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Maja Hojer Bruun

Associate Professor

Maja Hojer Bruun


I am Associate Professor in Educational Anthropology, Technology and Organisations at the Danish School of Education (DPU), Aarhus University. Before joining DPU, I was Assistant and Associate Professor at Aalborg University in the Department of Learning and Philosophy (2013-2019). I hold a PhD and MSc in Anthropology from the University of Copenhagen.

Research keywords: Anthropology, science and technology, organisations and learning processes, political economy, experimental and interventionist ethnographic methods, urban studies, commons and communities.

My main research interests are in science and technology, organisations and welfare societal institutions, culture and learning processes,  economic anthropology and urban studies. I have conducted ethnographic fieldwork in Denmark, Russia and Germany. In my current research projects I explore questions of sociality, democracy, ethics and societal interests in relation to digital technology and emerging technologies.

I am editor-in-chief of the Palgrave Handbook of the Anthropology of Technology (2022) and convenor of the Danish Research Network of the Anthropology of Technology http://projects.au.dk/antech/

Research projects:

Living Labs: An Interventionist Ethnographic Approach to Technologies of the Future.
Find more about the project and project events here:

Research Network for the Anthropology of Technology: Future Technologies, Culture and Human Practices:

I participate in the interdisciplinary Research Program for Future Technology, Culture and Learning: http://edu.au.dk/en/research/research-programmes/future-technology-culture-and-learning/

I teach anthropological theory and methods in the MA programme Educational Anthropology at Aarhus University http://kandidat.au.dk/en/educationalanthropology/ where I am also a member of the study board (Uddannelsesnævn): https://studerende.au.dk/studier/fagportaler/arts/kontakt/udvalgognaevn/uddannelsesnaevn/dpu/

Follow me on Twitter @AnTechNetwork and @MajaHojerBruun

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