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Maria Nielsen

phd-studerende, Ph.d.-studerende

Profile photoInstitut for Kultur og Samfund - Afdeling for Antropologi
Moesgård Allé 20
8270 Højbjerg

E-mail: maria.nielsen@cas.au.dk



2014    MA, Department of Culture and Society, Aarhus University

2010    BA, Department of Anthropology, Aarhus University




2011    Photography Course, Krabbesholm, Skive, Denmark

2010    Approaches to Development: a multi disciplinary masters course on development, cooperation and aid, Aarhus University, Denmark

2009    Peace & Conflict Studies, Høgskolan i Oslo, Pondicherry, India

2007    Højskoleophold, Mellemfolkeligt Samvirke. Politics, Culture and language, Tanzania

2006    Tandem Sprachschule, Berlin, Germany

2005    Højskoleophold Dansk Studiecenter, Culture, Communication and Personal Development, Nha Trang, Vietnam



2018    The World in a grain of dust. The significance of the apparently insignificant. In Anthropology inside out: Fieldworkers taking note. Sean Kingston Publishing.

2016    Fremtiden er Mørk. Det hele kollapser, men livet går videre. Jordens Folk - Etnografisk Tidsskrift.

2015    Book Review. Rights of way to Brasília Teimosa. The politics of Squatter Settlement. Sussex Academic Press. In Brasiliana - Journal for Brazilian Studies. Vol. 3, n.2. March 2015.

2014    Between the concrete and the imagined. The social life of Infrastructure in North East Brazil. Master thesis.

2011    Er humor blevet til hån? Debatindlæg. Politiken.



2018     Navigating in ruins of the future. Orientations after a mega-event. Orientations: The Antrhopology of the Fututre. University of St. Andrews.

2016    Zika Virus in Brazil – an Anthropological Point of View. Seminar on Zika, Vaccination, and Ethics. Aarhus University. Joint presentation together with Professor Anne Line Dalsgaard, Dept. of Anthropology, AU and Ph.D. student Clarissa Martins, Federal University of São Carlos, Brazil.

2015    Concrete Citizenship on the outskirts of Recife. Interdisciplinary conference "Brazil: The Land of the Future? Futurity in everyday life, art and politics in contemporary Brazil". Aarhus University.

2014    Inverse Infrastructures in Northeast Brazil. European Association of Social Anthropologists conference, University of Tallinn.

2014    Waiting for Change in the Urban Periphery of Recife. BRASA XII Congress - King's College, London.




2014    Forberedelser, forventninger & fodbold. Riskov Efterskole.




2014    Rio på P3. VM i Brasilien. Danish Radio.



2015    Teacher - Regional theme Urban Brazil, Aarhus University

2013    Instructor - Introduction to Anthropology, Aarhus University

Administrative experience:


2015    Co-organizer of the international conference Brazil: The land of the future? Futurity in everdaylife, art, and politics in contemporary Brazil.Futurity in everyday life, art and politics in contemporary Braz Futurity in everyday life, art and politics in contemporaryat Aarhus University

2015    Organizer of the PhD course Infrastructures: Entanglements of materiality and sociality in urban life at Aarhus University




2011    Samlede værker, photography, Group exhibition. Four Boxes Gallery, Skive.

2011    Perception, photography, Group exhibition. F12 kreativt atelier, Herning.

2011    Herfra, photography, Group exhibition. Toves Galleri, Vesterbro, Copenhagen.

2006   Draußen, photography, Group exhibition. Kreuzberg, Berlin.


Field Experience:


August 2016 – November 2016

Brazil: Fieldwork, North East Brazil


May 2014 – July 2014

Brazil: Fieldwork, North East Brazil


July 2013

Brazil: Fieldwork, North East Brazil


August 2012 – December 2012

Brazil: Fieldwork, North East Brazil


June 2012 – July 2012

Denmark: Conducted survey on co-creation at Roskilde Festival


September 2011 – October 2011

Denmark: Short fieldwork among the Danish “Hjemmeværn”, Aarhus


May 2008 – July 2008

Philippines: Interview aired on Philippine Radio and TV