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Nerina Weiss
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Member, completed projects


PhD Social Anthropology, University of Oslo

Research areas

Violence and conflict, gender, political anthropology, migration, torture and social suffering, asylum, radicalization.




  • Johansen, M-L., Sandrup, T. & Weiss, N. (2018). Introduction: The Generative Power of Political Emotions. Conflict and Society, 4(1).

  • Weiss, N. (2018). Gender roles. In S. Maisel (ed.), The Kurds: An Encyclopedia of Life, Culture and Society. Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO.

  • Weiss, N. (2018). The Many Layers of Moral Outrage. Kurdish Activists and Diaspora Politics. Conflict and Society, 4(1).

  • Begikhani, N., Hamelink, W., & Weiss, N. (2018). Theorising women and war in Kurdistan: A feminist and critical perspective. Kurdish Studies, 6(1).

  • Begikhani, N., Hamelink, W., & Weiss, N. (eds.) (2018). Kurdish Studies. Vol 6, No 1 (2018): Special Issue: Women and War.

  • Weiss, N. (2018). Social organization and family life. In S. Maisel (ed.), The Kurds: An Encyclopedia of Life, Culture and Society. Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO.

  • Weiss, N. (2017). De gode radikale i kampen mot IS. I A. Andersson, S. A. E. Høgestøl & A. C. Lie (red.), Fremmedkrigere: Forebygging, straffeforfølgning og rehabilitering i Skandinavia. Oslo: Gyldendal Juridisk.

  • Foghammar, L., Jang, S., Kyzy, G. A., Weiss, N., Sullivan, K. A., Gibson-Fall, F. & Irwin, R. (2016). Challenges in researching violence affecting health service delivery in complex security environments. Social Science and Medicine, 162, 219-226.

  • Weiss, N. (2015). Ønsket om å bli som andre barn. Hverdagen til barn med endelig avslag på sin asylsøknad. I S. K. Bendixsen, C. M. Jacobsen & K. H. Søvig (red.), Eksepsjonell velferd? Irregulære migranter i det norske velferdssamfunnet. Oslo: Gyldendal.

  • Weiss, N. (2014). On Blurriness and Boundaries. In I. Macek (ed.), Engaging Violence: Trauma, Memory and Representation. Routledge.

  • Weiss, N. (2014). The power of dead bodies. In S. B. Jensen & H. Rønsbo (eds.), Histories of Victimhood: Assemblages, Transactions and Figures. Penn Press.

  • Six-Hohenbalken, M. & Weiss, N. (2011).  Introduction. In M. Six-Hohenbalken & N. Weiss, Violence Expressed. An Anthropological Approach. London: Ashgate Publishing.

  • Weiss, N. (2011). When Spheres collapse: conflict, gender and perceptions of belonging in a Kurdish Community. In L. Keough (ed.), Gender, Ethnicity and the Nation-state: Anatolia and its Neighboring Regions. Hrant Dink Memorial Workshop 2009 Proceedings. Istanbul: Sabanci University Press.

  • Weiss, N. (2011). Tense Relations: Dealing with narratives on Violence in Eastern Turkey. In M. Six-Hohenbalken & N. Weiss (eds.), Violence Expressed. An Anthropological Approach. London: Ashgate Publishing.

  • Weiss, N. (2010). Falling from grace: Gender norms and gender strategies in Eastern Turkey. New Perspectives on Turkey, 42, 73-94.

  • Weiss, N. (2009). Review of Alisse Waterston (ed), An Anthropology of War. Views from the Frontline. Forum (2-2009), 347-351.

  • Weiss, N. (2009). Von Erzählern und Provokateuren. Die Anthropologie in Norwegen. Ethnoscripts, 11(2), 53-66.

  • Weiss, N. & Ceviz, K. (2008). Weggefahren aber nie angekommen: KurdInnen im Industrieviertel. In T. Schmidinger (ed.), "Vom selben Schlag…": Migration und Integration im niederösterreichischen Industrieviertel. Alltag Verlag.

  • Weiss, N. (2008). Grenzüberschreitung und Abgrenzung auf Zypern. In: M. Popovic; J. Preiser-Kapeller (eds.), Junge Römer, Neue Griechen - Persönlichkeiten, Gruppen, Netzwerke – στασις και συνστασις. Wien: Phoibos Verlag, 255-262.

  • Weiss, N. (2008). Review of Olsen and Øian (red.) Hvorfor skyter de? Konflikt og kulturforståelse i internasjonale militære oppdrag. Norsk Antropologisk Tidsskrift, 2-3, 195-197.


  • Nerina Weiss, Anne Britt Djuve, Wendy Hamelink og Huafeng Zhang
    Konsekvenser for levekår og integrering
    Fafo-rapport 2017:07
  • Nerina Weiss
    Asylbarn med endelig avslag
    Fafo-rapport 2013:47


Other Fafo-publications

Book chapters


  • Six-Hohenbalken, M. & Weiss, N. (2011). Violence Expressed. An Anthropological Approach. London: Ashgate Publishing.



Other articles, op-eds


  • Weiss, N. (2012). Ambivalent Victims: Conflict, Gender and Expressions among Kurdish Activists in Eastern Turkey. PhD thesis. Department of Social Anthropology. Oslo: University of Oslo.

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