2005 Docent in IMER (International Migration and Ethnic Relations), Malmö University. 12 May. Committee: Ulf Hannerz (Stockholm University), Orvar Löfgren (University of Lund).
1992 Ph.D. in Anthropology, University of Copenhagen 27 April. Supervisor Kirsten Hastrup. Exam committee: Kirsten Hastrup and Allan F. Burns (University of Florida, Gainesville).
Employment and affiliation
2021 Visiting Fellow/Professor, University of Jyväskylä, (September – November).
2020 Visiting Fellow/Professor, University of Jyväskylä, (September – November).
2020 Associate Professor (temporary), Danish School of Education, Aarhus University (March – August).
2019 – Member of NOISE – Network for Independent Scholars in Education
2019 – Member of The Association to the Establishment of the Free University.
2010 – 2019 Associate Professor, Aalborg University
- 2017 Visiting Scholar, Department of Anthropology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 4 months.
- 2011 – 2016 Professor, mso, “Migration and Media, processes of inclusion and exclusion.”
2009-2010 Visiting professor (invited), Institute for the Study of Global Issues (ISGI), Hitotsubashi University, Tokyo (6 months, full time).
2009-2011 Visiting Fellow (invited), Center for Interdisciplinary Study of Monotheistic Religions (CISMOR), Doshisha University, Kyoto.
2009 – 2011 Associate Professor and Affiliate of the Center for Integrating Research and Action (CIRA), The University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
2009 – 2012 Member of Center for Interdisciplinary Study of Monotheistic Religions (CISMOR), Doshisha University. (3 years)
2007 – 2012 Affiliated member of the “Malmø Institute for Studies of Migration, Diversity and Welfare” (MIM), Malmö University.
2009 Part time lecturer, Department of Anthropology, University of Copenhagen.
2006-2008 Associate Professor in Social Anthropology (Universitetslektor i Socialantropologi), Malmø University.
– 2004/07 Head of Peace and Conflict Studies and (from 2006, Head of Anthropology), IMER Malmø University.
2003-2006 Associate Professor, temporary, Malmø University, IMER, Peace and Conflict Studies and Political Anthropology.
2002-2003 Lecturer (Ekstern lektor), Minority Studies, University of Copenhagen.
2002-2003 Senior researcher with “The Board for Ethnic Equality”, Copenhagen. Denmark.
1999-2001 Lecturer (Universitetslektor), University of Oslo, Department of Social Anthropology. 1 August 1999 – 30 July 2001.
1998-1999 Lecturer, University of Copenhagen, Institute of Anthropology. 15 November 1998 – 31 July 1999.
1996-1999 Research Fellowship, Danish Social Science Research Council and grant from the Ministry of Integration and the EU – Year against Racism.
1992-1995 Research Fellowship (Senior stipendiat), University of Copenhagen, Institute of Anthropology.
1988-1991 Fellowship, University of Copenhagen, Institute of Anthropology.
- “Resisting Extremism through Social Inclusion.” (DRIVE, H2020 project). Ethics Advisory Committee (2021-2024).
- “Crises Redefined: Historical Continuity and Societal Change”. Collaborative project. University of Jyväskyla. Researcher. 2020-2021.
- “A Study of Experiences and Resistance to Racialization in Denmark.” (SERR). (2015-2021). A team research project funded by the Velux Foundation. Project leader and researcher.
- ”Global Digital Media Cultures and Extreme Speech.” A collaborative research and publication with the Ludwig Maximilian University (LMU), Germany and University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa. (2018-2021).
- “Danish Exclusionary Reasoning in Social Media and Web-News Commentaries.” Sub-project of the SERR project (2015 – 2021).
- “A Project With and About Women in Egypt, post 25 January Revolution.” (With Mette Toft Nielsen). (2014 – 2016). A collaborative research and book publication project. Funded by Kvinfo, Copenhagen. Project leader.
- “Culture and Political Subjectivity.” International Research group project (workshop, seminars and book project). Funded partly by Lemelson/SPA (Society of Psychological Anthropology) Conference fund and Columbia University, New York. Completed
- “Racialization in the Nordic Countries.” Research Network. Funded partly by Aalborg University, Jyväskylä University, and Nordic Migration Research.
- “The Cartoon Controversy: Freedom of Speech as a News Item.” (2006-2008). An international media research project originating at the Department of Journalism and Mass Communication, University of Tampere, support through a grant from the Helsinki Sanomat research foundation.
- Small research grant, Hitotsubashi University. Project on the memory and communication of Japan’s historical atrocities.
- Small research grant, Doshisha University. Project on the memory and communication of Japan’s historical atrocities.
- “The Annoying Difference. The Co-development of Neo-nationalism, Neo-racism and Populism in Denmark, 1989-2008.” An English language book project. Funded by Malmø University grant (including two visiting scholar stays at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill). (8 weeks).
- “Muslims of the Media: An Anthropological Investigation of the Media’s Coverage of Religions in Denmark.” (2001-2003). Funded by the Board for Ethnic Equality, Copenhagen.
- “Structuring Diversity – Danish Responses to Emerging Multiculturalism.” (1996-1999). A team research project. Funded by the Danish Social Science Research Council, European Union; and the Danish Ministry of the Interior.
- “Comparative Nordic Study Concerning Bosnian Refugees.” (1994-1995). Funded by the Ministry of the Interior, Copenhagen and the Nordic Council.
- “Epistemological and Methodological Implications of Studying Cultural Models in Practice.” (1992-1995). The project was funded as a three year fellowship by the University of Copenhagen and further supported by the Danish Research Council for the Humanities for a 12 months post-doc fellowship at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill.
- Research project for doing fieldwork, Yucatan, Mexico (1989-1990). Funded by the University of Copenhagen and Danida, leading to thesis, several articles and a monograph.
- Pre-dissertation research award (1987-1988). Funded by Danida.
2018 University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, (4 months)
2015 Centre for Social Sciences, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Central European University, Budapest. Invited, research stay.
2009-2010 Visits to Okinawa, Hiroshima, Kyoto, and Nagasaki.
2005 Research visit to universities and peace and conflict studies institutions in Japan. Hiroshima, Kyoto and Tokyo. Funded by Malmø University
2001 Research visits to University of Virginia, Richmond; University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill; University of Indiana, Bloomington; and University of California, Berkeley. Funded by the University of Oslo.
2000 Research visit to academic institutions and exchanges with Mayans and Mayanists in Mexico, Belize, Guatemala. Funded by the University of Oslo.
1998 Research visits to University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill; Appalachia State University, Boone; University of Indiana, Bloomington; Northwestern University, Chicago; and Harvard University. Funded from the Structuring Diversity project.