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Diablo taking part in the religious dance procession for the Virgin of Urkupiña, Quilloacollo (Cocha

What is Social Anthropology?

Anthropology has been studying the social and cultural variation of human beings for well over a century. What distinguishes it from other disciplines is its attention to human differences and its commitment to long-term fieldwork, ethnography.


  • Christina Garsten. Photo: Eva Dalin Christina Garsten awarded the Thuréus Prize 2018-09-10 Professor Christina Garsten, Department of Social Anthropology, has been awarded the Thuréus Prize by the Royal Society of Sciences, Uppsala.
  • University of Geneva University of Geneva: PhD position in migration, ageing and vulnerability 2018-09-06 At the University of Geneva, Switzerland, there is an open position for a PhD candidate to work in the research project ‘Transnational Ageing among Older Migrants and Natives: A Strategy to Overcome Vulnerability’ (TransAge).
  • Study counsellor closed September 12 and 25 2018-09-06 The study counsellor is closed Wednesday September 12 and Tuesday September 25.
  • KU Leuven, Belgium PhD position at KU Leuven, Belgium 2018-08-21 The PhD fellowship is part of the Cultural Mobilities Research (CuMoRe) cluster of the Interculturalism, Migration and Minorities Research Centre (IMMRC) at the Faculty of Social Sciences, in close collaboration with the Policy in Sports & Physical Activity Research Group at the Department of Movement Sciences at KU Leuven, Belgium.
  • Public defence of PhD thesis – Ulrik Jennische 2018-08-16 Ulrik Jennische defends his PhD thesis ”Small-Small: Moral Economy and the Marketspace in Northern Ghana”. Opponent: Dinah Rajak, Reader, University of Sussex.

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Department of Social Anthropology
Universitetsvägen 10 B
Frescati, Stockholm
Södra huset entrance B, 6th floor

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Department of Social Anthropology
Universitetsvägen 10 B
106 91 Stockholm

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Department of Social Anthropology
Stockholm University
SE-106 91 Stockholm

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VAT no: SE202100306201
Organisation number: 202100-3062

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Doors and elevators are open 7.30-17.00.