Research Staff

Heidi Mogstad

Post Doctoral Researcher

Heidi is a Post Doctoral Researcher for the 'War and Fun: Reconceptualizing Warfare and Its Experience' research project funded by the European Research Council.

Heidi completed her PhD in Social Anthropology at the University of Cambridge. Her doctoral research explored volunteer humanitarianism and refugee advocacy in Norway and Greece. She holds a BA in Development Studies from the University of Oslo and an MPhil in Justice and Transformation from the University of Cape Town in South Africa, where she also conducted research on structural poverty and gender-based violence in collaboration with Ndifuna Ukwazi and the Social Justice Coalition

Selected publications: 

2021. ‘Filling the gaps: Citizen humanitarianism in the context of crisis, abandonment and criminalisation’ in Citizen Humanitarianism at European Borders (Eds. Pascucci, E. and Jumbert, M.G). Routledge Humanitarian Studies.

2021. ‘Building a school in the ‘dark hell’ of the Moria camp: A conversation about hope, politics and humanity with refugee entrepreneur Zekria Farzad’, Public Anthropologist [Journal Blog].

2018. ‘Decolonising anthropology: Reflections from Cambridge’ with Lee-Shan Tse. Cambridge Journal of Anthropology, 37(2): 53-72.