Frank Sejersen

Frank Sejersen

Associate Professor

Research projects
Partnerships as driver for low-carbon transitions in urban food-systems (financed by Independent Research Fund Denmark)

Nordic Centre of Excellence on Resource Extraction and Sustainable Arctic Communities (project research partner) (financed by NordForsk)

Politics of Postcoloniality and Sustainability in the Arctic (project research partner) (financed by Velux Foundation)

Indigeneity in waiting: elusive rights and the power of hope (project research partner) (financed by Kone Foundation)

Ice, Climate and Development in Greenland (financed by European Research Council)

Human agency and the anatomy of climate change adaptation strategies (financed by the Faculty of Humanities, University of Copenhagen)

The urban Greenland (financed by the Danish Research Council)

Landscape perceptions, local knowledge and sustainable development in Greenland (financed by the Danish Environmental Agency and the Commission for Scientific Research in Greenland)

Environmental Knowledge, Cultural Strategies and Development in Greenland and the Circumpolar North (financed by the Danish Research Councils (TUPOLAR-initiative))

Hunting of Marine Mammals: Cultural Aspects of Resource Management in Greenland (Ph.D. project financed by the Danish Research Council (SHF))

Hunting of Marine Mammals: Cultural Aspects of Ressource Management in the Circumpolar Regions (financed by Nordic Research Council (NOS-H))


Regional specialization:
Arctic with a special focus on Greenland. Anthropological fieldwork in Sisimiut, Maniitsoq and Nuuk 1995, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2007 og 2011.


Other academic qualifications

External examiner in anthropology at Aarhus University, University of Copenhagen and University of Greenland.

Referee-assignments for the National Science Foundation, the Research Council of Norway, National Geographic Society, Current Anthropology, Human Ecology, Human Organization, AMBIO, Journal of Rural and Community Development, Polar Record, Ètudes Inuit Studies, Young, Danish Journal of Geography, Alaska Journal of Anthropology, the Arctic Human Development Report and the Arctic Climate Impact Assessment.

Member of policy working group under International Arctic Science Commmitee (IASC) and former council member of the Int. Arctic Social Sciences Association (IASSA). Steering committee member of Sustainability Science Centre (University of Copenhagen) and Centre for Cultural Studies in Sustainability (Faculty of Humanities). Member of Climate Panel of University of Copenhagen (2007-2010). Member of the Committee for Greenlandic Mineral Resources to the Benefit of Society (2013-1014). Member of steering committee for Center for Applied Ecological Knowledge (2021-), Member of steering committee for Living Lab (Green Solution Center, UCPH). Member of Thematic Network on Sustainable Resources and Social responsibility Member of Critical Arctic Studies (UArctic), Politics and Power of Resilience (NOS-HS), Thinking through the Transnational (ToRS research cluster), Digital methods and citizen science (ToRS research cluster). Linked to Crown Princess Mary Center's Policy Fellowship Program

Ph.D. supervisor for Lill Rastad Bjørst "Arktiske diskurser og klimaforandringer i Grønland" (2008-2011), Valeria Guerrieri "The Transformative Power of the Pipeline. A Study on Arctic Energy Development" (2015-), Jesper Lee Jyderup "Partnerships as Driver for Low-Carbon Transitions in Urban Food Systems" (2021-2023)

Leader of degree programmes: Cross-cultural studies, Comparative cultural studies, Minority studies as well as Greenlandic and Arctic studies

Education and employment
Study programme coordinator for Cross-Cultural Studies, University of Copenhagen

Associate professor at Greenlandic and Arctic Studies, University of Copenhagen

Temporary lecturer at Eskimology and Arctic Studies, University of Copenhagen

Assistant professor with research project financed by The Commission for Scientific Research in Greenland and The Danish Environmental Agency, University of Copenhagen

Assistant research professor at Eskimology and Arctic Studies with research project financed by the Research Councils (TUPOLAR), University of Copenhagen

Ph.D. degree at Faculty of Humanities, University of Copenhagen

Visiting researcher at Eskimology and Arctic Studies with research project financed by the Nordic Research Council, University of Copenhagen

MA (research degree) at Department of Anthropology, University of Copenhagen


Mag. scient. ph.d.

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