Ulf Hedetoft

Ulf Hedetoft







Professor, dr.phil. Ulf Riber Hedetoft, the SAXO Institute, Faculty of Humanities, University of Copenhagen, Njalsgade 80, DK-2300 S.  Tel: (+45) 35 32 94 10, email: hedetoft@hum.ku.dk


Current positions and affiliations (selected)

- Director and Professor of International Studies, the SAXO Institute, Faculty of Humanities, University of Copenhagen.

- Fellow of the Salzburg Seminar, Salzburg, Austria.

- Editor-in-chief, Nordic Journal of Migration Research (NJMR)

- Chairman of Nordic Migration Research.

- Member of EURECO Steering Committee and Head of CEMES, University of Copenhagen


Research interests

European nationalism and national identities in comparative, historical, and intercultural perspective; international migration, ethnic relations, social and cultural integration; political cultures in contemporary Europe and North America; European integration; transatlantic relations; globalization and the nation-state.


Distinctions, scholarships and grants (selected)

- 1993-94: Fulbright Visiting Fellowship, Center for European Studies, Harvard University

- 1998: Visiting Professorship Award, the Humanities Center, University of Oregon at Eugene

- 2002-2007: Canadian Research Council Grant toward participation in project on ‘Globalization and Autonomy'

- 2007: Ridder af Dannebrog (Royal Danish Knighthood)


Selected publications 2002-2010

- The Postnational Self: Belonging and Identity, editor (with Mette Hjort), University of Minnesota Press, 2002.

- Integrationsforskningen i Danmark 1980-2002 ['Danish Integration Research 1980-2002'], principal editor, The Danish Ministry for Integration Affairs, 2002.

- ‘Migration and Migration Research in Denmark', WORKLAB Newsletter no. 5, The International Association of Labour Museums, 2002.

- The Global Turn: National Encounters with the World, Aalborg University Press, 2003.

- ‘The Politics of Belonging and Migration in Europe: Raisons d'Etat and the Borders of the National', in Petersson, Bo & Clark, Eric, eds, Identity Dynamics and the Construction of Boundaries, Lund: Nordic Academic Press, 2003.

- ‘Migration and Integration Within an Enlarged European Union: The Scandinavian Cases', in Rita Süssmuth & Werner Weidenfeld, eds, Managing Migration: The European Union's  Responsibilities Towards Immigrants, Brussels: Bertelsmann, 2004.

- ‘Cultures of States and Informal Governance in the European Union: An Exploratory Study of Elites, Power and Identity', in Christiansen, Thomas & Piattoni,  Simona, eds, Informal Governance in the EU, Aldershot: Edward Elgar, 2004.

- The Politics of Multiple Belonging: Nationalism and Ethnicity in Europe and East Asia, editor (with Flemming Christiansen), Aldershot: Ashgate, 2004.

- ‘Are Policy Frames a Good Idea? Progress and Problems in Ideational Approaches', European Journal of Public Policy, 11:5, October, 2004.

- ‘The Forces Driving Globalization: Modalities, Actors and Processes', in Arne Jarrick & Alf Johansson, eds, Globalization and World History, Stockholm: Almqvist & Wiksell, 2004.

- ‘Globalization, Power, and Authority: the Emergence of New Connectivities', Position Paper, the Globalization & Autonomy Project, McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada, 2005.  See http://www.globalautonomy.ca.

- ‘Nation, Community, and Belonging', in Gerard Delanty, ed, Handbook of Contemporary European Social Theory, London: Routledge, 2006.

- ‘Cultural Symbols and Symbolic Politics', in Jaan Valsiner and Alberto Rosa, eds, Handbook of Socio-Cultural Psychology, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2007.

-‘More than Kin and Less than Kind:  the Danish Politics of Ethnic Consensus and the Pluricultural Challenge', in John Campbell et al, National Identity and the Varieties of Capitalism: The Danish Experience, Montreal: McGill University Press, 2006.

- ‘Different Empires: Regionalization vs Global Hegemony in Transatlantic Relations', in Gorazd Kovacic, ed., The Future of Euro-American Relations, Ljubljana: the Peace Institute, 2006.

-‘Befolkningsvandringer og identitetsprocesser i det 21. århundrede: Mønstre og udviklingsprocesser i Europa', in Margit Warburg & Brian Jakobsen, eds., Tørre Tal om Troen: Religionsdemografi i det 21. århundrede, Copenhagen: Reitzel, 2007.

- 'Introduktion'& 'Perspektivering', in Ulf Hedetoft, Bo Petersson & Lina Sturfeldt, eds., Bortom Stereotyperna? Invandrare och Integration i Danmark och Sverige, Gothenburg: Makadam, 2006.

-‘National Rituals of Belonging, 1880-1945', in Guntram Herb & David Kaplan, eds, Nations and Nationalisms in Global Perspective: An Encyclopedia of Origins, Development, and Contemporary Transitions. Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO, 2008.

- ‘Sovereignty Revisited: European Reconfigurations, Global Challenges, and Implications for Small States', in Will Coleman et al, eds, Global Ordering: Institutions and Autonomy in a Changing World, University of British Columbia Press, Vancouver, 2008.

- ‘Russia and Globalization: A historical and conceptual framework', in Douglas Blum, ed., Globalization, Security and Identity in Russia. Washington DC: Woodrow Wilson Press, 2008.

-‘Social Cohesion, belonging and ethnic diversity', Around the Globe vol. 4, no. 2 (Summer), Institute for the Study of Global Movements, Monash University.

- ‘Globalization and US Empire: Moments in the Forging of the Global Turn', in Will Coleman et al, eds, Empires and Autonomy: Moments in the History of Globalization, University of British Columbia Press, Vancouver, 2009.

- 'Nationalism as Civic Religion and Rituals of Belonging Before and After the Global Turn', in M. Warburg, A. Hvithamar & B. Jacobsen, eds, Holy Nations and Global Identities, Routledge, London, 2009.

- ‘Denmark vs Multiculturalism', in Steven Vertovec & Susanne Wessendorf, eds, The Multiculturalism Backlash. European discourses, policies and practices, Routledge, London, 2010.





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