Janne Flora

PhD, MPhil, BSc (Hons.)

  • Moesgård Allé 20, 4236, 215

    8270 Højbjerg


  • Moesgård Allé 20

    8270 Højbjerg



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Personal profile


I am currently PI and grant holder "Hunting Life: Explorations of Biosociality in Greenland" funded by the Carlsberg Foundation. The project explores hunting in Greenland as a biosocial category by focusing on the deep-seeded entanglements of human-animal worlds expressed in hunting, and how hunting is affected by (and affects) changes such as pollution, (un-)regulated hunting, fisheries, resource extraction, and sea ice. The project commenced in September 2022 and runs for three years. Read more about Hunting Life here

Previous projects include: "Loneliness and longing in Greenland" (Carlsberg Foundation), and "Muskox Pathways: Resources and Ecologies in Greenland" (Independent Research Fund Denmark) Read more about Muskox Pathways here

External Funding (selected)
The Carlsberg Foundation: Semper Ardens - Accelerate (2021)
Independent Research Fund Denmark: DFF Research Project 2 (2019)
Ministry of Higher Education and Science: Open Funds (2016)
The Wenner-Gren Foundation: Hunt Fellowship (2013)
The Carlsberg Foundation: Postdoctoral Fellowship (2010-2012)
The Danish Research Agency: PhD Scholarship (2002)



My research interests primarily concern Greenland and the Arctic, and span across a range of topics such as kinship, loneliness, and personhood, climate change, taste and food, human-nature-animal relations, and the making and utilization of resources. I am also concerned with exploring and developing methods for collaboration across different knowledge forms. 

Internal Activities
Member of Steering Committee for BiosInq: Center for Biosocial Inquiries
Member of Educational Board for Anthropology and Human Security
Member of PhD Application Assessment Committee for The PhD Programme: Anthropology, the Study of Religion and Global Studies

External Academic Activities
Dansk Etnografisk Forening (President)
Royal Anthropological Institute (Fellowship)
Antropologforeningen (Member)


I take great joy in teaching and supervising at Bachelor, MA and PhD level. If you are interested in any of the concerns I research, please do not hesitate to contact me for a chat. 

I currently teach the following courses
Anthropological History and Core Concepts (First Semester)
Regional Theme: Greenland and the Arctic (Second and Fourth Semester combined)
Occassionally, I teach the PhD course: From Fieldwork to Analysis 

I supervise the following PhD fellows
Emilie Jensen (main supervisor)
Marie Evaldsen Christensen (main supervisor)
Mette Schlütter (main supervisor)
Michael Jensen (secondary supervisor)
Sigrid Wibe Nielsen (main supervisor)
Ulunnguaq Markussen (secondary supervisor)

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, University of Cambridge

Award Date: 24 Oct 2009

Polar Studies, MPhil, University of Cambridge

Award Date: 15 Mar 2003

Anthropology, BSc (Hons), University of East London

Award Date: 22 Jun 2000


  • Anthropology
  • Greenland
  • Environment
  • Landscape
  • Hunting
  • Kinship / Relatedness
  • Loneliness
  • Food
  • Taste
  • Climate change
  • Tracking
  • Resources
  • the Biosocial
  • Human-Animal Relations
  • Collaboration

Areas of expertise

  • Anthropology
  • Greenland and the Arctic


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