Cultural Anthropologists and Ethnologists want to understand people and the way they organize socially, politically and culturally. Through long term fieldwork and ethnographic writing, we create knowledge about social forms and cultural expressions in Sweden and Europe, Latin America, Africa, Asia and Melanesia.
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Researcher of the Month
To highlight the interesting and important research that is produced at the department, we will dive into a new researcher portrait every month. The first is Sverker Finnström!
Existential fears, global wars and to see cracks in the narrative of good versus evil
War and death are themes that cultural anthropologist Sverker Finnström investigates in his research. Issues that can teach us something about human's universal thoughts about life and our place in the world. Starting with the civil war in Uganda, his research has taken him through time and space to Asia during the Second World War. He can also see parallels to Russia's invasion of Ukraine.
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News at the Department
Adelaida Caballero defends dissertation April 21st
Today, Adelaida Caballero handed over her doctoral thesis in cultural anthropology Shortchanged: Elderly Women Street Vendors in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea to Carolina Rediviva and then walked in the winter sun to the University Hall where she got to nail her thesis
Adelaida’s public Ph.D. defense will take place on April 21 at 13.00, at the Geijer Hall, Campus English Park, Uppsala University. Click on the News to read more and for information in Spanish.
Sten Hagberg interviewed about Development Research
Professor of Cultural Anthropology and director of the Forum for Africa Studies, Sten Hagberg, is interviewed in the Swedish Research Council's magazine Curie about the future and challenges of development research.
Syrian-Swedish artist Khaled Ahmad exhibits his project Fakturaart at the department, in collaboration with the Engaging Vulnerability research program.
- Adelaida Caballero defends dissertation April 21st 2023-03-30
- Sten Hagberg interviewed about Development Research 2023-03-30
- Art Exhibition 2023-03-24
- New column in Antroperspektiv 2023-03-22
- Our new colleague Kajsa Hallberg Adu 2023-03-02
- Summer course in Digital Ethnography 2023-03-01
- Sverker Finnström writes in Antroperspektiv 2023-02-28
- The department's work against discriminatory treatment and for equal opportunities is not just a matter of procedure 2023-02-27
- World Anthropology Day! 2023-02-17
- About the Swedish Research Aid 2023-02-14
Final Seminar Alexander Sallstedt
Cancelled: Open lecture with Juan M. del Nido -- New technologies and their moral economy of knowledge
Research seminar in Ethnology with Jonathan Roper
Research seminar in Cultural Anthropology with Chakad Ojani
Research seminar in Ethnology with Malin Stengård
Research seminar in Cultural Anthropology with Lenore Manderson
Research seminar in Ethnology with Åmund Norum Resløkken
Research seminar in Cultural Anthropology with Anais Menard
Research seminar in Ethnology with Gurbet Peker
Research seminar in Cultural Anthropology with Ugo Corte