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Information about the spring term 2021

There is continuing great uncertainty concerning the development of Covid-19 in Sweden and Europe. For that reason, it is very difficult to plan for classroom teaching during the coming year. One thing that is certain is that it will be possible to participate in all class meetings via Zoom during the whole spring semester. There will hopefully be opportunities for students who are able to and would like to take part in some classroom teaching on campus later in the semester. At the current time, however, this cannot be guaranteed. More detailed information about the specific courses will be made available via the learning platform Athena well in advance of the course start. If conditions change based on new recommendations from the Swedish Public Health Agency or the Vice-Chancellor at Stockholm University, we may have to make further changes. These will be announced via the course pages on Athena and on the department's website.

Conspiracy Theories and the Nordic Countries

Conspiracy Theories and the Nordic Countries

Annika Rabo is Professor Emeritus of Social Anthropology at Stockholm University, and is one of the authors of the newly published book Conspiracy Theories and the Nordic Countries. 


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PhD students in the fall of 2022

The Department of Social Anthropology will not be accepting applications for the PhD program during the spring 2021.


Congratulations Tomas Cole

December 18 Tomas Cole defended his doctoral thesis "Possessed Earth: Ownership and Power in the Salween Peace Park of Southeast Myanmar". Well done!

Read the thesis here:

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3 million SEK for “Food sovereignty”

Congratulations to Beppe Karlsson, Dolly Kikon och Xonzoi Barbor who receives 3 million SEK in funding from Formas for the project “Food sovereignty”

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New book release: "Invoking Flora Nwapa"

Paula Uimonen's new book captures the revival of Flora Nwapa’s literary legacy and the expansion of her fame.

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Congratulations to Paula Uimonen who has been promoted to professor in Social Anthropology

On October 22, Paula Uimonen was promoted to Professor of Social Anthropology after a decision by the Stockholm University's Vice-Chancellor.

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Ulf Hannerz top influential anthropologist

Ulf Hannerz, emeritus professor of social anthropology at Stockholm University, is number one when Academic Influence lists the most influential anthropologists in the world the last ten years.

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Who believes in conspiracy theories and why?

Anthropologist Annika Rabo from Stockholm University is being interviewed in the podcast “Expert guide to conspiracy theories” by The Conversation.

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Information for students and staff about the coronavirus

Information on the coronavirus in relation to Stockholm University's activities is updated continuously.

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