Andrew Shield, Ph.D.


Universitetsvej 1

Bygning: 40.3

DK-4000 Roskilde


Telefon: 4674-2327


  • Arbejdsmarked Historie, Samfundsforhold Kommunikation, Journalistik, Medier Kulturmøde, Multikulturalitet Køn, Etnicitet, Ligestilling

Forsknings og undervisningsoplysninger

Andrew DJ Shield, Ph.D., forsker immigration til Europa siden 1960'erne med fokus på medier og kultur. Han fik sine Ph.D., M.Phil, og M.A. fra City University of New York (CUNY) Graduate Center ved Institut for Historie. Han fik sin B.A. fra Brown University.

På RUC er han forsker og PhD-studerende ved Institut for Kommunikation ("Grindr Culture": see below), og en del af den NewMI forskningsgruppe. Han underviser "Interkulturel Kommunikation" til kandidatstuderende i det internationale program. Nøgleord: Immigration, historie, kommunikation, køn, seksualitet, nye medier, sociale medier, intimitet, Danmark, Holland, Tyskland, Marokko, Tyrkiet, Pakistan, Mellemøsten.

His first book, Immigrants in the Sexual Revolution, will be published in 2017 as part of Palgrave Macmillan's series Genders and Sexualities in History. The book focuses on northwest Europe during the latter half of the twentieth century, when some foreign workers and (post-)colonial migrants felt solidarity with, and even participated in, European social movements that changed norms and laws in favor of women’s equality, gay and lesbian rights, and sexual liberation. These histories challenge today’s politicians and journalists who strategically link immigration to sexual conservatism, misogyny, and homophobia.
His new research on queer immigrants' social media networks was recently published in the anthology LGBTQs, Media and Culture in Europe (Routledge, 2017). This is part of his research endeavor to tackle 'Grindr Culture': the intimacies, networks, and identities formed via mobile dating (or “hook up”) apps that blur social and sexual networking. He focuses specifically on issues related to migration, race and intersectionality.
Shield has taught courses at the bachelor and masters levels in global history (CUNY Baruch College), sexuality studies (Danish Institute for Study Abroad), and intercultural communication (Roskilde University). He has a B.A. from Brown University in International Relations and Arabic. He lives and bikes in Copenhagen, Denmark. For more, see or write!

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