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Nana Clemensen

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Nana Clemensen
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Ph. d. in educational anthropology. Master of Nordic Philology from Copenhagen University 2004, combined with cultural sociology and studies of language and culture meetings. Expertise in language socialisation and childhood anthropology.

My research is driven by linguistic ethnographic methods and theories on the socialisation, education and schooling of children, combined with analyses of discourse and power in the daily interactions of children, parents, teachers, and other actors. A recent study of mine was based in a rural Zambian community, investigating daily socialisation practices among 6-12 year old children, their family members and teachers, across formal and informal arenas of learning

Most recently, Ass. professor Lars Holm and I have explored experiences and practices of academic literacy among students at the Danish candidate degree of Educational Anthropology as well as the international programme Anthropology of Education and Globalization (AEG).

I am also investigating children's linguistic and social navigation across homes, institutions, and public space, departing from a communal apartment group (andelsboligforening) in Vesterbro, Copenhagen. The project is embedded in the so-called "Quarter project" (Kvartersprojektet) along with about ten other ethnographic researchers centering on childhood, family and institutional life in modern-day Copenhagen.

I am associated with the (Danish) master's of Educational Anthropology, as well as the (English) master's of Anthropology of Education and Globalization. Apart from these, I am also associated with the master's of teaching Danish as a Second Language for Adults (DAV).

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