Jytte Agergaard

Jytte Agergaard

Associate Professor

Research profile

Currently, my research seeks to explore the connections between climate change, migraiton and mobility and urbanization and how national and international policies on urbanization has implications for academic analyses of this phenomena. My research focuses on human mobility and migration dynamics in relation to rural-urban transformations and urbanization. For this, I critically scrutinize the importance of internal migration, multi-local livelihood arrangements and political and governance related challenges related to mobile livelihoods, urbanization and urban growth. I have primarily studied these processes in the contexts of development and globalization in Asia and Africa. I started out my research in Nepal, where I have continued my research engagement, and I have subsequently conducted extended fieldwork in Vietnam, South Africa, and Tanzania, and less intensively in other Asian and African countries. My research cuts across the fields of social, economic and development geography and includes a number of more particular interests: e.g. formal education and how it impacts on geographical and social inequities and mobilities; gender and generational aspects of new household arrangements; mobile citizenship and governance; migration biographies in relation to migration pathways; and residential mobility and urbanization.

 

Teaching 2019-20

Globalisering og rumlig forandring - https://kurser.ku.dk/course/nigb14034u/2018-2019

Transnational Actors, Networks and Place Making - https://kurser.ku.dk/course/agdk14003u/2019-2020

International Migration - Flows, Networks and Diasporas - https://kurser.ku.dk/course/ngek11006u/2019-2020

 

Selected publications

  1. Published

    Revisiting Rural–Urban Transformations and Small Town Development in Sub-Saharan Africa

    Agergaard, J., Tacoli, C., Steel, G. & Ørtenblad, S. B., 2019, In : European Journal of Development Research (EJDR). 31, 1, p. 2-11 10 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  2. Published

    Urbanisation in Rural Regions: The Emergence of Urban Centres in Tanzania

    Lazaro, E., Agergaard, J., Larsen, M. N., Makindara, J. & Birch-Thomsen, T., 2019, In : European Journal of Development Research (EJDR). 31, 1, p. 72-94 22 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  3. E-pub ahead of print

    The migration-urbanisation nexus in Nepal's exceptional urban transformation

    Brogger, D. R. & Agergaard, J., 2019, In : Population Space and Place. e2264.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  4. Published

    'The house cannot stay empty': a case of young rural Nepalis negotiating multilocal househoulding

    Korzenevica, M. & Agergaard, J., 2017, In : Asian Population Studies. 13, 2, p. 124-139 16 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  5. Published

    Residential Mobility and Homeownership in Dar es Salaam

    Andreasen, M. H. & Agergaard, J., 2016, In : Population and Development Review. 42, 1, p. 95-110 16 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

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