Signe Mikkelsen

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Signe Mikkelsen holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Social Anthropology from the University of Oslo (2017). Her master’s thesis explored childhood cancer as a historical, social, and biomedical object in a paediatric oncology ward in Ghana. Within the UiO: Life Science initiative and AnthroTox project group, her Ph.D. project focuses on chemical pollution, toxic exposures, and environmental health in Tanzania.

Academic interests:

Thematic: AnthroTox, medical anthropology, pollution, environmental health, toxicology, anthropogenic toxicants, interdisciplinary research, exposure, anthropocene, public health, history, lay epidemiology, oncology, global health, waste, publics, hospital ethnography, Africa

Regional: East Africa (Tanzania), West Africa (Ghana) 

PhD project, working title: "Chemical pollution, toxic exposures, and environmental health in Tanzania"



Master of Arts, Social Anthropology, University of Oslo, 2017

Bachelor of Arts, Social Anthropology, University of Oslo, 2015


Signe Mikkelsen submitted her Master's thesis at the University of Oslo (2017) with the title:

"Cancer Care in Precarious Places. An Ethnographic Study of Health Workers' Experiences aith Childhood Cancer in a Paediatric Oncology Ward in Kumasi, Ghana"


UiO: Life Science and AnthroTox


Tags: medical anthropology, africa, toxicology, interdisciplinary research, environmental health, cancer, epidemiology, history, public health


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Published Mar. 23, 2018 11:22 AM - Last modified Aug. 17, 2020 6:30 PM