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Visiting address Kristian Augusts gate 17 Domus Juridica 6.etg 0164 Oslo
Postal address Postboks 6706 St. Olavs plass 0130 Oslo
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Background

Born 1954 in Canada. Superior level exam (hovedfag) in Social Anthropology from the University of Bergen in 1986, Doctor (Dr. Polit.) in Social Anthropology from the University of Oslo in 2006, based on fieldworks in Nicaragua (1984-8) and Guatemala (2000-03). Broad work experience from Norwegian development cooperation (NORAD, Caritas Norway, the Norwegian Programme for Indigenous peoples), UN (Commission on the Truth for El Salvador). Since 1997 he has worked as a researcher at the NCHR where he also has carried out numerous evaluations of aid projects involving human rights (legal refor, ombudsman institutions etc.)

Teaching and tutoring

Political and legal anthropology; indigenous peoples and development. Areas: Latin Amerika, in particular Guatemala, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Peru, Paraguay and Chile. Teaches in anthropology and human rights, indigenous peoples, particularly the Mayan peoples of Guatemala as well as Latin American history.

Tags: Human Rights, Political and Legal Anthropology, Cultural Diversity, South and Central America, Indigenous Peoples

Publications

Books

  • 1998 (1986]: Street Power. Culture and Politics in a Nicaraguan Neighbourhood. Bergen: Norse Publications. (Bergen Studies in Social Anthropology.) 187 pp.
  • 2006: Making Government: Community and Leadership in Mayan Guatemala. Department of Social Anthropology, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Oslo: Unipub. 293 pp.
  • 2010: Chuwi Meq'en Ja'. Comunidad y liderazgo en La Guatemala K'iche'. Guatemala: Cholsamaj. 285 pp.

Journal Articles

  • 1995: ”La Purisima: Reflejo de la idiosincrasia del pueblo nicaragüence?", Mesoamerica 30:355-370.
  • 2010: "The modernizing bias of Human Rights: stories of mass killings and genocide in Central America, Journal of Genocide Research 12 (3-4): 219-241.
  • 2011: "The Production of Autonomy: Leadership and Community in Mayan Guatemala." Journal of Latin American Studies 43 (1):93-120.
  • 2012: "Human rights and World Heritage: preserving our common dignity through rights-based approaches to site management" (with William Logan, Birgitte Sauge and Amund Sinding-Larsen), International Journal of Heritage Studies 18 (3):213-225. 

Chapters in Anthologies

  • 1998:”Development Aid to Indigenous Peoples is an Exercise in Crossing Boundaries”. In: Human Rights in Developing Countries Yearbook 1997, Kluwer Law International, pp 3-34.
  • 2005: “Visions of the Right Order: Contrasts between Mayan Communitarian Law in Guatemala and International Human Rights Law.” In: Human Rights in Development Yearbook 2003 Human Rights and Local / Living Law. The Netherlands: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, pp 265-291.
  • 2008: "Are Human Rights Destroying the Natural Balance of All Things?". In: Pedro Pitarch, Shannon Speed and Xochitl Leyva Solano (eds), Human Rights in the Maya region. Global Politics, Cultural Contentions and Moral Engagements, Duke University Press, pp 123-144.
  • 2015: "Los indigenas ante dos modos de justicia: Reconociendo y desconociendo la autoridad comunal en Guatemala." I: Manuela Camus, Santiago Bastos og Julian Lopez Garcia (red): Dinosaurio reloaded. Violencias actuales en Guatemala. Guatemala: FLACSO, s 221-246.
  • 2015: "Seeing and Not Seeing the Communal Authority: Indigenous Law and State Law in Guatemala." I: Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, Dalee Sambo Dorough, Gudmundur Alfredsson and Petter Wille (red) Indigenous People's Rights in International Law. Emergence and Application. Kautokeino & Copenhagen: IWGIA & Galdu Cala, s 446-468.
  • 2015: "Las atracciones de los Pueblos indigenas: Mas alla de tu propio mundo?" I: Pensamiento social noruego sobre America Latina. Buenos Aires: CLACSO, s 229-246.   
  • Ekern, Stener (2018). Between relations and rights: writing constitutions in Mayan Guatemala. Journal of Legal Pluralism and Unofficial Law. ISSN 0732-9113. 50(2), p. 167–187. doi: 10.1080/07329113.2018.1434724.
  • Ekern, Stener & García-Godos, Jemima (2017). Konklusjon. Norske bilder av Latin-Amerika: Kan stereotypier overvinnes? In Marsteintredet, Leiv (Eds.), Norge i Latin-Amerika: Forbindelser og forestillinger. Cappelen Damm Akademisk. ISSN 9788202548483. p. 325–344.
  • Ekern, Stener (2016). Towards a Mayan Theory of Human Rights: Sacred Equilibria and the Consequences of Disrespect. Nordic Journal of Human Rights. ISSN 1891-8131. 34(4), p. 272–288. doi: 10.1080/18918131.2016.1248060.
  • Ekern, Stener (2015). Las atracciones antropológicas de los pueblos indígenas: ¿Más allá de tu propio mundo? In Bull, Benedicte (Eds.), Pensamiento social noruego sobre América Latina. Consejo Latinoamericano de Sciencias Sociales (CLACSO). ISSN 978-987-722-124-4. p. 229–246.
  • Ekern, Stener (2015). Los indigenas ante dos modos de justicia: Reconociendo y desconociendo la autoridad comunal en Guatemala. In Bastos, Santiago; Camus, Manuela & Lopez Garcia, Julian (Ed.), Dinosaurio reloaded. Violencias Actuales en Guatemala.. FLACSO Guatemala. ISSN 978-9929-585-37-9. p. 221–245.
  • Ekern, Stener (2015). Seeing and not seeing the communal authority: indigenous law and state law in Guatemala. Gáldu čála. ISSN 1504-4270. p. 446–468.
  • Ekern, Stener; Logan, William; Sauge, Birgitte & Sinding-Larsen, Amund (2012). Human rights and world heritage: preserving our common dignity through rights-based approaches to site management. International Journal of Heritage Studies (IJHS). ISSN 1352-7258. 18(3), p. 213–225. doi: 10.1080/13527258.2012.656253.
  • Ekern, Stener (2011). The Production of Autonomy: Leadership and Community in Mayan Guatemala. Journal of Latin American Studies. ISSN 0022-216X. 43, p. 93–119. doi: 10.1017/S0022216X1000180X.
  • Ekern, Stener (2010). La comunidad maya en tiempos de cambio: la base del movimiento maya? In Bastos Amigo, Santiago & Brett, Roddy (Ed.), El movimiento maya en la década después de la paz (1997-2007). F y G Editores. ISSN 978-99939-84-01-6. p. 201–233.
  • Ekern, Stener (2010). The modernizing bias of human rights: stories of mass killings and genocide in Central America. Journal of Genocide Research. ISSN 1462-3528. 12(3-4), p. 219–241.
  • Ekern, Stener (2008). Visiones del buen orden. Contrastes entre la ley maya comunitaria en Guatemala y la ley internacional de los derechos humanos. In Reyes, Virgilio & Sosa, Mario (Ed.), Lo político y la política. Una mirada desde la antropología. Asociación Guatemalteca de Antropología Política. ISSN 978-99-93-99311-7. p. 7–27.
  • Ekern, Stener (2008). Are Human Rights Destroying the Natural Balance of All Things? The Difficult Encounter between International Law and Community Law in Guatemala. In Pitarch, Pedro; Speed, Shannon & Leyva Solano, Xochitl (Ed.), Human Rights in the Maya Region. Duke University Press. ISSN 978-0-8223-4313-4. p. 123–143.

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  • Ekern, Stener (2010). Chuwi meq'en ja'. Comunidad y liderazgo en la guatemala k'iche'. Cholsamaj. ISBN 978-9929-8021-0-0. 286 p.

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  • Ekern, Stener (2021). Menneskerettighetsbasert tilnærming til Norges verdensarv.
  • Ekern, Stener (2021). wayúu (guajiro). Store Norske Leksikon (Nettutgaven).
  • Ekern, Stener (2021). tupinambá. Store Norske Leksikon (Nettutgaven).
  • Ekern, Stener (2021). querandí. Store Norske Leksikon (Nettutgaven).
  • Ekern, Stener (2021). pwelche. Store Norske Leksikon (Nettutgaven).
  • Ekern, Stener (2021). pampasfolkene. Store Norske Leksikon (Nettutgaven).
  • Ekern, Stener (2021). mapuche. Store Norske Leksikon (Nettutgaven).
  • Ekern, Stener (2021). ildlendere (selk'nam (ona), haush, yaghan, kawéskar, chono). Store Norske Leksikon (Nettutgaven).
  • Ekern, Stener (2021). guaraní (språk). Store Norske Leksikon (Nettutgaven).
  • Ekern, Stener (2021). guaraní (folkegruppe). Store Norske Leksikon (Nettutgaven).
  • Ekern, Stener (2021). chibcha. Store Norske Leksikon (Nettutgaven).
  • Ekern, Stener (2021). araukaner. Store Norske Leksikon (Nettutgaven).
  • Ekern, Stener (2021). kalin'a og kalinago (kariber) . Store Norske Leksikon (Nettutgaven).
  • Ekern, Stener (2021). arawak. Store Norske Leksikon (Nettutgaven).
  • Ekern, Stener (2021). muisca. Store Norske Leksikon (Nettutgaven).
  • Ekern, Stener (2021). søramerikanske urfolk. Store Norske Leksikon (Nettutgaven).
  • Ekern, Stener (2021). La comunidad como espacio de acción política maya en la Guatemala maya. Elementos para un análisis. Prensa Comunitaria (Guatemala).
  • Ekern, Stener (2020). Tekun Umam. Store Norske Leksikon (Nettutgaven).
  • Ekern, Stener (2020). moche. Store Norske Leksikon (Nettutgaven).
  • Ekern, Stener (2020). pipil. Store Norske Leksikon (Nettutgaven).
  • Ekern, Stener (2020). taino. Store Norske Leksikon (Nettutgaven).
  • Ekern, Stener (2020). yanomami. Store Norske Leksikon (Nettutgaven).
  • Ekern, Stener (2020). Atitlán-sjøen. Store Norske Leksikon (Nettutgaven).
  • Ekern, Stener (2020). El Mirador. Store Norske Leksikon (Nettutgaven).
  • Ekern, Stener (2020). amerikanske urfolk. Store Norske Leksikon (Nettutgaven).
  • Ekern, Stener (2020). økonomi og næringsliv i Guatemala. Store Norske Leksikon (Nettutgaven).
  • Ekern, Stener (2020). indianer. Store Norske Leksikon (Nettutgaven).
  • Ekern, Stener (2020). zapotek. Store Norske Leksikon (Nettutgaven).
  • Ekern, Stener (2020). maya. Store Norske Leksikon (Nettutgaven).
  • Ekern, Stener (2020). Guatemalas politiske system. Store Norske Leksikon (Nettutgaven).
  • Ekern, Stener (2020). Tikal. Store Norske Leksikon (Nettutgaven).
  • Ekern, Stener (2020). Guatemalas geografi. Store Norske Leksikon (Nettutgaven).
  • Ekern, Stener (2020). Guatemalas befolkning. Store Norske Leksikon (Nettutgaven).
  • Ekern, Stener (2020). dødsstraff. Store Norske Leksikon (Nettutgaven).
  • Ekern, Stener (2020). Human Rights, Culture and Community, Heritage.
  • Ekern, Stener (2020). Derechos Humanos, Cultura y Comunidad, Patrimonio Cultural.
  • Ekern, Stener (2019). Quetzaltenango. Store Norske Leksikon (Nettutgaven).
  • Ekern, Stener (2019). Kjell Laugerud. Store Norske Leksikon (Nettutgaven).
  • Ekern, Stener (2019). Rigoberta Menchú Tum. Store Norske Leksikon (Nettutgaven).
  • Ekern, Stener (2019). Efraín Ríos Montt. Store Norske Leksikon (Nettutgaven).
  • Ekern, Stener (2019). Guatemalas samtidshistorie. Store Norske Leksikon (Nettutgaven).
  • Ekern, Stener (2019). Guatemalas historie. Store Norske Leksikon (Nettutgaven).
  • Ekern, Stener (2019). Roberto D'Aubuisson. Store Norske Leksikon (Nettutgaven).
  • Ekern, Stener (2019). Mauricio Funes. Store Norske Leksikon (Nettutgaven).
  • Ekern, Stener (2019). José Napoleón Duarte. Store Norske Leksikon (Nettutgaven).
  • Ekern, Stener (2019). Óscar Romero. Store Norske Leksikon (Nettutgaven).
  • Ekern, Stener (2019). Økonomi og næringsliv i El Salvador. Store Norske Leksikon (Nettutgaven).
  • Ekern, Stener (2019). San Salvador. Store Norske Leksikon (Nettutgaven).
  • Ekern, Stener (2019). El Salvadors befolkning. Store Norske Leksikon (Nettutgaven).
  • Ekern, Stener (2019). El Salvadors geografi. Store Norske Leksikon (Nettutgaven).
  • Ekern, Stener (2019). Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13). Store Norske Leksikon (Nettutgaven).
  • Ekern, Stener (2019). fotballkrigen. Store Norske Leksikon (Nettutgaven).
  • Ekern, Stener (2019). FMLN - Frente Farabundo Martí para la Liberación Nacional. Store Norske Leksikon (Nettutgaven).
  • Ekern, Stener (2019). Massemedier i El Salvador. Store Norske Leksikon (Nettutgaven).
  • Ekern, Stener (2019). El Salvadors politiske system. Store Norske Leksikon (Nettutgaven).
  • Ekern, Stener (2019). El Salvadors samtidshistorie. Store Norske Leksikon (Nettutgaven).
  • Ekern, Stener (2019). El Salvadors historie. Store Norske Leksikon (Nettutgaven).
  • Ekern, Stener (2018). A Comparative Perspective on Language Rights in Europe and the Americas.
  • Ekern, Stener (2017). Human Rights and Cultural Diversity: Core Issues and Cases. Andrew Fagan. Edinburgh University Press, 2017. 248 pp. ID: International Dialogue, A Multidisciplinary Journal of World Affairs. ISSN 2155-160X. 7.
  • Ekern, Stener (2016). Human Rights as Law and as a Democratic Value: Experiences from Norway. In Čačová, Zuzana & Lenčo, Peter (Ed.), Ľudské práva vo výchove a vzdelávaní: aktuálny stav, výzvy a inšpirácie. Open Society Foundation. ISSN 9788089571123. p. 7–25.
  • Ekern, Stener (2016). Human Rights as Law and as a Democratic Value.
  • Ekern, Stener (2015). Pluralismo juridico en comunidades indigenas.
  • Ekern, Stener (2015). Los indigenas ante dos modos de justicia.
  • Ekern, Stener (2015). Importancia de la investigacion para la construccion de la Cultura de Paz.
  • Ekern, Stener (2015). Gobierno maya y gobierno local en Guatemala: Experiencias de participacion politica en un pais latinoamericano.
  • Ekern, Stener (2015). Relatos Ausentes: La comision de la verdad de El Salvador.
  • Ekern, Stener (2011). Menneskerettigheter, politikk og valg i Guatemala.
  • Ekern, Stener (2011). Mellomamerikansk historie fra den neolittiske revolusjon til ca 1900, med særlig vekt på El Salvador.
  • Ekern, Stener (2011). Betsy Konefal, For Every Indio who Falls: A History of Maya Activism in Guatemala, 1960-1990. Journal of Latin American Studies. ISSN 0022-216X. 43, p. 611–612.
  • Ekern, Stener (2010). The Quiet Revolutionaries: Seeking Justice in Guatemala. Journal of Latin American Studies. ISSN 0022-216X. 42, p. 433–436.
  • Ekern, Stener (2010). An Indigenous Perspective on the Latin American Bicentenary.
  • Ekern, Stener (2010). Introduction to Human Rights-based Approaches to Development.
  • Ekern, Stener (2010). Rettighetsbasert utvikling - en innføring hvordan menneskerettigheter kan brukes som planleggingsinstrument i bistandsprosjekter.
  • Ekern, Stener (2010). Inseguridad y violencia en la Guatemala maya: el arte de unificar criterios (en Totonicapán).
  • Ekern, Stener (2010). Quiet Genocide: Guatemala 1981-1983. Journal of Latin American Studies. ISSN 0022-216X. 42, p. 433–436.
  • Ekern, Stener (2008). Verdens beste rett - Hva i all verden er menneskerettighetene. [Newspaper]. Dagbladet.
  • Ekern, Stener (2008). Retten til respekt. [Newspaper]. Dag og Tid.
  • Ekern, Stener (2008). "Allmenningsprinsippet".
  • Ekern, Stener (2008). Guatemala - definisjonsmakt og bruksrett.
  • García-Godos, Jemima & Ekern, Stener (2007). Norske bilder av Latin-Amerika. Dagbladet. ISSN 0805-3766.
  • Ekern, Stener (2007). Mayakvinne stiller til presidentvalg i Guatemala. [Radio]. Studentradioen i Bergen.
  • Ekern, Stener (2007). Evolving Forms of Democracy and Rule of Law in Guatemalan Mayan Communities.
  • Ekern, Stener; Jones, Peris Sean; Zyberi, Gentian & Joaquim, Yannick Bernardo (2020). COVID-19: Human rights tradeoffs, challenges and policy responses. Norwegian centre for human rights, UiO. ISSN 2464-3297. 2020(13).
  • Ekern, Stener (2018). Building a better world by establishing a Truth Commission: Incomplete healing in El Salvador. Chr. Michelsen Institute. ISSN 978-82-8062-677-6.
  • Ekern, Stener & Leifsen, Esben (2008). Repaso del proyecto "Fortalecimiento del Instituto de la defensa pública penal (IDPP), Defensorías indígenas, fase II".Implementado por (IDPP) con fondos de la Embajada Real de Noruega y administrado por PNUD Guatemala (GTM 0041 –GUA-05/048), 2004-2008. Senter for menneskerettigheter.
  • Ekern, Stener & Mesgrahl, Kristine (2007). Review of HURIDOCS (Human Rights Information and Documentation System, International)Commissioned by NORAD, with field visits to Jakarta, Tunis, Cairo and Geneva. Senter for menneskerettigheter.
  • Ekern, Stener (2007). Programa de formalización de activos de los pobres y las clases medias. Informe de un taller comisionado por la Embajada de Noruega en Guatemala. Senter for menneskerettigheter.

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