Marta Alvhild Mboka Tveit

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Academic interests

This research looks at "climate-changed" future imaginings, through case-texts from Norway and the African continent.

Artifacts thematizing the future, and the people who create them, can tell us something about how current global crises are comprehended, contemplated and reimagined in different cultural contexts. We need to further understand what "wicked problems" look like through (g)local prisms, in order to better comprehend action (or lack thereof) in the present.


Marta Tveit has a background in media-studies and African-studies. Additionally, she has a few years behind her as a freelancer in journalism and content-production (see digital portfolio here). Recently she created a podcast series about young Norwegian-African identity (Fellesrådet for Afrika), a series about gay transgender people in Zimbabwe (SAIH) and edited the anthology "Foul play in the Congo" on the French and Moland case. Now she writes permantently, in the column "Kulturuka" (Klassekampen).

She has worked within East- and southern Africa.


  • MSc | University of Oxford, 2016 - 2017 MSc African Studies
  • MA | SOAS School of Oriental and African Studies, 2013 - 2014, MA Global Media and Postnational Communication
  • BA | University College Maastricht, 2009 - 2013, BA Liberal Arts and Sciences


Tags: Environmental Humanities, miljøhumaniora, Science Fiction


"Notat om Underingslitteratur", Klassekampen, mars 2022. ("Vi mangler en egen sjanger for bøker som blander det overnaturlige og det virkelighetsnære.")

"I lyset fra Mars", Morgenbladet, Februar 2022. ("Bokanmeldelse: Ny antologi med norsk science fiction viser kunnskap om sjangerens tradisjon og vilje til å utvide den.")

"Makeshift Modernity" - article. Africa is a Country, 2021. ("The rise of African Speculative Fiction and other exciting cultural production indicates that modernity is not an exercise in “catching up” with Europe, but an entirely new condition.")

“Vi må snakke om French og Moland” - introduction and editing, Maskespillet i Kongo. Forlaget Frekk: 2020.

“Places” - Book chapter. Third Culture Kids: Å Vokse Opp Mellom Kulturer, red. Aon Naqvi. Gyldendal; 2019.

The Afropolitan must go” - Book chapter, Global Voices, red. Ulla Rahbek. Gyldendal Danmark: 2016.

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