Kristoffer Albris

Kristoffer Albris

Assistant professor

Member of:

  • Copenhagen Center for Disaster Research

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Research areas:

Social Media, Digital Anthropology, Computational Anthropology, Data Ethics, Climate Adaptation, Political Controversies, Disasters, Risk Management, Resilience.

I am an assistant professor at the Copenhagen Center for Social Data Science (SODAS) and the Department of Anthropology, where I research and teach on themes such as data politics, data ethics, digital anthropology and computational anthropology. My current research project examines the introduction of Data Protection Officers after GDPR in public and private organizations.

Another strand of my research examines how disasters shape societies and communities. I have worked in Central Europe (Germany) with the normalization of disasters and the role of civil society in preparedness and prevention, as well as in the South Pacific (Fiji) with the role of disaster experts in risk reduction.

My PhD Thesis entitled "Disasters as Usual: The Public Life of Recurring Floods in Dresden", explored how floods and climate issues shapepolitical controversies in Eastern Germany. The project was part of the interdisciplinary project Changing Disasters. //

From 2017 to 2018, I was employed as a postdoc on the ESPRESSO project (Enhancing synergies for disaster prevention in the European Union), which focused on optimizing policies within disaster prevention and climate adaptation in the EU member states. See:

I am also the coordinator of the DICAN network (Disaster and Crisis Anthropology Network), a network under the EASA (European Association of Social Anthropology)

I am currently working on my first book with the tentative title "Disaster and Dissent: Critique as Adaptation in an Age of Climate Risk".

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