School of Social Sciences
Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Economics
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.
Date Position Institution name 2019 - 2019 Course Coordinator/Lecturer Introduction to Peace & Conflict Studies University of Adelaide
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
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
Date Title Institution Country 2006 - 2006 Diplomatic Course International Relations Clingendael, Dutch Institute for International Relations Netherlands
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.
Year Citation 2018 Jagtenberg, J. (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 (Vol. 106, pp. 33-46). Leiden: Brill.
Date Role Board name Institution name Country 2017 - 2017 Representative Higher Degree by Research Committee, Faculty of Arts University of Adelaide Australia 2017 - 2017 Representative Faculty Board Faculty of Arts, University of Adelaide Australia 2015 - ongoing Representative Student Care Adelaide University Australia
Date Role Membership Country 2019 - ongoing President Australian Network of Student Anthropologists Australia 2018 - ongoing Member Australian Anthropological Society Australia 2016 - ongoing Member African Studies Association for Australasia and the Pacific Australia 2010 - ongoing Member Dutch Association for African Studies Netherlands
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