Karin Ahlberg

Researcher guest lecturer 

Karin Ahlberg researcher guest lecturer

E-mail: karin.ahlberg@socant.su.se

About me

Karin Ahlberg is a social anthropologist, who received her PhD from SOAS, University of London in 2017. Before joining the department, she held a Postdoctoral Fellowship with the Department of Anthropology, University of Chicago. Her PhD thesis examines entanglements between tourism, statecraft and national image curation in the context of contemporary Egypt. For the thesis, she conducted twenty months of fieldwork in Cairo in the aftermath of the 2011 Revolution. Ahlberg’s new research project explores the afterlife of the Suez Canal and Lessepsian migration from a more-than-human perspective. In parallel, she is turning her dissertation into a book manuscript with the title Brand New Egypt.

Research interests: Egypt, the Middle East and the Mediterranean | More-than-human studies, Lessepsian/marine species migration, the Suez Canal | Politics of tourism, tourist workers, statecraft, national image curation, marketing and the politics of information | Revolutions, aftermaths and anthropological knowledge production