Maren Aase

Doctoral Research Fellow
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Visiting address Sandakerveien 130 Bygg 2 0484 OSLO
Postal address Postboks 1116 Blindern 0317 OSLO

Academic Interests

  • Poverty and inequality
  • Disasters and vulnerability
  • Hunger and malnutrition
  • Development and human rights
  • Democracy and public action
  • Regional focus: South Asia
  • Updates: ResearchGate

Courses taught


  • Ph.D fellow, Centre for Development and the Environment, (SUM)
  • Coordinator and co-developer, The Research School at Centre for Development and the Environment, University of Oslo, 2009 – 2017.
  • Lecturer, Programme for Development Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Oslo, (2007 – present); SUM; Kulturstudier (2020).
  • Completed 'Utdanningslederprogrammet' (2018) and 'Basic Pedagogical Requirements' course (which meets the University of Oslo requirements for academic staff for knowledge of teaching and learning in higher education) (2014), University of Oslo.
  • Coordinator, The Human Rights and Extreme Poverty Project (HUREP), (2007 – 2011)
  • Research assistant, The Poverty and Development (PAD) Research Area at SUM, including the Poverty and Development Seminar Series  (2006 – 2011), conference production and dissemination, Centre for Development and the Environment, University of Oslo (2005 – 2006).
  • Secretary, the Norwegian-Finnish Reference Group for the Trust Fund for Environmentally and Socially Sustainable Development (TFESSD) in the World Bank, Centre for Development and the Environment (SUM) via contract with the Royal Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, (2009 – 2010).
  • Master's degree, Political Science, University of Oslo, 2006.


  • 'Ingmund Kirkerud's legat', 2017.
  • Nordic Institute of Asian Studies (NIAS) SUPRA Nordic Scholarship, 2016.
  • Ryoichi Sasakawa Young Leaders Fellowship Fund, 2013.

Positions held 

Tags: Poverty, Rights, Food, Asia, Aid, Disasters, Development


  • Aase, Maren (2019). Listing for change? Exploring the politics of relief lists in Bangladesh after Cyclone Sidr. Disasters. The Journal of Disaster Studies, Policy and Management.  ISSN 0361-3666. . doi: 10.1111/disa.12395 Full text in Research Archive. Show summary
  • Aase, Maren (2010). Hvor matnyttig er demokratiet?, I: Arild Engelsen Ruud & Geir Heierstad (red.),  Demokrati på indisk.  Unipub forlag.  ISBN 9788274774766.  Kapittel 5.  s 111 - 132

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  • Aase, Maren (2020). Course booklet, Text Lab/SUM4300. 40 helpful activities for MA students (pilot version 2020).
  • Aase, Maren (2020, 06. april). Hvordan speiler katastrofer som koronakrisen "normalen" i samfunnet? Samtale med Benedicte Bull, med aktuelle eksempler fra Bangladesh.. [Internett].  Pandemipodden ved SUM, UiO.
  • Aase, Maren (2019). Bangladesh, cyclones and ‘success’: The tacit politics of framing disaster. Show summary
  • Aase, Maren (2018). Brutal maktbruk i Bangladesh. Asiapunkt.
  • Aase, Maren (2018). Dilemmatrening for ferske feltarbeidere.
  • Aase, Maren (2018). Images, Development and Elections: A tribute to Shahidul Alam.
  • Aase, Maren (2018). Valgkamprettsaken. Fokus India.
  • Aase, Maren (2017). Dilemmatrening.
  • Aase, Maren (2017). Flom og beskyldninger. Fokus India.
  • Aase, Maren (2017). Jentekamp i Bangladesh. Dagsavisen - Nye Meninger.
  • Aase, Maren (2017). Jentekamp og "beskyttelsens" politikk i Bangladesh. Fokus India.
  • Aase, Maren (2017). Katastrofehjelpen som ikke kan deles ut. Fokus India.
  • Aase, Maren (2017). Katastrofer og utvikling: Hvordan får vi øye på sammenhengene?.
  • Aase, Maren (2017). Nabolands raushet og rohingyaene. Dagsavisen - Nye Meninger.
  • Aase, Maren (2017). Velkommen, hjemløse (Om eksilrohingyaene). Fokus India.
  • Aase, Maren (2016). Dilemmatrening for ferske feltarbeidere.
  • Aase, Maren (2016). Opportunities Lost and Found: The Everyday Politics of Disaster in Bangladesh..
  • Aase, Maren (2016). Syklonsommer.
  • Aase, Maren (2015). Dilemmatrening for feltarbeidere.
  • Aase, Maren (2015). Field Work Dilemma Workshop.
  • Aase, Maren (2015, 03. juni). Hvorfor har vi fremdeles sultkatastrofer?. [Radio].  Ekko, NRK P2.
  • Aase, Maren (2015). Poverty, Development and Disaster.
  • Aase, Maren (2014). Dilemmatrening for feltarbeidere.
  • Aase, Maren (2014). Disaster Deaths Approached From Below: What Can We Learn From Those - and Those Who Did Not - Live to Tell?.
  • Aase, Maren (2014). Fieldwork Dilemma Workshop.
  • Aase, Maren (2014). Success Stories of Disaster Survival.
  • Aase, Maren (2014). Visible and Invisible Disasters.
  • Aase, Maren (2013). Development Issues & Challenges.
  • Aase, Maren (2013). Dilemmatrening for ferske feltarbeidere.
  • Aase, Maren (2013). Success Stories of Disaster Survival.
  • Aase, Maren (2013). What can we learn from those who did not live to tell? Critical perspectives on 'success', 'failure' and disaster deaths.
  • Aase, Maren (2012). Dilemmatrening for ferske feltarbeidere.
  • Aase, Maren (2012). Field Work Dilemma Workshop.
  • Aase, Maren (2012). Full day workshop on 'Development Challenges and Global Issues'.
  • Aase, Maren (2012). Living at the mouth of the sea, after it swallowed: Perspectives on disaster as an opportunity 5 years after a cyclone.
  • Aase, Maren (2012). Sultkatastrofer.
  • Aase, Maren (2012). Visible and Invisible Disasters: Malnutrition in India and Cyclone in Bangladesh.
  • Aase, Maren (2011). Development Issues and Challenges.
  • Aase, Maren (2011). Hva er det de fattige ikke har? Om sult og kunnskapstørst.
  • Aase, Maren (2011). Sultkatastrofer.
  • Aase, Maren (2011). Visible and Invisible Disasters.
  • Aase, Maren; Nielsen, Kenneth Bo & Wethal, Ulrikke Bryn (2011). Collaborative and Comparative Research on China: Ideas for Discussion.
  • Banik, Dan; McNeill, Desmond & Aase, Maren (2011). Poster presentation:'Ethics, Rights and Poverty: Global theory and national practice'.
  • Aase, Maren (2010). Development Issues and Challenges.
  • Aase, Maren (2010). Hva er det de fattige ikke har? Om sult og kunnskapstørst.
  • Aase, Maren (2010). Sultkatastrofer og utvikling.
  • Aase, Maren (2009). Dilemmatrening for feltarbeidere. (Rollespill).
  • Aase, Maren (2009). Feltfleksibilitet.
  • Aase, Maren (2009). Forskningsdesign og operasjonaliseringstrening.
  • Aase, Maren (2009). Hva er det de fattige ikke har?.
  • Aase, Maren (2009, 06. oktober). Perspektiver på sult og sultkatastrofer. [TV].  NRK2 - aktualitetsprogrammet "I kveld".
  • Aase, Maren (2009). Sultkatastrofer.
  • Aase, Maren (2009). Trening i intervjuteknikk.
  • Aase, Maren (2008). Patent på medisin: Ein garantist eller ein trussel mot helse i sør? (Innledning/ordstyrer).
  • Aase, Maren (2008, 02. april). Perspektiver på design-etikk.  Snitt 1/2008.
  • Aase, Maren (2008). Project presentation: 'HRBA and the Politics of Emergency Relief'.
  • Aase, Maren (2008). Sultkatastrofer.
  • Aase, Maren (2008, 22. februar). Verdensreligioner går sammen.  Ny Tid (Oslo). Show summary
  • Aase, Maren (2007). Hvordan kan kunnskapstørst bekjempe sult?.
  • Aase, Maren (2007). Project Presentation ('Ethics, Rights and Poverty: Global Theory and National Practice').
  • Aase, Maren (2007). "Sult".
  • Nielsen, Kenneth Bo & Aase, Maren (2007). "Hodet over vannet?". Klassekampen.  ISSN 0805-3839.  s 13
  • Aase, Maren (2006). Public Action and the Outcast: A Study of Poverty and Malnutrition among Indigenous Women and Children in India.

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Published Aug. 15, 2011 2:53 PM - Last modified Jan. 29, 2020 12:31 PM