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  • Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology - 5 positions for doctoral students 2017-11-24 The Law & Anthropology Department at the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology invites applications for five positions for doctoral students starting on 1 October 2018.
  • Study counsellor – different office hours 2017-11-23 Between November 30 and December 21 the study counsellor’s regular office hours are cancelled.
  • The graduate institute geneva PhD position at The Graduate Institute, Geneva 2017-11-22 The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies is recruiting a PhD student for the ERC funded project ‘Returning to a Better Place: The (Re)assessment of the ‘Good Life’ in Times of Crisis’.
  • Christina Garsten. Photo: Eva Dalin The political turn of business 2017-11-14 Christina Garsten and Adrienne Sörbom have edited the new anthology “Power, Policy and Profit. Corporate Engagement in Politics and Governance” published by Edward Elgar Publishing.
  • VR Grants awarded to projects on click farms, maritime logistics and big data 2017-11-13 Johan Lindquist, Hege Høyer Leivestad and Darcy Pan in the Department of Social Anthropology have been awarded project grants from the Swedish Research Council.
  • university of brighton Fully funded PhD studentships at the Centre for Memory, Narrative and Histories, Brighton 2017-11-10 The Centre for Memory, Narrative and Histories (University of Brighton) invites applications for AHRC/TECHNE fully funded doctoral studentships on topics concerning the cultural significance of the past for lived experience, social relationships, politics and identities in the present and in the future.
  • Bengt G Karlsson Seed money to project on the travel of tea seeds 2017-11-09 Bengt G. Karlsson has received seed funding from The Seed Box to carry out the pilot project “Assam Tea, Kenya: The Travel of Seeds, Clones and Science Between India and Kenya”.
  • After Deportation. Ethnographic Perspectives What happens to migrants and failed asylum seekers after deportation? 2017-10-26 The new anthology “After Deportation. Ethnographic Perspectives”, edited by Shahram Khosravi, provides insight into what happens to migrants and failed asylum seekers post-deportation.
  • Different office hours for Director of Studies (advanced level) 2017-10-26 Between week 45 and 47 Eva-Maria Hardtmann’s regular office hours are cancelled.
  • Study with us autumn 2018 2017-10-20 On October 16 the first admission round for our master’s programs starting in the autumn 2018 opened. The last date to apply is January 15, 2018.
  • Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity in Göttingen Doctoral research fellowships in project on ‘Ageing in a Time of Mobility’ 2017-10-19 A new Max Planck Research Group ‘Ageing in a Time of Mobility’ based at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity in Göttingen is seeking highly-qualified and motivated candidates.
  • Middle East Journal of Refugee Studies Cultivating memories of belonging and conviviality 2017-10-11 In a new article by Annika Rabo – Anthropological Methods and an Analysis of Memory: Migration, Past and Present in Raqqa Province, Syria – the history of mobility and settlement in the province of Raqqa is used as examples to highlight memories of both conflict and conviviality.
  • allegralaboratory.net. Why deportation to Afghanistan is wrong 2017-10-05 A new article by Shahram Khosravi has been published on allegralaboratory.net. The experience of deported Afghans is an experience of being expelled from Europe and being outcast in Afghanistan, Shahram Khosravi writes.
  • Annika Rabo What makes conspiracy theories appealing? 2017-10-02 Who believes in conspiracy theories? Why are certain things surrounded by speculation and rumours? A new interdisciplinary and international research network aims to discover the origins and mechanisms of conspiracy theories.
  • Nordic Journal of Migration Research North-Europeans in Spain – new special issue of NJMR 2017-09-22 The latest issue of the Nordic Journal of Migration Research is a special issue titled “Liquids and Sediments: Practices of Community in the Context of Migration, Mobility and Transnationalism”. It has been co-edited by Erik Olsson.
  • Paolo Favero Digital Visual Methods: Exploring New Terrains 2017-09-21 Paolo S. H. Favero holds a workshop as part of the master’s course “Social Anthropological Method”.
  • bokikon New books from members of the Department of Social Anthropology 2017-09-13 Three anthologies edited by member of the Department of Social Anthropology were recently published: “Small Countries. Structures and Sensibilities”; “Geographies of Difference: Explorations in Northeast Indian Studies”; and “Ethnographies of Conferences and Trade Fairs. Shaping Industries, Creating Professionals”.
  • Ulf Hannerz Is history over? Ask Ulf Hannerz 2017-09-12 Alma Gottlieb recently interviewed Ulf Hannerz about his book “Writing Future Worlds. An Anthropologist Explores Global Scenarios” (Springer/Palgrave, 2016).
  • Rotterdam PhD opportunity on “Refugee Care” at the Erasmus University Rotterdam 2017-08-26 The Erasmus University is looking for a highly motivated PhD-candidate who considers it a challenge to conduct PhD research as part of the Erasmus Initiative Vital Cities and Citizens and ISS.
  • The Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology PhD positions at Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology 2017-08-23 The Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology is offering openings for PhD positions starting 1st of October 2017. The projects will be devoted to the topic of Technicisation of exclusionary practices in the context of migration.
  • Virtual meeting on meeting 2017-08-23 Renita Thedvall participated together with other researchers in two online meetings convened by allegralaboratory.net to discuss the importance of investigating meetings ethnographically. Read what came out of their conversations.
  • university of copenhagen PhD position in Business and Organizational Anthropology 2017-07-12 The Laurits Andersen Foundation has granted funds to the Department of Anthropology, University of Copenhagen, for a three-year fully financed PhD position in the field of business and organizational anthropology.
  • UCL PhD studentship at UCL: Anthropology of Smartphones and Smart Ageing 2017-07-11 The Department of Anthropology at UCL has secured ERC funding for a 3.5-year PhD studentship on the Anthropology of Smartphones and Smart Ageing project, led by Professor Daniel Miller.
  • Studenter. Foto Eva Dalin A smooth start 2017-06-30 Welcome to the 2017 autumn term at the Department of Social Anthropology, Stockholm University! Read this quick guide to ensure that your studies begin as smoothly as possible.
  • summer. photo: Andrew Mitchell Closed for summer holidays 2017-06-14 The Department of Social Anthropology will be closed from July 3 to August 13, but you can reach us via email or telephone. We wish you a happy summer holiday!
  • UiO - PhD candidates in Social Anthropology 2017-06-13 Applications are invited for four Research Fellowship as PhD Candidate in Social Anthropology to be based at the Department of Social Anthropology, University of Oslo.
  • Tekalign Ayalew Struggle for mobility 2017-06-09 A new study by Tekalign Ayalew examines the motivations, organizations and impact of overland migratory journeys from Ethiopia and Eritrea across the Sahara desert and Mediterranean Sea to Sweden.
  • Hege Høyer Leivestad. Foto: Terje Tjærnås Decision International Postdoc spring 2017 2017-06-09 The Swedish Research Council has made its decision on International Postdoc spring 2017. Hege Høyer Leivestad, Department of Social Anthropology, is one of six researchers at Stockholm University who has been awarded the grant.
  • Utrecht University 3 PhD positions within project ‘Cities of Refuge’ 2017-05-17 Utrecht University is looking for three excellent PhD researchers for a socio-legal project on local governments and the human rights of refugees in Europe.
  • Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology PhD positions offered in research group “Political and Economic Anthropology of Southeast Asia” 2017-05-10 The Department ‘Resilience and Transformation in Eurasia’ at the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology is offering two PhD positions starting 1 October 2017.
  • Two PhD positions available at University of Amsterdam 2017-05-10 The Department of Anthropology and AISSR at the University of Amsterdam are looking for two PhD candidates who will participate in the NWO-funded research project ‘Sexuality and the making of the middle class. A comparative study of desire and status in three African countries’.
  • Copenhagen Business School PhD scholarships in “Time and Societal Challenges in a Changing Global Economy” 2017-05-10 Copenhagen Business School invites applications for 6 vacant PhD scholarships within the field of “Time and Societal Challenges in a Changing Global Economy”. The successful applicants will be organized as a cross-departmental cohort.
  • Stockholm University Press New book series: Anthropology & Society 2017-04-27 Anthropology & Society is a new peer-reviewed open access book series published by Stockholm University Press. It was launched at the Swedish Anthropological Association’s conference in April 2017.
  • Studenter i Studenthusets café. Foto: Niklas Björling Map your skills 2017-04-21 On MyCareer, Stockholm University’s jobs and careers portal, you have the opportunity to create a profile and personalise the content of the site according to your skills, competencies and job interests.
  • Thomas Hylland Eriksen Lecture with Thomas Hylland Eriksen 2017-04-04 Professor Thomas Hylland Eriksen will give the lecture “Who to trust: Clashing knowledges from Australian mining to ‘alternative facts’” on Thursday April 20.
  • University of Copenhagen Tip for master’s students: two-week summer school in Copenhagen 2017-03-30 Master’s students from any discipline with an interest in cities and politics are encouraged to apply to the summer school “New Urban Life Across the Globe: Activism and Change in a World of Cities”.
  • The University of Manchester PhD opportunity: Adoption of novel technologies for nuclear decommissioning 2017-03-27 The University of Manchester is offering a PhD studentship in Social Anthropology.
  • Brunel University London PhD opportunity at Brunel University London 2017-03-24 Applications are invited for a full-time PhD studentship that explores the causes and contexts of human-orangutan conflict and orangutan killing in Indonesian Borneo. This studentship forms the core of a new collaboration between Dr Liana Chua, a social anthropologist of Borneo (Brunel), and Dr Erik Meijaard, a senior orangutan conservation scientist and strategist (Borneo Futures).
  • Study with us autumn 2017 2017-03-23 Studies in Social Anthropology provide skills in critical and analytical thinking. What does it mean to be human today? What is the importance of cultural differences in our globalized world? In short, anthropology asks what it means to be human.
  • SSAG This year’s recipients of SSAG scholarships announced 2017-03-21 The Swedish Society for Anthropology and Geography, has announced who has been awarded scholarships for 2017. Among the grantees are several researchers at the Department of Social Anthropology.
  • Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology PhD positions at Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology 2017-03-20 The International Max Planck Research School for the Anthropology, Archaeology and History of Eurasia (IMPRS ANARCHIE), a cooperation between the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology and the Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, offers PhD positions starting October 1, 2017.
  • Utropstecken Anthropology rated best in Sweden 2017-03-09 When the “QS world university rankings by subject” were announced for 2017, Anthropology at Stockholm University was listed in the top 100 in the world and also rated best in Sweden.
  • Video game with ambition to depict life under siege 2017-03-07 This War of Mine, a survival-themed strategy game, is based on the siege of Sarajevo. But how realistically does the video game depict life under siege? Ivana Maček responds in an interview on the Youtube channel History Respawned.
  • America Observed: On an Anthropology of the United States America observed – on an international anthropology of the United States 2017-02-27 Helena Wulff and Ulf Hannerz have contributed to the new anthology “America Observed: On an Anthropology of the United States”.
  • KTH KTH – PhD student in smart urbanization 2017-02-27 KTH Royal Institute of Technology, School of Architecture and Built Environment, is looking for a PhD student in smart urbanization.
  • University of Oslo Doctoral research fellowship at University of Oslo 2017-02-24 A doctoral research fellowship within the field of Museum and Cultural Heritage studies is available at the Department of Culture Studies and Oriental Languages (IKOS), University of Oslo.
  • “Mexico / US Pacific Ocean Border Fence,” Imperial Beach, San Diego, California. By Tony Webster. CC BY 2.0. A few snapshots of the US borders 2017-02-15 A new text by Shahram Khosravi written in response to the Trump administration’s Executive Order on immigration has just been published.
  • Efuru Efuru@50 – a celebration of Flora Nwapa 2017-02-15 Efuru@50, a celebration of Flora Nwapa, pioneer of African women literature is a new documentary film produced by Paula Uimonen and Yaki Bozi.
  • University of Antwerp ViDi seeks a full-time PhD candidate 2017-02-07 The Visual & Digital Cultures Research Center (ViDi) of the University of Antwerp seeks a full-time PhD candidate to conduct research and write a dissertation on visual/digital culture in Cuba.
  • Precarious Lives: Waiting and Hope in Iran Waiting and hope in Iran 2017-01-31 In the new book “Precarious Lives: Waiting and Hope in Iran” Shahram Khosravi examines the complexities and contradictions of everyday life in Iran.
  • PhD PhD opportunities in Berlin 2017-01-23 The Centre for Anthropological Research on Museums and Heritage (CARMAH), Berlin, invites applications for two three-year funded PhD studentships, starting from May 2017 or as soon as possible hereafter.
  • Spatial Justice and Diaspora New anthology on racism and social justice 2017-01-18 Tekalign Ayalew and Siri Schwabe are contributing with chapters on everyday practices of Ethiopian homemaking in Sweden and Palestinian street protest in Chile in the new anthology “Spatial Justice and Diaspora”.
  • Siri Agnete Schwabe Siri Schwabe in Al Jazeera interview on Palestinian diaspora in Chile 2017-01-17 Chile is home to the largest Palestinian communities outside of the Arab world. Last weekend, 14 diaspora delegations from Latin America met in Santiago in an attempt to push for peace in Palestine. Al Jazeera interviewed Siri Schwabe about the Palestinian presence in the Chilean capital.
  • University of Aberdeen PhD opportunities at University of Aberdeen 2017-01-13 The Centre for Citizenship, Civil Society and Rule of Law (CISRUL), University of Aberdeen is offering two 3-year PhD studentships to start in September 2017. Students from anthropology, cultural and literary studies, history, legal theory and socio-legal studies, philosophy, politics, religious studies, sociology and theology are welcome to apply.
  • Study with us autumn 2017 2017-01-09 Studies in Social Anthropology provide skills in critical and analytical thinking. What does it mean to be human today? What is the importance of cultural differences in our globalized world? In short, anthropology asks what it means to be human.
  • Paula Uimonen at EFURU@50 in Nigeria 2016-12-22 Paula Uimonen recently returned from Nigeria where she conducted fieldwork for her project on African women writers as part of the research programme “World Literatures”.
  • University of Siegen 4 PhD positions available at University of Siegen 2016-12-22 Four doctoral posts in cultural and social studies (media research) are available at the University of Siegen in the German Research Foundation Graduate School “Locating Media”.
  • “Writing Future Worlds. An Anthropologist Explores Global Scenarios” New book by Ulf Hannerz on global future scenarios 2016-12-21 “Writing Future Worlds. An Anthropologist Explores Global Scenarios” is the title of a new book by Ulf Hannerz published by Palgrave Macmillan.
  • christmas Closed December 23 to January 8 2016-12-16 The Department will be closed from December 23 until January 8 (lifts and doors to the Department will be locked), but you can reach us on phone or email.
  • Siri Agnete Schwabe On memory, politics and being Palestinian in Santiago de Chile 2016-12-15 The world’s largest Palestinian diaspora outside the Arab world is found in Chile. A new PhD thesis in Social Anthropology gives novel perspectives on how a particular diasporic form of being Palestinian is constituted and practiced in the Chilean context.
  • Engaged Anthropology. Views from Scandinavia Anthropological insights applied outside of academia 2016-12-12 Associate Professor Shahram Khosravi has written the chapter “Engaging Anthropology: An Auto-Ethnographic Approach” published in the new anthology “Engaged Anthropology. Views from Scandinavia”.
  • Social media Who will save your social media photo album? 2016-12-12 Never before have we photographed and shared our daily lives as much as today. But how do we collect and preserve our everyday photos? The new research project “Collecting Social Photo” will explore this question.
  • Darcy Pan Uncertainty affects China’s labour NGOs 2016-12-09 A new study in Social Anthropology investigates the dynamics of state control in China with a focus on labour NGOs and Western funding agencies. It shows that a notion of uncertainty permeates the daily work of the NGOs and their relationships with the Chinese state.
  • University of Gothenburg PhD positions available at University of Gothenburg 2016-12-08 The School of Global Studies, University of Gothenburg, has just announced six vacant doctoral studentship positions: two in Social Anthropology, one in Environmental Social Science and three in Peace and Development Research.
  • SOAS PhD opportunity at SOAS/LSHTM 2016-12-06 PhD studentship available for a project concerning the mediation of public health messaging during the Ebola crisis in Sierra Leone based at School of Oriental and African Studies and London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, University of London.
  • Marie Curie 15 PhD positions within Critical Heritage Studies announced 2016-12-02 The “CHEurope” project is a PhD training program supported by the EU under the Marie Sklodowska-Curie actions (MSCA) - Innovative Training Networks (ITN). CHEurope is the result of a collaboration between universities and heritage institutions in Sweden, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Belgium and Italy.
  • Anthro-Zoonoses Network PhD opportunity connected with the Anthro-Zoonoses network 2016-11-29 Dr Hannah Brown (Durham University) and Prof Eric Fevre (University of Liverpool), members of the Anthro-Zoonoses Network, are interested in working with UK or EU based students who wish to undertake a PhD on social science dimensions of human-animal disease or veterinary medicine in Kenya, or who are interested in combining anthropological methods and veterinary science in a PhD project.
  • The Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Max Planck Society - doctoral fellows 2016-11-24 The Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity (Department for Socio-Cultural Diversity) wishes to appoint highly qualified candidates for up to five new research positions (PhDs and post-docs).
  • Strengthening research on Asia at Stockholm University 2016-11-23 Professor Johan Lindquist, Department of Social Anthropology, is from 2016 the new director of the Forum for Asian Studies, a multidisciplinary research forum at Stockholm University.
  • Photo: Andrzej Markiewicz Photo exhibition begins tour of India and Nepal 2016-11-22 Gangtok in the Indian state of Sikkim is the first stop for the mobile photo exhibition “Wayfinding: a photoethnography of indigenous migration”. The exhibit makes two more stops in India before it concludes in Kathmandu.
  • Formas Traces and memories of a land conservation project in Tunisia 2016-11-18 A new project – Time and development in Sidi Bouzid – aims to advance our knowledge of the long-term impacts of development processes. The project is funded by Formas and will be carried out by Professor Annika Rabo, Ulrik Mårtensson och Lazhar Gammoudi.
  • Communicating the unthinkable 2016-11-17 Associate Professor Ivana Maček is the author of the book chapter “Communicating the Unthinkable: A Psychodynamic Perspective” published in the coming anthology “Memory and Genocide. On What Remains and the Possibility of Representation”.
  • helsinki PhD position in Social and Cultural Anthropology at University of Helsinki 2016-11-16 An Academy of Finland-funded project is searching for a PhD student, who has an MA in anthropology and relevant research experience, preferably in South Africa. Deadline: January 31.
  • Ruben Andersson Mapping an ethnography of global danger 2016-11-16 Visiting Mali’s conflict, UN headquarters and private security firms, a new article by Ruben Andersson charts how western powers are seeking to distance themselves from crisis-hit ‘red zones’ while reconfiguring relations with their inhabitants around perceived threats and risks.
  • University of St Andrews Two ERC-funded PhD scholarships: energy ethics 2016-11-14 The Department of Social Anthropology at the University of St Andrews is advertising two PhD scholarships (4 years, full time) to participate in an ERC-funded research project on the ethics of oil. The start date is September 2017.
  • University of Roehampton PhD opportunities at University of Roehampton 2016-11-11 University of Roehampton, London, is currently offering three types of PhD studentship.
  • USA US presidential elections seen from the horizon of Stockholm 2016-11-08 How does the 2016 election campaign look from Stockholm? Ulf Hannerz discusses this in a new article in Cultural Anthropology’s series “Crisis of Liberalism”.
  • Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology 3 PhD positions at the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology 2016-10-28 The DFG Emmy Noether Junior Research Group: ‘The Bureaucratization of Islam and its Socio-Legal Dimensions in Southeast Asia’, led by Dr. Dominik M. Müller, is offering 3 PhD positions starting 1 April 2017.
  • Foto: Niklas Björling Scholarship information 2016-10-24 If you are planning to apply for master’s studies starting in autumn 2017 there are some scholarships available for students from outside of the EU/EEA.
  • Bielefelds Universitä Six doctoral positions advertised at Bielefeld University 2016-10-20 Six PhD positions starting April 2017 have just been advertised by the Bielefeld Graduate School in History and Sociology (BGHS).
  • Erik Olsson Diaspora – a concept in development 2016-10-19 A new study by Delmi contributes to policy relevant knowledge in the areas of diaspora, transnationalism, migration and development. It is written by Erik Olsson, Professor in International Migration and Ethnic Relations at the Department of Social Anthropology.
  • How can the future be investigated? 2016-10-12 How do central banks fashion the future? That question was one of many that was discussed at the launch of the project Global Foresight: Anticipatory governance and the making of geo-cultural scenarios.
  • PhD PhD opportunities in Copenhagen and Berlin 2016-10-05 The IT University of Copenhagen and the Berlin Graduate School Muslim Cultures and Societies invite candidates to apply for PhD positions.
  • 2017 Malta Summer School Summer field school - call for scholarship applications 2016-10-03 This year the anthropology field school "The Off The Beaten Track program" offers scholarships to participating students.
  • NIAS Apply for NIAS SUPRA scholarship 2016-09-29 The Nordic Institute of Asian Studies offers scholarship to students working in their master or PhD thesis in spring 2017. The scholarships are designed to make NIAS’ digital library and other resources accessible to students in the Nordic countries.
  • How not to write How not to write 2016-09-23 Are you in need of support and guidance in your thesis writing or course work? Three tips can help you.
  • CAMP, Center for Art on Migration Politics, Deportspora: When deportation becomes a way of life 2016-09-23 What is it like to live with the imminent threat of deportation? What happens to deportees, who have been returned to their country of origin? And what makes people migrate again despite the prospect of being deported once more.
  • UCL PhD opportunity at UCL 2016-09-19 The Department of Anthropology at UCL is seeking applications for an MPhil/PhD candidate fully funded by The Sigrid Rausing Trust, to commence in the academic session 2017/18.
  • Riksbankens jubileumsfond Riksbankens Jubileumsfond highlights project launch 2016-09-15 The project “Global foresight: Anticipatory governance and the making of geo-cultural scenarios” had its public launch on August 19. Riksbankens Jubileumsfond wrote about the event on its website.
  • Nordic Africa Institute Apply for scholarship from NAI 2016-09-12 The Nordic Africa Institute offers scholarships to Master’s students, PhD candidates and postdoctoral researchers pursuing Africa-oriented studies or research in the social sciences and humanities.
  • Spåkula Public launch of the research program Global foresight 2016-08-31 Welcome to the public launch of the research program Global foresight: Anticipatory governance and the making of geo-cultural scenarios. Please register before August 10.
  • Skriva uppsats Tips for master’s students! 2016-08-30 Thinking about a topic for your master’s thesis?
  • University of Bergen Vacant PhD fellowship at University of Bergen 2016-08-19 At the Centre for Women's and Gender Research (SKOK), University of Bergen, there is a vacant three-year PhD fellowship position subject to funding. The starting date is January 1st 2017 or by agreement.
  • Maison des sciences humaines Applications open for PhD in urban anthropology of youth in Laos 2016-08-11 EASt, centre for East Asian Studies, is a research unit within the Maison des sciences humaines of the Université libre de Bruxelles (ULB), Belgium. EASt invites applications for 1 PhD in urban anthropology of youth in Laos.
  • Photo: Eva Dalin A smooth start 2016-08-05 Welcome to the 2016 autumn term at the Department of Social Anthropology, Stockholm University! Read this quick guide to ensure that your studies begin as smoothly as possible.
  • University of Helsinki PhD opportunity at University of Helsinki 2016-08-03 A research project funded by the Academy of Finland seeks to employ a PhD student in Social and Cultural Anthropology to be based at the University of Helsinki. The project investigates the moral values of the emerging Black middle class in South Africa.
  • NACS NACS/ANEC Student Scholarship (travel) 2016-06-17 The Nordic Association for Canadian Studies (NACS/ANEC) schlarships enable master's degree students at a Nordic university, who are working on a Canadian topic in the humanities or social sciences, to travel to Canada for research purposes.
  • Closed for summer holidays 2016-06-15 The Department of Social Anthropology will be closed from July 4 to August 8, but you can reach us via email or telephone. We wish you a happy summer holiday!
  • Scottish Graduate School for Arts & Humanities PhD oppportunity at Scottish Graduate School for Arts & Humanities 2016-06-14 The project seeks to establish how heritage in the context of highly vulnerable environments can be interpreted and utilised to foster sustainable community development and create museum products while preserving it as a resource.
  • Darmstadt University of Technology, Germany PhD positions at Darmstadt University of Technology, Germany 2016-06-10 The newly formed interdisciplinary Research Training Group “Critical Infrastructures: Construction, Functional Failures, and Protection in Cities” at the Darmstadt University of Technology, Germany (close to Frankfurt), announces twelve PhD positions (3 years) scheduled to begin 1 October 2016.
  • Welcome to join SU Alumni! 2016-05-31 Stay in touch with the Department, network with one another and access a range of benefits and services.
  • Bok Anthropologists in the new research program on world literature 2016-05-31 The program, with a six-year grant from the Swedish Foundation for Humanities and Social Sciences, will investigate how literature can advance the critical understanding of cosmopolitanism.
  • Ruben Andersson Tougher border policy has damaging effects 2016-05-27 EU’s harsher efforts to stop migrants and refugees show how migration has increasingly come to be treated as a security and border issue – with very negative consequences. This according to a new report by anthropologist Ruben Andersson.
  • Sensory Ethnography Workshop 2016-05-25 Want to learn more about using visual and interactive media in research? MA and PhD students and researchers at the Department of Social Anthropology are invited to a half-day workshop on visual methods, facilitated by Maple Razsa.
  • University of Edinburgh PhD opportunity: digital finance and sustainable energy in India 2016-05-19 A fully funded scholarship for a PhD research on digital finance and sustainable energy in India is being offered in International Development at the University of Edinburgh.
  • University of Liverpool PhD studentship in medical humanities and social sciences at University of Liverpool 2016-05-13 The University of Liverpool is seeking applications for a fully funded PhD studentship in the Medical Humanities and Social Sciences to be associated with the Centre for Health, Arts and Science.
  • Brunel University PhD studentship at Brunel University London 2016-05-13 Brunel University London is seeking to appoint one PhD student to work on the project "Education Systems, Aspiration and Learning in Remote Rural Settings (Lesotho, India, Laos)".
  • THE UNIVERSITY OF ABERDEEN University of Aberdeen: two PhDs with full stipend 2016-04-28 The Centre for Citizenship, Civil Society and Rule of Law (CISRUL) at the University of Aberdeen is offering two 3-year PhD studentships to start in September 2016.
  • Helena Wulff New book on anthropological writing 2016-04-20 Professor Helena Wulff is the editor of the new book “The Anthropologist as Writer: Genres and Contexts in the Twenty-First Century” published by Berghahn.
  • Didier Fassin Vega symposium - The Public Presence of Anthropology 2016-04-20 The Swedish Society for Anthropology and Geography has awarded Professor Didier Fassin with the SSAG’s Medal in Gold. The symposium will discuss the public relevance and importance of anthropology as well as the complex issues raised by the interactions with publics.
  • Anthropology Now Syria to Sweden – refugee stories 2016-04-19 The latest issue of Anthropology Now features the article “Syria to Sweden: Refugee Stories” written by Rasmus Rodineliussen, first year master’s student at the Department of Social Anthropology.
  • Burkett and Beyond project. PhD opportunity at St Andrews 2016-04-15 The Department of Social Anthropology at the University of St Andrews is offering an AHRC funded doctoral studentship for the “Burkett and Beyond” project.
  • PhD research fellowship at University of Oslo 2016-04-05 One PhD fellowship in social anthropology is vacant at the Department of Social Anthropology, University of Oslo. Application deadline: June 4.
  • UCL Doctoral studentship on Workplace Design in the Digital Age 2016-04-01 The UCL Department of Anthropology has announced a fully funded 3.5 years collaborative doctoral studentship on Workplace Design in the Digital Age.
  • Summer School Summer School "Visual Ethnography of Cityscapes" 2016-03-31 The Netherlands Institute at Athens and the Ethnographic Film Festival "Ethnofest" in collaboration with staff from Leiden University and other Dutch and Greek universities are organising the intensive course.
  • Study with us autumn 2016 2016-03-30 Studies in Social Anthropology provide skills in critical and analytical thinking. What does it mean to be human today? What is the importance of cultural differences in our globalized world? In short, anthropology asks what it means to be human.
  • University of Manchester PhD opportunity at University of Manchester 2016-03-29 The Religions and Theology Department at the University of Manchester invites applications for funding to study for a PhD degree. Application deadline: April 29.
  • Stockholm University QS Rankings put anthropology at Stockholm University as number one in Sweden 2016-03-22 Stockholm University has Sweden’s top research and education within Anthropology according to the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2016.
  • Anette Nyqvist New book on Sweden’s remade national pension system 2016-03-17 Anette Nyqvist is the author of the new book “Reform and Responsibility in the Remaking of the Swedish National Pension System”, an anthropological study of Sweden’s mandatory national pension system introduced in 1999.
  • 2 PhD candidates “social studies of medicine” 2016-03-16 Applicants are invited for two 4 year PhD positions within the project “The birth of the digital doctor? A comparative anthropology of medical techno-perception”. The project is funded by the European Research Council (Starting Grant), awarded to the principal investigator, Anna Harris, Maastricht University.
  • British Museum Funded studentship for doctoral research on museum practice 2016-03-14 The College of Arts and Humanities at the University of Brighton and the British Museum have announced a funded studentship for doctoral research, awarded under the AHRC’s Collaborative Doctoral Partnership Scheme.
  • Uppsala universitet Three PhD positions in Uppsala 2016-03-11 The Department of Cultural Anthropology and Ethnology, Uppsala University has announced three vacant PhD positions. Application deadline: April 8.
  • New PhD courses in Tromsø and Linköping 2016-03-04 Translations: indigenous, religion, tradition, culture: PhD course/workshop at the University of Tromsø, August 17–19, 2016. Infrastructures as a contested terrain: PhD course at Tema T at Linköping University, spring 2016.
  • Helena Wulff Helena Wulff interviewed on anthropological writing 2016-03-02 Helena Wulff is interviewed by Jenny Lindblad on anthropological writing for Cultural Anthropology’s AnthroPod series focussing on writing routines, writer’s block, genres and differences between writing for an academic and a general audience.
  • PhD course on democracy and public engagement 2016-02-23 PhD students in anthropology and neighbouring disciplines are welcome to participate in the RESA course “Doing Anthropology on Democracy and Public Engagement”. The course takes place in April and May. Deadline for application is March 15.
  • NMBU logo PhD position at Norwegian University of Life Sciences 2016-02-17 The Department of International Environment and Development Studies (Noragric) at the Faculty of Social Sciences at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU) invites applications for a doctoral fellowship in International Environment and Development Studies. The selected candidate is expected to start the doctoral studies in August/September 2016.
  • IESBS Award to the International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences 2016-02-11 The International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences (Elsevier) has won the PROSE Award for Excellence in Reference Works. Several members of the Department of Social Anthropology have contributed to its section for anthropology.
  • Assunta Hunter Assunta Hunter on fieldwork in Thailand and working as a practitioner of herbal medicine 2016-02-05 In this episode of AnthroTalking, we talk to Assunta Hunter, PhD in medical anthropology, and long-time herbal medicine practitioner and teacher of herbal medicine. She talks about her fieldwork and describes a new breed of practitioners in Thailand who move freely between ‘traditional’ and ‘modern’ knowledge.
  • Gent university logo Ghent University - Assistant/Doctoral position 2016-02-01 The successful candidate is expected to conduct doctoral research and complete a PhD degree in the duration of the appointment in one of the following fields: Anthropology of South Eastern Europe and related disciplines dealing with contemporary South East Europe; Old Slavonic, historical linguistics of Slavic, pre-modern Slavic cultural history; Russian linguistics, discourse analysis, Slavic folklore.
  • Farrah Jarral From savage to self – on the story of anthropology 2016-01-26 A series of programmes on the history of anthropology is currently being broadcast on BBC Radio 4. Each weekday for the next fortnight, a new episode will be aired and available online.
  • Barsebäck nuclear plant A personal take on Barsebäck nuclear plant 2016-01-12 In November last year, PhD students participating in the course Ethnographic Research Methods made a short field trip to the southwest of Sweden to conduct a study of Barsebäck nuclear plant. For her assignment, Jinyi Wang made a short ethnographic film.
  • Studenter utanför Aula Magna vid Välkomstdagen i januari 2015. Foto: Eva Dalin. Start of term checklist 2016-01-12 Welcome to the 2016 spring term at Stockholm University! Read this quick guide to ensure that your studies begin as smoothly as possible. The term lasts from January 18 to June 5.
  • AnthroTalking logo First day in the field 2015-12-21 AnthroTalking devotes the last episode of the year to the Department of Social Anthropology’s master’s students. Hear them report from the sites of their research projects and listen to their initial struggles and problems, but also successes and moments of first insights.
  • Paolo Favero interviewed about visual methods 2015-12-21 In the latest episode of the Cultural Anthropology podcast Nora Schröter and Jenny Lindblad talk with Paolo Favero about applying visual methods in the field. At the time of the interview, Nora and Jenny were master’s students at the Department of Social Anthropology.
  • Pedagogiska priset 2016 Award for Good Teaching 2016 - nominate now! 2015-12-17 "The Award for Good Teaching - 2016" will be awarded to academic staff who through the way in which they teach create favourable conditions for students’ learning by, e.g., using stimulating and engaging methods of teaching (lectures, examples classes, seminars, practical exercises, group work, tutoring, etc.), providing constructive feedback, and employing carefully designed methods of assessment.
  • Refugee Studies Centre workshop Video available from RSC Workshop: Refuge from Syria 2015-12-15 On December 9, the Refugee Studies Centre at the University of Oxford organised the one-day workshop “Refuge from Syria”. Professor Annika Rabo was there to present her research on formal and informal education in Syria, 1980-2010.
  • Photo: Ivana Maček. Published in Sarajevo Under Siege: Anthropology in Wartime by Ivana Maček (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2009). “Dangerous Zone” (opasna zona) – When violence becomes everyday reality. A scene from the central Sarajevo, September 1994”. 20 years after Dayton peace deal 2015-12-14 Today, on December 14, is it exactly twenty years since agreement was reached in Dayton to end the conflict in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Ivana Maček conducted a project in Sarajevo during the war and is now studying war experiences among Bosnians in Sweden.
  • christmas Closed December 22 to January 6 2015-12-14 The Department will be closed from December 22 until January 6 (lifts and doors to the Department will be locked), but you can reach us on phone or email.
  • PhD position with regional focus on Africa 2015-12-10 The Research Training Group “VALUE and EQUIVALENCE” based at the Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany and the TU Darmstadt, Germany offers one PhD Position in the field of Social and Cultural Anthropology with a regional focus on Africa on the subject of “Monetary and non-monetary forms of exchange in West Africa and their interrelationship”, beginning on April 1.
  • Inge Daniels on amateur photographic practices in contemporary Japan 2015-12-08 In this episode of AnthroTalking, Inge Daniels talks about how the stereotype of Japanese people taking lots of photos can be said to carry some truth with it. Instead of associating photos with memories, to Japanese people, it is more about the future and looking forward, she argues.
  • Göteborgs universitet logo Doctoral studentship in Social Anthropology at University of Gothenburg 2015-12-08 Social Anthropology at School of Global Studies, Gothenburg University, has announced one PhD position. Deadline: February 1.
  • Career seminar: Considering doing a PhD? 2015-11-27 Stockholm University Student Services are organising a seminar about PhD studies including a panel discussion with PhD students.
  • AnthroTalking logo Exploring anthropological methods 2015-11-26 Even after years of studies, students and researchers of the discipline might find it difficult to pin down what exactly distinguishes anthropological research. In this episode, we are addressing the simple, yet much discussed and at times mystified question: “What is the anthropological method”?
  • Time to apply for 2016/17 2015-11-23 Studies in Social Anthropology provide a solid basis for a professional career as well as further research. The Department of Social Anthropology is offering two 2-year Master’s programs and advanced level courses. The deadline for applications is 15 January 2016.
  • Large grant to research on global foresight 2015-11-20 How are models for future scenarios produced and by whom? What do these models tell us about the proposed solutions for tackling urgent global challenges? Starting in 2016, Professor Christina Garsten will lead a new project on global foresight.
  • Fieldwork in Africa - travel scholarships 2015-11-17 The Nordic Africa Institute is awarding 20-30 travel scholarships to students intended for research and preparation of research projects. Deadline: January 31.
  • Christina Garsten. Photo: Eva Dalin Christina Garsten elected to AAA Executive Board 2015-11-17 Professor Christina Garsten has been elected to the Executive Board of the American Anthropological Association. She will assume the position when the association holds its annual meeting later this week.
  • Erica Lehrer and Paulina Fiejdasz on their project “Lucky Jews” 2015-11-05 In this episode of AnthroTalking we talk to Erica Lehrer and Paulina Fiejdasz on their multimedia project “Lucky Jews”. The project focuses on a series of small figurines of Jews that are popular in Poland. We talked about the intersection between anthropology and filmmaking.
  • Traineeship abroad? 2015-11-05 The International Office, Stockholm University, is organising a meeting about internship opportunities outside of Sweden on November 17. Register no later than November 11.
  • Mark Graham editor of new Ashgate book series 2015-11-02 Mark Graham has been appointed editor with Elisabeth Lund Engebretsen of the new book series On Edge: Ethnographies and Theories of Threshold Phenomena (Ashgate).
  • Development Talks – Humanitarian response under pressure 2015-11-02 Development Talks is a series of seminars organized by Sida, the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency. It is a forum for knowledge and debate on global development cooperation. Aid experts, partners in business and organizations, and the public are invited to attend and discuss the rapid developments in this field.
  • PhD vacancies Stockholm Resilience Centre 2015-10-30 Four PhD vacancies within sustainable food and diets, circular economy, global marine stewardship and biophysical resource economy.
  • Have your say! Join the International Student Barometer 2015 2015-10-22 This is a chance for you as an international student to tell us what you think about the University, invaluable feedback we use to improve our services. In addition, you will have the chance to win SEK 11,000.
  • Beyond the Frame: An Ethnography of the Amateur Photographic Practices in Contemporary Japan 2015-10-21 Research seminar on November 5 with Inge Daniels, Associate Professor in Social Anthropology and Fellow at St Cross College, University of Oxford.
  • Helena Wulff editor of new book series Palgrave Studies in Literary Anthropology 2015-10-12 Helena Wulff has been appointed editor with Deborah Reed-Danahay of the new book series Palgrave Studies in Literary Anthropology (Palgrave Macmillan).
  • Anthropology fieldschool - call for scholarships 2015-10-02 The 11th Edition of the Field School for Social and Cultural Anthropology will take place on Malta in summer 2016. This call is aimed at budding researchers with creative and open minds towards the challenges of applied research.
  • Matthew Hull on studying materiality of bureaucratic practices in urban Pakistan 2015-09-30 In this episode of AnthroTalking we talk to Matthew Hull. He began his research in Islamabad with an interest in architecture and the built environment. Gradually, Matthew's attention shifted towards the role of files and documents in government practices.
  • 4 positions on offer at Utrecht University 2015-09-21 Deadline: October 25
  • PhD scholarship at the Department of Anthropology, University of Copenhagen 2015-09-16 The Department of Anthropology at the University of Copenhagen invites applications for a PhD scholarship within the project “Global Europe: Constituting Europe from the outside in through artefacts”, led by Prof. Oscar Salemink. The PhD position focus, as part of the project, on museums and heritage in South Africa and Europe.
  • Dolly Kikon receives Engaged Anthropology Grant 2015-09-14 Dolly Kikon, postdoctoral fellow at the Department of Social Anthropology, has been awarded a US$ 5,000 Wenner-Gren Engaged Anthropology Grant.
  • Alumni Day 2015 - Investments and Research for a better World 2015-09-08 Welcome to Alumni Day 2015 on October 1! Main speakers are Anna Ryott, Managing Director, Swedfund and Anna Tompsett, Assistant Professor, Development Economics, Department of Economics, Stockholm University.
  • Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology - 1 Postdoctoral and 2 PhD positions 2015-09-04 The Research Group ‘How Terrorists Learn’ at the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology, led by Dr. Carolin Görzig, is offering 1 Postdoctoral and 2 PhD positions starting 1 January 2016.
  • PhD candidate in Anthropology at UvA 2015-09-04 The AISSR and the Department of Anthropology at the University of Amsterdam are looking for a PhD candidate who will participate in the NWO-funded research project ‘Sexuality, Religion and Secularism. Cultural encounters in the African Diaspora and the Netherlands’.
  • Ayo Wahlberg on ARTs and the routinization of sperm banking in China 2015-09-01 In this episode of AnthroTalking we interview Ayo Wahlberg about his current project on Assisted Reproductive Technologies and the routinization of sperm banking in China. Hear him also talk about his work on alternative medicine in Vietnam and the UK.
  • PhD position at University of Melbourne 2015-09-01 The University of Melbourne’s Development Studies Program is currently seeking a PhD student for the project "State, Frontiers and Conflict in the Asia Pacific".
  • Library introduction – video 2015-08-31 Did you miss Stockholm University Library’s introduction? Don’t worry!
  • Study scholarships at the Nordic Africa Institute 2015-08-27 The Nordic Africa Institute invites applications for a number of one-month scholarships to facilitate use of the Institute’s library.
  • University of Oslo - PhD Research Fellowships in Social Anthropology 2015-08-21 The Department of Social Anthropology invites candidates to apply for up to 3 Ph.D. Research Fellowships, with starting date in January 2016.
  • PhD position at University of Leuven 2015-08-19 The Interculturalism, Migration and Minorities Research Centre (IMMRC) is looking for a PhD candidate for the research project "A Critical Analysis of Domestic Labour Mobility in the Context of Global Sports".
  • Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology - 1 Postdoctoral and 1 Ph.D. position 2015-08-06 Deadline: August 31
  • Special edition on the Mediterranean migration crisis 2015-07-02 The ongoing migration crisis in the Mediterranean has led to criticism of EU’s mismanagement of its humanitarian response. Hear Ruben Andersson, Shahram Khosravi and Peo Hansen discuss whom or what is to blame and what needs to be done to stop people from drowning.
  • Closed for summer holidays 2015-06-18 The Department of Social Anthropology will be closed from June 29 to August 9, but you can reach us via email or telephone. We wish you a happy summer holiday!
  • Mark Graham on materiality within queer theory 2015-06-18 In this episode of AnthroTalking, Mark Graham explains his concept of materiality within queer theory and talks about the intriguing relation of queerness and smells. He also gives advice on how to talk about queer topics in everyday life.
  • Need WiFi? Connect to eurodam! 2015-06-18 Stockholm University IT services recommend that you use eurodam when using wireless network.
  • Different office hours at the Study counsellor 2015-06-09 During week 24 the office hours at the Study counsellor is Wednesday and Thursday 12-3pm.
  • Gudrun Dahl on pastoralism in Kenya, victimhood, and moral buzzwords 2015-06-04 In this episode of AnthroTalking we interview Professor Gudrun Dahl on how her field of research has evolved from studying pastoralism in North-East Africa to development discourses, including notions of agency and victimization.
  • Ruben Andersson Prize for study on migration and border controls 2015-04-23 Ruben Andersson has received the BBC’s Thinking Allowed, in association with the British Sociological Association, annual Ethnography Award for his book “Illegality, Inc.: Clandestine Migration and the Business of Bordering Europe”.
  • New book about the integration of descendants of Turkish migrants in Stockholm 2015-04-20 A new book edited by Charles Westin has just been published: “The Integration of Descendants of Migrants from Turkey in Stockholm. The TIES Study in Sweden”. The book presents the results of the Integration of the Second Generation in Europe survey that examines the experiences of residents of Stockholm who are descended from Turkish migrants.
  • Workshop on Post-Deportation 2015-04-16 This half-day workshop aims to focus on what happens post-deportation. It is scheduled to take place on May 7 at Stockholm University and will have a limited number of participants working on post-deportation.
  • PhD positions at University of Zurich 2015-04-16 The Department of Social Anthropology and Cultural Studies (ISEK) at the University of Zurich, Switzerland is offering two PhD positions/"Academic Assistants" (60%).
  • Thomas Fillitz visits the Department of Social Anthropology 2015-04-15 Starting Monday 20 April, the Department of Social Anthropology will be visited by Professor Thomas Fillitz, Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology, University of Vienna. Thomas Fillitz will teach the master course “Approaches to the Contemporary Anthropology of Art” and give the seminar “Anthropology, Biennials, and the Concept of Global Art”.
  • Charles Woolfson on austerity and the informalization of the labour market 2015-04-10 In this episode of AnthroTalking we talk to Charles Woolfson, who is professor of labour studies at the Institute for Research on Migration, Ethnicity and Society (REMESO) at Linköping University, Sweden. From a critical perspective, Charles Woolfson looks at processes of labour migration, industrial relations and working environments and is currently working on issues related to austerity programmes employed to restore and rehabilitate economic growth.
  • Summer School 2015 "Visual Ethnography of Cityscapes" 2015-04-09 The Netherlands Institute at Athens and the Athens Ethnographic Film Festival (Ethnofest) are organizing an intensive summer school in collaboration with staff from the University of Leiden and other Dutch and Greek Universities.
  • Interested in working within the EU? 2015-04-01 Interested in working within the EU? Do you want to know more about how to get a job in the European Union?
  • Anthro-history and anthropology in the museum 2015-03-25 The latest episodes of our podcast series feature interviews with Carolyn Hamilton, Professor at the University of Cape Town, and Michael Barrett, curator at the Museum of Ethnography in Stockholm.
  • The fragile power of think tanks 2015-03-24 While think tanks often succeed in getting their message across, their power is much more fragile than often assumed, says Christina Garsten, Professor in Social Anthropology, in an article published on University of Oslo’s website.
  • Two SOAS ERC PhD studentships 2015-03-22 Applications are invited for two doctoral studentships tenable at SOAS for 3 years (full time) starting in September 2015 within the project "Roads and the politics of thought: Ethnographic approaches to infrastructure development in South Asia".
  • Time to apply for our programs and courses 2015-03-16 You can now apply for our programs and courses starting in autumn 2015. Application deadline: April 15.
  • PhD in rural development 2015-03-10 A position as PhD student at the Department of Urban and Rural Development, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, is available. The PhD project will be undertaken within the larger project: Cash transfers and long-term sustainable livelihoods in South Africa.
  • Ruben Andersson Risks and challenges facing international forces in Mali 2015-02-25 In the premiere episode of the podcast AnthroTalking Ruben Andersson, researcher at the LSE and Stockholm University, is interviewed about his research on the ongoing international intervention in Mali.
  • Useful websites for anthropologists 2015-02-10 What is anthropology? How can I learn more about anthropological projects around the world? Choose a career in anthropology? What skills will I develop through a degree in anthropology? These two websites will give you the answers.
  • Scholarships offered by Stockholm University and other organisations 2015-02-06 The scholarship scheme at Stockholm University is aimed at especially qualified students coming from countries outside of EU/EEA/Switzerland and who are required to pay tuition fees for studies. There are also a few other organisations offering scholarships. The application period for Swedish Institute (SI) scholarships for studies in Sweden starting autumn 2015 is now open.
  • Don Kulick recruited to Uppsala University 2015-02-04 In January the Swedish Research Council took decisions on grants for the recruitment of international outstanding researchers out of which Uppsala University received a contribution to recruit Don Kulick. Don Kulick is a former colleague of the Department of Social Anthropology, Stockholm University from which he also earned his PhD.
  • New book: Anthropology Now and Next: Essays in Honor of Ulf Hannerz 2015-01-21 The book ‘Anthropology Now and Next: Essays in Honor of Ulf Hannerz’ was recently published by Berghahn Books. The book is edited by Professor Thomas Hylland Eriksen (Department of Social Anthropology, University of Oslo), Professor Christina Garsten (Department of Social Anthropology, Stockholm University), and Professor Shalini Randeria (Graduate Institute for International and Development Studies). Ulf Hannerz is Professor Emeritus, Department of Social Anthropology.
  • Erik Olsson Wallenberg funding to research on social mobility and elite recruitment 2015-01-08 Professor Erik Olsson, Department of Social Anthropology, has received a research grant from the Marianne and Marcus Wallenberg Foundation for a four-year project: “Pathways to Success: the upcoming elite among descendants of migrants in Sweden”.
  • PhD studentship at Cardiff University 2015-01-08 Applications are being sought for a prestigious PhD studentship to be based in the Cardiff School of Social Sciences at Cardiff University, to begin in October 2015. Project title: Urban ethnography: public space, street care and homelessness in a UK capital city. Deadline: January 26.
  • Department co-organised workshop in India 2014-12-19 The Department of Social Anthropology and other faculties around the world arranged the methodological workshop ‘Roots and Bridges: Practicing Interdisciplinarity in Research on Northeast India’. The workshop was held in Guwahati, India between December 15 and 19.
  • Time to apply for 2015/16 2014-12-19 Studies in Social Anthropology provide a solid basis for a professional career as well as further research. The Department of Social Anthropology is offering two 2-year Master’s programs and advanced level courses. The deadline for applications is 15 January 2015.
  • Closed December 24 to January 6 2014-12-19 The Department will be closed from December 24 until January 6 (lifts and doors to the Department will be locked), but you can reach us on phone or email. The Department of Social Anthropology wishes you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
  • University of Hull PhD positions 2014-12-09 The University of Hull is offering, in an open competition, up to 80 full-time UK/EU PhD Scholarships (or international fees bursaries) based on specific topics across several areas and themes. Application deadline is February 2.
  • PhD Student cum Research Associate Position at Goethe-University 2014-12-08 The research project “Political Organization beyond the State in Aceh, Indonesia, and Mindanao, Philippines” under the aegis of the Collaborative Research Center “Weakness Discourses and Resource Regimes” (Sonderforschungsbereich: “Schwächediskurse und Ressourcenregime”) at Goethe-University Frankfurt am Main, Germany, offers a fully funded four-year doctoral research position in the field of anthropology. The position will be filled as soon as possible with a starting date no later than April 1, 2015.
  • Bengt G. Karlsson promoted to Professor 2014-12-03 The Vice-Chancellor has promoted Bengt G. Karlsson to Professor of Social Anthropology. Bengt G. Karlsson’s research focuses primarily on issues concerning indigenous peoples, natural resources and ethnic conflicts in India.
  • Alireza Behtoui Research project about impact of civil society organisations on student performance secures funding 2014-11-26 Alireza Behtoui, Associate Professor at the Department of Social Anthropology, has received a research grant from the Swedish Research Council for a three-year study on how civil society organisations can affect students’ performances in school.
  • Doctoral Studentship in Social Anthropology at University of Gothenburg 2014-11-26 Deadline: December 15
  • Call for application for PhD position at Södertörn University 2014-11-18 Södertörn University has announced one doctoral studentship in Media and Communication Studies in the research area of Critical and Cultural Theory and the research project “New Media and the Dynamics of Civil Society in the New EU Democracies: Retooling Citizenship in the Baltics and the Balkans”.
  • Ulf Hannerz gave the annual Eric Wolf Lecture in Vienna 2014-11-17 Professor Emeritus Ulf Hannerz gave the 9th annual Eric Wolf Lecture in Vienna last week. The title of the lecture was “Writing Futures: An Anthropologist's View of Global Scenarios”. In this connection, he was also interviewed by the Vienna newspaper Der Standard.
  • New book by Mark Graham 2014-11-13 "Anthropological Explorations in Queer Theory" was recently published by Ashgate. The book is written by Mark Graham, Associate Professor at the Department of Social Anthropology. The book discusses central concerns of contemporary anthropology, drawing on both the latest anthropological research as well as classic theories.
  • Fully funded PhD positions at European University Institute 2014-10-30 There are several opportunities to apply for PhD positions abroad. The European University Institute has 160 grants available for a fully funded PhD programme for the best students residing in the EU.
  • Test Academic Video Online 2014-10-29 Through Academic Video Online from Alexander Street Press you have access to over 40,000 videos in many different disciplines such as anthropology, ethnography, environment and media. Stockholm University Library runs a test period of the database until December 7.
  • Mass Observation Online 2014-10-22 Stockholm University Library is currently offering access to the digitized archive Mass Observation Online.
  • Podcast of LSE event with Ruben Andersson on the fight against irregular migration now available 2014-10-16 Ruben Andersson, associated researcher at the Department of Social Anthropology and postdoctoral research fellow at the London School of Economics and Political Science, recently participated together with Cecilia Malmström, EU Commissioner for Home Affairs, in a panel discussion about the ‘business of bordering Europe’.
  • Online application for studies beginning spring 2015 open 2014-10-07 You can now apply for our courses starting in spring 2015. Deadline: October 15.
  • The cost and consequences of Europe's fight against irregular migration 2014-10-06 Ruben Andersson, associated researcher at the Department of Social Anthropology and postdoctoral research fellow at the London School of Economics and Political Science, will on October 14 participate together with Cecilia Malmström, EU Commissioner for Home Affairs, in a panel discussion about the ‘business of bordering Europe’.
  • Complexity of return migration covered in latest issue of Diaspora 2014-09-17 Professor Erik Olsson, Department of Social Anthropology, and Russell King, University of Sussex, are the special editors of the current issue of Diaspora: A Journal of Transnational Studies. The issue deals with what happens to people in diaspora when they actually operationalize their return projects. The journal is accessible online for Stockholm University Library card holders.
  • De dolda rummens kunskap 2014-09-08 Professor Christina Garsten vid Socialantropologiska institutionen medverkar idag, måndag 8 september, i Vetandets värld i Sveriges Radio P1. Under rubriken ”De dolda rummens kunskap” kommer hon tillsammans med andra forskare att diskutera vad som händer då managementkonsulter allt oftare får i uppdrag att ta fram beslutsunderlag för politiker, istället för att forskare får utreda viktiga frågor.
  • Extensive ‘border industry’ controls path into Europe 2014-08-27 Ruben Andersson, associated researcher at the Department of Social Anthropology and postdoctoral research fellow at The London School of Economics and Political Science, recently came out with Illegality, Inc., a book about Europe’s counterproductive border controls. In a recent blog post on Border Criminologies he writes about a just held one-day migration conference at King’s College London that discussed ‘the borders of Europe’.
  • Asta Vonderau Transnationality and the public sphere 2014-08-25 A recently published anthology gathers chapter on transnationality and the public sphere. The book, entitled ‘Transnationalität und Öffentlichkeit. Interdisziplinäre Perspektiven’ (Transnationality and Public Sphere. Interdisciplinary Perspectives), is edited by Asta Vonderau, postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Social Anthropology, and Caroline Schmitt at the Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz.
  • Ruben Andersson wins 2014 Maria Baganha Dissertation Award 2014-08-11 The winner of the 2014 IMISCOE - Maria Ioannis Baganha Dissertation Award is Ruben Andersson, associated researcher at the Department of Social Anthropology and postdoctoral research fellow at The London School of Economics and Political Science.
  • PhD Fellowships at the University of Bergen 2014-06-26 European Research Council: Advanced Grant "Egalitarianism: Forms, Processes, Comparisons"
  • Closed for summer holidays 2014-06-26 The Department of Social Anthropology will be closed from June 30 to August 11, but you can reach us via email or telephone. We wish you a happy summer holiday!
  • New book about research on massive political violence 2014-06-23 Ivana Maček, researcher at the Department of Social Anthropology, is the editor of the new book “Engaging Violence Trauma, memory and representation” which examines how scholars, students and professionals who work with and are engaged in violence deal with the inevitable emotional stress and trauma that they experience.
  • Study counselling closed from June 3 2014-05-27
  • Fully funded PhD positions at other universities 2014-05-27 There are several opportunities to apply for PhD positions abroad. Below you will find links to three current calls for applications.
  • Asta Vonderau New book by Asta Vonderau 2014-05-20 A new book co-edited by Asta Vonderau, postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Social Anthropology, has just been published: Formationen des Politischen. Anthropologie politischer Felder.
  • Educational project highlighted in Lebanese newspaper 2014-04-29 A recent article in L'Orient le Jour – Lebanon’s largest French-language newspaper – describes the research project “Future citizens in pedagogic texts and educational policy. Examples from Lebanon, Sweden and Turkey” led by Professor Annika Rabo at the Department of Social Anthropology.
  • Stockholm Visual Anthropology Competition! 2014-04-15 Do you want to exhibit your photographs from the field? This is your chance. We have 45 meter empty corridor walls and 10,000 SEK* to award to the winning proposal. The competition is open to all students and faculty members in the department.
  • Sandra Wallman among Stockholm University’s honorary doctorates 2014 2014-04-15 Stockholm University has now chosen this year’s honorary doctors, all of whom have contributed in distinctive ways to the University's activities in research and education. Prominent names include Sandra Wallman, a leading social anthropologist and Emeritus Professor at University College London.
  • Anthropology, Collecting, and Museification 2014-04-14 The Department of Social Anthropology will run the intensive advanced level course Anthropology, Collecting, and Museification (7,5 hp) between June 2 and June 5. Guest lecturer for the course is Paul van der Grijp, Professor of Anthropology, University Lyon 2, France. Apply before May 28.
  • Seminar with Jamie Saris 2014-03-31 A. Jamie Saris, PhD, Department of Anthropology, NUI Maynooth visits the Department of Social Anthropology in May. He will present the paper Growing Appetites and Hungry Subjects: Addicts, the Undead, and the Long Arc of History in Western Social Science in a seminar organised by the department’s Organisation cluster.
  • Annika Rabo Interpreting conspiracy talk in Syria 2014-03-25 In the recently published book Conspiracy Theories in the United States and the Middle East. A Comparative Approach, Annika Rabo, researcher in the Department of Social Anthropology, writes about everyday talk of evil planning and conspiracies by powerful others in contemporary Syria.
  • Ulf Hannerz interviewed by Dominic Boyer 2014-01-17 In the latest issue of Public Culture (vol 26, no 1, 2014) Dominic Boyer professor of anthropology, Rice University interviews Ulf Hannerz, professor emeritus of social anthropology, Department of Social Anthropology, Stockholm University.
  • Closed December 21 to January 6 2013-12-19 The department will be closed from December 21 until January 6 (elevators and doors to the department will be locked), but you can reach us by phone or email. We at the Department of Social Anthropology would like to wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
  • Ruben Andersson Ethnographic perspectives on border controls 2013-12-17 The recently concluded international workshop on ethnographies of border controls organised by Ruben Andersson and Shahram Khosravi, Department of Social Anthropology, reflected on both the nature of contemporary border controls and how to approach these ethnographically. In a post on the Border Criminologies blog, Ruben Andersson writes about the workshop.
  • Director of studies' office hours cancelled 3/12 2013-12-02 Director of studies (advanced level), Eva-Maria Hardtmann, has cancelled her office hours on Tuesday December 3.
  • Student Barometer helps towards increasing service to international students 2013-11-20 Participation in the International Student Barometer has helped Stockholm University see the needs of international students more clearly.
  • Master’s program in Social Anthropology 2013-11-12 Apply now for our master’s program in Social Anthropology. Final application date is January 15.
  • Is a world without borders utopian? 2013-11-04 In The Silent University - Tensta Reader # 1 Shahram Khosravi, researcher in the Department of Social Anthropology, writes about a world without borders. The article is entitled Is a world without borders utopian? The Silent University is an alternative knowledge platform that has been established as part of the exhibition Reports from New Sweden at Tensta konsthall.
  • Asta Vonderau Project on perceptions of cloud and its environmental effects receives RJ funding 2013-10-28 On October 24 Riksbankens Jubileumsfond decided on research funding for 2013. Asta Vonderau, researcher in the Department of Social Anthropology, was awarded funding for a research project on the digital cloud. The project aims to better understand internet’s materiality and to address the risk of an energy crisis of information.
  • The Japanese House 2013-10-28 Dr. Inge Daniels, University of Oxford, recently visited the Department of Social Anthropology as one of our guest researchers. As part of our visual anthropology stream the department has produced a short film during which Inge discusses her recent research on Japanese material culture.
  • Rebecca Empson Rebecca Empson on her stay as Guest Researcher in the Department 2013-10-25 Dr Rebecca Empson, Department of Anthropology, University College London, has been a Guest Researcher in the Department of Social Anthropology this autumn. Rebecca Empson conducts research in Inner and East Asia and has among other things done long-term fieldwork with herding families along the Mongolian Russian border.
  • Changed opening hours for Director of studies next week 2013-10-25 Eva-Maria Hardtmann, Director of studies (advanced level), has moved her office hours from Tuesday October 29 to Thursday October 31 (1-3pm).
  • James Siegel interviewed by Johan Lindquist 2013-10-22 In the latest issue of Public Culture, Johan Lindquist, Associate Professor at the Department of Social Anthropology, interviews James Siegel, Professor of Anthropology and Asian Studies.
  • Khalid Koser Filmed lecture with Khalid Koser 2013-10-14 Khalid Koser, Geneva Centre for Security Policy, participated in the conference Migration and displacement in and from Afghanistan that took place in September at Stockholm University and was organised by Shahram Khosravi, Department of Social Anthropology.
  • New book on forced migration 2013-10-10 People on the Move. Experiences of Forced Migration edited by Charles Westin and Sadia Hassanen deals with various issues of forced migration from developing countries, in some cases to neighbouring countries, in others to countries in the developed world. Charles Westin is Emeritus Professor of International Migration and Ethnic Relation and Sadia Hassanen, PhD, is an affiliated researcher, both at the Department of Social Anthropology.
  • Performance of immigrant children in education and the labour market discussed in new article 2013-10-04 Associate professor Alireza Behtoui and Professor Erik Olsson, Department of Social Anthropology, argue in a new article published in the Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies that it is more difficult for offspring of immigrants, compared with young people who have native parents, to achieve a social status appropriate to their skills and merits.
  • Sanjay Kak Sanjay Kak visits Stockholm University 2013-10-03 Sanjay Kak, documentary filmmaker from India, will visit the University on October 11 and 14.
  • Mahmoud Keshavarz Researchers met for talks on Afghanistan and migration 2013-09-25 The conference Migration and displacement in and from Afghanistan concluded on Saturday. Organised by Shahram Khosravi, Department of Social Anthropology, it brought together researchers with an interest in Afghanistan and its diaspora. Participants included, among others, Mahmoud Keshavarz from Asylgruppen i Malmö, who was also interviewed by Swedish Radio’s broadcast in Persian.
  • Network on diaspora studies meets in Germany 2013-09-23 The Department of Social Anthropology at Stockholm University is one of the partners of CoHaB, a Marie Curie Initial Training Network, focusing on diaspora studies. On September 22 the network began an international conference in Germany.
  • Subscribe to our Newsletter 2013-09-09 First newsletter in September just published.
  • Chapter on Sweden’s pension system reviewed in reputable journal 2013-08-30 The book chapter "Sweden's National Pension System as a Political Technology" by Anette Nyqvist is reviewed in the latest issue of the Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute.
  • Subscribe to our Newsletter 2013-08-27
  • Annika Rabo Traders flee fighting in Aleppo 2013-07-03 The war in Syria has ruined the economy of Aleppo and many of the city's traders have left the country. Some are trying to continue trading in neighbouring countries and learn how to cope without the confidence and relationships and networks that the business culture in Aleppo depended on. Annika Rabo, Professor of social anthropology with extensive experience of research on Syria, was recently quoted in the media about the traders’ situation. Her book, A Shop of One's Own Independence and Reputation among Traders in Aleppo, is now available for free download.
  • Latest issue of JBA out now 2013-06-20 A new issue (Vol 2, No 1) of the Journal of Business Anthropology was recently published. Professor Christina Garsten at the Department of Social Anthropology is its editor together with Professor Brian Moeran at Copenhagen Business School.
  • Network on diaspora studies organises international conference 2013-06-17 The Department of Social Anthropology at Stockholm University is one of the partners of CoHaB, a Marie Curie Initial Training Network, focusing on diaspora studies. In September the network is organising an international conference in Germany.
  • Information on previously announced PhD studentship 2013-05-22 The process of admission to the PhD program is completed.
  • Filmed lecture by Khachig Tölölyan 2013-05-22 Khachig Tölölyan: "Claiming diasporas, reclaiming diaspora studies."
  • Filmed lecture with Avtar Brah 2013-05-22 Avtar Brah “Multiple Formations of Power: Articulations of Diaspora and Intersectionality”
  • New book analyses ethnographic fieldwork in complex organisations 2013-05-20 Organisational Anthropology is a pioneering analysis of doing ethnographic fieldwork in different types of complex organisations.
  • Director of studies' office hours cancelled 2/4 2013-03-27 Director of studies (advanced level), Eva-Maria Hardtmann, has cancelled her office hours on April 2.
  • SANT conference registration 2013-03-20 The Anthropological Association of Sweden (SANT) Conference will take place in Uppsala, April 26-28. Deadline for registration is Monday March 25.
  • Helena Wulff in conversation with Anne Enright 2013-02-22 On Wednesday February 27 at 6pm Anne Enright appears at Rönnells Antikvariat in Stockholm where she reads from her latest work and discusses her life and writing with Irish literary expert, Helena Wulff, professor in social anthropology.
  • Thomas Faist on transnationality and the social position of migrants 2013-02-21 Thomas Faist, Professor of Transnational, Development and Migration Studies, Faculty of Sociology, University of Bielefeld, visited the Department of Social Anthropology earlier this year. He gave the lecture "Social Inequalities: What Role for Transnationality?", as part of the Transnational migration seminar series.
  • New publication: Modernities on the Move 2013-02-11 Modernities on the Move by Gudrun Dahl, Örjan Bartholdson, Paolo Favero and Shahram Khosravi is a new publication in the Acta Universitatis Stockholmiensis series Stockholm Studies in Social Anthropology N.S. The book emanates from three studies of youngsters and young adults in Tehran, Delhi and Salvador.
  • Director of studies' office hours cancelled 12/2 2013-02-11 Director of studies (advanced level), Eva-Maria Hardtmann, has cancelled her office hours on February 12.
  • Filmed lecture with Thomas Faist 2013-02-07 Thomas Faist: “Social Inequalities: What Role for Transnationality?”
  • Office hours student counselling 2013-01-07 Changed office hours during January 9-31.
  • Urban Anthropology: Cities in the Middle East 2012-11-27 It is still possible to take the course Urban Anthropology: Cities in the Middle East, a 7.5-credit course at advanced level offered in spring 2013.
  • Director of studies' office hours cancelled 27/11 2012-11-26 Director of studies, Eva-Maria Hardtmann, has cancelled her office hours on November 27.
  • Public defence of thesis/viva - Erik Nilsson 2012-10-24 On Friday November 2, 2012, Erik Nilsson will defend his dissertation Conserving the American Dream: Faith and Politics in the U.S. Heartland.
  • Different open hours week 37 2012-09-07 The Department of Social Anthropology will be closed Wednesday September 12. Study counsellor will be open on Friday September 14, open hours 10am to 1pm.
  • Information to new master students 2012-08-14 We are pleased to welcome you to the Department of Social Anthropology.
  • Exhibition in London by Anna Laine: Kolam - Ephemeral Patterns for Eternal Prosperity 2012-04-04 The exhibition is at Brunei Gallery in London April 13 - June 23.
  • Watch videos from the City Axioms lectures 2012-03-16 Videos from the first two lectures, "Austerity Urbanism" and "Community and Sustainability", are now available.
  • Schedule and Course plan for the upcoming term 2012-01-04 How to find Schedule and Course plan on the new website.

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