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Cecilie Baann - New PhD at the Department of Anthropology

Cecilie Baann will be affiliated the ANTHUSIA project.

2018.09.11 | Camilla Dimke

With a background in social anthropology and human geography from Oslo, Bergen and London, I am now in Aarhus as part of the ANTHUSIA project. In my master thesis I explored everyday experiences with the state in Nigeria, and my current PhD-project will bring me to neighbouring Cameroon. Here I will investigate the specific entanglements of security and development, exploring discursive statements such as "people are not security conscious" in their historical and socio-political context, focusing on the grounded knowledges, perceptions and images of the relations between security and development, and the kind of 'global' discourses they are shaped by. Beyond discourse and structural violence, I will focus on how those deemed marginal or recipients themselves appropriate language and practices for their own use and to contest the dominant power. This entails an exploration of how people, through bodily movement and sensations, be it into refugee camps, air-conditioned offices, or food donation lines, shape new experiences and knowledges, and use these to transgress the frames of explanation provided by the dominant.

Contact Information:

Cecilie Baann
Institut for Kultur og Samfund - Afdeling for Antropologi
Moesgård Allé 20
8270 Højbjerg