Helle Bundgaard

Helle Bundgaard

Associate Professor

I am currently engaged in exploring creative ethnographic writing as a path to analytical insight. The most recent outcome of this interest is the book Etnografisk tekst. Om at forstå verden gennem skrift, which I have co-written with Anna Line Dalsgaard. My passion for literary writing is further exemplified in my book Painting stories: Lives and Legacies from an Indian Crafts Village, which draws from my work over a period of 30 years with Indian traditional craft makers . In the past, my research has focused on educational issues, initially concerning ethnic minority children in Danish pre-schools and later university students.

New publication: Etnografisk tekst. Om at forstå verden gennem skrift

Recent publication: Painting Stories

AntroStorier is a digital platform for stories with basis in ethnographic fieldwork. It explores the analytical potential of various narrative forms.


Ethnographic Writing; Interdisciplinary Field Research; Anthropological projects and qualititive methods.



The Society for Humanistic Anthropology Ethnographic Fiction and Creative Nonfiction Writing Award


Selected publications

  1. Published

    Painting Stories: Lives and Legacies from an Indian Crafts Village

    Bundgaard, Helle, 16 Dec 2021, Toronto: University of Toronto Press. 208 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportBookResearchpeer-review

  2. Published

    Review of the book “Writing Anthropology. Essays on Craft and Commitment” edited by Carole McGranahan, Duke University Press, 2020, Durham, NC, USA

    Bundgaard, Helle, 2020, In: Asian Ethnology. 80, 1, p. 246-247

    Research output: Contribution to journalLiterature reviewResearchpeer-review

  3. Published

    A Ladies Bicycle

    Bundgaard, Helle, 2019, In: Anthropology and Humanism. 44, 1, p. 156-161

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  4. Published

    Etnografisk tekst: Om at forstå verden gennem skrift

    Bundgaard, Helle & Dalsgård, A. L., 2023, København: Samfundslitteratur. 250 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportBookResearchpeer-review

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