New PhD-student in AgeArc – University of Copenhagen

23 November 2017

New PhD-student in AgeArc

On the 1st of October, Mette Mørup Schlütter began as a PhD-student in AgeArc. Mette is enrolled at Institute for Nursing and Health Research at Ilisimatusarfik and Institute for Culture and Society at Aarhus University. Her position is funded by Aarhus University, Ageing in the Arctic and Ilisimatusarfik.
Based on 12 months of fieldwork in Uummannaq, Nuuk and other locations Mette will explore the experience of ageing in Greenland with a focus on everyday life. Through the collection of life stories Mette will explore turning points in older people’s lives, and how these lifestories have an influence on, how older people live with uncertainty and challenges in old age, but also the strenghts, wisdom and advantages of becoming older. She has received 235.090 kroner from Esomme Gamles Værn to fieldwork activities and writing workshops.
Mette can be contacted at and found at Department of Anthropology at Aarhus University untill her first fieldwork in Uummannaq starting in February. From september 2018 she will be at Ilisimatusarfik.