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STYVE, Maria Dyveke

STYVE Maria Dyveke

Max Weber Fellow 2020-2021

Email: [email protected]
Tel: (+39)-055-4685-425 (ext: 2425)
Office: VPA 006

European University Institute
Max Weber Programme
Via dei Roccettini, 9
50014 San Domenico di Fiesole

Departmental affiliation: History and Civilization

Mentor: Federico Romero


Maria Dyveke Styve obtained her Ph.D. in Social Anthropology from the University of Bergen, Norway in 2019. Her thesis ‘From Marikana to London: The Anti-Blackness of Mining Finance’ interrogated the deeply intertwined nature of racial violence and capital accumulation and was based on 14 months of fieldwork with mining finance professionals in London, Johannesburg and South Africa. Tracing the historical connections between mining finance in London and the mining industry in South Africa back to the late-19th century, the thesis examines how the expansion of European finance capital continues to rely on racial violence and anti-blackness.

Maria’s research interests span the political economy of development, dependency theory, decolonial epistemologies, racial capitalism, critical race theory and economic history. 

She has previously worked for the Global Research Programme on Inequality at the University of Bergen, Debt Justice Network Norway and the Bench Marks Foundation in Johannesburg.  

During the Max Weber Fellowship Maria will examine the aims, contradictions and contemporary relevance of the G-77 drive for a New International Economic Order in the 1970s.

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