Munkh-Erdene Gantulag

G. Munkherdene is a lecturer at the Department of Humanities at the Mongolian University of Science and Technology in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. He received his BA and MA degrees in social and cultural anthropology from the Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology, National University of Mongolia, in 2008 and 2010 respectively. His research interest focuses on social life of ninja miners (artisanal miners), nationalism, globalization, and social and cultural impacts of infrastructure and development projects such as mining, industry, power plants, railway and roads in Mongolia. He has been carrying out field research in several provinces of Mongolia since 2007. Based on his fieldwork, he has published a monograph entitled ‘Are You Getting Loaded? Ninjas, Their Organization and Livelihood’ and co-authored a book entitled Mongolians in Post-Socialism: Life Histories of Mongolians in the Beginning of XXI Century.