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
Syrian-Swedish artist Khaled Ahmad exhibits his project Fakturaart at the department, in collaboration with the Engaging Vulnerability research program.
New column in Antroperspektiv
In the Swedish Anthropological Association's online magazine Antroperspektiv, you can now read a new column on the importance of ethnographic methods in medical research, a theme that is both researched and taught here at the department.
Our new colleague Kajsa Hallberg Adu
My research turns towards the future as I research youth in Ghana and beyond, student migration, integration, knowledge societies, social media in the classroom, social media in African elections, uses of augmented reality, and recent publications have been on the important issue of decolonizing the academy. At the department, I teach African studies, spring 2023 two courses: A2 Africa in the 2000s and A3 African Cultural Expressions.
- 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
- Happy Birthday Birgitta Meurling 2023-02-06
- PhD defense in ethnology 2023-02-03
Research seminar in Cultural Anthropology with Teresa Connor
Romanian Roma Survivors' Recollections of 1942: Deportations to Transnistria with Dr. Ana Chiritoiu
Final Seminar Alexander Sallstedt
Open lecture with Juan M. del Nido on "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