The research at the Department deals in particular with the broader themes of globalisation and transnational processes. In a world with a constant flow of information, people and goods across borders there is a need for enhanced knowledge about the effects of globalisation.

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Profile area “Transnationalism & migration”

One of Stockholm University’s profile areas is “Transnationalism & migration”. In three short videos, three of the Department of Social Anthropology’s researchers are interviewed about their research on the topic.


Anthropologists in the new research program on world literature

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.


Global foresight: Anticipatory governance and the making of geo-cultural scenarios

This project investigates how global foresight organizations attempt to anticipate the future, how scenario models are produced, and what they tell us about proposed solutions for tackling urgent global challenges. The project was awarded a five-year grant in the 2015 jubilee call for proposals on New Horizons for Humanities and Social Sciences (Nya utsikter för HumSam), starting in January 2016.

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Department of Social Anthropology
Universitetsvägen 10 B
Frescati, Stockholm
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Publications by researchers in the department