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Lærke Cecilie Anbert


PhD Student

Primary affiliation

Lærke Cecilie Anbert

Areas of expertise

  • Anthropology
  • Curricula Studies
  • Quantitative methods
  • Student activism
  • Epistemological debates

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As a PhD fellow I research student activism with a focus on social and epistemistemic justice in the US. Building on anthropological fieldwork at the University of California Berkeley, I unpack how students, staff and faculty navigate in a politically polarized reality. More specifically I am interested in how knowledge is awarded legitimacy and negotiations over representations of the past. 

The project is funded by the Danish Independent Research Fund as part of the larger project: "Fighting for e/quality: Comparative ethnographies of new student movements"

I was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to conduct fieldwork at UC Berkeley and to study abroad at the Center For Higher Education. The research stay was also supported by: William Demant Fonden, Torben og Alice Frimodts fond, Brorsons rejselegat and Augustinus Fonden.

Teaching activities

I hold an M.Sc in anthropology from the University of Copenhagen, and an M.Sc. in Gender Studies from the London School of Economics and Political Science. I have previously worked as a research assistant and external lecturer at the University of Copenhagen, Department of Anthropology. 



Job responsibilities

I am particularly interested in themes such as nationalism, political violence, activism, racialisation and gender. Previously I have conducted fieldwork in the UK on military remembrance practices and the construction of national unity and imaginaries. Further I have conducted fieldwork on community building in New Orleans after hurricane Katrina.



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