Poverty Politics Research Group


Poor bird feeding rich bird

Poverty Politics Research Group is directed by Professor Vigdis Broch-Due, who holds a special professoriate in International Poverty Studies at the Faculty of Social Science, University of Bergen.

The program is located at the Department of Social Anthropology. The programs' objective is a multi-disciplinary investigation of how poverty is produced historically in different social, cultural, political and economical settings. The first stage of the program (2004-2007), funded by a grant from The Research Council of Norway, has come to a successful completion. We are now in the process of planning the next stage of what has proved to be a very engaging research endeavor, bringing together international scholars and locally based students around the vexed questions that surround poverty in all its cultural diversity.