Antonius Robben has been Professor of Anthropology at Utrecht University since 1993. He was a member of the Michigan Society of Fellows at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (1986-1989), past President of the Netherlands Society of Anthropology (1994-1999), and a research fellow at the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies at Harvard University (2004). He was director of the Iraq Research Project (2006-2010). A recipient of several National Science Foundation and Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation grants, he has conducted years of fieldwork in northeast Brazil on pluriform fishing economies and in Argentina on political violence and collective trauma. At present, he is writing a book about post-authoritarian Argentina.
Latin America (especially Argentina and Brazil), Iraq, political, psychological and medical anthropology, fieldwork methods, political violence, state terrorism, dirty war counterinsurgency, cultural trauma, and post-war social reconstruction .