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Social anthropology

By using participant observation as a method, we study human experience and interpretation.

Social anthropology is the study of human beings in a cultural and comparative context.

The areas and research questions that the social anthropologists at the Department of Sociology have particularly focused on include:

  • ethics and globalization
  • human rights
  • migration
  • conflict and violence,
  • crime and moral regulation,
  • corruption,
  • policy,
  • nationalism and
  • social movements
  • historical anthropology; and
  • material and visual culture.

The geographical specialization covers among others:

  • Africa
  • The Middle East,
  • North America,
  • Scandinavia,
  • Russia and
  • The Pacific Ocean.


Simon Turner

simon [dot] turner [at] soc [dot] lu [dot] se

Researchers in the environment

For publications related to the environment, see each researcher's personal page by following the links above.