Ulrika Trovalla (formerly Andersson)

Researcher at NAI from December 2011
Cluster: Urban

Subject areas
Urban Africa, infrastructure, landscape, uncertainty, conflict, religion, ethnicity, and anthropology.  

Geographical area

Tel: +46 18 471 52 90 (direct)

Academic background

Ph.D. in Cultural Anthropology, Uppsala University (2011)
Master of Arts in Cultural Anthropology, Uppsala University (2002)

CV Ulrika Trovalla (pdf opens in new window).


Ulrika Andersson Trovalla. 2011. Medicine for Uncertain Futures: A Nigerian City in the Wake of a Crisis. Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis, Uppsala Studies in Cultural Anthropology no 50.

Ulrika Andersson. 2010. Landscapes of Absence and Presence: Ethno-religious Conflicts in the Nigerian city of Jos. Africa Programme Report. Stockholm: Swedish National Defence College.

Ulrika Andersson. 2002. Working with Spirits among Muslim Hausa in Nigeria: A Study of Bori in Jos. Uppsala: Uppsala University.

Failing systems as opportunities

Failing infrastructure creates its own mode of production that has come to form the backbone of many African cities, and if things were working as intended the spine would crumble. NAI researcher Ulrika Trovalla reflects on African urbanity after watching the episode from Lagos in the broadcasted series on Megacities.