Dr. Greek received her PhD in social anthropology from University of Oslo in 2020. Since 2021, she has been at the University of Stavanger where she teaches social studies.
Dr. Greek’s research examines culture and politics of neoliberal development. Her PhD dissertation, Searching for Development: State Relations and Local Aspirations among Rural Mapuche in Neoliberal Chile, is an ethnographic study of how development politics and state presence unfold in everyday life of indigenous people in Southern Chile. In her doctoral research, she examins the ways in which neoliberal development allows for multiple differentiation processes; how microfinance schemes create social and economic dependence on the state – despite greater economic freedom for the individual; and how specific development projects create hopes and aspirations for a better future that shapes life in certain ways. Combined with a growing interest in infrastructure and energy, dr. Greek is currently researching topics related to indigeneity, various forms of resource use and liberalization processes