courses and teaching
do I teach?
Writing courses in various formats can be arranged,
from a 90-minute online lecture, to intensive immersals
over several days, and to full-semester courses with intensive
individual follow-up. The documentation for intensive
writing course I contributed to may
be seen here.
seminars and lectures
I am prepared to give short,
introductory courses on just about any theme which might
fall within the field of socio-cultural
anthropology, including practical mini-courses
in participant observation. The manuscript of a lecture
for first-year students on the them "What is identity?"
may be read here.
Regionally, I can cover the
former Soviet Union, Russia, and much of the postsocialist
region in East and Central Europe - mostly from anthropological,
sociological and historical perspectives.
or longer-term courses
may be held over a period som several days, with course-work
going on for as much as 8 hours a day (with alternating
seminars, lectures, group assignments and student presentations).
They have the advantage of total imersal: quick and
courses are typically spread out over weeks
and months, with attendance once or twice a week for
an hour or two. They have the advantage of immersal
over time, having time to think things through and ask
Various kinds of combinations
of these two basic forms are also possible, e.g. with
three short, intensive sessions spread out over an entire
semester. The documentation for the most complex course
I have ever contributed to (designed by Michael A. Whyte)
may be seen
Teaching fees are of two
kinds: The fee for actual lecturing, participation in
seminars, etc., and the fee for preparing the course.
Clearly, the more complex the course, the more preparation
In general, I figure my teaching
fees in real hours worked, irrespective of whether the
hours are used on preparations or actual course-work.
My hourly fee is at present 300 NOK. NB!
In case the project is aborted by you, I will still
bill you for any hours used on preparation.
In the case of complicated
courses, we might instead agree on a flat fee.
If you want to discuss a
teaching job with me, send me an email describing your
project briefly (theme, purpose of teaching, audience,
format, budgetary limitations). I'll respond with a
plan for what might be done within this framework, which
you must approve. Complex
projects may involve more extensive consultations about
terms and means before they are agreed on. Since I am
a one-man business, I cannot guarrantee that I will
be able to accept all requests.
see my contact details, click here.