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
Ammann, TheresaPost, 130
Anders, Gerhard
Andersen, Astrid
Andersen, Marc
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 H.Professor with Special
Cova, Victor, 238
Cypher, RachelResearch
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, 212 A
Jeppesen, Lena Lykke
Johansen, Mette-LouiseAssociate, 243
Jørgensen, Mathilde Lindh
Keisalo, Marianna Pä, 234
Keleman Saxena,
Kirstein Høgel,
Louw, Maria E.Associate, 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, (Moesgaard Museum), 01-44B
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
Skewes, LeaResearch
Sparre, Sara LeiAssistant
Steenberg,, 318
Suhr, ChristianAssistant
Swanson, Heather AnneAssociate, 112
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, PierreResearch

Latest publications

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Moesgård, where the Department of Anthropology and the Department of Archaeology and Heritage Studies are based (photo: Moesgård Foto).

2018.03.07 | Awards, Antropologi, Arkæologi, Religionsvidenskab, Teologi

Three subject areas ranked among the top 50 in the world

Three of the subject areas taught at the School of Culture and Society have been included in the top 50 on the latest QS ranking list.

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’.


Wed 04 Apr
11:00-12:00 | Auditorium 1 (4206-117), Moesgaard Campus
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)
Mon 09 Apr
13:00-15:00 | Room 4215-032 (gl. Studenterkælder)
Thesis seminar: One and many Gellerups: Villagization, Creativization, Normalization
By Jonas Strandholdt Bach
Wed 11 Apr
11:00-12:00 | Auditorium 1 (4206-117), Moesgaard Campus
Brown bag seminar (Staff only): Literature and Anthropology: what to do with literary texts in and from the field
By Noa - including roundtable participants Mads and Nina.
Thu 19 Apr
16:00-18:00 | Aud. 1 (4206-117)
Thesis seminar: TBA
By Stina Møldrup Wolff
Wed 25 Apr
13:00-15:00 | Lecture Hall (4206-139)
Academic Hour: Presence and Social Obligation: An Essay on the Share
By James Ferguson, Department of Anthropology, Stanford University.