Academic Racism

Marie-Louise Dalsgaard Ullerup, Laura Teisner Pedersen, Mikkel Johan Goodall & Stine Bøgelund Elbinger Kjærgaard

Studenteropgave: Semesterprojekt


This fourth semester project revolves around our self-constructed term academic racism i.e. academic work that unintentionally reproduces racism through power, othering, categorization and the differentiation of “us” and “them”. Academic racism is explored through setting a historical context, defining academic racism and establishing a theoretical basis by use of cultural studies theories by Richard Jenkins, Stuart Hall and Lila Abu-Lughod. Abu-Lughod’s work “Writing Women’s Worlds – Bedouin Stories” is used as a case study and critique is made of the work as it is argued that it demonstrates our claim of the existence and importance of academic racism. Hopefully we have thereby raised awareness of the problem. It is a critical theoretical project that covers the dimensions of Text & Sign and History & Culture and additionally Cultural Encounters for the bachelor module. Through our study we have concluded that it is almost impossible to avoid academic racism, because it will always intentionally or unintentionally occur within an anthropological study.

UddannelserBasis - International Humanistisk Bacheloruddannelse, (Bachelor uddannelse) Basis
Udgivelsesdato22 jun. 2010
VejledereLeif Emil Hansen


  • Cultural Encounter
  • Academic Racism