Centre for Advanced Study

at the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters

Henrik Erdman Vigh

Title Professor
Academic Institution University of Copenhagen
Academic department Department of Social Anthropology
Country Denmark
Contact Information +4541111430
Disciplines Anthropology, peace & conflict studies, criminology
Area(s) of Expertise Conflict, crime, youth, West Africa, Great Britain

About fellow

I am a political anthropologist with a focus on crisis, conflict and crime. I have carried out ethnographic research on issues of youth mobilisation in Europe and West Africa and written on the social and cultural consequences of living in areas of prolonged conflict. My current research looks at transnational crime and cocaine trafficking, from West Africa into Europe, clarifying the networks that young migrants depend on, develop and are caught up in.