Helle Bundgaard

Helle Bundgaard

Associate Professor

After years of working with educational issues related to firstly ethnic minority children and later university students, I have returned to my previous engagement with traditional producers of craft in India.

Primary fields of research

My primay interest is stories or narratives, what they have to offer anthropology, and how we can integrate the art of storytelling as a central aspect of our education. I am currently writing a collection of stories based upon my work amongst Indian crafts producers over a period of 30 years.

Affiliation to research groups: Global Development


Literary Anthropology; Ethnographic Writing; Interdisciplinary Field Research; Qualititive methods.



The Society for Humanistic Anthropology Ethnographic Fiction and Creative Nonfiction Writing Award


Selected publications

  1. Published

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

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

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  2. Published

    Producing "Good" Families and Citizens in Danish Child Care Institutions

    Bundgaard, Helle & Olwig, Karen Fog, 2018, Reconnecting State and Kinship. Thelen, T. & Alber, E. (eds.). University of Pennsylvania Press, p. 200-219

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapterResearchpeer-review

  3. Published

    Diskursiv lukning: Etiske dilemmaer i dansk minoritetsforskning

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

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapterResearch

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