Anthropology

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, Marc MalmdorfPostdocmana@cas.au.dk+45871629031453, 516
Andersen, Rikke SandAssociate professorrsa@ph.au.dk+45871679841260, 113
Atmanand, Deva Taru
Beek, Martijn vanAssociate professormvanbeek@cas.au.dk+45871621194236, 111
Bliksted, Vibeke FuglsangAssociate professorvibeke.bliksted@clin.au.dk
Bogicevic, IvanaResearch Assistantiv.bogicevic@gmail.com1483, 326
Brichet, Nathalia SofiePostdocnathalia.brichet@cas.au.dk
Bubandt, Nils OleProfessorbubandt@cas.au.dk+45871621164236, 120
Chettri, MonaPostdocmona.chettri@cas.au.dk
Christiansen, CharlotteResearch Assistantau323865@cas.au.dk
Christiansen, Morten H.Professormorten@cc.au.dk2630
Cova, Victor SachaPostdocvcova@cas.au.dk4235, 238
Crawford, Peter IanAssociate professorpcrawford@cas.au.dk+45871629944240
Dalgas, Karina
Dalsgård, LineAssociate professorald@cas.au.dk+45871621214236, 2.19
Daugbjerg, MadsAssociate professor, head of PhD programmemads.daugbjerg@cas.au.dk+45871621284235, 2.34
Dewhurst, Richard CharlesPostdocrichard.dewhurst@cas.au.dk1483, 322
Eilenberg, MichaelAssociate professoretnome@cas.au.dk+45871621724236, 215
Fardo, FrancescaPostdocfrancesca@clin.au.dk
Fibiger, Thomas BrandtAssistant Professorthomas.fibiger@cas.au.dk+45871632844236, 212 A
Folmann, BirgittePostdocbirgitte.folmann@cas.au.dk+45871628484235, 2.24
Funahashi, DaenaAssistant Professorfunahashi@cas.au.dk+45871625564236, 216
Gade, Christian B. N.Assistant Professor, Human Securitygade@cas.au.dk+45871632764236, 2.14
Gammeltoft, Tine Mette
Gan, ElaineMember of Administrative Staffegan@cas.au.dk+45871628864235, 134
Kjærsgaard, Mette
Gonzalez Vargas, Gonzalo Ananias
Graversen, Pia Thorsø
Hansen, Anders SybrandtAssistant Professoretnoash@cas.au.dk+45871620821467, 328
Heimann, KatrinAssistant Professorkatrinheimann@cas.au.dk+45871629131483, 326
Pedersen, Susanne HøjlundAssociate professoretnosh@cas.au.dk+45871621254236, 114
Høybye, Mette TerpAssociate professormette.terp.hoybye@rm.dk
Jensen, Inge Charlotteetncj@cas.au.dk
Jensen, Janne BleegStudies Coordinatoretnobleeg@cas.au.dk+45871629284235, 130
Jeppesen, Lena Lykke
Johansen, Mette-LouiseAssistant Professormlej@cas.au.dk+45871621734236, 243
Jørgensen, Mathilde Lindh
Keisalo, Marianna PäivikkiPostdocmkeisalo@cas.au.dk
Keleman Saxena, AlderPostdocalder.keleman@cas.au.dk
Kirstein Høgel, ArinePostdocahoegel@cas.au.dk4240
Louw, Maria E.etnolouw@cas.au.dk+45871620624235, 2.22
Nielsen, Jeanette Lykkegårdetnojln@cas.au.dk4231, 2.51
Madsen, Beritetnonafa@cas.au.dk
Mazzolini, Anna!!Postdoc Antropologi Moesgårdanna.mazzolini@cas.au.dk4205, 229
Meinert, LotteProfessor with Special Responsibilitieslotte.meinert@cas.au.dk+45871621714236, 1.49
Mosgaard, Kurt
Nielbo, Kristoffer LaigaardAssociate professorkln@cas.au.dk+45871629131483, 326
Nielsen, Christian AxboeAssociate professorchristian.a.nielsen@cas.au.dk+45871622411461, 625
Nielsen, Mikka
Nielsen, Mortenetnomn@cas.au.dk+45871621654236, 220
Otto, TonProfessorton.otto@cas.au.dk+45871629154236, 0.45
Paldam, EllaResearch Assistantelp@cas.au.dk
Parsons, ChristineAssociate professorchristine.parsons@cas.au.dk+45871621271483, 325
Pedersen, Bjarne Friis
Pedersen, Morten Axel
Piya, AvashResearch Assistantetnapiya@cas.au.dk+45871628484235, 2.24
Roepstorff, AndreasProfessorandreas.roepstorff@cas.au.dk+4587162124
Rosen, Melanie GillespiePostdocmelanie.rosen@cas.au.dk1483, 326
Rystok, Susanne
Rytter, MikkelAssociate professormikkel.rytter@cas.au.dk+45871621264235, 2.30
Saxena, AlarkPostdocalark.saxena@cas.au.dk
Schneidermann, NannaPart-time Lecturernanna.s@cas.au.dk
Seebach, Sophie HoogeResearch Assistantshs@cas.au.dk+45871629694235, 138
Seeberg, JensProfessor with Special Responsibilitiesjseeberg@cas.au.dk+45871621174236, 119
Selmer, BodilAssociate professorbodil.selmer@cas.au.dk+45871621154236, 113
Simonsen, ArndisPhD Studentarndis.simonsen@clin.au.dk10G, NBG/10G-5-03
Skewes, LeaResearch Assistantetnols@cas.au.dk
Sparre, Sara LeiPostdocsaraleisparre@cas.au.dk
Steenberg, MettePostdocmette.steenberg@cas.au.dk+45232408761483, 318
Suhr, ChristianAssistant Professorsuhr@cas.au.dk4240
Swanson, Heather AnneAssociate professorikshswanson@cas.au.dk+45871629544235, 132
Tejsner, PelleAssistant Professortejsner@cas.au.dk+45871628874235, 126
Tsing, AnnaProfessoratsing@cas.au.dk+45871628894235, 136
Tørring, Marie Louisemlt@cas.au.dk+45871620894235, 2.26
Ulrich, Anita
Ulriksen, Marianne Sandvadmu@cas.au.dk+45871662231331, 214
Vaisman, NoaAssistant Professornoa.vaisman@cas.au.dk+45871628484235, 224
Vangkilde, Kasper TangAssociate professoretnkvangkilde@cas.au.dk+45871628194235, 2.28
Vesper, CordulaAssistant Professorcvesper@cc.au.dk
Vium, ChristianPostdoccvium@cas.au.dk4240
Vohnsen, Nina HolmAssociate professornina.vohnsen@cas.au.dk+45871621134236, 211
Walsh, MatthewPostdocmwalsh@cas.au.dk
Waltorp, Karenetnkw@cas.au.dk
Warner, CameronAssociate professoretncw@cas.au.dk+45871626674236, 116

Latest publications

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News

Lotte Meinert

2017.10.25 | Antropologi, Grant

Major EU grant for PhD programme in Africa’s biggest challenges

How should Africa deal with the major continent-wide challenges related to, among other things, health, refugees, the environment and energy supply? These are some of the questions junior researchers from all over the world will be addressing as part of a new European collaboration headed by Aarhus University. The collaboration has recently…

2017.09.06 | Antropologi

Frederik Vejlin - new Phd at the Department of Anthropology

Fredrik will join cas with the project: "Finding the Soul of Sociality in the Social Robot: Exploring human-robot relations in Japan through the lens of techno-animism".

2017.08.30 | Antropologi

Astrid Kieffer-Døssing - New PhD student at the Department of Anthropology.

As of 1 September Astrid Kieffer-Døssing joins CAS with the project: "The heritage of return".

Events

Mon 11 Dec
09:00-15:30 | Moesgaard Museum, conf. room, 3rd floor 4240-301 (access through back entrance)
Muslim care beyond the Self: Ethics of care among Muslims and their neighbors
Conference by the Danish Institute in Damascus and the Anthropology Research Program at Aarhus University
Wed 13 Dec
11:00-12:00 | Aud. 2 (4206-121), Moesgaard
Brown Bag Seminar (Staff only): TBA
By Noa
Thu 14 Dec
10:00-16:00 | DPU, Campus Emdrup
MigMob-workshop: Mobilities and immobilities, knowledge and education
Organized jointly by The Mobility and Education Research Unit, Danish School of Education & Migration and Mobility Network Arts, AU
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.