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Research and education information

Andrew DJ Shield, Ph.D., researches immigration into Europe since the 1960s with a focus on media and culture. He received his Ph.D., M.Phil, and M.A. from the City University of New York (CUNY) Graduate Center, Department of History; his B.A. is from Brown University.

At RUC, he is a researcher and doctoral student in the Department of Communication ("Grindr Culture": see below), and part of the NewMI research team. He teaches "Intercultural Communication" to Masters students in the international program. Keywords: Immigration, history, communication, gender, sexuality, new media, social media, intimacy, Denmark, the Netherlands, Germany, Morocco, Turkey, Pakistan, the Middle East.

 

IMMIGRANTS IN THE SEXUAL REVOLUTION:
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.
 
GRINDR CULTURE:
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.
 
ADDITIONAL INFO:
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 Academia.edu or write!

Education/Academic qualification

History, Ph.D., City University of New York

External positions

Visiting scholar, University of Amsterdam

2013

PhD Fellow, City University of New York

20102015

Keywords

  • Communication, Journalism, Media
  • Gender studies, Ethnicity, Equal rights
  • Labour market
  • Cultural encounters, Multi-culturalism
  • History, Society

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Research Output 2012 2018

Gay Immigrants and Grindr: Revitalizing Queer Urban Spaces?

Shield, A. DJ. 2018

Research output: Other contributionNet publication - Internet publicationResearch

Grindr Culture: Intersectional and Socio-Sexual

Shield, A. DJ. 2018 In : Ephemera: Theory & politics in organization. 18, 1, p. 149-161

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
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‘A Southern man can have a harem of up to twenty Danish women’: Sexotic politics and immigration in Denmark, 1965–1979

Shield, A. DJ. 2018 (Accepted/In press) In : Sexualities.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

“Looking for north Europeans only”: Identifying Five Racist Patterns in an Online Subculture

Shield, A. DJ. 2018 (Accepted/In press) In : KULT - Postkolonial Temaserie.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

Immigrants in the Sexual Revolution: Perceptions and Participation in Northwest Europe

Shield, A. DJ. 2017 Palgrave Macmillan. 287 p. (Genders and Sexualities in History; No. https://www.palgrave.com/de/series/15000).

Research output: Book/ReportBookResearchpeer-review

Projects 2015 2018

NewMI: New Media - New Intimacies

Andreassen, R., Raun, T., Shield, A., Christensen-Strynø, M. B., Petersen, M. N. & Harrison, K.

01/02/201515/09/2018

Project: Research

Press / Media

Grindr has changed sex culture among gay men

Andrew Shield

13/10/2017

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media

Grindr har ændret sex-kulturen blandt bøsser

Andrew Shield

19/08/2017

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media

LOADING MORE GUYS: SHINING A LIGHT ON GAY DATING IN THE APP AGE

Andrew Shield

29/05/2017

1 item of media coverage

Press/Media: Press / Media