Christina Brux Mburu

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Phone +47 22850613
Visiting address Kirkeveien 166 Ullevål sykehus Fredrik Holsts hus 0450 Oslo
Postal address Postboks 1130 Blindern 0318 Oslo
Other affiliations Faculty of Medicine (Student)

Academic Interests

  • Medical anthropology
  • Cross-cultural psychiatry and psychological anthropology
  • Irregular migration
  • Global health
  • Post-colonial feminist theory and activism
  • Qualitative Research Methods


  • Qualitative research methods
  • Medical anthropology and cross-cultural mental health

Higher education and employment history

  • 2011-Present PhD candidate, Section for Medical Anthropology and Medical History, University of Oslo
  • 2009 – 2011 Masters of Philosophy in International Community Health, University of Oslo
  • 2003 - 2007 Bachelor of Arts in Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Macalester College


  • Health Center for Undocumented Migrants
Tags: Global South


  • Addawe, Mohammed-nur-Ahmed; Mburu, Christina Brux & Madar, Ahmed Ali (2018). Barriers to cervical cancer screening: A qualitative study among Somali women in Oslo Norway. Health and Primary Care (HPC).  ISSN 2515-107X.  2(1), s 1- 5 . doi: 10.15761/HPC.1000128
  • Mburu, Christina Brux; Hilden, Per Kristian & Middelthon, Anne-Lise Orvin (2018). "Klokka tikker, tiden går": Time and irregular migration. Time & Society.  ISSN 0961-463X.  s 1- 35 . doi: 10.1177/0961463X18783356
  • Larsen, Tine Mejdell; Mburu, Christina Brux; Kongelf, Anine; Tingberg, Tonje; Sannoh, Fatmata & Madar, Ahmed Ali (2017). Red Cross volunteers’ experience with a mobile community event- based surveillance (CEBS) system in Sierra Leone during-and after the Ebola outbreak- A qualitative study. Health and Primary Care (HPC).  ISSN 2515-107X. . doi: 10.15761/hpc.1000114 Full text in Research Archive.
  • Mburu, Christina Brux; Middelthon, Anne-Lise Orvin & Hilden, Per Kristian (2015). Utvikling av psykiske og psykososiale helsetjenester ved Helsesenteret for papirløse migranter, I:  Eksepsjonell velferd? Irregulære migranter i det norske velferdssamfunnet.  Gyldendal Juridisk.  ISBN 978-82-05-48425-2.  Kapittel 8.  s 165 - 182
  • Wathne, Kjetil; Mburu, Christina Brux & Middelthon, Anne-Lise Orvin (2015). Obesity and minority—changing meanings of big bodies among young Pakistani obesity patients in Norway. Sport, Education and Society.  ISSN 1357-3322.  20(2), s 171- 189 . doi: 10.1080/13573322.2012.754751
  • Havnes, Ingrid Amalia; Clausen, Thomas; Mburu, Christina Brux & Middelthon, Anne-Lise Orvin (2014). The role of substance use and morality in violent crime - a qualitative study among imprisoned individuals in opioid maintenance treatment. Harm Reduction Journal.  ISSN 1477-7517.  11:24 . doi: 10.1186/1477-7517-11-24

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  • Mburu, Christina Brux; Hilden, Per Kristian & Middelthon, Anne-Lise Orvin (2014). Manifestations of Exclusion in the Norwegian Welfare State: Mental Health and Wellbeing among Undocumented Migrants in Oslo.
  • Mburu, Christina Brux; Hilden, Per Kristian & Middelthon, Anne-Lise Orvin (2014). Psychosocial Service Provision at the Health Center for Undocumented Migrants: Findings from an Ethnographic Study of Mental Health among Undocumented Migrants in Norway.
  • Mburu, Christina Brux; Hilden, Per Kristian & Middelthon, Anne-Lise Orvin (2014). The "Crisis of Presence" among Undocumented Migrants in the Norwegian Welfare State.
  • Mburu, Christina Brux & Hilden, Per Kristian (2012). The Politics of Suffering amongst the Displaced Southern Sudanese of Khartoum.
  • Mburu, Christina Brux; Hilden, Per Kristian & Hauff, Edvard (2011). Understanding Mental Health in a Context of Violence, Forced Displacement, Oppression and Suffering: A Qualitative Analysis of the Mental Health Realities among the Southern Sudanese Migrants of Khartoum.
  • Mburu, Christina Brux & Sarker, Sonita (2007). From Theory to Practice in Postmodern Times: Female Genital Operations as a Catalyst for Interrogating Imperial Feminisms and Decolonizing Transnational Feminist Politics.

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Published May 22, 2014 1:44 PM - Last modified June 1, 2016 10:47 AM