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Linda Lapiņa

MScA (Psychology) & PhD, PhD, cultural encounters

  • Universitetsvej 1, 42.3

    DK-4000 Roskilde

    Denmark

20152019
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Research areas

My research examines social and spatial inclusion and exclusion in urban areas perceived as 'diverse', multicultural and gentrifying: specifically, the Copenhagen district of Nordvest. I focus on the role of intersecting markers (race, class, gender...) in the mutual emergence and malleability of spaces, bodies and affective circulations.

I have developed an embodied, affective methodology as a general approach when conducting ethnographic fieldwork, interviews, autoethnography and arts-based methods. Central themes in my research include enactments of bodies, spaces and affect; negotiations of 'diversity', cohesion and ideals for good urban life; social inclusion and exclusion; intersectionality and passing; gentrification; affective politics of knowledge production; emergence of 'Danishness'; space-making; and researcher positions.

My research is interdisciplinary, incorporating perspectives from migration studies, cultural geography, urban and gentrification research, critical race and whiteness studies, feminist theory and posthumanities.

Education/Academic qualification

Cultural Encounters, PhD, Department of Communication and Arts

External positions

External lecturer, Centre for Advanced Migration Studies

1 Feb 201831 Jan 2019

Keywords

  • Cultural encounters, Multi-culturalism
  • Racialization
  • Affectivity
  • Mobility
  • Urban Diversity
  • Gender studies, Ethnicity, Equal rights
  • Intersectionality
  • Passing
  • Embodied methodologies
  • Feminist theory
  • Geography, Geology, Topography
  • Feminist geographies
  • Cultural geography

Publication network Recent external collaboration on country level. Dive into details by clicking on the dots.

Research Output 2015 2019

'Cultivating Integration'? Migrant Space-making in Urban Gardens

Lapina, L., 2019, Cultural Encounters as Intervention Practices. Routledge

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapterResearchpeer-review

Recruited into Danishness? Affective autoethnography of passing as Danish

Lapina, L., 2018, In : European Journal of Women's Studies. 25, 1, p. 56–70 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

Affectivity and Race: Studies from Nordic Contexts,

Lapina, L., 7 Feb 2017, In : NORA - Nordic Journal of Feminist and Gender Research. 24, 4, p. 285-288

Research output: Contribution to journalLiterature reviewResearchpeer-review

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Activities 2014 2018

  • 22 Organisation and participation in conference
  • 10 Participation in workshop, seminar, course
  • 9 Lecture and oral contribution
  • 1 Peer review of manuscripts

Panel "Bli væk fra vort kvarter"

Linda Lapiņa (Speaker)
27 Jan 2018

Activity: Talk or presentationLecture and oral contribution

Struggles over Europe

Linda Lapiņa (Speaker)
10 Oct 201813 Oct 2018

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

19th Nordic Migration Research Conference 2018

Linda Lapiņa (Speaker)
15 Aug 201817 Aug 2018

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

Mangfoldighedsturisten

Linda Lapiņa (Speaker)
18 Mar 2018

Activity: Talk or presentationLecture and oral contribution

DEMOS: Democratic participation in Society: How to live together

Linda Lapiņa (Participant)
7 Nov 20189 Nov 2018

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

Prizes

Dr.phil. Ragna Rask-Nielsens Grundforskningsfond

Linda Lapina (Recipient), 24 Nov 2017

Prize: Prizes, scholarships, distinctions

EliteForsk travel grant

Linda Lapina (Recipient), 24 Feb 2016

Prize: Prizes, scholarships, distinctions

Julie von Müllen Foundation travel grant

Linda Lapina (Recipient), 1 Dec 2017

Prize: Prizes, scholarships, distinctions