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Ulf Hannerz

Swedish anthropologist

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Ulf Hannerz is an emeritus professor of social anthropology at Stockholm University, which is where he also earned his Ph.D. As an anthropologist, he has focused his research on urban and media anthropology. His research has taken him to locations in the United States, the Caribbean, and West Africa.

His current interests involve post-Cold War future facing scenarios with impacts on a global scale. He examines apocalyptic predictions as a product of culture and spread around the world by way of ubiquitous technology. He has written books such as World Watching: Streetcorners and Newsbeats on a Journey through Anthropology and Writing Future Worlds: An Anthropologist Explores Global Scenarios.

Hannerz served as chair of the International Advisory Board for the Institute of Social Anthropology’s Austrian Academy of Sciences from 2014-2016, and is still a member today. He was the editor of anthropology for the International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences in 2001. In 2010, he was awarded the Anders Retzius gold medal by the Swedish Society for Anthropology and Geography. He is a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and a former director of the Swedish Collegium for Advanced Study.

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Ulf Hannerz, is a Swedish anthropologist. He is currently an emeritus professor of social anthropology at Stockholm University. He is also a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences., the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the Austrian Academy of Sciences.

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Stockholm University

State university of Stockholm, Sweden

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#89 World Rank
Anthropology
#3687 World Rank
Sociology
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Political Science
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Philosophy
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Earth Sciences
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Psychology
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