Background and activities

Jan Ketil Simonsen is Associate Professor at the Department of Social Anthropology. He holds a PhD and an MPhil in Social Anthropology from the University of Oslo.

He is also the co-editor of the Norwegian Journal of Anthropology 

 

Research interests

Ritual Studies
Visual Anthropology
Childhood Studies
Mobility, migration and urbanization

 

 

Scientific, academic and artistic work

A selection of recent journal publications, artistic productions, books, including book and report excerpts. See all publications in the database

Journal publications

Books

  • Simonsen, Jan Ketil; Larsen, Kjersti; Engebrigtsen, Ada I.. (2018) Movement and Connectivity: Configurations of Belonging. Peter Lang Publishing Group. 2018. ISBN 978-1-78707-550-4.
  • Iversen, Gunnar; Simonsen, Jan Ketil. (2010) Beyond the visual. Sound and image in ethnographic and documentary film. Intervention Press. 2010. ISBN 978-87-89825-93-9. Proceedings from NAFA (1).
  • Simonsen, Jan Ketil; Crawford, Peter I.. (1992) Ethnographic Film, Aesthetics and Narrative Traditions - Proceedings from NAFA II. Intervention Press. 1992. ISBN 87-89825-01-2.

Part of book/report

  • Larsen, Kjersti; Simonsen, Jan Ketil; Engebrigtsen, Ada I.. (2018) Introduction. Movement and Connectivity: Configurations of Belonging.
  • Simonsen, Jan Ketil. (2018) Kinship and Mobility in Urban Zambia (and Beyond). Movement and Connectivity: Configurations of Belonging.
  • Simonsen, Jan Ketil. (2015) Om å jage og pleie ånder: Nyliberalisme, spirituell helbredelse og konkurrerende kunnskapstradisjoner i Zambia. Det skapende mennesket : Antropologiske dialoger om tegn, ting og tolkning.
  • Smørholm, Sesilie; Simonsen, Jan Ketil. (2015) Children’s Drawings in Ethnographic Explorations: Analysis and Interpretations. Methodological Approaches, Geographies of Children and Young People.
  • Simonsen, Jan Ketil; Serpell, Robert. (2012) Foreword. Children’s Games and Play in Zambia.
  • Iversen, Gunnar; Simonsen, Jan Ketil. (2010) Introduction. Beyond the visual. Sound and image in ethnographic and documentary film.
  • Simonsen, Jan Ketil. (2010) Ephemeral images in the Chisungu female initiation ritual. Beyond the visual. Sound and image in ethnographic and documentary film.
  • Simonsen, Jan Ketil. (2010) The Revival of the Mambwe-Lungu First-Fruits Ceremony in Zambia. Reveries of Home: Nostalgia, Authenticity and the Performance of Place.
  • Simonsen, Jan Ketil. (2003) Children, Communities, and Coping Strategies: Some Reflections on Fieldwork Methods. Children, AIDS, and Communal Coping Strategies: Papers presented for a research workshop at University of Fort Hare 18-22 March 2002.
  • Simonsen, Jan Ketil; Talle, Aud. (1996) Øst-Afrika og det sørlige Sentral-Afrika. Fjern og nær : sosialantropologiske perspektiver på verdens samfunn og kulturer.

Report/dissertation

  • Simonsen, Jan Ketil. (2004) Fra Feltarbeider til Forfatter: Erfaringer fra skrivekurs for mastergradsstudenter på sosialantropologi. Working Papers Series, Sosialantropologisk institutt, NTNU. 2004.
  • Simonsen, Jan Ketil. (2004) Å Skrive er Å Tenke (og å tolke og analysere) Studiehefte for mastergradsstudenter, Sosialantropologisk institutt, NTNU. 2004.
  • Simonsen, Jan Ketil. (2003) Children, AIDS, and Communal Coping Strategies: Papers presented for a research workshop at University of Fort Hare 18-22 March 2002. 2003. ISBN 82-8048-031-5. Diakonhjemmet University College Report Series (5/2003).