Lotte Meinert

Professor MSO

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Lotte Meinert

Professor MSO

  • Institut for Kultur og Samfund - Afdeling for Antropologi
Postaddresse:
Moesgård Allé 20
4236, 1.49
8270
Højbjerg
Danmark

E-mail: lotte.meinert@cas.au.dk

Telefon: +4587162171

Cell: + 45 24 26 22 02.
Born: 29.06.1968. Civic status: Married, three sons (1995, 1998, 2005) Maternity leave 18 months.

Education

PhD at the Institute of Anthropology, University of Copenhagen 2001
MA at the Department of Anthropology and Ethnography, Aarhus University 1995

Appointments

2012- presentProfessor MSO, Aarhus University
Nov 2013- June 2015Visiting Scholar, Department of Anthropology, John Hopkins University
Aug 2014-Dec 2014Guest Professor, Department of Anthropology, George Washington University
2006-2012Associate Professor, Aarhus University 2006-2012
2003-2006Assistant Professor, Aarhus University 2003-2006
2002Team leader. Study on malaria medicine in Uganda, USAID
1997-2001PhD student Copenhagen University

Research focus

Human Security, Post-Conflict, Development, Medical anthropology, Education, HIV/AIDS, East Africa. Meinert has conducted anthropological fieldwork and worked in various parts of Uganda for a total of more than 7 years. She has also done shorter periods of fieldwork in Indonesia and Kenya.


Academic Awards

2012Nominated by Aarhus University for the Danish Elite Researcher Prize.
2010Nominated by the Faculty of Arts, AU for the Danish Elite Researcher Prize.

Research projects and leadership

2012-2017Project leader of: Governing Transition in Northern Uganda: Trust and Land. TrustLand http://trustland.me. 10 mio. Kr. Research grant from The Consultative Research Committee for Development Research in Denmark (FFU).
2012-2016Project leader (with Jens Seeberg) of EPICENTER: Center for Cultural Epidemics. http://epicenter.au.dk. 5.5 mio. Kr. Research grant from Aarhus University Research Foundation (AUFF).
2008-2012Project leader of ENRECA: Changing Human Security: Recovery from Armed Conflict in Northern Uganda. https://sites.google.com/site/enrecagulu/. Enhancement of Research Capacity grant from The Consultative Research Committee for Development Research in Denmark (FFU) 9.9. mill. kr.
2011-2014Senior researcher: Death, Materiality and Time. A collective research project. Sapere Aude grant to Prof. Rane Willerslev from FKK.
2009Grant from AUFF for Guest Professor Cheryl Mattingly (University of Southern California) to visit Aarhus University for 4 months.
2008-2011Senior researcher: Innovative strategies among marginalised youth: A collective research project including Brazil, Denmark, Georgia and Uganda. Grant from FKK.
2007-2008Project leader: Recovery from Armed Conflict in Northern Uganda: Planning for Human Security. Initiative grant from FFU.
2006-2008Researcher: Fee or Free? The social aspects of ARV medicine. The TORCH project: Part of grant from FFU.
2005Principal Investigator: Malaria and medicine in primary schools in Uganda. Part of grant from FFU and the Danish Bilharziasis Laboratory
2004Researcher: Schooling, health, migration, and marginalisation. The TORCH project: Part of grant from FFU.
2002Co-Researcher: Malaria and medicine in primary schools in Kenya. Funded by Welcome Trust and World Bank (co-researcher)
1997-2001Junior researcher: Health and Education among Children in Uganda (PhD research) Funded by FFU.

Supervision and committee work

2003-presentSupervisor of 56 graduate students doing field research, writing field reports or masters theses. (Finalised: 36 field reports, 33 Kandidat Specialer, 4 magisterspecialer, 6 theses currently in process)
2007-presentMain Supervisor of 10 PhD students, co-supervisor of 6 PhD students.
2011- presentSupervisor of 7 post doc researchers
2006- presentHead of evaluation committees of 5 PhD theses at Aarhus University.
2006-presentMember of evaluation committees of 9 Phd Theses: 5 at University of Copenhagen, 2 at University of London, 1 at Roskilde University Center, 1 at University of Oslo.
2005-2008External Examiner at the Department of anthropology of education, DPU.
2009External examiner at the Danish Bilharziasis Laboratory, LIFE, KU.
2009-2014Head of 5 evaluation committees of Assistant /Associate Professorships at the Department of Culture and Society, AU.
2013 & 2016Expert panel member of the Research Council of Norway, Humanities and Social Sciences.

International Research Networks

The TrustLand project includes researchers from Gulu University Uganda, AU, KU and affiliated researchers from Boston University, George Washington University and Johns Hopkins University.

EPICENTER is a cross-disciplinary center at AU and collaborates with SDU, KU, Steno Center for Health Promotion, KORA, Steno Museum AU, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine; University of Cambridge; University of Southern California, Gulu University and Kathmandu University.

The ENRECA GU project included researchers from Gulu University Uganda, AU, KU, SDU and collaborated with: Tufts University, The Feinstein Centre, Cologne University, Manchester University.

The Death Materiality and Time Project involves researchers from AU, NIAS, KU, Oslo University, Center for Ethnography - California Irvine, Musée d’ethnographie de Genève, Rutgers University, James Cook University.


Editing boards and reviews

Guest editor of Special issue of Ethnos with Rane Willerslev
Guest editor of Special issue of Ethnos with Lone Grøn
Guest editor with Bruce Kapferer of Social Analysis.
Guest editor with Karen Valentin of Anthropology in Action.
Guest editor of Tidsskrift for Antropologi.
Member of the editing board of the journal Tidsskrift for Forskning i Sygdom og Samfund
Member of the editing board of the journal Jordens Folk
Reviewer of articles in: Current Anthropology, Medical Anthropology, Ethnos, Medical Anthropology Quarterly, Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute.
Book reviewer for Manchester University Press and Duke University Press.

Publications

Meinert, Lotte ; Rodima-Taylor, Daivi. / Introduction : Questioning Boundaries and Belonging. I: African Studies Review. 2017 ; Bind 60, Nr. 3. s. 7-15
Meinert, Lotte ; Willerslev, Rane ; Seebach, Sophie Hooge. / Cement, Graves, and Pillars in Land Disputes in Northern Uganda. I: African Studies Review. 2017 ; Bind 60, Nr. 3. s. 37-57
Grøn, Lone ; Meinert, Lotte. / En metode der gives videre : Jeppe Rønde om sin film Bridgend og bølger af selvmord i Wales (interview). I: Tidsskrift for Forskning i Sygdom og Samfund. 2017 ; Bind 26. s. 185-194
Williams, Lars Hedegaard ; Meinert, Lotte. / Traumer og ånder efter krig i Uganda : Konfigurationer af vold og behandling. I: Tidsskrift for Forskning i Sygdom og Samfund. 2017 ; Bind 26. s. 63-88
Meinert, Lotte ; Seeberg, Jens. / Introduktion: Social Smitte. I: Tidsskrift for Forskning i Sygdom og Samfund. 2017 ; Bind 26. s. 5-16
Willerslev, Rane ; Marcus, George ; Meinert, Lotte. / Obstruction and Intervention as Creative Methods in Anthropological Research. I: Ethnos. Journal of Anthropology. 2017 ; Bind 82, Nr. 5. s. 809-819
Willerslev, Rane ; Meinert, Lotte. / Understanding Hunger with Ik Elders and Turnbull’s “The Mountain People”. I: Ethnos. Journal of Anthropology. 2017 ; Bind 82, Nr. 5. s. 820-845
Kaduchu, Felix ; ovuga, emilio ; Meinert, Lotte ; whyte, susan ; Okumu, Cesar ; Sodemann, Morten . / Effects of conflict and displacement on education among a rural population of Awach. I: Demographic Research. 2016
Meinert, Lotte ; Obika, Julaina ; Whyte, Susan Reynolds. / Crafting forgiveness accounts after war : Editing for effect in Northern Uganda. I: Anthropology Today. 2014 ; Bind 30, Nr. 4. s. 10-14
Meinert, Lotte ; Whyte, Susan Reynolds. / Epidemic Projectification : AIDS responses in Uganda as Event and Process. I: Cambridge Anthropology. 2014 ; Bind 32, Nr. 1. s. 77-94
Whyte, Susan Reynolds ; Babiiha, Mpisi Sulayman ; Mukyala, Rebecca ; Meinert, Lotte. / Urbanization by subtraction: : the afterlife of camps in northern Uganda . I: Journal of Modern African Studies. 2014 ; Bind 52, Nr. 4. s. 597-622
Whyte, Susan Reynolds ; Babiiha, Sulayman ; Mukyala, Rebecca ; Meinert, Lotte. / Encampment to emplotment : Land matters in former IDP Camps. I: Journal of Peace and Strategic Studies. 2013 ; Bind 1, Nr. 1. s. 17-27
Whyte, Susan Reynolds ; Babiiha, Sulayman Mpisi ; Mukyala, Rebecca ; Meinert, Lotte. / Remaining Internally Displaced : Missing Links to Security in Northern Uganda. I: Journal of Refugee Studies. 2013 ; Bind 26, Nr. 2. s. 283-301
Mattingly, Cheryl ; Grøn, Lone ; Meinert, Lotte. / Chronic Homework in Emerging Borderlands of Healthcare. I: Culture, Medicine and Psychiatry. 2011 ; Bind 35, Nr. 3. s. 347-375
Meinert, Lotte. / Fremtiming. I: Tidsskriftet Antropologi. 2011 ; s. 87-88
Ovuga, Emilio ; Obika, Julaina ; Whyte, Susan Reynolds ; Meinert, Lotte. / Attainment of Positive Mental Health through Forgiveness in Northern Uganda. I: African Journal of Traumatic Stress. 2011 ; Bind 2, Nr. 2. s. 71-79
Meinert, Lotte ; Kølner, Mette. / Håbets fælde? : Fortryllelse og universel skolegang i Uganda og Tanzania. I: Tidsskriftet Antropologi. 2010 ; Bind 62. s. 103-126
Meinert, Lotte (Redaktør) ; Kapferer, Bruce (Redaktør). / In the Event : Toward an Anthropology of Generic Moments. I: Social Analysis. 2010 ; Bind 54, Nr. 3.
Meinert, Lotte ; Mogensen, Hanne ; Twebaze, Jenipher. / Tests for Life Chances : CD4 Miracles and Obstacles in Uganda. I: Anthropology & Medicine. 2009 ; Bind 16, Nr. 2. s. 195 -209
Meinert, Lotte ; Seeberg, Jens. / Epidemier : Introduktion. I: Tidsskrift for Forskning i Sygdom og Samfund. 2008 ; Nr. 8. s. 5-9
Grøn, Lone ; Mattingly, Cheryl ; Meinert, Lotte. / Kronisk Hjemmearbejde. : Sociale håb, dilemmaer og konflikter i hjemmearbejdsnarrativer i Uganda, Danmark og USA. I: Tidsskrift for Forskning i Sygdom og Samfund. 2008 ; Nr. 9. s. 71-95
Geissler, Wenzel ; Meinert, Lotte ; Prince, Ruth ; Nokes, Kate ; Aagaard-Hansen, Jens ; Jitta, Jessica ; Ouma, John. / Self-treatment by Kenyan and Ugandan schoolchildren and the need for school based education. I: Health Policy and Planning. 2001 ; Bind 16, Nr. 4. s. 362-371

Research Communication in the Media

2015DRK Udsendelser om “den bedste alder”. Indslag om alder i Uganda
2012TV2 Østjylland. Om usikkerhed og Joseph Kony i det nordlige Uganda.
2012Augustus: Helge Hollesen: At være voksen kræver børn og bolig. Om Alder i Uganda.
2012AU Profilbrochure: Helge Hollesen: Når Kulturen Smitter. Præsentation af EPICENTER
2012TV2 Østjylland: IQ på Aarhus Universitet: Antropologi
2011Videnskab. dk: Stine Ankerbo: Personlige fortællinger fremmer tilgivelse og forsoning
2010HUMavisen: Marie Louise Gammelgaard: Forskning på en forladt slagmark
2009DR2 Deadline 2. Section: Når Influenzaen kommer
2008P1 Radio: AIDS epidemien i Afrika