DIS Introduces New Program Director & Assistant Program Director

Andreas Brøgger is the new Program Director and Anna Söderquist is the new Assistant Program Director for the newly formed European Humanities department, consisting of the Art & Visual Culture, History, Literature, and Philosophy Programs, and the Danish and Swedish Language and Culture courses.

Andreas Brøgger earned a Master’s Degree in Modern Culture from the University of Copenhagen, where he later became a lecturer in the Art and Cultural Studies Department for three years. During this time, he also held a position as a Visiting Scholar at Columbia University. Outside of the academic sphere, he has worked as an Art Critic at Dagbladet Information, Art & Poetry Editor of Hvedekorn Magazine, Curator at Sorø Art Museum, and Curator and Director of Nikolaj Contemporary Art Center (Nikolaj Kunsthal).

Andreas shared his excitement about his new role as Program Director, saying, “I am thrilled to be part of this ambitious, lively, and international organization. I look forward to dedicating myself to the department and to bringing a high level of education to students studying the humanities.”

Anna Söderquist earned her Ph.D. and Master’s Degree in Philosophy from The New School in New York, and has been with DIS since 2015 as faculty member. She has been teaching and researching in the field of philosophy for over ten years, with a focus on the connections between philosophy, art, literature, and education. Anna’s interest in education has led her to work with students from diverse populations and various age groups in France, Denmark, and the U.S., always with a focus on experiential, site-specific learning, active student engagement, and student-centered teaching.

Anna reflected on her new position on the team:

“With my background in the philosophy of education, I am thrilled to be part of an institution that puts the love of learning at the center of everything. Continuing to teach philosophy and help my colleagues in the humanities reach their pedagogical goals is a great honor, affording me a chance each day to remember that everything we do centers around the student’s development and success.”

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