Jostein Jakobsen

Doctoral Research Fellow - Centre for Development and Environment
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Phone +47-22858805
Mobile phone +47-22858915
Visiting address Sognsveien 68 None 0855 OSLO
Postal address Postboks 1116 Blindern 0317 OSLO
Other affiliations Faculty of Humanities

Academic interests

  • Political economy/ecology
  • Critical agrarian studies
  • Food systems
  • Social movements
  • Capitalism
  • The state, power
  • Development

Regional focus: South Asia, India

Courses taught


  • Coordinator, SUM Research School, 2017 - present
  • Deputy board member, SUM, 2017
  • MA in History, University of Oslo, 2014
  • BA in Social Anthropology, University of Oslo, 2010


  • The Network for Asian Studies, award for best MA thesis 2014/2015
Tags: India, Food, Poverty, Asia, Governance


  • Jakobsen, Jostein (2017). Inside and Outside the State: Imagining the Indian State among Subalternists and Naxalites, In Pradip Basu (ed.),  Naxalite Politics: Post-structuralist, Postcolonial and Subaltern Perspectives.  Setu Prakashani.  ISBN 978-93-80677-23-1.  Chapter 16.  s 283 - 298
  • Jakobsen, Jostein (2016). Disappearing Landlords and the Unmaking of Revolution: Maoist Mobilization, the State and Agrarian Change in Northern Telangana, In Alf Gunvald Nilsen & Kenneth Bo Nielsen (ed.),  Social Movements and the State in India: Deepening Democracy?.  Palgrave Macmillan.  ISBN 978-1-137-59132-6.  Chapter 11.  s 239 - 267

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Published Aug. 6, 2015 2:25 PM - Last modified Oct. 27, 2017 3:14 PM