Anthropology at Aarhus University

Humans are social beings. Anthropology is all about what this means for how we arrange our lives, organize our society and perceive the world around us – everywhere on earth. How are people's worlds different and how do they experience the world differently – across societies or within the same society? And still what is it that we have in common? Read more here

Our degree programmes

In addition to educational programs in Anthropology from bachelor to PhD level, the department of Anthropology also offers a masters-degree in Human Security, supplementary subjects in anthropology and sociology respectively, as well as a one-year masters-degree in health anthropology.     

A strong research environment

The department of Anthropology is among the strongest academic environments in Europe and the department attracts guest-researchers, PhD-students and students from across the world. Our teaching is deeply anchored in our research with particular specializations within globalization and development, innovation and design, medical as well as visual anthropology.

Academic staff

NameJob titleEmailPhoneBuilding
Andersen, Rikke SandAssociate, 113
Beek, Martijn vanAssociate, 111
Bertoni,, 2.43
Bliksted, Vibeke
Brichet, Nathalia
Bubandt, Nils, 120
Christiansen, Morten
Cova, Victor, 238
Crawford, Peter IanAssociate
Dalsgård, LineAssociate, 2.19
Daugbjerg, MadsAssociate professor, head of PhD, 2.34
Dewhurst, Richard, 322
Dupont, MichaelPart-time
Eilenberg, MichaelAssociate, 215
Fibiger, Thomas BrandtAssistant
Folmann,, 2.24
Funahashi, DaenaAssistant, 216
Gade, Christian B. N.Assistant Professor, Human, 2.14
Gan, ElaineMember of Administrative, 134
Gonzalez de la Higuera Rojo, SergioResearch Assistantsergio.gonzalezhi@gmail.com1483, 318
Hansen, Anders SybrandtAssistant, 328
Heimann, KatrinAssistant, 326
Pedersen, Susanne HøjlundAssociate, 114
Højrup, MathildeResearch, 120
Jensen, AnnemariePart-time, 623
Jensen, Inge
Jensen, Janne BleegStudies, 130
Johansen, Mette-LouiseAssistant, 243
Keisalo, Marianna Pä
Keleman Saxena, Alder!!Postdoc Antropologi Moesgå, 138
Kirstein Høgel,
Kotnis, SitaResearch
Lauridsen, AndersResearch Assistant1483, 330
Louw, Maria, 2.22
Mazzolini, Anna!!Postdoc Antropologi Moesgå, 229
Meinert, LotteProfessor with Special, 1.49
Nielbo, Kristoffer LaigaardAssociate, 326
Nielsen,, 220
O'neill,, 031
Ostenfeld-Rosenthal, AnnPart-time
Otto,, 0.45
Parsons, ChristineAssociate, 326
Pelaudeix, CecileAssociate
Piya, AvashResearch, 2.24
Rasmussen, Rikke GrinderslevResearch Assistantrikkegras@gmail.com1483, 325
Rosen, Melanie, 326
Rytter, MikkelAssociate, 2.30
Saxena, Alark!!Postdoc Antropologi Moesgå, 138
Schneidermann, NannaPart-time
Seebach, Sophie HoogeResearch, 138
Seeberg, JensProfessor with Special, 119
Selmer, BodilAssociate, 113
Skewes, LeaResearch
Steenberg,, 318
Stern, Caitlin, 322
Suhr, ChristianAssistant
Swanson, Heather AnneAssistant, 132
Tejsner, PelleAssistant
Tsing,, 136
Tørring, Marie, 2.26
Vaisman, NoaAssistant, 224
Vangkilde, Kasper TangAssociate, 2.28
Vohnsen, Nina HolmAssociate, 211
Waltorp, KarenAssistant Professor, Anthropology,
Warner, CameronAssociate, 116
Whyte, Michael AnthonyPart-time
Willerslev,, 112

Latest publications

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2017.03.14 | Antropologi

Flora Botelho - New PhD at the Department of Anthropology

Flora is enrolled as PhD at CAS as of 1 April with the project: Privacy within the Home: middle class urbanism and the construction of family and person in Maputo, Mozambique.

2017.01.17 | Antropologi

Camilla Brændstrup Laursen - new PhD student at the Department of Anthropology

Camilla Brændstrup Laursen is enrolled as PhD at CAS from 1 February 2017

Noa Vaisman

2017.01.13 | Antropologi

Noa Vaisman – new Assistant Professor and AUFF Starting Grant recipient

Noa Vaisman has been appointed Assistant Professor at the Department of Anthropology this summer and received an AUFF Starting Grant this fall for the project “What Comes After Justice? The aftermath of legal accountability in cases of crimes against humanity in Argentina, a cross-generational investigation”


Wed 03 May
14:00-16:00 | The old library, 1st floor of the main building, Campus Moesgaard
Brown Bag Seminar: (Staff only) Of What is ‘Acute Cancer’ a Case? A Local Exemplar in a Global Cancer Epidemic
By Marie Louise Tørring Associate professor, Department of Anthropology, Aarhus University
Wed 24 May
11:00-12:00 | 4206-117 (aud. 1), Campus Moesgård
Brown Bag Seminar (Staff Only)
By Heather
Wed 31 May
13:15-15:00 | 4206-139 (Lecture Hall), Campus Moesgaard
Academic Hour: Stasis and dynamism on Indonesia's indigenous land frontiers
With Professor Tania Murray Li