Garbi Schmidt
  • Universitetsvej 1, 43.3

    DK-4000 Roskilde


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Personal profile



I am a professor of Cultural Encounters and co-head of the research group Interkult (together with Linda Lapina). I am also a member of the cross-departmental research group on migration at Roskilde University.

My research interests include works on migration to Denmark (and Scandinavia), both past and present; the impact of migration on Danish cities and neighborhoods; transnational mobilities, ghettorization, and formulations of Islam in both Europe and North America.

Based on my research I have been engaged in and led both Danish and Scandinavian research projects, Currently, I am engaged in the Horizon 2020 supported network MirNet ( MirNet focuses on both migration and integration research in Eastern and Western Europe (project period 2019-2022).

Teaching and supervision

I teach and supervise on both BA, MA and PhD levels. I have supervised several BA projects, of which many have focused on migration and Muslim minority related topics. I also supervise projects based on qualitative research methods. I teach BA courses in global migration, globalization and transnationalism. On a MA level I teach various courses in Cultural Encounters, mainly focusing on migration, urban diversity, globalization, transnationalism, mobility, immigration history, religious diversity and cultural encounters. I supervise both student working on their MA theses and PhD candidates  working on these topics.

Collaboration and networks

I serve as a board member of ECMI (European Center for Minority Issues) in Flensburg ( , and as a board member of the Danish Knowledge Center of Integration (


  • Cultural encounters, Multi-culturalism
  • migration
  • muslim minorities
  • migration history
  • Danish migration policies
  • integration
  • Urban Diversity
  • ghettorization

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