• ...seeking to understand the basic human conditions and their transformation in a world
  •  which becomes ever more complex and globalised


Anthropology is a humanities programme combining scientific traditions of humanities and social sciences. The programme takes a comparative perspective by seeking to understand, through studies of social and cultural relations, the basic human conditions and their transformation in a world which becomes ever more complex and globalised.

The research environment

The Aarhus researchers are committed to the anthropological tradition that combines empirical research based on detailed ethnographic fieldwork, both in Denmark and the rest of the world, with theoretical, historical and comparative analysis. Basic research encompasses all dimensions of the anthropological discipline: a broad engagement with cross-disciplinary theories about what it means to be human, detailed methodological work and reflections on the basic and changing conditions of fieldwork, thorough engagement with thematic and regional specialities, as well as continuing experimentation with anthropological forms of representation (in writing, museum display, audio-visual and through the internet).
Research interests include topics like: Democracy, bureaucracy, welfare, conflict and politics, human security, cognition, emotions and time, religion, morality and global modernity, design and innovation. The researchers in Anthropology have regional expertise in Africa, the Arctic region, Asia, Europe (primarily the North Atlantic region and Denmark), the Middle East,  Latin America, and the Pacific region.

Degree programmes

The Anthropology Programme offers Bachelor's  and Master's degree programmes in anthropology, a separate international programme in Human Security, a Master's degree programme in Anthropology of Health, and a number of elective subjects.

Academic staff

NameJob titleEmailPhonebuildingroom
Andersen, Rikke 8716 79841260113
Eilenberg, MichaelAssistant 8716 21724236144
Bach, LarsAssistant 8716 29061483
Beek, Martijn vanAssociate 8716 211942361.41
Boe, Jaana Carolina SanchezPart-time
Bræmer, Marie Hø 8716 20854235217
Bubandt, Nils OleProfessor with Special 8716 21164236
Crawford, Peter IanAssociate
Dalsgård, Anne LineAssociate 8716 212142352.22
Daugbjerg, MadsAssociate 8716 212842352.34
Dunne, John 8716 20981453422
Dupont, MichaelPart-time
Fibiger, Thomas 8716 21144235217
Folmann, 8716 284842352.24
Frederiksen, Martin 8716 20854235217
Friis Søgaard, 8716 53151322316
Gade, Christian B. N.Assistant 8716 327642361.45
Gotfredsen, Katrine BendtsenPart-time
Gravers, MikaelAssociate 8716 21234236245
Knudsen, Ida 8716 21361467224
Høiris, OleSenior Associate 8716 20654236145
Højbjerg, Christian KordtAssociate
Pedersen, Susanne HøjlundAssociate 8716 212542361.44
Jensen, Inge
Jensen, Jeppe SindingAssociate 8716 24751451525
Johannsen, Niels NørkjærAssistant 8716 20784215218
Kirstein Høgel,
Knudsen, Anne PlougmannStudent
Louw, Maria 8716 206242352.26
McGraw, John 8109 66431453
Meinert, LotteProfessor with Special 8716 211842361.49
Mitkidis, PanagiotisAssistant
Mønster, DanAssistant 8716 49582632127
Nielsen, Marie KongeAssociate 8716 57741453329
Nielsen, 8716 21654236142
Nord, Ane
Otto, 8716 291542360.45
Pedersen, PoulAssociate 8716 21124236146
Pelaudeix, CecileAssistant 8716 21671465218
Poulsen, NinaPart-time
Rodogno, RaffaeleAssociate 8716 22591467521
Roepstorff, AndreasProfessor with Special 8716 2124
Rytter, MikkelAssociate 8716 212642352.30
Seeberg, 8716 211742361.42
Selmer, BodilDirector of 8716 211542361.43
Skewes, Joshua
Steenberg, 8716 214214833.etage
Suhr, ChristianPart-time
Swanson, Heather AnneAssistant 8716 211842361.49
Sørensen, JesperAssociate 8716 24411451527
Sørensen, Johanne
Tejsner, PelleAssistant 8716 32391465225
Tørring, Marie 8716 79131260136
Vangkilde, Kasper TangAssistant 8716 281942352.28
Vestergaard, PerClinical Associate
Vohnsen, Nina HolmAssistant 8716 21134235219
Wallot, etage
Warner, CameronAssistant 8716 266742362.46
Whyte, Michael AnthonyPart-time
Willerslev, 8716 25854236242
Wind, GitteAssistant 8716 20894236244
counihan, Carole marieVisiting 8716 29694235138
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