Karen Asta Arnfred Vallgårda
Associate Professor - Promotion Programme
Karen Blixens Plads 8, 2300 København S
My research focuses on political family and childhood history in the 19th and 20th centuries. I am interested in how people have organized their family life, how power is exercised in intimate relationships, and how such relationships have been shaped by shifting social, economic, political and legal circumstances.
Themes: family history, divorce, education, childhood, gender, class, race.
I'm a member of The Young Academy, The Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters. I have previously been vice chairperson (in 2020) and chairperson of the academy (in 2021).
- The Politics of Family Secrecy (PI). Funded by a Sapere Aude Starting Grant by DFF (Independent Research Fund Denmark).
- STAY HOME (co-PI), with Mette Birkedal Bruun (PI). Funded by the Carlsberg Foundation
- The History of Divorce in Denmark c. 1870-2020. Funded by DFF.
MA & PhD supervision:
- Cultural and social history in the 19th & 20th centuries
- Family history & childhood history
- Colonialism and postcolonial theory
- History and theory of emotions
- Theories of power
- Christian mission history
- Cultural encounters
- PublishedVallgårda, Karen Asta Arnfred, 2014, Palgrave Macmillan.
Research output: Book/Report › Book › peer-review
- PublishedVallgårda, Karen Asta Arnfred & Larsen, Katrine Rønsig, 2021, In: Journal of Social History. 55, 1, p. 226–253 28 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Journal article › Research › peer-review
Vallgårda, Karen Asta Arnfred (Recipient), 2010
Prize: Prizes, scholarships, distinctions