case studies from the mining industry in Tanzania”. Journal of African Business 13(2): 134-144.

Lange, S (2011). “Gold and governance. Legal injustices and lost opportunities in Tanzania”. African Affairs 110 (439):233-252.

Lange, Siri (2010). «Kampen om populãrkulturen i Tanzania" in Mai Palmberg and Carita Backstrõm (eds.) Kultur i Afrika. Stockholm & Uppsala: Tranan AB and Nordic Africa Institute.

Lange, Siri (2010). "Folkteater och Swahilisåpa" in Mai Palmberg and Carita Backstrõm (eds.) Kultur i Afrika. Stockholm & Uppsala: Tranan AB and Nordic Africa Institute. 2010.

Lange, S. (2008). “The depoliticisation of development and the democratisation of politics in Tanzania: Parallel structures as obstacles to delivering services to the poor”. Journal of Development Studies 44(8): 1122-1144.


Lange, Siri (2008). "Muungano Cultural Troupe: Entertaining the Urban Masses of Dar es Salaam" in James Gibb (ed.) African Theatre Companies. Oxford: James Currey.

Lange, Siri (2007). "Tanzania", in Alice Horner (ed.) Encyclopedia of women and Islamic cultures. Volume V. Practices, interpretations and representations. Leiden & Boston: Brill academic Publishers.

Lange, Siri (2002). "Multipartyism, Rivalry and Taarab in Dar es Salaam es Salaam" in Annemette Kirkegaard and Mai Palmberg (eds.) Playing with Identities in Contemporary Music in Africa. Uppsala: Nordic Africa Institute.

Lange, Siri (2001) "'The Shame of Money': Criticism of Modernity in Swahili Popular Drama" in Mai Palmberg (ed.) Same and Other. Identities in Cultural Production. Uppsala: Nordica Africa Institute.

Lange, Siri (2000). "Muungano and TOT: Rivals on the urban Cultural Scene" in Gregory Barz and Frank Gunderson (eds.) Mashindano! Competitive Music Performance in Tanzania and East Africa. Dar es Salaam: Mkuki na Nyota Publishers. 2000.

Lange, Siri (1999). "How the National became Popular. Nationbuilding and Popular Culture in Tanzania," in Mai Palmberg (ed.) National Identity and Democracy. Pretoria: Human Science Research Council.

PhD thesis

Lange, Siri (2002). “Managing modernity. Gender, state and nation in the popular drama of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania”. PhD thesis. Department of Social Anthropology, University of Bergen.

Cand.polit thesis

Lange, Siri (1995). From nation-building to popular culture: The modernization of performance in Tanzania. CMI Report 95:1. Bergen, Chr. Michelsen Institute.

Commissioned reports (selected)

Lange, Siri, Chris Albertyn, Anne Bang, Melita Matsinhe (2015). UMOJA and the Maputo Festival. Midterm review of the UMOJA Cultural Flying Carpet and the Maputo Festival Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Report 1) 61 p.

Lange, Siri, Eugénio Salvador Chimbutane, Gaspar Sitefane (2014). End review of FDC’s project to strengthen the Expanded Programme on Immunization (EPI) in the Zambézia province, Mozambique. Commissioned by the Royal Norwegian Embassy, Maputo. Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Report R 2014:03) 59 p.

Sørensen, Svend Erik, Siri Lange, Lisbet Kontula, Gana Pati Ojha, Dampu N. Ndenzako (2014). Added costs. Added value? Evaluation of Norwegian support through and to umbrella and network organisations in civil society. Oslo: Norad no. 5/2014 148 p.

Lange, Siri (2013). Haydom Lutheran Hospital: Midterm review of the Block Grant Support End review of the MDG 4 and 5 project support. CMI Report R 2013:4. 49 p. Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute

Lange, Siri., E. Shrestha, et al. (2009). Cultural cooperation with Nepal. CMI Report R 2009:7. Bergen, Chr. Michelsen Institute.

Lønning, D. J., J. Helland, S. Lange et al. (2009). Evaluation of Norwegian Support to the Protection of Cultural Heritage. Oslo: Norad.

Lange, Siri (2008). Land Tenure and Mining in Tanzania. Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Report R 2008: 2) 34 p.

Lange, Siri and L. Schanke (2008). Decentralisation and Gender. A study on Coordination and Cooperation in LGA for Maternal Health. Bergen, Commissioned by PMO-RALG and Royal Norwegian Embassy. CMI Report R2008:9. Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute

Lange, Siri (2008). The Norad Programme in Arts and Cultural Education. A Mid-term Review of the Programme Period 2006-2008/9. CMI Report R2008: 5. Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute.

Lange, Siri and Liss Schanke (2007). Decentralisation and gender. A study on coordination and cooperation in LGA for maternal health. Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute 77 p. (Commissioned by the Royal Norwegian Embassy, Dar es Salaam and the Local Government reform Team)

Ask, Karin, Siri Lange (2007). Kjønns- og likestillingsrettet utviklingssamarbeid. Kartlegging av kompetansemiljø i Norge. Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute 45 p. (Commissioned by the Norwegian Foreign Ministry)

Lange, Siri (2006). Benefit Streams from Mining in Tanzania: Case Studies from Geita and Mererani. Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Report R 2006: 11) 54 p.

Lange, Siri and S. Haugsjå (2006). Review of Right to Play. CMI Report R 2006: 12. Bergen, Chr. Michelsen Institute: 67 p.

Kelsall, Tim, S. Lange, et al. (2005). Understanding Patterns of Accountability in Tanzania. Component 2: The bottom-up Perspective. Oxford: Oxford Policy Management (for DFID Tanzania).

Lange, Siri (2005). Review of Norwegian Support to Tanzania Culture Trust Fund (2005). CMI Report R 2005:6. Commissioned Report. Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute.

Lange, Siri (2005). The NORAD Programme in Arts and Cultural Education. A Review of the First Phase 2002-2004. CMI Report 2005:5. Bergen, Chr. Michelsen Institute.

Lange, Siri (2003). When Women Grow Wings: Gender Relations in the Informal Economy of Kampala. CMI Report R 8:2003. Bergen, Chr. Michelsen Institute.

Lange, Siri, H. Wallevik, et al. (2000). Civil Society in Tanzania. CMI Report R 2000:6. Bergen, Chr. Michelsen Institute.

 

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Academic article
  • Show author(s) 2021. Gender, regulation, and corporate social responsibility in the extractive sector: The case of Equinor’s social investments in Tanzania . Women's Studies: International Forum. 1-8.
  • Show author(s) 2020. Domestic violence and social norms in Norway and Brazil: A preliminary, qualitative study of attitudes and practices of health workers and criminal justice professionals. PLOS ONE.
  • Show author(s) 2020. Doing global investments the Nordic way. The "business case" for Equinor’s support to union work among its employees in Tanzania. Focaal: Journal of Global and Historical Anthropology. 22-39.
  • Show author(s) 2020. Bringing the State back in. Corporate Social Responsibility and the paradoxes of Norwegian state capitalism in the international energy sector. Focaal: Journal of Global and Historical Anthropology. 1-21.
  • Show author(s) 2019. Malariaprofylakse til barn med alvorlig anemi redder liv – men hva er den beste leveringsmetoden på landsbygda i Malawi? Best Practice. 20-24.
  • Show author(s) 2018. Rethinking access. Key methodological challenges in studying energy companies. Energy Research & Social Science. 250-257.
  • Show author(s) 2018. Post-discharge malaria chemoprevention (PMC) in Malawi: caregivers` acceptance and preferences with regard to delivery methods methods. BMC Health Services Research. 1-11.
  • Show author(s) 2018. Introducing post-discharge malaria chemoprevention (PMC) for management of severe anemia in Malawian children: a qualitative study of community health workers’ perceptions and motivation. BMC Health Services Research. 1-15.
  • Show author(s) 2018. Delivery strategies for malaria chemoprevention with monthly dihydroartemisinin-piperaquine for the post-discharge management of severe anaemia in children aged less than 5 years old in Malawi: a protocol for a cluster randomized trial. BMC Pediatrics. 1-8.
  • Show author(s) 2017. Effects of Payment for Performance on accountability mechanisms: Evidence from Pwani, Tanzania. Social Science and Medicine. 61-73.
  • Show author(s) 2016. Resource nationalism and local content in Tanzania: Experiences from mining and consequences for the petroleum sector. The Extractive Industries and Society. 1095-1104.
  • Show author(s) 2014. Why don't clinicians adhere more consistently to guidelines for the Integrated Management of Childhood Illness (IMCI)? Social Science and Medicine. 56-63.
  • Show author(s) 2014. When incentives work too well: locally implemented pay for performance (P4P) and adverse sanctions towards home birth in Tanzania - a qualitative study. BMC Health Services Research. 12 pages.
  • Show author(s) 2014. Partnership, policy making, and conditionality in the gender field: The case of Tanzania. Africa Today. 67-84.
  • Show author(s) 2012. Corporate Community Involvement and Local Institutions: Two Case Studies From the Mining Industry in Tanzania. Journal of African Business. 134-144.
  • Show author(s) 2011. Gold and governance: Legal injustices and lost opportunities in Tanzania. African Affairs. 233-252.
  • Show author(s) 2008. The depoliticisation of development and the democratisation of politics in Tanzania: Parallel structures as obstacles to delivering services to the poor. Journal of Development Studies. 1122-1144.
Report
  • Show author(s) 2014. UMOJA and the Maputo Festival. Midterm review of the UMOJA Cultural Flying Carpet and the Maputo Festival. .
  • Show author(s) 2014. End review of FDC’s project to strengthen the Expanded Programme on Immunization (EPI) in the Zambézia province, Mozambique. 4. 4. .
  • Show author(s) 2014. Added costs. Added value? Evaluation of Norwegian support through and to umbrella and network organisations in civil society. 5. 5. .
  • Show author(s) 2013. Haydom Lutheran Hospital: Midterm review of the Block Grant Support End review of the MDG 4 and 5 project support. 4. 4. .
  • Show author(s) 2009. Cultural cooperation with Nepal. A mid-term review commissioned by Norad and the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Kathmandu. .
  • Show author(s) 2008. The Norad Programme in Arts and Cultural Education. A Mid-Term Review of the Programme Period 2006-2008/9. .
  • Show author(s) 2008. Decentralisation and Gender. Coordination and Cooperation on Maternal Health Issues in Selected District Councils in Tanzania. .
  • Show author(s) 2006. Review of Right to Play. .
  • Show author(s) 2003. When women grow wings: Gender relations in the informal economy of Kampala. .
  • Show author(s) 2003. Autonomy, incentives and patronage: a study of corruption in the Tanzania and Uganda Revenue Authorities. 9. 9. .
  • Show author(s) 2003. Autonomy, incentives and patronage: A study of corruption in the Tanzania and Uganda Revenue Authorities. .
  • Show author(s) 2002. Fra motstander til medspiller: Partnerskap mellom norske frivillige organisasjoner og norsk næringsliv. .
  • Show author(s) 2000. Civil society in Tanzania. .
  • Show author(s) 1995. From nation-building to popular culture: The modernization of performance in Tanzania. .
Academic lecture
  • Show author(s) 2017. Delivery strategies of malaria chemoprevention for post-discharge management of children with severe anemia in Malawi (oral).
  • Show author(s) 2017. Accounting for Energy.
  • Show author(s) 2015. Local content in the mining sector in Tanzania.
  • Show author(s) 2014. “Skilled Attendance at Birth?” The Political Economy of Neglect and Blame in an Obstetric Care Unit, Tanzania.
  • Show author(s) 2014. The 'Three delays model' in the context of class and gender relations: Case studies of maternal Deaths in Tanzania.
  • Show author(s) 2013. “If you don’t cut it, you may lose the child”: Cough, medical pluralism, and uvulectomy in Tanzania.
Academic chapter/article/Conference paper
  • Show author(s) 2018. Globally designed accountability and local social inequality. A case study of two maternal deaths in Tanzania. 19 pages.
  • Show author(s) 2016. Gender and Universal Rights: Dilemmas and Anthropological Engagement. 25 pages.
  • Show author(s) 2010. Kampen om populãrkulturen i Tanzania. 4 pages.
  • Show author(s) 2010. Folkteater och swahilisåpa. 4 pages.
Poster
  • Show author(s) 2018. Post-discharge malaria chemoprevention (PMC) in Malawi: caregivers` acceptance and preferences with regard to delivery methods methods.
  • Show author(s) 2017. Energethics Norwegian energy Companies abroad.
  • Show author(s) 2017. Delivery strategies of malaria chemoprevention for post-discharge management of children with severe anemia in Malawi (poster) .
  • Show author(s) 2017. Caretakers` acceptability of different delivery mechanisms of Post-discharge Malaria Chemoprevention (PMC) in Zomba, Southern Malawi A qualitative study under the GLOBVAC funded Post-discharge Malaria Chemoprevention Delivery (PMC) study .
  • Show author(s) 2016. Effects of Payment for Performance on accountability mechanisms: Evidence from the Pwani pilot, Tanzania.

More information in national current research information system (CRIStin)

Reporting in context: An interdisciplinary initiative to strengthen maternal health services and surveillance in Ethiopia and Tanzania (funded by the Research Council of Norway,  August 2021 – July 2026)

This project is a collaboration between researchers from the University of Bergen, Addis Ababa University, University of Dar es Salaam, and University of Sussex. The primary objective of the project is to improve the quality of maternal mortality reporting to strengthen the knowledge on which to base remedial action to reduce maternal deaths. The secondary objectives: 1. Investigate systematic differences between how clinical care is delivered and how it is reported in MDSR registries and reviews on health facility level 2. Uncover how reported maternal mortality data is reviewed and managed within the health bureaucracy, and how / to what extent feedback mechanisms work to identify remedial action 3. Investigate legal frameworks surrounding the maternal surveillance and reporting system 4. Develop measures to improve maternal mortality reporting, including measures to enhance the balance between professional accountability and legal protection of health professionals. 

Dihydroartemisinin-Piperaquine and Sulphadoxine Pyrimethamine for the Chemoprevention of Malaria in Children with Sickle Cell Anaemia in eastern and southern Africa: a double-blind three-arm randomised trial (the CHEMCHA trial). (Funded by the Norwegian Research Council 2019-2024)

Sickle Cell Anaemia (SCA) is one of the most common inherited disorders in the world: annually, 300,000 children are born with this disorder. Patients suffer repeated ill health and early mortality most often due to severe complications related to hypoxia often precipitated by febrile illnesses. In particular, children with SCA suffer severe complications and much higher mortality if hospitalised with malaria. Thus, in malaria endemic areas, all are prescribed malaria chemoprevention. However, current chemoprevention regimes are either difficult to adhere to or have sub-optimal efficacy. Dihydroartemisinin-piperaquine (DP) is showing promise to become the malaria chemoprevention agent of choice for children and pregnant women. However, DP lack the antimicrobial and antiflammatory Properties of SP, and there is some concern that other sick visits than malaria may increase if SP is replaced. At the end of the study, we shall have available comprehensive evidence on the efficacy, safety, acceptability and cost-effectiveness of the two regimes and which will guide regional policy and national guidelines for preventing malaria in children with SCA.