Karen Borgnakke

Karen Borgnakke

Research assistant, Professor emeritus.

Primary fields of research

Ethnographic education and learning research

Modernization, professionalization and educational development

Gender and education

Research methodology

Current research

Exploring the scholastic, professional and academic learning context

Ethnographic studies on organisational and pedagogical innovation

Research strategies to illuminate educational practices through empirical methodologies

Director of the research group Ethnographic Learning Contexts.

Regional editor, Ethnography and Education, Routledge, Taylor & Francis group.



Supervise PhD students and teach master students at The Department of Media, Cognition and Communication, Section Education

Selected publications

  1. Published

    Ethnographic Methods for Researching Innovative Education

    Borgnakke, Karen, 2023, Oxford Research Encyclopedias: Education. Oxford University Press, 27 p. (Oxford Research Encyclopedia).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapterResearchpeer-review

  2. Published

    Professionsdannelse mellem krav og appeller

    Borgnakke, Karen, Kramer, Tina & Nielsen, Camilla Kirketerp, Dec 2022, In: Kognition & Paedagogik. 32.årg, 126, december 2022, p. 16-25

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  3. Published


    Borgnakke, Karen & Hillyard, S., Sep 2019, SAGE Research Methods Foundations. Atkinson, P., Delamont, S., Cernat, A., Sakshaug, J. W. & Williams, R. A. (eds.). SAGE Publications

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapterResearchpeer-review

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