Karen Blixens Plads 8, 2300 København S, 10 Bygning 10 (Afsnit 2), Building: 10-2-49
Primary fields of research
My focus is minority majority relations, postcolonial relations. I am particularly interested in how such asymmetric power relations are negotiated through literary and other aesthetic expressions. My regional competence is Greenland / Scandinavia.
Keywords for research and supervision: Narratives / discourses about (collective) identities and belonging, Emotional communities, Emotional economies, Cultural Translation, Cultural memory and forgetting, Representation, Denmark-Greenland relations, Greenlandic literature, media and film.
Affective economies: How are places, communities and identities constructed?
I am the head of this research task, which is a part of the Centre of Excellence for Resources, Extractive Industries and Sustainable Arctic Communities (REXSAC), funded by NORDFORSK
Please visit https://www.rexsac.org/about/ and https://www.rexsac.org/research/
Recently completed projects:
Denmark and the New North Atlantic
In this project 15 researchers investigated the renegotiations of identities that are currently taking place in all parts of the Scendinavian North Atlantic, as a result of independence processes, climate change and globalization. The project revisited the history of Iceland, Greenland and the Faroe Islands, which were once part of the Danish (Danish-Norwegian) empire, and examined the current efforts to create a new, strong brand for the Scandinavian Arctic. The project was funded by the Carlsberg Foundation.
Thisted, K & Gremaud, A-S 2020 (eds.): Denmark and the New North Atlantic: Narratives and Memories of a Former Empire. Vol. I-II. Aarhus University Press.