Hanna Jagtenberg

Hanna Jagtenberg

School of Social Sciences

Faculty of Arts


I am a sociocultural anthropologist and have recently completed my PhD at the University of Adelaide. Currently, I am lecturing there in the Department of Anthropology & Development Studies on a sessional basis. My doctoral research concerns contemporary (post-apartheid) Afrikaner emigration to Australia. Based on long-term ethnographic fieldwork in Australia, theoretically my work focuses on the concept of loss of belonging. Subsequently, my expertise extends to theories of grief, mourning and meaning-making as well as attachment, identity and inclusion/exclusion. Within these conceptual fields, I am specifically interested in settler colonialism and whiteness studies and in the ways in which coloniality (in)forms our world, particularly in Oceania. My research interests further lie in critical theory, migration, Indigenous studies and the intergenerational transmission of identity in settler colonial societies.

My background is in African Studies (MPhil, Leiden University), Conflict Studies & Human Rights (MA, Utrecht University) and Language & Culture Studies with a specialisation in International Relations (BA, Utrecht University). I have also conducted an intensive diplomatic training in International Affairs at the Clingendael Institute in the Netherlands. I have lived, studied, worked and/or conducted research in Zambia, the Netherlands, Spain, South Africa, Aruba, the USA, Sweden, Kenya, Belgium and Australia.

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  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2019 - 2019 Course Coordinator/Lecturer Introduction to Peace & Conflict Studies University of Adelaide
  • Language Competencies

    Language Competency
    Afrikaans Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
    Dutch; Flemish Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
    English Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
    French Can read, write, speak and understand spoken
    German Can read, speak and understand spoken
    Spanish; Castilian Can read, speak and understand spoken
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    2010 - 2013 University of Leiden Netherlands Master of Philosophy
    2005 - 2006 Utrecht University Netherlands Master of Arts in Conflict Studies and Human Rights
    2001 - 2005 Utrecht University Netherlands Bachelor of Arts in Language and Culture Studies
  • Postgraduate Training

    Date Title Institution Country
    2006 - 2006 Diplomatic Course International Relations Clingendael, Dutch Institute for International Relations Netherlands
  • Research Interests

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  • Journals

    Year Citation
    2017 Jagtenberg, H. (2017). Afrikaner Émigrés in Australia: Perception vs. Reality in Human Decision-Making. Australasian Review of African Studies, 38(1), 86-104.
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  • Book Chapters

    Year Citation
    2018 Jagtenberg, J. E. (2018). 'Invited In but Kept Out: Experiences of Skilled Afrikaans-Speaking South African Immigrants in Australia. In M. Sonnis-Bell, D. Bell, & M. Ryan (Eds.), Strangers, Aliens, Foreigners: The Politics of Othering from Migrants to Corporations. Leiden: Brill.
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