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Helene Ilkjær

PhD, Assistant Professor

CURRICULUM VITAE – HELENE ILKJÆR

Research Areas

Migration and return migration, international mobility among highly skilled professionals, recruitment and retainment, transnational family relations, philanthropy, technology, interfaces and human-machine relations, airports, user studies and applied anthropology.

Education

2015PhD in Anthropology, University of Copenhagen - Dissertation title: “Bangalore Beginnings. An Ethnography of Return Migration among Highly Skilled Indians”
2008MSc in Anthropology, Department of Anthropology, University of Copenhagen - Thesis title: “Balancing between Co-operation and Conflict: Negotiations of Community among Sikhs in Denmark”
2005BSc in Anthropology, Department of Anthropology, University of Copenhagen
2005Exchange student (Erasmus), Universiteit van Amsterdam, Netherlands

Current and former positions

2019Assistant Professor, Danish School of Education (DPU), Department of Educational Anthropology, Aarhus University
2016-2019Industrial Postdoc / Head of User Studies, Exruptive A/S
2016Qualitative User Insights Consultant, Exruptive A/S
2015-2016Research Assistant, Antropologisk Analyse, University of Copenhagen
2011-2015PhD fellow, Department of Anthropology, University of Copenhagen
2009-2010Study co-ordinator, Department of Anthropology, University of Copenhagen
2008-2009Project co-ordinator, “Kulturmødeambassadørerne,”Grænseforeningen

Other academic responsabilities

Member of the Editorial Board, Jordens Folk

International research stays

2014-2016Affiliated PhD fellow, Centre for South Asia Studies, University of Cambridge, UK
2011-2012Visiting PhD fellow, National Institute for Advanced Studies, Bangalore, India