Charlotte Baarts

Charlotte Baarts

Associate Professor / Head of Studies

  • Associate professor and Head of Studies, Department of Sociology, University of Copenhagen
  • Member of research group Knowledge, Organisation and Politics

Primary fields of research

My research interests particularly concern the relationship between the construction and practicing of knowledge. My research engages in this relationship through theoretically and empirically informed analyses of the relation between bodily knowledge and linguistic knowledge, cultural knowledge and cultural practice and through the investigations of conceptions of risk, trust and regulation. 

My research involves empircal fields such as 'workplace safety in the construction industry', complementary and alternative therapies' and 'research-based eduation'.  

Moreover, my research engages in qualitative methods, in particular ethnography and autoethnography.

Current research

Educational Sociology, particularly Research-based education.

My present research is based on a qualitative study among researchers and students at the University of Copenhagen. In cooperation with research fellow, Lina Katan, I investigate reading - , thinking - and writing practices among students and researchers. The research is based on the assumption that reading, thinking and writing are core research acitivities within the humanities and social sciences, although reading, thinking and writing are rarely touched upon in the scientific literature on research methods. Knowledge of these practices and their relationship to understandings and conceptions of research among respectively students and researchers/teachers will inform critical discussions of contemporary understandings of research-based learning and education, and moreover, contribute to the development of teaching in higher education in Denmark. 

Selected publications

  1. Published

    Introduktion til etnografisk metode

    Baarts, C., Sep 2015, Syddansk Universitetsforlag. 127 p. (University of Southern Denmark Studies in History and Social Sciences, Vol. 511).

    Research output: Book/ReportBookEducationpeer-review

  2. Published

    ‘Fantastic hands' - But no evidence: The construction of expertise by users of CAM

    Pedersen, I. K. & Baarts, C., 2010, In : Social Science & Medicine. 71, 6, p. 1068-1075 8 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  3. Published

    Autoetnografi

    Baarts, C., 2010, Kvalitative metoder: en grundbog. Brinkmann, S. & Tanggaard, L. (eds.). Kbh.: Hans Reitzels Forlag, p. 153-163 11 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapterResearch

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