Turið Hermannsdóttir

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I have taught 101 anthropological courses, such as kinship theory, gender theory, and anthropological method. I have also taught methodological classes in critical ethnographic methodology, research ethics in small-scale communities, and research subjectivity and positionality. I have taught classes at the University of the Faroe Islands and at Roskilde University in reproductive and sexual health and rights.

Research Interests

My research interests are especially within the field of reproductive and sexual health and rights from an anthropological perspective. This can entail both interlocutors' personal experiences as well as meetings in a health system. The area of reproductive and sexual health and rights is large and interlinked. My previous engagements have been concerned birth practices and pain and abortion reduction public health incentives in Greenland, from a critical anthropological perspective.
Although I take due care to research methodology and ethics. I am very engaged in exploring ethnographic methodologies and practicing relational and situational ethics. My expertise is doing research from 'home' but always thinking and speaking into trends and issues in a wider and global context.

Creative Works

Besides my research, I have been engaged in establishing the first sexual health education programme, KYN, in the Faroe Islands together with Marin í Dali and Bjørt Lind. The first sexual health teaching for all 1st year high school students in the Faroe Islands rolled out in week six in 2020. In close cooperation with Sex & Samfund in Denmark we trained young peer-to-peer sexual health educators and produced a sexual health education programme.
Since I have moved to Denmark, I have had to withdraw from the work, but KYN will provide sexual health education for all 1st year high school students for the fourth time in 2023. 

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

External positions

phd-fellow, Roskilde University

Aug 2018 → …


  • GN Anthropology


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