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Helle Bundgaard

Helle Bundgaard

Associate professor, Associate Professor

Primary fields of research

My most recent research interest is ethnographic fieldwork with particular focus on how master students experience and handle fieldwork as part of their study programme in a given institutional setting. This interest springs from my engagement with educational matters stimulated by my year long experience as Head of Studies at the Department of Anthropology. Educational matters, however, is a theme which cut across my previous fields of interest. One of these is institutional upbringing. The other is related to perceptions of quality and skill in craft making in India.

Affiliation to research groups: Business and Organisation; Migration and Mobility


Qualititive methods; Applied mixed mehtods; Didactics; The anthropology of education; Higher education; Childhood matters; Organisational lives and processes; 

Selected publications

  1. Published

    From rite of passage to a mentored educational activity: Fieldwork for master’s students of anthropology

    Bundgaard, H. & Rubow, C. 2016 In : Learning and Teaching. 9, 3, p. 22-41

    Publication: Research - peer-reviewJournal article

  2. Accepted/In press

    Exploring the Interface between the State and the Family: Kinning in Danish Childcare Institutions

    Bundgaard, H. & Olwig, K. F. 2016 Reconnecting (Modern) Statehood and Kinship: Temporalities, Scales, Classifications. Alber, E. & Thelen, T. (eds.). Penn University Press

    Publication: Research - peer-reviewBook chapter

  3. Published

    Change in the University: A Result of Travelling Ideas?

    Bundgaard, H. 22 Sep 2015 In : Teaching Anthropology. 5, 1, p. 26-41 16 p.

    Publication: Research - peer-reviewJournal article

  4. Accepted/In press

    Change Management at the University of Copenhagen: the Introduction of a common Market for Education in Denmark

    Bundgaard, H. 2012 In : Learning and Teaching in the Social Sciences. 5, 2, p. 5-26 21 p.

    Publication: Research - peer-reviewJournal article

  5. Published

    Diskursiv lukning: Etiske dilemmaer i dansk minoritetsforskning

    Bundgaard, H. 2009 Mellem mennesker: En grundbog i antropologisk forskningsetik. Hastrup, K. (ed.). København: Hans Reitzel, p. 193-206 13 p.

    Publication: ResearchBook chapter

Selected activities

  1. Chair:

    Head of Studies

    1 Feb 2007 - 31 Jul 2016

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