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Katrine Vestergaard Pahuus

PhD Student, Research Fellow

Katrine Vestergaard Pahuus


Project title: Love in action: An anthropological examination of religious experience among Danish Pentecostals in Denmark and Tanzania

My PhD project looks at Danish Pentecostal communities and how Danish Pentecostalism, both distinctly local and part of a global revival movement, shape humanitarian and evangelistic efforts among Danish missionaries in Tanzania. I focus on the notion of love in action, a concept which congregants use to describe both their personal connection to God, the church community, and evangelistic encounters. My project asks questions such as, what does it mean to experience God in your daily life? What characterizes Danish Pentecostal churches? How does this expression of Pentecostalism circulate globally? What can we understand about love from these communities?


Beyond more traditional ethnographic methods, I work with film and multi-modal ethnography as well as micro-phenomenological interviews. I have a bachelor’s degree in anthropology from Aarhus University. I began my MA in Visual Anthropology in 2020 before receiving a PhD stipend from the Graduate School of Arts from February 2022.

Research areas

  • MEGA Seminar 2023

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