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
Aaen Springborg, Helene
Ammann, TheresaPost, 130
Anders, Gerhard
Andersen, Astrid
Andersen, Patricia
Andersen, Rikke SandAssociate, 113
Bach, Jonas StrandholdtPhD
Bach, Katrine MandrupPhD
Baskin, ViktorPhD
Beek, Martijn vanAssociate, 111
Botelho, Flora!!Ph.d.-studerende, Antropologi, Moesgå, 229
Bresciani, ChiaraPhD
Brichet, Nathalia
Bubandt, Nils, 120
Bune, Julie NynnePhD
Castenfeldt, SvendResearch Assistant
Christensen, Anna Amalie Foged
Christensen, Fie Lund LindegaardPhD
Christiansen, CharlottePhD
Clausen, Anna Raahauge
Cova, Victor, 238
Crawford, Peter IanAssociate
Cypher, RachelResearch
Dalgas, Karina
Dalsgård, LineAssociate professor, Phd program, 2.19
Daugbjerg, MadsAssociate professor, head of, 119
Dybbroe, SusanneAssociate professor
Eilenberg, MichaelAssociate, 215
Elbek, Laust LundPhD
Fibiger, Thomas BrandtAssistant, 212 A
Folmann,, 2.24
Forssman, NataliePhD
Frith, Christopher
Funahashi, DaenaAssistant, 216
Gade, Christian B. N.Associate, 214
Gammeltoft, Tine Mette
Gill, Harmandeep KaurPhD
Kjærsgaard, Mette
Gonzalez Vargas, Gonzalo Ananias
Gravers, MikaelAssociate professor, Moesgård Alle 18
Graversen, Pia Thorsø
Günther, Jasmin Ii SabaiPhD
Hansen, Anders SybrandtAssociate
Harrisson, Annika PohlDepartment, 132
Høiris, OleEmeritus, 145
Pedersen, Susanne HøjlundAssociate, 114
Ingersen, Sofie Kathrine Bak
Ismail, Abir
Iversen, Marie KølbækPhD
Jensen, Inge
Jensen, Janne BleegPart-time, 212 A
Jensen, Jeppe
Jeppesen, Lena Lykke
Johansen, Mette-LouiseAssociate, 243
Johnsen, Ulrik HøjPhD, 238
Jørgensen, Mathilde Lindh
Keisalo, Marianna Pä, 234
Keleman Saxena,
Kieffer-Døssing, AstridPhD
Kirstein Høgel,
Kjeldmand, Katrine Østerhaab
Kjærgaard Thorsen, MillePhD, 2.51
Kjærholm, LarsAssociate professor
Korsbæk, MiaAdministrative, 124
Kusk, Mette LindPhD, 2.51
Laursen, Camilla BrændstrupPhD
Lehrmann, MalthePhD
Louw, Maria E.Associate, 2.22
Lund Mortensen, EmiliePhD
Nielsen, Jeanette Lykkegå, 2.51
Løvschal-Nielsen, PiaPhD
Mazzolini, Anna!!Postdoc Antropologi Moesgå, 229
Meinert, LotteProfessor with Special, 1.49
Mikkelsen, Thomas ChristianPhD
Mosgaard, Kurt
Nielsen, Christian AxboeAssociate, 625
Nielsen, Kirstine Krath
Nielsen, Mikka
Nielsen,, 220
Nielsen, Stine HaubergPhD
Norge Lauridsen, AndersPhD
Otto, (Moesgaard Museum), 01-44B
Overgaard, Line Brandbyge GrünerStudent
Pedersen, Anita Kjær
Pedersen, Bjarne Friis
Pedersen, Morten Axel
Pedersen, PoulAssociate professor
Petersen, Amalie Palle
Pinholt, JensAssociate professor emeritus
Piya, AvashResearch, 2.24
Poulsen, SørenPhD
Praëm, Ann
Rystok, Susanne
Rytter, MikkelAssociate, 2.30
Schlütter, MettePhD
Schneidermann, NannaPart-time
Pallesen, Cecil, 136
Schütt, MortenPhD
Seebach, Sophie HoogeResearch, 138
Seeberg, JensProfessor with Special, 234
Selmer, BodilAssociate, 113
Skaanes, TheaPhD
Skau, Kristina Holst
Skewes, LeaResearch
Sparre, Sara LeiAssistant
Suhr, ChristianAssistant
Swanson, Heather AnneAssociate, 112
Søndergaard, Mie Kusk
Sørensen, Johanne KorsdalExternal Relations, 134
Tejsner, PelleAssistant, 126
Terkelsen, Katrine DuusPhD
Terkildsen, Morten DeleuranPhD, 322
Thomsen, Sofie MajPhD, 224
Tsing,, 136
Tørring, Marie, 2.26
Ulrich, Anita
Ulriksen, Marianne, 214
Vaisman, NoaAssistant, 224
Vangkilde, Kasper TangAssociate, 2.28
Vejlin, FrederikPhD
Venhovens, Mikel Johannes HubertusPhD
Vohnsen, Nina HolmAssociate, 211
Waltorp, KarenAssistant, 212
Warner, CameronAssociate, 116
Wolff, Stina MøldrupPhD
Zuppi, AndreaPhD
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 25 Apr
13:15-15:00 | Lecture Hall (4206-139)
Academic Hour: Presence and Social Obligation: An Essay on the Share
By James Ferguson, Department of Anthropology, Stanford University.
Tue 01 May
09:30-11:30 | Auditorium 1 (4206-117), Moesgaard Campus
Thesis seminar: The Travels of Diabetes: Formations and transformations of diabetes in Cairo, Egypt
By Mille Kjærgaard Thorsen
Wed 02 May
11:00-12:00 | Auditorium 1 (4206-117), Moesgaard Campus
Brown bag seminar: Anthropologist and Journalist - a match made in heaven
By Johanne Mygind, Journalist Weekendavisen.
Mon 07 May
13:00-16:00 | Aarhus University, Moesgaard Lecture Hall, Building 4206, Room 139, 8270 Hoejbjerg
PhD Defence: Mette Lind Kusk
On Uncertain Ground: Intimate Wrangles over Land and Belonging in Northern Uganda
Wed 16 May
13:00-15:00 | Lecture Hall (4206-139), Campus Moesgaard
Academic Hour: Exclusion through Care: Bitterness and Belonging among African Care Workers in the United States
By Cathleen M. Coe, Rutgers University