Aske Juul Lassen

Aske Juul Lassen

Associate Professor

I am a Danish ethnologist who specialise in retirement and  ageing studies from an everyday life perspective, with a ph.d. about active ageing from the Centre for Healthy Ageing, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Copenhagen. I am engaged in the establishment of the Copenhagen Centre for Health Research in the Humanities (CoRe) at the ethnology department of the SAXO-Institute. 

Retirement is one of life's important transitions, where people change their everyday life substantially, and reflect on identity, future, past, death and life. Their everyday rhythms and perspectives change. And our ways of retiring change. Today, reitrement is rarely a point in time, but rather a process.

I analyse new retirement patterns and focus on what the pension funds usually do not, such as social relationships, engagement, dwelling, everyday rhythms, identity and retirement practices. 

Primary fields of research

  • Retirement
  • Retirement transitions
  • Senior worklife
  • Mental health
  • Cultural analysis
  • Ageing
  • Active ageing
  • Age measurements
  • Volunteering
  • Co-creation

Current research

I lead the projekt 'Senior practice - mental health late in the worklife'. Through ethnographic fieldwork in the production and finance industries we develop solutions to improve senior practices in Danish workplaces, ad create better working conitions and longer worklifes. 

I also research retirement trajectories and the everyday rhythms of retirees. 

Selected publications

  1. Published

    Livets tredje akt: Frit valg eller frit fald på tærsklen til livet som pensionist

    Lassen, Aske Juul, 5 Nov 2020, EgoLibris: EgoLibris. 320 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportBook

  2. Published

    Retirement rhythms: Retirees’ management of time and activities in Denmark

    Lassen, Aske Juul, Mertz, Kenneth Hudlebusch, Holm, L. & Jespersen, Astrid Pernille, 16 Sep 2020, In : Societies. 10, 3, p. 68

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  3. Published

    From quantified to qualculated age: The health pragmatics of biological age measurement

    Moreira, T., Hansen, A. A. & Lassen, Aske Juul, Apr 2020, In : Sociology of Health and Illness.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  4. Published

    New Bikes for the Old: Materialisations of Active Ageing

    Lassen, Aske Juul & Moreira, T., 26 Sep 2020, In : Science & Technology Studies. 33, 3, p. 39-56

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  5. Published

    Nye pensionsveje

    Lassen, Aske Juul, Oct 2019, In : Tidsskriftet Gerontologi . 35, 2, p. 4-7 4 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleCommunication

  6. Published

    Unmaking old age: political and cognitive formats of active ageing

    Lassen, Aske Juul & Moreira, T., 2014, In : Journal of Aging Studies. 30, 1, p. 33-46 14 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  7. Published

    Innovating for ‘active ageing’ in a public–private innovation partnership: Creating doable problems and alignment

    Lassen, Aske Juul, Bønnelycke, Julie & Otto, L., Apr 2015, In : Technological Forecasting and Social Change. 93, p. 10-18 9 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

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