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New Assistant Professor at DoA

From 1 June 2016 Noa Vaisman is new Assistant Professor at the Department of Anthropology at Moesgaard.

10.06.2016 | Martin Damgaard Larsen

Noa Vaisman is socio-cultural anthropologist with a regional specialisation in the Southern Cone, specifically Argentina.

Her work is firmly grounded in ethnographic field research and is theoretically informed by a cross-disciplinary approach that conjoins key anthropological questions, such as, what is the nature of the social? and what are the boundaries of the subject? with contemporary topics of concern such as human rights, conflict and post-conflict reconstruction and new scientific technologies.

Recent research projects 

For the past decade, Noa Vaisman has been carrying out fieldwork in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Her work has developed in a number of directions including a long-term project that combines attention to everyday practices and social relations with investigations into social reconstruction processes in the aftermath of the last dictatorship in the country.

 Her second project centers on the social, cultural and political implications of the quest to locate and identify individuals who were abducted during the dictatorial rule and raised with no knowledge of their (genetic) identity. Her more recent work explores the relations between justice, art and imagination in Argentina today.

Academic career 

After receiving her PhD from Cornell University Noa Vaisman was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Chicago and the University of Wisconsin Madison, among others. Before joining Aarhus University she was a COFUND Marie Curie fellow at Durham University and as a research fellow at the Law School and the anthropology department in that university she took on the role of PI on an early career developmental award from the AHRC (Arts and Humanities Research Council UK).