Cecilie Rubow

Cecilie Rubow

Associate Professor

Office Time. Fall 2023: Tuesday 15.15-16.


Primary fields of research


Presently, my research interest is oriented towards the interface between nature, ethics, politics and religion in Danish/Nordic contexts.

In the coming years I will work on ecological ethics in connection with the research project CARNAL: Eco-Ethical Articulations of Body, Meat, and Flesh.

In 2018 to 2022 I was the principal investigator of the research project Enchanted Ecologies in Scandinavia.

Since 1992 I have been working with the anthropology of religion the context of the Danish state church Folkekirken. Fieldwork was carried out in relation to death rituals and other rites of passage, everyday teology and the education of vicars. The analytical themes were social ontology, communication, complexity and the relation between the secular and religious.

Since 2005 my research interest also comprised Christianity in Polynesia. Based on fieldwork on Rarotonga, the main island in the Cook Islands, focus shifted in 2009 to the local responses to climate change.



Selected publications

2022. "The indoor People's Enchanted Ecologies". Environmental Humanities.

2021. "Climate Change Never Tavels Alone." I Understanding Climate Change Through Religions Lifeworlds, edited by D Haberman.

2021. "Helene dies again." Antrostorier.

2020. Anthropology Inside out, co-edited with AO Andersen, AL Dalsgård, ML Kusk, M Nielsen og M Rytter.

2018. Woosh—Cyclones as Culturalnatural Whirls. I: Pacific Climate Cultures, edited by T Crook & P Rudiak-Gould. 

2016. Eco-theological Responses to Climate Change in Oceania. Worldviews. With Cliff Bird.

2015. Respect and passion in a lagoon in the South Pacific. In Waterworlds. Anthropology in Fluid Environments, edited by K Hastrup and F Hastrup. 

2014. Living with Environmental Change. Waterworlds, co-edited with with K Hastrup

2012. Enacting cyclones: the mixed response to climate change in the Cook Islands, the South Pacific. I: The Social Life of Climate Change Models. Anticipating Nature, edited by K Hastrup & M Skrydstrup. 

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