• Universitetsvej 1, 40.3

    DK-4000 Roskilde


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** FOR INQUIRIES: Please contact a.d.j.shield@hum.leidenuniv.nl **

** Shield is Assistant Professor of Migration History at Leiden University in the Netherlands **


Dr. Andrew DJ Shield specializes in the past and present of LGBTQ sexuality, immigration and diversity in Europe. He is the author of Immigrants in the Sexual Revolution: Perceptions and Participation in Northwest Europe (2017), and Immigrants on Grindr: Race, Sexuality and Belonging Online (2019). 

Immigrants on Grindr investigates how gay- and queer-dentified immigrants and refugees experience inclusion or exclusion within sexually-charged online subcultures. The research was conducted in the greater Copenhagen area, 2015-2018, as part of the DFF Sapere Aude project, "New Media, New Intimacies." 

Education/Academic qualification

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

Award Date: 13 Nov 2015

External positions

Assistant Professor of Migration History

1 Aug 2018 → …

Visiting scholar, University of Amsterdam


PhD Fellow, City University of New York



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

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