• Universitetsvej 1, 02

    DK-4000 Roskilde


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Personlig profil


Research areas

  • Urban migration studies
  • Urban citizenship
  • Cultural politics of alterity and belonging
  • Urban politics of difference 
  • Home, place and migration
  • Diasporic mobilities & diasporic cities
  • State, population-making and immigrant integration              
  • Qualitative methodologies


  • Ph.D., Geography (2011), University of Minnesota, USA
  • M.A., Geography (2005), University of Minnesota, USA
  • Magister (Mgr)/M.A., Political Science (2001, continuous BA/MA program), Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovakia


Trained as a geographer, I work interdisciplinarily within, and increasingly across migration and urban studies. My intellectual curiosity has always been dominated by the question of the relation between alterity and belonging.

This overarching interest has led me over the years to examine different ways and areas in and through which this relationship gets constructed, experienced or is governed, especially in Germany and in Denmark. My earlier research, focused on Germany and former eastern Berlin Marzahn in particular, examined local landscapes of belonging, migrant understanding of role of work in integration, urban encounters across difference, changing politics of citizenship and nationness, and insiderness in migration research.

More recent research has focused on the Danish context where I have examined privileged migrant bloggers’s translations of Copenhagen and Danishness, scalar politics in accommodation of religious difference in Denmark, negotation of minority and national temporalities in the city, and Danish Jewry’s (post)diasporic mobility. Most recently I was involved in an international collaborative project examining urban migrant service providers’ coping with covid19 in Copenhagen, Berlin and Tel Aviv.

I find editorial work particularly rewarding, both in terms of edited volumes and special issues, having covered topics such the role that "diversity" plays governance in post-multiculturalist era, national-urban lens in migration studies, migration industries' city-making, and currently of pandemic urban citizenship.

Ekspertise relateret til FN’s Verdensmål

I 2015 blev FN-landene enige om 17 Verdensmål til at standse fattigdom, beskytte planeten og sikre velstand for alle. Denne persons arbejde bidrager til følgende verdensmål:

  • Verdensmål 10 - Mindre ulighed
  • Verdensmål 11 - Bæredygtige byer og lokalsamfund

Uddannelse (Akademiske kvalifikationer)

PhD, Everyday Landscapes of Immigrant Integration in Post-Socialist Berlin: Integration Projects, Othering and Meanings of Work, University of Minnesota

… → 2011

Dimissionsdato: 28 feb. 2011

MA, 2 M.A. projects: 1. “Mixed” Gay Bars: Beyond Strategic Essentialism, 2. Between Transnationalism and Citizenship: Cambodian Immigrants in Rural Minnesota , University of Minnesota

… → 2005

Dimissionsdato: 31 jan. 2005

Magister (BA+MA), Comenius university in Bratislava

… → 2001

Dimissionsdato: 5 jun. 2001


  • Geografi, Geologi, Topografi
  • Fysisk planlægning, Bystudier


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