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  • Universitetsvej 1, 43.3

    DK-4000 Roskilde

    Denmark

20032020

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Personal profile

Research

I have an MA from the University of Århus in English and Mass Communication (1990) and a Ph.D. from the School of English, University of Leeds, UK (1997), in Postcolonial Studies. I have taught at RU since 1996, and Cultural Encounters since its embryonic days in 2000. I am a member of EASA (European Australian Studies Association) and have given papers at a number of Australian Studies and postcolonial conferences since the early 1990s. I am also the in charge of the Kult editorial fellowship which produces issues stemming from the work of members of Intercultural Studies. You can learn much more about Kult at www.postkolonial.dk.

My ancient background is in Anglophone literature, however, I find myself much more at home in the double hybrid space between Cultural Studies and Postcolonial Studies. Postcolonial Studies concerns itself with a radical critique of for example cultural encounters, globalisation and multiculturalism wherever they take place, and is situated somewhere between (conventional) anthropological, historical and more sociologically orientated approaches. I tend to work in various fields at the same time, because I find it has its advantages when it comes to avoiding the reproduction of nationalistic and other more advanced forms of blindness. My interests at the moment, aside from postcolonial Denmark, is postcolonial Australia (which focuses on the legacy of settlement narratives and the way they continue to produce internal others (indigenous Australians, and Asian-Australians) and external others (Australia‘s troubled history with neighbouring Asian and Pacific nations). I am involved in publication projects on Postcolonial Europe. Furthermore, I have an interest in national identity formation in South, and Southeast Asia, and a project, which will probably rest for another couple of years, which looks at the postcolonial lusophone world. I also supervise projects and specialer/dissertations on African, Latin American and Asian issues. I work both in English and Danish, and can read – if you give me time enough – texts in Italian and Portuguese.

 I also happily supervise projects in Australian Studies, and projects dealing with the intersections between Cultural Studies and Postcolonial Studies. In a more geographical context his interests cover in particular Australia/Southeast Asia, South Asia, the Caribbean, the Lusophone and more generally post-imperial Europe – and of course postcolonial dk.

Keywords

  • History, Society
  • Post-colonial Denmark
  • Industrial development, Development economics and planning, Developing countries
  • Globalization and the Third World
  • Post-colonial studies
  • Cultural encounters, Multi-culturalism
  • Australian cultural history
  • Post-colonial Denmark
  • Economics, Politics
  • Post-colonial studies
  • Post-colonial Denmark

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Research Output

Postcolonial Europe: Key ideas

Jensen, L., 15 Mar 2020, London: Routledge. 176 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBookResearchpeer-review

Alter whiteness: The rise (and rise) of Australian far right nationalism

Jensen, L., Sep 2019.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceConference abstract for conferenceResearchpeer-review

Open Access

Commemoration, Nation Narration, and Colonial Historiography in Postcolonial Denmark

Jensen, L., 2019, In : Scandinavian Studies (Provo). 91, 1-2, p. 13-30 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

Open Access

Projects

Nordic Identity and Crises

Jensen, L.

05/01/201202/09/2013

Project: Research

The Nordic Colonial Mind

Jensen, L. & Loftsdóttir, K.

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30/06/200931/12/2010

Project: Research

Activities

Rushing past the post? Nationalism and populism in postcolonial Europe

Lars Jensen (Speaker)

3 Oct 20194 Oct 2019

Activity: Talk or presentationLecture and oral contribution

Tracing social problems and racialisation in Postcolonial Europe

Lars Jensen (Speaker)

4 Nov 20195 Nov 2019

Activity: Talk or presentationLecture and oral contribution

Postcolonial Europe Group Symposium

Lars Jensen (Participant)

2 Nov 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

Alter whiteness. The rise of Australian far right nationalism

Lars Jensen (Speaker)

18 Sep 201920 Sep 2019

Activity: Talk or presentationLecture and oral contribution

Press / Media

Voldsomme skovbrande skaber klimadebat i Australien

Lars Jensen

03/01/2020

1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Press / Media

P1 Orientering

Lars Jensen

24/08/2018

1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Press / Media

RUC: Klima er et paradoks i Grønland

Lars Jensen

02/11/2016

1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Press / Media

DR2 Morgen

Lars Jensen

08/09/2016

1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Press / Media

P1 Morgen

Lars Jensen

08/09/2016

1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Press / Media