Organization profile

Organisation profile

Located in the interface between the social sciences and the humanities, Intercultural Studies is an interdisciplinary research group at the Department of Communication and Arts (DCA), Roskilde University, We study cultural encounters and cultural complexity by exploring differences and the question of power both locally, globally, and in terms of time and space. Our research approaches draw on perspectives, theories, methodological considerations and analytical practices that encompass a wide spectrum of sources, disciplines, and theoretical paradigms. In particular, we explore processes of differentiation, othering and hierarchicalisation based on markers of difference (and their intersections) such as ethnicity, ‘race’, gender, language, religion, class, and nature/culture.

The studies include four prioritized areas of research:

  1. Gender, power and diversity. Within this strand of research, the focus is on intersections of identity markers such as gender, ethnicity, ‘race’, religion, and how processes of categorization and identification interact within unequal power relations.
  2. Migration, urban diversity and cultural encounters. We focus on encounters, diversity, and differentiation as a result of migration paying special attention to the ideas of the ‘nation’, and dynamics within the transformation of urban spaces.
  3. Postcolonial studies across global relations. Our focus is not only on Global North-South, but also on South-South and South-North relations. Our programme further looks at contemporary cultural, literary, filmic, media and text production inter/nationally.
  4. The language-culture relation and language encounters. This strand of research rethinks the linguistic and cultural aspects of the theoretical field by adopting a transnational and global perspective. We explore multilingualism and cultural heterogeneity connected to different social identities, categories, representations and contexts.

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Research Output

Berømmelsesstrategier og -begreber på sociale medier: Julie Van Vu og Madeline Stuarts brug af minoritetsidentitet som brand på Instagram

Raun, T. & Christensen-Strynø, M. B., 2020, (Accepted/In press) Digitaliseringer - brugere, platforme og selvfremstillinger. Samfundslitteratur

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapterResearchpeer-review

Classing religion, resourcing women: Muslim women negotiating space for action

Liebmann, L. L. & Galal, L. P., 25 May 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Cultural Dynamics.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

Domestication of Difference: Practices of citizenship among Middle Eastern Christians in Denmark

Sparre, S. C. L., Jørgensen, A. R. & Galal, L. P., 2020, (Submitted) In : Mashreq and Majar. Journal of Middle East and North African Migration Studies .

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review



Schmidt, G., Groes, C. & Lapiņa , L.


Project: Research

Religion - Levende Kulturarv

Vejrup Nielsen, M., Marselis, R. L., Galal, L. P. & Schütze, L. M.


Project: Research

Musealisering af Migranters Kulturarv

Børsting, F. G.


Project: Research


Communicating Memory Matters

Randi Lorenz Marselis (Participant)

16 Sep 202017 Sep 2020

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventOrganisation and participation in conference

Artistic Research | Performing Heterotopia NSU Winter Symposium

Linda Lapiņa (Speaker)

6 Mar 2020

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventOrganisation and participation in conference

Religion im Museum: Kulturelles Handeln moderieren

Randi Lorenz Marselis (Participant)

19 Oct 202020 Oct 2020

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

Press / Media

P1 Morgen

Sara Jul Jacobsen


1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Press / Media

Ord og Andre Undere

Carsten Levisen


1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media


Dr.phil. Ragna Rask-Nielsens Grundforskningsfond

Lapiņa , Linda (Recipient), 24 Nov 2017

Prize: Prizes, scholarships, distinctions


Raun, Tobias (Recipient), 2013

Prize: Prizes, scholarships, distinctions

Julie von Müllen Foundation travel grant

Lapiņa , Linda (Recipient), 1 Dec 2017

Prize: Prizes, scholarships, distinctions