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
Anders, Gerhard
Andersen, Astrid
Andersen, Marc, 322
Andersen, Rikke SandAssociate, 113
Atmanand, Deva Taru
Beek, Martijn vanAssociate, 111
Bliksted, Vibeke FuglsangAssociate
Bogicevic, IvanaResearch Assistantiv.bogicevic@gmail.com1483, 326
Brichet, Nathalia
Bubandt, Nils, 120
Christiansen, Morten
Cova, Victor, 238
Dalgas, Karina
Dalsgård, LineAssociate professor, Phd program, 2.19
Daugbjerg, MadsAssociate professor, head of, 119
Dewhurst, Richard
Eilenberg, MichaelAssociate, 215
Fibiger, Thomas BrandtAssistant, 212 A
Folmann,, 2.24
Funahashi, DaenaAssistant, 216
Gade, Christian B. N.Associate
Gammeltoft, Tine Mette
Kjærsgaard, Mette
Gonzalez Vargas, Gonzalo Ananias
Graversen, Pia Thorsø
Hansen, Anders SybrandtAssociate
Heimann, KatrinAssistant, 326
Pedersen, Susanne HøjlundAssociate, 114
Høybye, Mette TerpAssociate
Jensen, Inge
Jensen, Janne BleegPart-time
Jeppesen, Lena Lykke
Johansen, Mette-LouiseAssistant, 243
Jørgensen, Mathilde Lindh
Keisalo, Marianna Pä
Keleman Saxena,
Kirstein Høgel,
Louw, Maria, 2.22
Nielsen, Jeanette Lykkegå, 2.51
Mazzolini, Anna!!Postdoc Antropologi Moesgå, 229
Meinert, LotteProfessor with Special, 1.49
Mosgaard, Kurt
Nielbo, Kristoffer LaigaardAssociate, 326
Nielsen, Christian AxboeAssociate, 625
Nielsen, Mikka
Nielsen,, 220
Otto,, 0.45
Paldam, EllaResearch
Parsons, ChristineAssociate, 325
Pedersen, Bjarne Friis
Pedersen, Morten Axel
Piya, AvashResearch, 2.24
Rosen, Melanie
Rystok, Susanne
Rytter, MikkelAssociate, 2.30
Schneidermann, NannaPart-time
Seebach, Sophie HoogeResearch, 138
Seeberg, JensProfessor with Special, 234
Selmer, BodilAssociate, 113
Simonsen, ArndisPhD, NBG/10G-5-03
Skewes, LeaResearch
Sparre, Sara
Steenberg,, 318
Suhr, ChristianAssistant
Swanson, Heather AnneAssociate, 132
Tejsner, PelleAssistant, 126
Tsing,, 136
Tørring, Marie, 2.26
Ulrich, Anita
Ulriksen, Marianne, 214
Vaisman, NoaAssistant, 224
Vangkilde, Kasper TangAssociate, 2.28
Vesper, CordulaAssistant
Vohnsen, Nina HolmAssociate, 211
Waltorp, KarenAssistant, 212
Warner, CameronAssociate, 116
du Plessis, PierrePhD

Latest publications

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2018.01.18 | Antropologi

Christian B. N. Gade – New Associate Professor at CAS

On 1 January 2018, Christian took up the position as Associate Professor in Human Security at the Department of Anthropology. As part of the position, he will be the coordinator of the international Master’s degree program in Human Security at AU.

2018.01.18 | Antropologi

Charlotte Ettrup Christiansen - New PhD student at the Department of Anthropology.

As of February 1st Charlotte joins CAS with the project: ‘Art as social process: Experiences of self and literary fiction in Shared Reading groups for vulnerable youth in Denmark’.

2018.01.11 | Antropologi

Theresa Ammann - New postdoc at CAS

As of 1 January 2018, Theresa has taken up a postdoc position at the Department of Anthropology with the Konfliktråd Impact Project (KIP).


Mon 26 Feb
09:00-16:00 | Maputo, Mozambique
Middle Class Urbanism in the Global South: Routes, Shapes and Aspirations
The ´Middle Class Urbanism´ Research Team & the Department of Anthropology at Aarhus University are inviting participants to the interdisciplinary Conference "Middle Class Urbanism in the Global South", to be held in Maputo, Mozambique, in February, 2018.
Wed 28 Feb
11:00-12:00 | Moesgaard Museum (Main entrance)
Brown Bag Seminar (Staff only): Guided tour of the exhibition ‘Dialogues’ at Moesgaard Museum
By Christian Vium
Wed 21 Mar
13:15-15:00 | Lecture Hall (4206-139), Moesgaard Campus
Academic Hour: Provoking Landscapes: Materiality, Vitality, and Affect in the High Arctic
With Kirsten Hastrup, Department of Anthropology, University of Copenhagen.
Wed 04 Apr
11:00-12:00 | TBA
Brown Bag Seminar (Staff only): A Dying Lake, A Living Sea, and Other Bodies of Water
By Jennifer Lee Johnson, Assistant Professor, Purdue University, Department of Anthropology (Visitor hosted by Heather)
Wed 25 Apr
13:00-15:00 | Lecture Hall (4206-139)
Academic Hour: TBA
By James Ferguson, Department of Anthropology, Stanford University.