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CURRICULUM VITAE: Aja SmithEducation:2013-Ph.D. Fellow, Department of Marketing and Management, University of Southern Denmark: Transformative Relations: Horses, Leaders and Concepts2007-2009 MSc. Anthropology, Copenhagen UniversityMaster thesis: A Sense of Future: An Emotive Study of Love and Relationships inMelbourneOne semester exchange, Monash University, Melbourne,AustraliaResearch projects:On the virtual world Second Life: The Place of Cyberspace: an exploration of the terra incognita of Second LifeOn the Quakers of the Northern Suburbs of Melbourne: Nuances of Sacredness: Silence and Narrative - a journey into a metaphysical intersubjective. 2003-2007 BA Anthropology, Copenhagen UniversityBachelor thesis: konrolfreak.blogspot.com: a study of narratives about self and control on a personal web-logResearch project: On the ‘paradigm shift’ of a large air-condition factory in Denmark: Between ideal and practice: doing fieldwork in a corporate companyAdditional professional training and commendations:2010Teaching pedagogic, by The Teaching and Learning Unit of the Social Sciences at Copenhagen University2009Teaching in tutorials, Deakin University’s The Fundamentals of Teaching and Learning program, Deakin University, Australia2008 Awarded the Dean’s Sessional Teaching Commendation, Faculty of Arts, Monash University, Australia. Conferences and Seminar PresentationsJune 2013:Consumer Culture Theory Conference 2013: Building Community Across Borders. Special Session 2: The Self as Laboratory. Transformative Relations: horses, managers and leaders Nov 2009:Deakin University, School of History Heritage and Society, Seminar Series, Trimester 2Accessing and representing emotions: Filming as ethnography, as methodology. Preliminary methodological reflections on the research project: Love & marriage in contemporary Australia: a documentary exploration of the relationship between emotions, actions and ‘marital stages’May 2009: Monash University, School for Political & Social Inquiry, Anthropology, Monash Anthropology Seminar Series, Semester 1, “A sense of future”: an emotive study of love and relationships in MelbourneEmploymentNovember 2012Hestenge – Horse assisted learning and therapy Consultant:Business strategies, strengths and weaknessesSales materialApril 2012:ISAR – Leadership with horsesConsultant:Business strategies, strengths and weaknessesVideo documentation for clientsMay-June2012:Copenhagen University, Department of Anthropology Re-designing:Kvalitative & Kvantitative Metoder (Autumn 2011) Feb 2009-Feb 2012: Copenhagen University, Department of Anthropology Teacher, content developer and course coordinator of:Kvalitative & Kvantitative Metoder (Autumn 2011) Kvalitative Metoder (Spring 2011)An Introduction to Anthropology (Spring semester 2010, Autumn semester 2010, Spring semester 2011 and Autumn semester 2011)Anthropology: Methodology and Analysis (Autumn semester 2010, Spring semester 2011and Autumn semester 2011) Anthropology and People-Centred Bussiness II: Theory and Translation (Autumn 2010)Organiser and facilitator of : APCB Employers’ Seminar II: Market CreationA seminar where students present their work to a panel of both academics with an interest in the field as well as representatives from the business world. Supervisor of: Three APCB MA students 2010-2011 Coordinator and assessor of: Anthropological Perspectives: Danish Culture and Society (Autumn 2010) March-July 2010: Synovate, global market research firm Freelance Executive ResearcherOn three national research projects, one for a major food company, one for a smaller retail company and one for a major public organisation. And on one international research project for a large medical company Aug-Dec 2009: Monash University, School for Political and Social Inquiry, AnthropologyDesigner of and researcher on: Aspirations and motivations: a study of the INT/Anthropology student cohort, in conjunction with Penny Graham & Matt TomlinsonThe meaning & significance of ‘Interdisciplinarity’: faculty discourse & academic literature, in conjunction with Penny Graham & Alan PetersenAug-Dec 2009: Deakin University, School of History Heritage and Society, AnthropologyResearcher on Love & marriage in contemporary Australia: a documentary exploration of the relationship between emotions, actions and ‘marital stages’, a project aimed at creating a documentary film, in conjunction with Karen Lane and Tanya KingAsser of coursework done by students undertaking ASS228: Australian people: Anthropological perspectives, for Tanya KingFeb-June 2009: Deakin University, School of History Heritage and Society, AnthropologyTutor, ASS101 Anthropology A1: Culture and ImaginationFeb-June 2009: Monash University, School for Political and Social Inquiry,Anthropology Tutor, INT2050/3050 Mobile Worlds: Migrants, Refugees and the Politics of Belonging Juli-Dec 2008: Monash University, Centre for Australian Indigenous StudiesTutor, AIS1020 Aboriginies and White Australia: Complex Colonial Encounters Workshop series moderator and lecturer for International students. Jan 2008-Jan 2009: Research InternationalFreelance writer for online magazine notesbloggen June 2006-Dec 2007: Research InternationalProject assistant: Qualitative interviewer and researcherAssistant at focus group interviewsWriting reports and presenting findingsPublications:Book review: Esther Oluffa Pedersen og Anne-Marie S. Christensen (red.) Mennesket - en introduktion til filosofisk antropologi. Århus: Viasystime. 2012. In: Tidsskriftet Antropologi 67/8 2007“Portræt af en blogger” In: Information, July 25th. 2007: http://www.information.dk/140301

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  • 1 Ph.d.-afhandling
  • 1 Kapitel i bog
  • Empathetic Engagements and Autentic Detachments: On horses, leaders and interspecies becomings

    Smith, A., 2016, Assembling consumption: Researching actors, networks and markets. Canniford, R. & Bajde, D. (red.). Oxon: Taylor & Francis, s. 105-118

    Publikation: Kapitel i bog/rapport/konference-proceedingKapitel i bogForskningpeer review


    • 6 Organisering af eller deltagelse i konference
    • 6 Konferenceoplæg
    • 1 Intern eksaminator


    Dorthe Brogård Kristensen (Arrangør), , Aja Smith (Arrangør), & Margit Anne Petersen (Arrangør)

    12. sep. 201913. sep. 2019

    Aktivitet: Deltagelse i faglig begivenhedOrganisering af eller deltagelse i konference

    “Fake it till you make it: Transformative methodology at the edge of the sensible”. Panel 3: Spiritual practices & meditative technologies.

    Aja Smith (Forfatter)

    12. sep. 201913. sep. 2019

    Aktivitet: Foredrag og mundtlige bidragKonferenceoplæg

    Løver & Ulve”. Panel 3: Etnografiske fiktioner: salon med oplæsning af litterære eksperimenter.

    Aja Smith (Forfatter)

    12. aug. 201914. aug. 2019

    Aktivitet: Foredrag og mundtlige bidragKonferenceoplæg

    “The stuff that wolves are made of”. Panel 2: The stuff that stories are made on. MEGA 2019, Sandbjerg. 

    Aja Smith (Forfatter)

    12. aug. 201914. aug. 2019

    Aktivitet: Foredrag og mundtlige bidragKonferenceoplæg

    Undervisning og vejledning

    Anthropological fieldwork Methods

    Dorthe Brogård Kristensen


    Kursus: Undervisning og vejledningUndervisning

    Advanced Market Anthropology

    Ian Woodward


    Kursus: Undervisning og vejledningUndervisning

    Business Anthropology

    Søren Askegaard


    Kursus: Undervisning og vejledningUndervisning