The Nordic Africa Institute

Jesper Bjarnesen

Senior Researcher

Jesper, photo.

Jesper Bjarnesen is an anthropologist working mainly on migration and mobility through wartime and peace in West Africa. Other interests is wartime displacement, intergenerational relations, rural-urban connections, informal labour recruitment, transnational migration and urban land rights.

  • PhD, Cultural Anthropology, Department of Cultural Anthropology and Ethnology, Uppsala University (2013)
  • MA, Anthropology, Department of Anthropology, University of Copenhagen (2007)
  • MA, African Regional Studies, Centre of African Studies, University of Copenhagen (2005)


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