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Steffen Jöhncke

Steffen Jöhncke

Senior consultant

An applied anthropologist by conviction and experience for 25 years, I have dedicated my professional life to assist anthropology students and graduates in their attempts to use their knowledge and competencies to make a real difference in the world. Not only through the research that they produce, but also through the multiple ways anthropology has shaped their ability to grasp and act in the world in ever new ways, academics and practitioners of anthropology alike are making important contributions to the development of humankind. I endeavour to follow, understand, and contribute to that.

Besides teaching applied and organisational anthropology courses, and attending to my tasks as Deputy Head of the department, my main activitity is the management of projects in AnthroAnalysis, Center for Applied Anthropology, the department's unit for collaborative research and training projects with external partners. This work involves a range of young researchers and students, and also forms the basis of my main research interests currently: Metaanthropology, or the study of the formation and use of anthropology skills in practice, as well as the field of organisational and business anthropology.

Research interests from my earlier career have never left me entirely, and I continue to study, teach, and publish on social policy, public management, and social work, not least in the field of drug use treatment and policy - both as a critical scholar and as an advocate of drug policy reform.

Member of the Business and Organizational Anthropology Research Group in the Department of Anthropology

Selected publications

  1. Published

    Between Magic and Rationality: On the Limits of Reason in the Modern World.

    Steffen, V. (ed.), Jöhncke, S. (ed.) & Raahauge, K. M. (ed.) 1 May 2015 Copenhagen: Museum Tusculanum. 380 p.

    Research output: Research - peer-reviewBook

  2. Published

    The Social Life of Evidence: Rationalizing Professional Practice in the Welfare State

    Jöhncke, S. & Rod, M. H. 1 May 2015 Between Magic and Rationality: On the Limits of Reason in the Modern World. Steffen, V., Jöhncke, S. & Raahauge, K. M. (eds.). København: Museum Tusculanum, p. 41-68 28 p.

    Research output: Research - peer-reviewBook chapter

  3. Published

    Integrating Denmark: The Welfare State as a National(ist) Accomplishment

    Jöhncke, S. 1 Feb 2011 The Question of Integration: Immigration, Exclusion and the Danish Welfare State. Olwig, K. F. & Paerregaard, K. (eds.). Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, p. 30-53 14 p.

    Research output: ResearchBook chapter

  4. Published

    Treatmentality and the governing of drug use

    Jöhncke, S. 11 Dec 2009 In : Drugs and Alcohol Today. 9, 4, p. 14-17 4 p.

    Research output: ResearchJournal article

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