Julie Sommerlund

Julie Sommerlund

Associate Dean for External Relations

  • The Dean's Office

    Karen Blixens Plads 8, 2300 København S, KUA2, Building: 15B-1-14

    Phone: +45 51 70 01 36

Primary fields of research

As a researcher, I am particularly interested in the relations between aesthetics, society and science, with a special focus on culture, communication and innovation. I worked with:

  • The importance of aesthetics for the sciences
  • The interaction between aesthetics and markets in arts and design
  • Sociology of innovation
  • The interaction between research/arts and external parties

Current research

HumanImpact: HumanImpact is the first systematic Danish attempt to give Danish businesses access to specialised research based knowledge from the humanities about users and customers. The project tuns until 2020 and is funded by the Foundation for Danish Industries with 8 mio dkk. Project Partners: Danish Confederation of Enterprise, Danish Confederation of Industries and Symbion. 

MOIP - Management and Organization of Innovation Partnerships. The project investigates leadership and organization of innovation partnerships as well as their impact. Participants from other universities: Signe Vikkelsø, professor Copenhagen Business School, Sen Chai, assistant professor ESSEC Business School, Willy Shih, professor Harvard Business School.

Teaching

I head ph.d.-education at University of Copenhagens Faculty of Humanities. The PhD School offers international PhD programmes at the highest academic level, covering a wide range of fields within the humanities. The PhD School collaborates with researchers in many research and academic fields in Denmark and abroad, and with external stakeholders in the private and public sectors as well as in organizations.

Selected publications

  1. Published

    Inhibited Intentionality and Cultural Work: Reconsidering gender and female success

    Sommerlund, J. & Strandvad, S. M., 11 Jun 2015, In : Culture Unbound: Journal of Current Cultural Research. 7, 2, p. 271 - 283 12 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  2. Performing Potentiality: The Promises of Talent

    Sommerlund, J. & Strandvad, S. M., Apr 2012, In : Theory & Psychology. 22, 2, p. 179 - 195 16 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  3. La Consommation de la Mode au Danemark

    Sommerlund, J., 2011, In : Revue d´Histoire Nordique. 1, 12, p. 199 - 210 11 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  4. Danish Fashion: Research, Education, Application

    Sommerlund, J. (ed.), 24 Oct 2011, København: The Danish Design School Press. 229 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportAnthologyCommunication

  5. Who Has More Life? Authentic Bodies and the Ethopolitics of Stem Cells

    Sommerlund, J. & Langstrup, H., 2009, In : Configurations. 16, p. 379 - 396 18 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  6. Beauty and Bacteria: Visualizations in Molecular Ecology

    Sommerlund, J., 2007, In : Configurations. 12, 3, p. 375 - 400 25 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

Selected activities

  1. Akademiet for Tekniske Videnskaber (External organisation)

    Julie Sommerlund (Member)
    20 Jan 2015 → …

    Activity: Membership typesMembership in research network

  2. Bestyrelsen for Nørre Gymnasium (External organisation)

    Julie Sommerlund (Board member)
    1 Dec 2014 → …

    Activity: Membership typesMembership in board of company or public organisation

  3. European Research Council (External organisation)

    Julie Sommerlund (Member)
    1 Jan 20181 Jan 2019

    Activity: Membership typesMembership in review committee

  4. Frederiksbergmuseerne (External organisation)

    Julie Sommerlund (Board member)
    1 Jan 2013 → …

    Activity: Membership typesMembership in board of company or public organisation

  5. International Alliance of Research Universities (External organisation)

    Julie Sommerlund (Member)
    1 Jul 2016 → …

    Activity: Membership typesMembership in committee, council, board

  6. Køn i Filmbranchen (External organisation)

    Julie Sommerlund (Member)
    23 Aug 201630 Sep 2016

    Activity: Membership typesMembership in committee, council, board

  7. League of European Research Universities - Gender Group (External organisation)

    Julie Sommerlund (Member)
    1 Mar 2017 → …

    Activity: Membership typesMembership in committee, council, board

  8. Oslo Universitet (External organisation)

    Julie Sommerlund (Member)
    24 Nov 2018

    Activity: Membership typesMembership in committee, council, board

  9. University of Edinburg (External organisation)

    Julie Sommerlund (Member)
    1 Jun 201831 May 2023

    Activity: Membership typesMembership in board of company or public organisation

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