2: Professor Unni Wikan in an interview


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This interview was conducted in 2009. Live Encounters Magazine published it in May 2010. In this issue of Live Encounters Magazine, in celebration of our 7th year, we thought it fit to republish this article as it is becoming even more relevant with burgeoning tourist hordes on the isle.

Professor Unni Wikan celebrated Norwegian anthropologist and author of                 Managing Turbulent Hearts – A Balinese Formula for Living – in an exclusive interview with Mark Ulyseas

Wikan was in 2004 awarded the prestigious Norwegian Fritt Ord Award for “her insightful, openhearted and challenging contributions to the public debate on the value conflicts in multicultural societies”. She has studied sociology at the University of Oslo (1965-66), social anthropology at the University of Bergen (1967-68) and Arabic at the American University in Cairo (1968-69). She does not have a degree at the undergraduate or postgraduate level, but went straight onto her PhD degree.

Wikan has been a visiting professor at a number of universities across the world, among them Harvard University, USA; Beersheba University, Israel; L´école des hautes études en sciences sociales (EHESS), Paris; and London School of Economics (LSE). Wikan has conducted field work in Egypt, Oman, Yemen, Indonesia, Bhutan and the Nordic countries. www.amazon.com 
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