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Personal profile



I am associate professor in urban studies and head of the international master program Nordic Urban Planning Studies (joint Nordic master program between Roskilde, Malmö and Tromsø Universities). My research interest relates to critical urban studies and planning, cosmopolitan urbanism, multicultural cities, public space, mobility and immigration, urban security design and politics and everyday life.

I have been involved in several major research projects financed by the Danish Research Council for Social Science. My recent focus has been on developing and extended phenomenological reconceptualization of the political through the concept of everyday politics and politics of hospitality. I have published widely in international journals like Mobilities, Ethnicities, Cities and Antipode.       

Academic qualifications

2006:   Ph.d. Degree, Human Geography and Social Sciences, Roskilde University.

1997:   Cand. Scient. Soc., Department of International Development Studies, Roskilde University.


Academic appointments

2010- : Associate Professor, Geography and Urban Planning, Department of People and Technology, Roskilde University.

2006- 2009: Assistant Professor, Department of Environmental, Social and Spatial Change (ENSPAC), Roskilde University

2002-2005: Ph.d. Candidate, Department of Geography and International Development Studies, Roskilde University.

2003: Visiting Scholar, Department of Geography, Berkeley University of California, USA

1998 – 2002: Assistant Lecturer, Social Science, Roskilde University.

1997-2002: Information Officer, Copenhagen Peace Research Institute (COPRI)

Main research grants and projects 

2017-2022: Sustainable diverse cities: Innovation in integration. Det Norske Forskningsråd (Byforsk)

2018-2022: Liveable Cities (BLOXHUB and SBI)

2016-2019; Nordic Urban Planning Studies. Nordic Council of Ministers.

2014-2017: Paradoxical Spaces: Cross-Cultural encounters in Public Space. The Danish Social Science Research Council (FSE).

2007- 2009 The stranger, the city and the nation. (The Danish Social Science Research Council (FSE).

2002-2005: Globalisation and negotiation of Danish identity - between mobility and deep rooting. The Danish Social Science Research Council (SSF).  


Other task

2019- Head of the Nordic Master Program Nordic Urban Planning Studies

2018 – BLOXHUB Scientific Advisory Board

2019: Steering Committee International Critical Geography Group

2014-2017 Head of Research Group Space, Place, Mobility and Urban Studies, RUC.

2013-2014: Head of study – Planning and Urban Studies (RUC)

2011: Co-organizer, Nordic Geographers Meeting, Roskilde University Denmark

2005: Study Coordinator Social Science Studies, Roskilde Universitity. 

Publication network

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