Portrait: Lotte Meinert

Research Interests

Social recovery from armed conflict; schooling, health and development at community and policy level; learning, knowledge and practice; children and young people; gender, generation, mobility and marginalisation; HIV/AIDS - social aspects of prevention, care and treatment, and, ethnography of medical trials of anti-retro-viral treatment; and, qualitative methodology and epistemology.

Lotte Meinert

Assoc. Professor in Anthropology at the Department of Anthropology and Ethnography, Aarhus University.


MA University of Aarhus, Denmark 1995; PhD University of Copenhagen, DK 2001

Selected Assignments

2008-2012 Innovative strategies among marginalised Youth: A comparative project between Brazil, Denmark, Georgia and Uganda. 3 Yr research grant from FFU

2007-2008 Recovery from Armed Conflict in Northern Uganda: Planning for Human security. Initiative grant for ENRECA project from FFU

2002 Consultancy. Team leader. Study on the users and providers of malaria medicine in Kampala and Tororo, Uganda. Client: USAID

Selected Publications

The Quest for a Good Life: Health and Education in Uganda, Meinert, Lotte (Series: Education Policy in Practice) Greenwich CT: Information Age Publishing. In press 2008

"Treating AIDS: dilemmas of unequal access in Uganda", by S. whyte, M. Whyte, L. Meinert and B. Kyaddondo reprinted from Journal of Social Aspects of HIV/AIDS 2004 In: Adriana Petryna, Andrew Lakoff, Arthur Kleinman (eds) Global Pharmaceuticals: Ethics, Markets, Practices. Duke, 2006