Anja Marie Bornø Jensen

Anja Marie Bornø Jensen

Associate Professor

Primary fields of research

Qualitative methods and research ethics. Medical anthropology and medical technology. Organ donation and organ transplantation. Science and Technology Studies. Perceptions of the body and death, as well as the problems surrounding the brain death criteria. Sense-making strategies, grieving processes, hope, heroism, identity, narratives, gift exchange, commodification and kinship and relatedness.

Current research


In 2018 I am part of Mette Nordahl Svendsens LifeWorth project. I investigate the negotiations of the value of life between species focusing on the use of the pig as a model and a resource in experimental transplant research. I am also a member of the POLICYAID project (PI Klaus Høyer) looking into data sourcing in organ transplantation.

I have a research project on no to organ donation funded by the Danish Heart Foundation. The project focuses on families who refused to donate, reasons for refusing to donate the heart, and on the doctors and nurses working with donation conversations.

My main research interest is organ donation and transplantation. September 2011 I defended my Ph.D. dissertation on organ donor families in Denmark. I love communcating my research and participate in Danish media debates on transplantion and as teacher and lecturer in Scendinavian transplantation contexts


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