Personal profile


Supervisor profile: I was originally trained as a teacher and worked as such until 2009 when I completed my master's degree in educational anthropology. Since then, I have taken a Ph.D. at IMT, where I have theorized about learning as a social exchange from an economic anthropological perspective. I defended my PhD thesis in 2015.

During my time as an academic, I have done several anthropological fieldworks, mostly in England and the United States, which contributed to my professional interest in youth and volunteers. Most recently, I managed an application project on entrepreneurial and sustainable initiatives in ecotourism, which has had its empirical starting point in Nepal. In addition, I have worked as a middle manager with vocational schools and increased enrollment in vocational schools, transfer, through the development of vocational qualification courses for adult unskilled workers in collaboration with Adult Educational Centres.

In addition to being associated with pedagogy at RUC, I also teach and supervise the international master's degree in Social Entrepreneurship and Management as well as the master's degree in Social Entrepreneurship. I have also been in charge of IMT’s international summer supplement course since 2017, which integrates foreign students in Danish and RUC’s academic social studies method and Problembased Project Learning. Entrepreneurship, innovation and learning processes have framed my work since 2010 through affiliation with the Center for Social Entrepreneurship (RUC) and the Foundation for Entrepreneurship (fund allocation to the country's higher education).

From 2016-21 I was post.doc. on the project JUMP (Jobs through Exchange, Mobility and Practice) together with Associate Professor Finn Sommer, Europa-Universität Flensburg and Danish and German production schools. We have dealt with the educational and job opportunities of vulnerable young people in an interregional perspective and in geographically peripheral areas.

My research interests are: Entrepreneurial and innovative (learning) processes; social entrepreneurship and social sustainability; non-institutional learning processes; innovation in education (especially young people and higher education); economic and educational anthropology; as well as qualitative method and science theory / philosophy.


In terms of research, I have moved in the interdisciplinary field between educational research and anthropology. I have touched on areas such as: social entrepreneurship and social innovation; entrepreneurial learning processes; social value and economic anthropology; virtual learning in the social sciences and humanities; social sustainability in general and in tourism; action research; ethnography; as well as social mobility and learning through travel and cultural encounters. I also deal with professional education in pedagogical and social areas.

Management and Cooperation

I collaborate in the research groups Organization, Ethics and Social Sustainability or OrgESS at RUC; and Center for Tourism Research (CfTR) also at RUC. In addition, I am an invited fellow researcher in The International Research Group for Psycho-Societal Analysis (SQUID) Furthermore, I am part of the NetEdu project ( in collaboration with fellow researchers from the University of Southern Denmark.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals

Education/Academic qualification

Certificate of University Teaching and Learning, Adjunct, Differentiation in University Teaching, Enheden for Akademisk Efteruddannelse

1 Jan 201725 May 2018

Award Date: 25 May 2018

PhD, Learning as Social Exchange in City Year London, Roskilde University

Award Date: 6 Mar 2015

Educational Anthropoligy, MA, Aarhus University

Award Date: 9 Dec 2009

Teacher, BA, Holbæk Seminarium

Award Date: 30 Jun 2005

External positions

The Danish Foundation for Entrepreneurship

Feb 2015Feb 2016


  • Education, Learning, Training
  • Cultural encounters, Multi-culturalism
  • Welfare state, Welfare society
  • Economics, Politics

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