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Karsten Paerregaard

Professor

Karsten Paerregaard
Professor
karsten.paerregaard@globalstudies.gu.se
+46 31 786 5633

Room number: C508
Postal Address: Box 700, 40530 Göteborg
Visiting Address: Konstepidemins väg 2 , 41314 Göteborg


School of Global Studies (More Information)
Box 700
405 30 Göteborg
www.globalstudies.gu.se
globalstudies@gu.se

Visiting Address: Konstepidemins väg 2 , 405 30 Göteborg

About Karsten Paerregaard

  • Danish Doctoral Degree (Doc. Scient. Ant.) 2008
  • Doctor Honoris Causa, University of Huancayo (Peru) 2005
  • Ph.D. Anthropology 1990
  • Magister Anthropology (Mag. Scient. Ant.) 1980


Areas of interest
For the past 25 years, my research has focused on rural-urban migration in Peru and Peruvian transnational migration in the United States, Spain, Italy, Japan, Argentina and Chile. This work includes studies in migrant networks, remittances, illegality, fiestas, religious practices, political mobilization, family organization, social conflict, and other themes. Analytically, my research is inspired by recent theories of transnationalism and diaspora and, methodologically, I have used a multi-sited research strategy. Theoretically, I want to understand how physical and social mobility are conceived and practiced in a globalized world.

Current research
My current research is focused on climate change and its environmental effect on Peru's rural and urban population. Of particular interest is how Peru's growing water scarcity due to global warming and the melting glaciers generate new conflicts and how local, regional and national institutions respond to these conflicts. I also explore how rural and urban communities create new strategies and forge new alliances to adapt to the changing environment and examine the role that family households, communal organizations, migrant associations, international tourists, development agencies, small-scale industries, mining companies and state institutions play in the struggle to adjust to the growing water scarcity. My ambition is to create a comparative anthropology of mountain areas and to explore how mountain people use mobility as a strategy to adapt to climate change.

Teaching and tutoring
In 2013, I teach “Understanding Culture” at the Master’s level and “Advanced Methodology” at the Doctoral level in Global Studies.

Field experience
I have conducted fieldwork in Peru for more than 8 years both in mountain villages and in the cities (Lima, Arequipa etc.). I have also conducted fieldwork among Peruvian migrants in Miami, Los Angeles, Paterson (NJ), Barcelona, Milan, Buenos Aires, Santiago and Japan. Finally, I have conducted fieldwork among descendants of Danish immigrants in Argentina.



 

 

 

Latest publications

Ayni Unbounded: Cooperation, Inequality, and Migration in the Peruvian Andes
Karsten Paerregaard
Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Anthropology, Journal article 2017
Journal article

Making Sense of Climate Change. Global Impacts, Local Responses, and Anthropogenic Dilemmas
Karsten Paerregaard
Anthropology and Climate Change, New York, Routledge, Chapter in book 2016
Chapter in book

Water citizenship: Negotiating Water Rights and Contesting Water Culture in the Peruvian Andes
Karsten Paerregaard, A. B. Stensrud, A. O. Andersen
Latin American Research Review, Journal article 2016
Journal article

Bringing It Home: Rethinking Return and the Meaning of Home and Belonging in Peruvian Migration
Karsten Paerregaard
American Anthropological Association Annual Meetings 2015, Conference contribution 2015
Conference contribution

Peruanos en el mundo. Una etnografía global de la migración
Karsten Paerregaard
Lima, Peru, Fondo Editorial de Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, Book 2013
Book

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2017

Ayni Unbounded: Cooperation, Inequality, and Migration in the Peruvian Andes
Karsten Paerregaard
Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Anthropology, Journal article 2017
Journal article

2016

Making Sense of Climate Change. Global Impacts, Local Responses, and Anthropogenic Dilemmas
Karsten Paerregaard
Anthropology and Climate Change, New York, Routledge, Chapter in book 2016
Chapter in book

Water citizenship: Negotiating Water Rights and Contesting Water Culture in the Peruvian Andes
Karsten Paerregaard, A. B. Stensrud, A. O. Andersen
Latin American Research Review, Journal article 2016
Journal article

2015

Bringing It Home: Rethinking Return and the Meaning of Home and Belonging in Peruvian Migration
Karsten Paerregaard
American Anthropological Association Annual Meetings 2015, Conference contribution 2015
Conference contribution

2014

2013

Peruanos en el mundo. Una etnografía global de la migración
Karsten Paerregaard
Lima, Peru, Fondo Editorial de Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, Book 2013
Book

Showing 1 - 10 of 84

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