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  • Universitetsvej 1, 30E.1

    DK-4000 Roskilde



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Personal profile



I am no longer employed at Roskide University and am now assistant professor at Aalborg University, Department of Sociology and Social Work.






At Roskilde University I have since 2011 taught and supervised undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate students at:

MA in Social Entrepreneurship and Management (English)

Sociale Interventionsstudier (Danish MA)

Pædagogik og Uddannelsesstudier (Danish MA)

Master i Socialt Entreprenørskab og Management (Danish executive Master)

BA in Social Science (Danish and English)

BA in Humanities (Danish)

Additionally, I have been a part-time lecturer at the Danish MA of Social Work at Aalborg University.

Based on fieldwork in a municipality in the south of Denmark, the themes of my PhD project were welfare solutions, civil society, cultural encounters, identities, social innovation and ex- and inclusion of vulnerable citizens.

Previously, I have worked with social and national cohesion, education, ethnicity, nation and social identity in the global South. When I wrote my MA thesis in Educational Anthropology I did fieldwork in Malaysia among university students from the country's three major ethnic groups (Malay, Chinese and Indian). Here I studied aspirations and identifications associated with university education and identifications.

For me university is about clarifying and hopefully changing existing unsound mechanisms and an important part in this is to legitimise why a specific project is necessary and relevant.

I wish for students to develop intellectual abilities and individual and creative talents. My starting point is that own views and experiences are legitimate and often necessary to find sustainable solutions.



Education/Academic qualification

Anthropology, social innovation, Ph.D., Department of People and Technology


Award Date: 30 Mar 2015

social sustainability, entrepreneurship and development, PhD, Roskilde University

Award Date: 27 Feb 2015

MA, Educational Anthropology


External positions

Assistant professor, Aalborg University

Aug 2017 → …

External lecturer, Aalborg University



  • Cultural encounters, Multi-culturalism
  • Education, Learning, Training
  • Gender studies, Ethnicity, Equal rights
  • Labour market
  • Management, Organization, Business economy and administration, Management and organization of industry, trade, and communication
  • Welfare state, Welfare society

Research Output

Ethnographic Methodology: Experiences from Fieldwork Among Vulnerable Informants

Svensson, C. F., 11 Jan 2017, SAGE Publications. (SAGE Research Methods Cases).

Research output: Book/ReportBookResearchpeer-review

Mary Kaldor and Sabine Selchow (eds.)(2015): Subterranean Politics in Europe: Book review

Svensson, C. F., 18 May 2017, In : VOLUNTAS: International Journal of Voluntary and Nonprofit Organizations. 28, 3, p. 1367-1368

Research output: Contribution to journalLiterature reviewResearchpeer-review

Mistillid skaber modstand

Svensson, C. F., Mar 2017, In : Social udvikling: Social- og ledelsesfagligt tidsskrift. 2017, 1, p. 13-17

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

Advancing Critical Learning and Public Good in progressive education

Svensson, C. F., 22 Jun 2016.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaperResearchpeer-review

Anstændigt arbejde kræver anerkendelse

Svensson, C. F., 4 May 2016

Research output: Other contributionNet publication - Internet publicationResearch

Open Access



Reviewer and pre-publication consultation. UNRISD (External organisation)

Christian Franklin Svensson (Member)

2016 → …

Activity: MembershipMembership in review committee

Journal of Anthropology [Danish: Tidsskriftet Antropologi) (Journal)

Christian Franklin Svensson (Peer reviewer)


Activity: Editorial work and peer reviewPeer review of manuscriptsResearch

Socialøkonomi og frivillighed

Christian Franklin Svensson (Lecturer)

3 Sep 2015

Activity: Talk or presentationLecture and oral contribution

Lokal identitet og innovation

Christian Franklin Svensson (Lecturer)

20 Nov 2015

Activity: Talk or presentationLecture and oral contribution

Community Development Society Conference

Christian Franklin Svensson (Speaker)

Jul 2014

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