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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.

My main research interests are in science and technology, organisations and welfare societal institutions, economic anthropology, culture and learning processes, and urban studies. I have conducted ethnographic fieldwork in Denmark, Russia and Germany. In my current research projects I explore technological communities and questions of sociality, democracy, ethics and societal interests in relation to emergent technologies such as robots, drones, smart energy technologies and telecommunication devices.

I participate in the 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/

I am the convenor of the Research Network for the Anthropology of Technology: Future Technologies, Culture and Human Practices: http://projects.au.dk/antech/

Research project: Living Labs: An Interventionist Ethnographic Approach to Technologies of the Future.
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Follow me on Twitter @AnTechNetwork and @MajaHojerBruun

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

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