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Tereza Østbø Kuldova

Tereza Østbø Kuldova


Tereza Østbø Kuldova is a social anthropologist and Research Professor based at the Work Research Institute, Oslo Metropolitan University. She is the author of, among others, Compliance-Industrial Complex: The Operating System of a Pre-Crime Society (Palgrave, 2022), How Outlaws Win Friends and Influence People (Palgrave, 2019), Luxury Indian Fashion: A Social Critique (Bloomsbury, 2016), editor of Crime, Harm and Consumerism (Routledge, 2020), Outlaw Motorcycle Clubs and Street Gangs: Scheming Legality, Resisting Criminalization (Palgrave, 2018), Urban Utopias: Excess and Expulsion in Neoliberal South Asia (Palgrave, 2017), and Fashion India: Spectacular Capitalism (Akademika Publishing, 2013). She has written extensively on topics ranging from fashion, design, aesthetics, branding, intellectual property rights, philanthropy, India, to outlaw motorcycle clubs, subcultures, organized crime, corruption and anti-corruption. She is currently leading an international project titled: Luxury, Corruption and Global Ethics: Towards a Critical Cultural Theory of the Moral Economy of Fraud and funded by The Research Council of Norway (FRIPRO Young Talents 313004), while participating in several other international projects. She is the founder and editor-in-chief of the Journal of Extreme Anthropology as well as of the Algorithmic Governance Research Network.

Fields of study

Academic disciplines

Criminology   Social anthropology

Subject areas

Labour   Crime   Material Culture   Hierarchy   Social Networks   Social change   Ideology   Populism   Social inequalities   Consumption   Artificial intelligence   Sub-culture   Materiality   Philanthropy   Digitalization   Class analysis   History of fashion   Fashion and art   Digital monitoring


Southern Asia   Europe


Austria   Czech Republic   Germany   India

Research projects

Scientific publications

Kuldova, Tereza Østbø ; Østbø, Jardar N; Raymen, Thomas (2024). Luxury and Corruption: Challenging the Anti-Corruption Consensus. ISBN: 978-1529236330. 233 p. Bristol University Press.

Kuldova, Tereza Østbø ; Østbø, Jardar N (2023). Mezhyhirya Residence Museum: Novi Petrivtsi, Ukraine. Lynes, Adam; Kelly, Craig; Treadwell, James (Ed.). 50 Dark Destinations: Crime and Contemporary Tourism. p. 200-206. Policy Press.

Kuldova, Tereza Østbø ; Østbø, Jardar N (2023). Luksus, korrupsjon og regulering. Arr - Idéhistorisk tidsskrift. Vol. 1.

Kuldova, Tereza Østbø ; Nordrik, Bitten (2023). Workplace investigations, the epistemic power of managerialism and the hollowing out of the Norwegian model of co-determination. Capital and Class.

Kuldova, Tereza Østbø (2022). Thinking the delirious pandemic governance by numbers with Samit Basu’s Chosen Spirits and Prayaag Akbar’s Leila. 15 p. Journal of Postcolonial Writing. Vol. 58.

Kuldova, Tereza Østbø (2022). Compliance-Industrial Complex: The Operating System of a Pre-Crime Society. ISBN: 978-3031192234. 166 p. Palgrave Pivot.

Kuldova, Tereza Østbø (2021). Luxury and Corruption. Donzé, Pierre-Yves; Pouillard, Veronique; Roberts, Joanne (Ed.). Oxford Handbook of Luxury Business. Oxford University Press.

Kuldova, Tereza Østbø (2021). The Cynical University: Gamified subjectivity in Norwegian academia. Ephemera : Theory and Politics in Organization. Vol. 21.

Nordrik, Bitten ; Kuldova, Tereza Østbø (2021). Faktaundersøkelser: et "hybrid konfliktvåpen" på norske arbeidsplasser. ISBN: 978-82-05-45757-7. 278 p. Gyldendal Akademisk.

Kuldova, Tereza Østbø (2020). Imposter Paranoia in the Age of Intelligent Surveillance: Policing Outlaws, Borders and Undercover Agents. Journal of Extreme Anthropology. Vol. 4.

These publications are obtained from Cristin. The list may be incomplete