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Fieldworks

Since my first trip to Northern Asia in 1992 as part of an Danish-Russian expedition to the Russian Far East, I have I have carried out more than four years of anthropological fieldwork in Northern Mongolia, Ulaanbaatar, Western China (as part of a film team), as well as most recently in Southern and Eastern Mongolia. While I have visited all provinces in Mongolia barring one, and carried out research in all of the country’s four main cities, three locations or more precisely clusters of locations can be described as my primary field sites:

Northern Mongolia’s Darhad Depression, where I conducted graduate fieldwork in 1995 and doctoral fieldwork in 1998-2000 and which I visited on several other occasions, most recently in 2009.

Ulaanbaatar, the national capital of Mongolia, where I carried out postdoctoral research from 2003 to 2005 and partook in documentary film production in 2001, and to where I have returned from 2009-2012.

Southern and Eastern Mongolia’s Central Gobi and Dornod provinces, where I carried out multi-sited fieldwork on Chinese mines and oil fields with my colleague Mikkel Bunkenborg from 2009 to 2012.

This part of my website provides some basic information about these three key fieldwork venues, including a gallery of selected photos from each them (all photos are taken by yours truly unless otherwise stated)