Department of Social Anthropology

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The Department of Social Anthropology conducts social anthropological research and offers education in African Studies and Social Anthropology. Social Anthropology is the comparative study of culture and society. The starting point of the discipline is the cultural diversity in the world, and anthropologists study the social processes that produce, change and maintain this diversity.

Why anthropology matters (EASA Statement from 2015) 



Two available full time permanent positions as Associate Professors in Social Anthropology. One with a particular focus on anthropology of organisations and sustainability, and one with a particular focus on anthropology of technology.
Application deadline for both positions 15 August 2018.


Available 4-year temporary position as PhD Research Fellow in Social Anthropology. The PhD-position will be associated with the department’s research group on migration and mobility.
Application deadline 1 July 2018.

PhD Ethnographic Methods Course in Social Anthropology;

"From Ethnoscapes to Screenscapes"
Dates and venue: October 17th-19th 2018, Campus Dragvoll, Trondheim
Registration: Send email to by August 1st, 2018

Mon, 13 Aug 2018 10:51:31 +0200





Department of Social Anthropology

Building No 7, Level 4, Dragvoll Campus

Postal address:
Department of Social Anthropology, NTNU
N-7491 Trondheim, Norway 

Phone: +47 73 55 89 07




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