Charlotte Ettrup Christiansen - New PhD student at the Department of Anthropology.

As of February 1st Charlotte joins CAS with the project: ‘Art as social process: Experiences of self and literary fiction in Shared Reading groups for vulnerable youth in Denmark’.

18.01.2018 | Camilla Dimke

My name is Charlotte Ettrup Christiansen and from February 1st, I will begin at the department of anthropology as a PhD-student. My educational background is in anthropology (MA, 2017) and anthropology and social science (BA), both from Aarhus University. In 2017 I have worked with the Danish NGO Læseforeningen (The Reader Organisation).

My Phd project is part of the interdisciplinary research project ‘Shared Reading: A human scientific laboratory for literature and social intervention’ on Aarhus University. Part of ‘Shared Reading’ is a social intervention programme that sets up reading groups for vulnerable youth in Denmark.

I will be working with reading group participants as well as set up photo- and writing workshops with other vulnerable young people. Here we will investigate learning processes, self-experiences and creativity in different media, using participatory, experimental research methods. My interest is particularly in how a social engagement in literary fiction can entail narrative experiments and new ways of being. I am also very interested in how elements from literary fiction weaves into the everyday life worlds of readers.

Beside anthropology I am very fond of music and, as you might have guessed, literary fiction.


Contact information:
Charlotte Ettrup Christiansen
Institut for Kultur og Samfund - Afdeling for Antropologi
Moesgård Allé 20
8270 Højbjerg