Meet Copenhagen Faculty

Adrian Mongan

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

Master's in Economics (International Macroeconomics), UW Madison, Wisconsin. Master's in Economics (International Trade), University College Dublin, Ireland. Worked in multinational conglomerates for over 10 years with roles as company macroeconomist, strategy director, and in strategic communication. Experienced university lecturer in international trade, macroeconomics, and microeconomics. With DIS since 2019.

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Alexander Hviid

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

M.Sc. (International Security & Law, University of Southern Denmark, 2016). M.A. (Social Science, University of Copenhagen, 2010). Research interests include Arctic security and Danish-Greenlandic relations, as well as public international law, specifically international criminal law and international humanitarian law. Work experience with the Institute for Strategy at the Royal Danish Defense College. With DIS since 2016.

Amanda Bille

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

MSc. International Business and Politics, 2019. PhD Fellow, Copenhagen Business School, 2019-2023. With DIS since 2022.

Anders Kverneland

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

M.D. (University of Copenhagen, 2015). Ph.D Clinical Oncology Reseacrch Fellow, Center for Cancer Immune Therapy (CCIT), Department of Oncology, Herlev Hospital. With DIS from 2021.

Anders Larsen

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

Cand.Mag. (History and English Literature and Language, University of Copenhagen, 2008). Research focused on cultural history and visual culture. Teaches Meaning of Style, which is an introduction to semiotic analysis using fashion as a case study, as well as Visual Culture of Cities in the summer. Worked on various projects for DIS relating to cultural competencies and cultural engagement and staff training within the Housing & Student Affairs department. With DIS since 2007.

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Andrea Homann

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

Dipl.-Ing. (Apparel Engineering/Fashion Design, Fachhochschule Mönchengladbach, 1989). Educator at the Danish National Gallery, the Thorvaldsen Museum, and the Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek. With DIS since 1997.

European Humanities, Andrea Homann

Andreas Brøgger

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

M.A. (Modern Culture Studies, University of Copenhagen). Visiting Scholar, Columbia University, 1999-2000, and Otis College of Art and Design, 2001. DIS Program Director of European Humanities. Lecturer, University of Copenhagen, 2002-2005. Previous Director and Curator at Nikolaj Contemporary Art Center, 2009-2018, where he curated the exhibition KICK OFF – Contemporary Art and Football. With DIS since 2018.

Andreas Fenger

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

M.D. (University of Copenhagen, 2016). First year resident in Urology at Herlev University Hospital. Previous experience in General Surgery with 14 months residency at Køge University Hospital, Dept. of General Surgery. Former employment as a clinical research assistant at the Centre for Perioperative Optimization, Dept. of Surgery Herlev Hospital. Responsible for the Emergency Medicine Course at CAMES, Herlev, and previous Course Assistant for Human Health & Disease. With DIS since 2015.

Andreas Wieland

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

Dr. rer. oec., Technical University of Berlin, 2012. Associate Professor, Copenhagen Business School, 2017-present. With DIS since 2022.

Angel L. Vidal

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

Law studies (University of Madrid). Course of Democratic Development and Governance (Stanford University). Expert on Local Economic & Social Development & Capacity Building, United Nations, 1988-2007. Former Adviser to the National Association of Local Authorities of Spain. International consultant. External lecturer at DIS since 2009. Faculty member at DIS since 2014.

Global Economics, Angel Luis Vidal Alonso

Angela Gigliotti

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

Ph.D. (Aarhus School of Architecture, 2020). M.Sc. (Building Architecture, Polytechnic University of Milan, 2011). Visiting Ph.D. Candidate (Architectural Association, School of Architecture, U.K., 2018). Teaching Assistant, Polytechnic University of Milan, Italy, 2010-13, and at NMBU University in Ås, Norway, 2014-15. Under the field of architectural history of practices, research interests include labor, professionalism, and welfare state. Beyond academia, Co-Director of the research-based practice OFFICE U67 ApS that operates widely as exhibition designer. With DIS since 2016.

 

Angela Mastropasqua

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

Ph.D. (Cognitive Neuroscience, Graduate School of Systemic Neuroscience, LMU Munich , 2020). M.Sc. (Psychology, University of Turin, 2013). B.A. (Psychological Sciences and Techniques, University of Bari, 2010). Research interest in higher brain functions studied with a multi-techniques approach, in particular combining non-invasive brain stimulation (NIBS) and neuroimaging. With DIS since 2022.

Anne Aamand Sørensen

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

M.A. in Anthropology of Education and Globalisation and Bachelor of Education. Main subjects: English, Natural Science and Children with special needs. Works as a teacher in the Danish Folkeskole (primary and lower secondary school) in Copenhagen. With DIS since 2022.

Anne Okkels Birk

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

Diploma in Criminology (University of Copenhagen, 2007). Cand.scient.pol. (Political Science, University of Aarhus, 1997). Head of Section, Danish Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Fisheries, 1997-2000. Chief Advisor/Head of Section, Danish Prison and Probation Service, 2001-2006. Independent consultant since January 2007. With DIS since 2008.

Justice and Human Rights, Anne Okkels Birk

Anne Vibeke Gross

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

M.A. (Russian Language & Culture and Danish Language & Literature, University of Copenhagen, 2006). Lecturer at Sisimiut Gymnasium, 2014, Copenhagen Adult Educational Center (KVUC), 2014-2015, and teacher of Danish Language and Culture to Foreigners at Language Center Nordsjælland, 2015. Lecturer of Danish Film History at Workers' Educational Association (AOF), 2014-present, and at Nordisk Film, 2015 - present. With DIS since 2016.

Anton Brøndby Tiedt

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

BA, Miljø- og fødevareøkonomi, Københavns Universitet, 2024. Junior Consultant, Visigon/Huddlestock, 2020-present. Business Developer, MakeImpact, 2019-2021. Business Development intern, Mattrvest, 2020-2020. With DIS since 2022.

Astrid M. A. Schmidt

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

Ph.D in Climate change & Ecosystems of the Arctic from University of Copenhagen (Niels Bohr Institute/Natural History Museum of Denmark). M.Sc in population genetics and conservation of African elephants. Current research interests are within citizen science on biodiversity and climate change. Work experience has involved science outreach, science education focusing on co-creation and community engagement e.g. of urban development with children and locals. With DIS since 2015.

Astrid M. A. Schmidt

Augusta Mariia Søndergaard

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

M.Sc. (Public Health, University of Southern Denmark, 2016). B.A. (Nursing, University College Absalon, 2013). Research Assistant, Odense University Hospital, 2017. Nurse, Neonatal ward, Rigshospitalet, 2016-2017. Research and project manager, WoMena, 2016-2019. With DIS since 2018.

Benjamin Holk Henriksen

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

Master of Law (University of Copenhagen). M.B.A. (California State University). Certificate in Directing (University of California, Los Angeles). Co-owner of Holk & Lassenius, and together with Fredrik Lassenius, authored and produced the international leadership and marketing research project, ”The Mind of a Leader,” published as books and film series, including Philip Kotler, Anita Roddick, Philippe Starck, Michael Dukakis, and many more. With DIS since 2013.

Communicatins, Benjamin Holk Henriksen

Benno Lüders

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

M.Sc. (Game Technology, IT University of Copenhagen, 2016). Game enthusiast and game development all-rounder with focus on Game Programming. Assistant teacher at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen, 2015-2016. Tutor and teaching assistant at the IT University of Copenhagen, 2015, and Hochschule Fulda, 2011-2013. Backend Java developer at mobile game company, Flaregames, in Karlsruhe, 2013-2014. With DIS since 2016.

Bethany Chamberlain

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

M.Sc. (Research Methods in Psychology, University of Strathclyde, 2018). B.A. (Psychology, Bemidji State University, 2016). Previously a research assistant, graduate teaching assistant, and ESL teacher, among other jobs. Presently a volunteer with Foodsharing Copenhagen and book club leader at Books and Company in Hellerup. I've lived in the USA (Florida, Alaska, Connecticut, Minnesota), China (Weifang), Sweden (Öjersjö, Gothenburg), Scotland (Glasgow), and Denmark (Gentofte). With DIS since 2021.

Bethany Chamberlain

Bettina Hornbøll Borch

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

Ph.D. (Neuroscience, University of Copenhagen, 2017). M.Sc. (Neurobiology, University of Copenhagen, 2006). B.A. (Biology, University of Copenhagen, 2004). Founder of CogniCation; cognitive communication. Has been conducting neuroscience research for approx. 10 years, investigating emotion processing in the brain using imaging. With DIS since 2012.

Bettina Sejbjerg Sommer

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

Mag.art. (History of Religion, University of Copenhagen, 2006), specializing in Nordic Religions and Scandinavian Folklore. She teaches Nordic Mythology at the University of Copenhagen in addition to courses about storytelling at DIS. With DIS since 2006.

European Humanities, Bettina Sommer

Bettina Werner

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

M.A. (Applied Cultural Analysis, Copenhagen University, 2016). B.A. (Political Philosophy, Uppsala University, Sweden, with a minor in Indigenous Studies, UNSW, Australia). Co-founder of COurban design collective. Previously worked as a researcher and project manager at urban design firm, CITITEK. Projects include data collection, research, co-creation of playgrounds and public space, interior spatial analysis of office environments, and educational seminars with both state and private clients. With DIS since 2016.

Bianca Katarzyna Liberski

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

Cand.merc.int. (Intercultural Management, Copenhagen Business School, 2005). B.A. (European Business and French, Manchester Metropolitan University, Université Blaise Pascal, 2000). Project Coordinator, Danish Refugee Council, 2010. Ethics Officer, Borealis, Bruxelles, 2006-2007. With DIS since 2009.

Danish Language and Culture, Bianca Liberski

Birgitte Borup

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

Interior Architect, M.D.D. (Denmark’s Design School, 1986). Own design office since 1988. Design work includes interior design, exhibition design, graphic design, and furniture design. Recipient of several international awards. Works exhibited nationally and internationally. With DIS since 1998.

Birgitte Duelund Pallesen

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

M.A. Comparative Literature, University of Copenhagen (2013). BA studies in European Literature, Film and Philosophy, UCL, London, UK. Birgitte has previously worked with cultural journalism and publishing and done editorial work for Gyldendal (2009-14) and Litteraturnu.dk (2009-2017). Areas of Interest: Comparative literature (19th-20th century British, Francophone and German literature); Critical and Cultural Theory; Postcolonial Studies; Literary Geography; Medical Humanities/Narrative Medicine. With DIS since 2015.

Blanca Aldana

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

Ph.D. (Sciences with a specialization in Neurochemistry, Biomedicine Research Institute, UNAM, 2013). Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Department of Pharmacobiology, CINVESTAV, 2014, and at the NeuroMetabolism Research Group, Helle Waagepetersen Lab, University of Copenhagen, 2014-2018. Co-Head of the NeuroMet Group, 2018. Assistant Professor at the Department of Drug Design and Pharmacology, University of Copenhagen,  2019-present. Scientific member of the Metabolism and Inflammation Research Cluster.

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Bodil Engelmann

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

Ph.D. (University of Copenhagen, 2014). M.D. (University of Copenhagen, 2007). Clinical Oncology Fellow, Department of Internal Medicine, Næstved Hospital. With DIS since 2014.

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Brendan Sweeney

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

Ph.D. (Political Science, National University of Ireland, Galway, 2005). Cand.mag. (Media Studies, University of Copenhagen, 1999). NCTJ Certificate in Journalism (Rathmines College of Journalism, Dublin, 1982). Worked as journalist for many years in different European countries. Information Officer and Project Manager, Danish Institute for Human Rights, 2007-2010. Teacher, International People’s College, 2010-2013. Published historical novel, Once in Another World (New Island, 2013). With DIS since 2013.

Communications, Brendan Sweeney

Bruce Bradfield

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

PhD in Psychology (The University of Cape Town, South Africa), MA in Psychology (Rhodes University, South Africa), MA in Clinical Psychology (Rhodes University, South Africa) I have worked as a clinical psychologist in private practice since 2008. My style of practice is informed by psychoanalytic principles derived from relational psychoanalysis, attachment theory, and humanistic approaches to psychotherapy. In my work I engage primarily with adults, working with individuals, couples and families. With DIS Since 2022

Camilla Hoff-Jørgensen

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

Camilla Hoff-Jørgensen holds a BA in Nutrition and Health (2006) and a BA and cand.scient in Anthropology (2012). She worked as a cultural consultant in Japan concerning Danish and Scandinavian food culture and developing comparative studies of the Danish (European) and Japanese food culture. Moreover, she has international working experience in Bangkok and Barcelona. Camilla has done various research within the fields of medical anthropology and anthropology of food. As medical anthropologist, she has worked with harm reduction strategies for homeless and other at-risk populations. As an anthropologist with a background in food culture she has been a food study consultant and tought various food culture courses. Camilla is currently working on an experience design study covering restaurant NOMAs reaction to COVID19.

Camilla Kirchhoff

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

M.A. (Danish as Second Language, University of Copenhagen, 2014). Cand.Mag. (Danish, University of Copenhagen, 2007). Cellist, Royal Academy of Music, Aarhus, 1988. Research focus includes Danish literature, youth novels from 1930-1960, and music and language acquisition. Editor for Society for Danish Language and Literature. Teacher at Copenhagen Language Center and Hvidovre School of Music. With DIS since 2015.

Camilla Søeberg Hale

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

Msc. Psychology (2013, University of Copenhagen). BA. Psychology (2010, University of Copenhagen). Works as a clinical psychologist in private practice. Experience with family therapy and counselling (2013-). With DIS since 2022.

Campbell Munro

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

LL.M. (International Human Rights Law, Lund University, 2012). Previously practiced as a barrister in London, specializing in refugee and immigration law. Currently completing a Ph.D. in international law at the University of Copenhagen. With DIS since 2018.

Carl P. Zeithaml

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

Doctor of Business Administration, Strategic Management (University of Maryland, 1980). F.S. Cornell Professor of Free Enterprise and Dean Emeritus, McIntire School of Commerce, University of Virginia. Director, Dollar Tree, Inc., 2007-2021. Member, International Advisory Board, DIS, 2015 to present. Expertise in global strategy, competitive strategy, corporate political activity, and corporate governance and leadership. Visiting Faculty With DIS for Spring 2022.

DIS Visiting Faculty - Car Zeithaml

Carla Caetano

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

Ph.D. Fuller Graduate School of Psychology Pasadena, CA.(1992).Post Doctorate (Adult Neuropsychology), UCLA/Cedar Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles CA. (2000-2002). Licensed Psychologist (2002, California, USA), Specialist & Supervisor in Clinical Neuropsychology (Denmark). Currently in clinical practice. Previously Senior Consultant in Research Development (2019- 2020) Program Director of Psychology and Cognitive Neurosciences Department. Ph.D. (2012-2019). With DIS 1999-2000 and since 2003.

Carlos García-Robles

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

Cand.techn.soc. (Technological & Socio-Economic Planning, Roskilde University, 2009). B.A. (International Relations; International Environmental Regimes and National Security, National Autonomous University of Mexico, 2004). Represented Mexican NGOs during WSSD process, 2002. Member of the Energy and Climate Group, Project coordinator for Friends of the Earth Denmark for COP15 process. With DIS since 2011.

Sustainability, Carlos Garcia Robles

Catharina S. Rosendal

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

M.A. (Language and Communication, Copenhagen Business School). Studied in French at the Université de Paris, Sorbonne, France. Master’s program in Teaching Language for Adults, Aarhus University. Teacher of Danish language and culture since 2009. Background in international marketing with Carlsberg, the pharmaceutical industry, and international advertising agencies. With DIS since 2015.

Cecilie Marie Meyer

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

Cand.Mag. (Italian language and culture, Copenhagen University, 2006). Independent freelance journalist, lecturer and author 2016-present, Communications manager Era Ora and Il Fornaio 2008-2016, Freelance translator Egmont 2005-2016, Erasmus student, University of Salerno, Italy, 2002-2003. With DIS since 2022.

Charlotte Algreen

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

Architect M.A.A. (Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen, 1998). DGNB Consultant and Passive house designer. Founded sustainable building company, Algreen Architects, 2001-2012. Responsible for implementing sustainability at JJW Architects, 2012-2014, and at Lejerbo Housing Association, 2014-2017. External Associate Professor at DTU – Technical University of Denmark since 2013. Member of the Sustainability Committee at The Danish Association of Construction Clients. Founded company, ALGREEN – Sustainability, Process Management, and Facilitation, since 2017. Working as a consultant with SDG’s (UN 17 Sustainable Development Goals), to help the building industry become more sustainable. With DIS since 2018.

DIS Academics Charlotte Algreen

Charlotte Bjerre Beuck

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

Cand.phil. (Czech and European Studies, University of Aarhus, 2003). Teacher of Czech, 1995-99. Teacher of Danish to foreigners since 2000. With DIS since 2005.

Danish Language and Culture, Charlotte Bjerre Beuck

Christina Knudsen

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

Cand.mag. (French and Spanish, University of Southern Denmark, 1999). Studied in French at the Université de Bourgogne, Dijon, France. Teacher of Danish language, culture, and history to foreigners at the University of Southern Denmark. With DIS since 2006.

Christina Mavroudi

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

M.Sc. (Psychoanalysis, University Paul-Valéry Montpellier III, France, 2014). M.Sc. (Clinical Psychology/Psychopathology, University Bordeaux Segalen 2, France, 2013). B.Sc. (Psychology, Panteion University, Athens, Greece, 2012). Worked as clinical psychologist in various mental health institutions and psychiatric hospitals in Greece and France. Started a collaboration as a volunteer psychologist in Center for Børn, Familie og Handicap in the Herlev Kommune. With DIS since 2017.

Claudia Carrara-Augustenborg

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

Ph.D. (Cognitive Neuroscience, University of Copenhagen, 2013). M.Sc. (Psychology, University of Copenhagen, 2009). Research in the neural mechanisms that mediate and modulate human consciousness. With DIS since 2013.

Psychology, Claudia Carrara-Augustenborg

Courtney D. Coyne-Jensen

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

CDC is an architect and urbanist working with projects situated in the nexus of teaching-practice-research as a unity. In addition to teaching in DIS, she also teaches architecture and design in the University of Copenhagen and the Royal Danish Academy, and is a Ministry-appointed Examiner for all artistic higher education programmes in Denmark. CDC has prior lived in ZA, NZ, DE, UK, US, IN, BS, and SE, as well as being an invited speaker in JP, PT, CA, AU, IT, and FR. She has published and exhibited globally and won several international grants. CDC warmly welcomes collaborations with others dedicated to architecture and design as critical inquiry, social impact, and serious play. (Pronouns: she/her & they/them)

Dani Hill-Hansen

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

Masters of Science in Sustainable Design Engineering from Aalborg University Copenhagen (2019-2021), Masters of Architecture from Taliesin - The Frank LLoyd Wright School of Architecture (2011-2013), Bachelor of Science in Interior Design  (Sustainable Design Concentration) from Endicott College (2007-2011). Professional experience includes teaching, lecturing, research, material innovation, building design and sustainable consultancy. Experience spanning design scales from the creation of bio-based materials, to integration of passive passive architectural principles, to co-creation and collaboration tools for circular innovation settings - sustainability is the thread that drives Dani’s professional experience and academic pursuits. Most recent work has focused on systems level solutions for circular transformation of the Danish building sector. With DIS since 2014.

Daniel Karpantschof Reece

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

Master of Laws (International Taxation, St Thomas University Miami, 2005). Founder and Managing Director of Nordeq Management A/S. CEO of the Equinor Group, 2005-2014. Expertise in cross border corporate structuring, private equity, and leadership. With DIS since 2015.

International Business, Daniel Karpantschof Reece

Daniel Svendsen

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

PhD in Electrical Engineering from the University of Valencia 2020. Research focused on the incorporation of physical knowledge in machine learning models. Data science consultant to various startups 2020 such as eeSea and Pensure. MSc in Mathematical modelling and computation from the Technical University of Denmark 2016. Teaching assistant in various courses 2015-2016. With DIS since 2021.

Daniela Hartl

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

PhD in Molecular Biology from Humboldt University in 2009. Science teacher at Copenhagen International School from 2020-2022. Senior Scientist/Lab Leader at Saarland University from 2015-2019. Senior Scientist at Charité - University Medicine Berlin from 2009-2013. Scientist at Charité - University Medicine Berlin from 2005-2009. Undergraduate Researcher at Max-Planck Institute for Neurobiology from 2002-2004. With DIS since 2022.

David M. Rowe

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

David M. Rowe teaches political economy, comparative politics, and international relations at Kenyon College.  His research has focused on three major themes: economic sanctions, globalization’s role in causing World War I, and the foundations of social order.  Through January 2023, he will be a Fulbright NATO Security Studies scholar in Brussels, Belgium researching the future of the transatlantic alliance.  He has also been a Fulbright Distinguished Professor at the University of Innsbruck, a fellow at the John M. Olin Institute for Strategic Studies at Harvard University’s Center for International Affairs, a MacArthur Foundation – SSRC Fellow in International Peace and Security, and held grants from the Pew Memorial Trust and the National Science Foundation.

David Possen

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

Ph.D. (Philosophy and Social Thought, University of Chicago, 2009). Formerly at Yale University's Whitney Humanities Center and the University of Copenhagen's Søren Kierkegaard Research Center. External Lecturer of philosophy in the University of Copenhagen Department of Communication. With DIS since 2014.

Debra Marie Quackenbush

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

Ph.D. (Clinical Psychology, University of Utah, 1996). Licensed to practice in both the U.S. and Denmark. Certified group psychotherapist. Research interests include cyber-relations and human sexuality. Recently worked for the renowned Menninger Clinic in Houston, Texas, where she specialized in psychotherapeutic testing and intervention for high achieving professionals with severe mental illness. Currently working at private practice in Copenhagen. Find out more on her website: debbiequackenbush.com. With DIS since 2013.

Psychology, Debra Marie Quackenbush

Deivida Vandzinskaite

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

Ph.D. (Education, Siauliai University, Lithuania, 2011), focus on the cross-cultural use of service learning in higher education. M.A. (Social Anthropology and Sociology, Vytautas Magnus University, Lithuania, 2006). Lecturer and Senior Research Scholar, Siauliai University, 2007-2013. Visiting scholar at the Danish School of Education, Aarhus University, 2008-2012. Research experience on the national and international level covering topics related to cultural diversity and cross-cultural issues, gender and family studies, global diffusion of educational models, and voluntary participation in Europe. With DIS since 2013.

Dennis Meyhoff Brink

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

M.A. (Comparative Literature, University of Copenhagen, 2005). Finishing a Ph.D. on the history of religious satire in Europe. Lecturer of comparative literature and cultural studies at University of Copenhagen since 2006. Published various academic articles on a variety of subjects, including satire. Critic at the Danish broadsheet, Weekendavisen. Columnist at the Danish satire magazine, Spot. Curated an exhibition on satirical drawings at the Storm P Museum in Copenhagen, 2014. With DIS since 2016.

Dina Leth Møller

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

M.D. (University of Copenhagen, 2019). Ph.D. student at the Department for Infectious Diseases, Rigshospitalet, investigating the immune function in patients receiving solid organ transplantation. Former researcher at the Department of Pediatrics and the Institute of Inflammation Research, Rigshospitalet. DIS Course Assistant for Human Health & Disease. With DIS since 2017.

Ditte Marie Egebjerg-Rantzau

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

Cand. mag. in Nordic Literature and French, University of Copenhagen. BA studies in French Literature, Paul Valéry University, Montpellier, France. Vice Consul at the Royal Danish Consulate of Ethiopia (2000). Educator at Novo Nordisk and Mærsk (>2006). Areas of specialization: Memory studies, postcolonial studies and civic education. With DIS since 2006.

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Dominic Balmforth

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

Architect MA, Dip Arch, M.A.A RIBA (SCI-Arc & Bartlett School of Architecture 1999). Architect at Henning Larsen Architects. Head of Design at sustainability consultancy, Beyond Green Ltd. Associate Professor at The Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen (2009 – 2016). Owner of the consultancy, Susturb, since 2006, bringing design and sustainability strategy to private and public sector; global Home Improvement retailer, Kingfisher plc. (2009 –), NCC Danmark (2009-), The Royal Government of Bhutan (2011), MAVA Foundation (2012), Ramboll (2012-13), CONCITO (2021). With DIS since 2008.

Dorthe Bach Nyemann

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

Master in Politics and History from University of Copenhagen 2000. Graduated in courses on International Law at the Master of International Security and Law from the University of Southern Denmark 2015. Worked as a teacher and planner of education at the Danish Army Academy for Junior Officers from 2005 to 2015. Currently employed at the Royal Danish Defence College researching cyber security and hybrid threats. Areas of expertise as a teacher are International Relations, International Law, and the art of writing large assignments. Engaged in international working groups related to the topic of my research. With DIS since 2021.

Eleftherios Saftis

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

M.Sc. (Health Psychology, City, University of London, U.K., 2000). BSc. Hons. (Psychology, City, University of London, U.K., 1997). Certified in psychotherapy and counseling and in the process of qualifying as a psychoanalyst from the Centre for Freudian Analysis and Research. Co-authored a number of journal articles on post-traumatic stress disorder. Previously, was the Clinical Director of Community Housing and Therapy, a leading UK charity running therapeutic community households for adults with mental health diagnoses. Managed two therapeutic community projects - a project working with homeless veterans suffering from mental health difficulties and a project for individuals with a diagnosis of psychosis and personality disorder. Worked as a psychologist in the Greek Army. With DIS since 2015.

Elise Schiøler

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

Cand. phil. (Philosophy, University of Copenhagen 2003). Supplementary studies in rationality in economics and theory of organization, Copenhagen Business School, 2004-2005, and journalism, Danish School of Media and Journalism, 2005-2006. Lecturer in medical ethics, theory of science, and philosophy of health technologies at University of Copenhagen's Department of Public Health Science since 2007. Lecturer in theory of science, FARMA, University of Copenhagen, since 2012. With DIS since 2011.

Medical Practice and Policy, Elise Utke Schiøler

Emily Brocks

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

Cand.soc in Social Work, Aalborg University 2010, Bachelor of Arts, Gender Studies, Indiana University 2022. Director of Housing, DIS, 2020-21. Housing Team Manager, DIS, 2012-2019. External Lecturer, DIS, 2010-2013. External Consultant & Social Worker, Danish Center against Human Trafficking, 2010-2012. With DIS since 2010.

Emmanuel Gentil

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

Ph.D. (Environmental Engineering, Technical University of Denmark, 2011). Independent environmental consultant. Senior Consultant at Copenhagen Resource Institute and for the European Environment Agency on waste management policy in EU. Ph.D. School Manager and Ph.D. researcher at DTU, Denmark 2006-2011. Master of business strategy and environmental management, Bradford. With DIS since 2013.

Sustainability, Emmanuel Gentil

Erling Christoffersen

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

Cabinetmaker (1974), Architect, M.A.A. (Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen, 1982). Own office since 1979. Professor, School of Architecture (1986-89). Professor, Denmarks Designskole (1989-2005). Distinguished Visiting Professor at University of Washington. With DIS since 1998.

Fabio Gigone

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

Degree in Architecture, IUAV Venice, Italy 2007. Ph.D. fellow at The Royal Danish Academy (2018-22) in Copenhagen, affiliated to the excellence Centre for Privacy Studies. Academic Guest (gta Institute at ETH Zürich, Switzerland, 2020-21). Associate Professor at NMBU University in Ås, Norway (2015-18); Unit Faculty at Aarhus School of Architecture, Denmark (2015-18). Beyond academia, editor and creative director for specialized magazines and co-director of the research-based practice OFFICE U67 ApS. With DIS since 2021.

Finn Ferjá

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

Cand.merc.int. (MSc in Business, Language and Culture - Diversity and Change Management, Copenhagen Business School, 2018). Teaches Gender & Sexuality in Scandinavia - an introductory course on various diversity dimensions focusing on gender, sexuality, race, and equality. Finn also works as a Diversity Consultant at Queens Consulting with companies such as Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Copenhagen Business School, and various Danish university colleges. He is part of various networks, both as a Committee Member and Board Member, focusing on Diversity & Inclusion and LGBT+ rights.    

Flavia Cardas

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

PhD in Psychology (University of Bucharest, Bucharest, Romania, 2018) and MA in Psychodiagnosis, Psychotherapy and Personal development (University of Bucharest, Bucharest, Romania, 2014). She is currently working in private practice as an authorized psychologist and psychotherapist in Copenhagen and her primary areas of expertise are theories and practice within: Children, adolescents, and family psychotherapy; adults, couples and group psychotherapy; working with vulnerable and marginalized populations; intercultural psychotherapy; trauma psychotherapy; dance and movement psychotherapy. Before moving to Denmark, she worked as an assistant professor at the University of Bucharest, Department of Psychology and as a school psychologist. With DIS since 2022.

Frederik Munk

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

Master's (Political Science, Aarhus University, 2005). Worked at the Trade Office at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, 2003. Key Account Manager at Danish Agency for Governmental Management, 2006-2008. Senior Event Consultant at Sport Event Denmark since 2008. External lecturer at Copenhagen Business College and University College Nordjylland since 2013. With DIS in Fall 2016.

Frederikke Aagaard

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

Architect MAA (Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen, 2004), Bsc Architecture (Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL, London, 2000). Has worked as architect, designer, TV presenter, podcaster, author, lecturer and curator. Founding Partner and Creative Director of Together Architecture, a design consultancy focusing on creating psychologically and environmentally sustainable interior solutions. Has been contributing to DIS as a guest reviewer for a number of years. With DIS since 2022.

Gitte Vonsild

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

Master's in Positive Psychology, minor in Psychology. M.Sc. in Economics. Specialized in the field of Applied Positive Psychology. Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC) from the Coaches Training Institute, CTI. CFO at the Brewery Darguner Brauerei GmbH in Germany, 1997-2005. Self-employed coach and workshop leader since 2005. Lecturer on coaching & counseling, Positive Psychology, Positive Psychology coaching, change theory, and stress management at Metropolitan University College, 2008-2012. With DIS since 2011.

Heitor Garcia Lantarón

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

Ph.D. (Department of Architectural Design, Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain, 2016). Architect. Doctoral Thesis: Danish Examples of Housing for the Elderly. Academic and professional interests focused on housing challenges related to the ageing process and addressing challenges to enhance the domestic space quality for any age and (dis)ability. Previously employed at Nieto Sobejano Archietcts, 2008-2009, and Herzog & de Meuron, 2006-2008. With DIS since 2017.

Helle Rytkønen

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

Ph.D. (Modern Thought and Literature, Stanford University, 2002). M.S. and B.S. (Political Science, University of Copenhagen). Exchange student at UC Berkeley, 1993-1995. Taught Anthropology, Philosophy and Rhetoric at Stanford University, 2002-12. Also taught classes at Hope House, a rehabilitation center in Redwood City, California, for female substance abusers and criminals, 2008-11. With DIS since 2012.

Communication, Helle Rytkønen

Helle Vibeke Jensen

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

Fashion Designer (Denmark’s Design School, 1988). Own practice since 1995, working with illustrations and photos for books, posters, carpets, dresses, etc. Illustrated books published under own name. Illustrations to the Bible, 2016 edition from The Danish Bible Association. Recipient of multiple grants from the Danish Arts Foundations and others. Working as external reviewer for Textile Design and Graphic Design at DIS for many years. With DIS since 2018.

Ida Christine Jacobsen

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

M.D. from the University of Copenhagen Medical School. B.Sc. Medicine, University of Copenhagen, 2018. Student assistant, Danish Patient Safety Authority, Ministry of Health, since 2017. Volunteer, Donaid IMCC since Fall 2018. Former course assistant with human health and disease, full staff with DIS since 2019.

Inger Kathrine Seierstad

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

M.Sc. (Geology-Geophysics, University of Copenhagen). Educated within glaciology at the Centre for Ice and Climate, Niels Bohr Institute. Research on ice cores, past climate change, volcanic deposits in ice, stable isotopes, and stratigraphic dating of ice cores. Participated in ice-core drillings in Greenland and Antarctica multiple times. With DIS since 2018.

Inger Kærgaard

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

Inger Kærgaard, MSc, biology (University of Copenhagen, 2004), focused on sustainability and conservation biology. Project manager at University of Applied Sciences in Switzerland. Worked for various NGOs on forest protection and sustainable development in Thailand and Indonesia (2007 and 2010). Taught biology in an upper secondary school in Denmark and was also involved in an education program for sustainability education (2010-2013). Organized two photo exhibitions on forest issues. The exhibitions, supported by Danida, were based on qualitative research, which Inger carried out in South East Asia (2009 and 2012). Inger's current work focuses on urban bat ecology - as a bat consultant for Copenhagen Municipality and, since spring 2021, with her own research project on bats in Copenhagen. With DIS since 2014.

Jack Xu

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

M.D. (University of Copenhagen, 2018). Department of Radiology, Hvidovre Hospital, Copenhagen University Hospital. Junior doctor union representative, Hvidovre & Amager Hospital. KBU læge - Department of Emergency Medicine, Holbæk Hospital. Student researcher at the Department of Clinical Genetics, Rigshospitalet. Board member, Synapse - Life Science Connect. Nurse Assistant, FADL, The Association of Danish Medical Students. Mentor for International students, University of Copenhagen. Previous Course Assistant and Summer Faculty for Human Health & Disease. With DIS since 2017.

Jacob Cold

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

M.A. (English & Drama, Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and King´s College London, 2001). Lecturer at Academy of Modern Circus, 2006-2011. External lecturer at University of Copenhagen, Art Schools and High Schools, 2013-2017. Worked as Instructor and Dramaturg on various projects since 2004. With DIS since 2017.

Danish Language and Culture Jacob Cold

Jacob Nørløv

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

Architect. Previously employed at Foster and Partners, where designed and tendered for Swiss-Re House, 1998-2001. Previously employed at Henning Larsen Architects, where designed and tendered for the Opera House in Copenhagen, 2001-2004. Own office since 2010 working with research and architecture. Teacher of Architectural Engineering at the Technical University of Denmark since 2011. Guest critique at DIS since 2011. With DIS since 2013.

DIS-Academics-Jacob-Nørløv

Jakob Due Lorentzen

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

Ph.D. in Philosophy and Aesthetics, Aarhus University, 2021. Cand.mag. in Philosophy, University of Copenhagen, 2004. M.A. in Philosophy, Stony Brook University, 2002. Program Director, European Humanities, DIS, 2007-2017. Program Director, Communication, DIS, 2008-2013. Ph.D. Fellow Aarhus University and DIS, 2017-2021. Consultant, The Danish Accreditation Institution, 2022. With DIS 2006-2020 and since 2022.

James Weatherall

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

BBA (Econ), MA (Econ), PhD (Econ). James has a vast experience working within health economics, including 6 years at SFI, 11 years at Novo Nordisk A/S and the last 4 years at Lundbeck A/S where he is currently the Director & Head of Global Market Access within the Marketed Assets Neurology Portfolio. His research interests focus on ALMP, Disability Pension, Haemophilia, Diabetes, Schizophrenia, and Migraine. With DIS since 2022.

Jan Aage Rasmussen

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

Cand.phil. (Scandinavian Philology). External lecturer, Literary Theory and Literary Analysis: Theory of Science and Mythology, Department of Nordic Studies and Linguistics, University of Copenhagen, 1993-present. Teacher of Danish to foreigners since 1987. With DIS since 2013.

Danish Language and Culture, Jan Aage Rasmussen

Janis Granger

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

Ph.D. (Scandinavian Studies, UC Berkeley, 1982). M.A. (Scandinavian Studies, UCLA, 1976). Lecturer in Danish, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1982-1984. With DIS Copenhagen since 1984.

Janne Knutzen

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

Janne Knutzen is a M.A. in Danish and B.A. in Linguistics from Copenhagen University, 2013.  Janne has extensive experience in teaching from her work as a language teacher at Copenhagen Language Center (2012-2019), and danish teacher at KBH Syd (2019-2021). With DIS since 2021

 

Danish Language and Culture Janne Knutzen

Jannik Hansen

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

M.Sc. (Wader/shorebird breeding ecology and behavioural ecology), Dept. of Animal Behaviour, Copenhagen University, 2001. Scientific officer at Arctic Ecosystem Ecology, Department of Ecoscience, Aarhus University (2004-2021), incl. monitoring field work at Zackenberg Research Station, Northeast Greenland (2005-2021). Project officer (2014- ) for and board member (2007- ) of the International Wader Study Group. Has worked with terrestrial animals, primarily shorebirds, in the field in, Denmark, Sweden, Northeast Greenland, central Norway, and Svalbard.  With DIS since 2021.

Jeanette Erbo Wern

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

Postdoc (Inst. of International Health, Immunology and Microbiology, University of Copenhagen, Denmark, 2006-2009). Ph.D. (Immunology, Inst. Of International Health, Immunology and Microbiology, University of Copenhagen, 2005).  M.Sc. (Inst. Of International Health, Immunology and Microbiology, University of Copenhagen, 2001). Senior Scientist, Immune Targeting Group, Bioneer, Copenhagen, Denmark, 2010-2013.  Senior Scientist, Dept. of Infectious Disease Immunology, Statens Serum Institute, Copenhagen, Denmark, 2013-2016. With DIS since 2016.

Jeanette Frisk

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

Architect, M.A.A. (Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture, Copenhagen, 2005). Currently, partner at arki_lab, designing cities with people and consulting on global urban design projects. Extensive national and international experience working with most disciplines in architecture, building design, small and large scale urban development, urban strategies, design, research, exhibitions, and much more. Worked at top architecture firms, including White Architects, on high profile projects and architectural competitions. With DIS since 2012.

Jeanette Hendeliowitz

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

Architect, M.A.A. (Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen, 1986). B.A. (Town Planning, Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen, 1980). Own design office since 2008. Design work includes interior design, exhibition design, graphic design as well as furniture design. Employment among others at Peter Marino Architects, New York, 1991-93, Bysted Design, Copenhagen, 1993-1996, Site Architects, New York, 1996-97, Mancini Duffy Architects, New York, 1997-98, and Vilhelm Lauritzen’s Office, Copenhagen, 1998-2008. With DIS from 2012.

Graphic Design, Jeanette Hendeliowitz

Jennie Sejr Junghans

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

Master of Research, European University Institute, Florence 2016. PhD-researcher at European University Institute, Florence, 2015-2022. MA in History, University of Copenhagen, 2012. Research Assistant at Department of History and Classics, Faculty of Arts, University of Aarhus, 2021-2022. Archivist at "Danske Taler" 2021-2022. With DIS since 2022.

Jennifer Duncan-Bendix

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

M.Ed. (Daycare and Primary School, Aarhus University, 2014). B.A. (Human Development and Family Studies – Early Childhood Development and Education, University of Connecticut, 2006). Assistant Program Director of Child Development and Diversity, DIS, 2014-2021. Pedagogue in the International and Danish communities in Copenhagen, 2008-2010. Interests include cross-cultural practices, discourses, and research related to how we create active and caring environments for young children. With DIS since 2007.

Child Diversity & Development, Jennifer Duncan-Bendix

Jeppe Juel Rishøj

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

M.A, Cand.Des, (Fashion Design, The Royal Danish Academy). With DIS since 2021. 

Jesper Lohmann

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

Cand.mag. (M.A., History of Ideas and American Studies, University of Aarhus, 2002). Former editor of Lettre Internationale. Employment within the public education system. With DIS since 2009.

Jesper Petersen

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

PhD candidate at Lund University in History of Religions and Religious Behavioral Studies with a project on “The institutionalization of Islamic feminism”. Furthermore, specialized in practiced sharia in a European context. Author of "From Harem to Islamic Feminism " about the battle of the sexes in Egypt and "The Women of Medina" about women at the time of Mohammed. Traveled extensively in countries from Morocco to Indonesia and lived for two years in the Middle East. With DIS since 2014.

Jesper T. Andreasen

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

Ph.D. (Psychopharmacology, University of Copenhagen, 2009). M.Sc. (Psychopharmacology, University of Copenhagen, 2004). Post-doctoral fellow at the Institute of Drug Design and Pharmacology, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen. With DIS since 2012.

Neuroscience, Jesper Tobias Andreasen

Jimmy Martínez-Correa

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

Ph.D., (Risk Management and Insurance, J. Mack Robinson College of Business, Georgia State University, 2012), M.A., (Economics, Universidad de los Andes, 2005), B.A., (Economics, Universidad de los Andes, 2005). Junior Economist, Department of Financial Stability at the Central Bank of Colombia, 2003-2005. Chief Economist, Trade Association of Insurers of Colombia, 2005-2007. Fellow, Center for Economic Analysis of Risk at Georgia State University, 2012-present. Assistant Professor, Copenhagen Business School, 2012-present. With DIS since 2013.

Jodi Schwarz

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

Associate Professor in Biology at Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY, USA (2013-present). Assistant Professor in Biology at Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY, USA (2006-2013) Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Evolutionary Genomics at the Joint Genome Institute, Walnut Creek, CA, USA (2004-2006). Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Microbiology and Immunology at Stanford University, Stanford, CA, USA (2002-2004). PhD in Zoology at Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR, USA (1997-2002). MS in Marine Science at University of California Santa Cruz, USA (1994-1996). DIS visiting faculty 2022.

Jon Kaldan

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

M.A. in Journalism, Danmarks Journalist Højskole, Aarhus (1985). B.A, Russian philology, University of Copenhagen (1981), Brandeis University, Boston Mass. “Creative Writing” by John Irving (1977). Acclaimed radio journalist with more than 30 years of experience as editor, anchor and reporter at Danish Broadcast Corporation, DR. Award-winning correspondent with postings in Moscow and Washington D.C. with special recognition of communication- and storytelling skills. With DIS since 2017.

Josephine Nolte

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

9th semester medical student at University of Copenhagen Medical School. B.Sc. Medicine, University of Copenhagen, 2016. FADL(The Association of Danish Medical Students) nurse assistant since 2014. B.Sc Cell Biology and Neuroscience, Montana State University. With DIS since 2017.

Judyta Wojciechowska

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

M.A. Industrial Design (Academy of Fine Arts in Gdańsk, 2014 ), B.A. Product Design (Central Saint Martins in London, 2011). Product Designer, Furniture, Exhibition, Interior Design, Empire Furniture, 2011-2016. Product Designer, Architecture and Design Studio 1:1 - Retail, Product & Furniture Design, 2016-2017. Furniture CAD Technician, Luxury Superyacht Furniture & Accessories, Glyn Peter Machin, 2017-2018. Product Designer, Manufacturing Processes & Production of Wooden & Carbon Bicycles, Coh&Co, 2018-2019. Product Developer, Furniture & Lighting, GUBI, 2020-2021. With DIS since 2021.

Julian Macoveanu

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

Ph.D. (Medical Sciences (Neuroscience), Karolinska Institute, Sweden, 2006). Ph.D. Licentiate of Engineering (Computational Biology), University of Linköping, Sweden, 2005) MSc. (Biochemistry, Stockholm University, 2002). Postdoctoral Research Associate, Danish Research Center for Magnetic Resonance (DRCMR) Copenhagen University Hospital Hvidovre. With DIS since 2014.

Neuroscience, Julian Macoveanu

Julie Bondo Gravesen

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

Julie Bondo Gravesen. BA from The Danish School of Journalism 1995. Formerly editor at leading Danish magazine Ud & Se and newspaper Politiken. Self-employed development consultant, editor and teacher at Sekundant. With DIS since 2020.

Jørn Ravnholt Petersen

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

M.S. (Psychology of Exercise and Physical Education. Pennsylvania State University, U.S.A. (1983). B.P.H.E. (Physical and Health Education. Laurentian University, Canada (1980). Consultant in Performance and Sports Psychology to international athletes and performing artists from all over Europe, Columbia, China, and North America. Works with The Danish National School of Performing Arts, The Royal Danish Ballet, and Danish Music Conservatories. In addition, he works with business executives and managers, doctors and physiotherapists. Five times appointed Sport Psychologist for the Danish Olympic Team at the Summer and Winter Olympics (1992-2002). Has given presentations across Europe and South Africa and taught more than 200 registered courses in Sport Psychology (DIF) and worked with more than 30 different Danish National Teams (Team Danmark, Danish Elite Sport Institution). External lecturer in Sport Psychology at University of Southern Denmark (2002– 2008). With DIS since 2016.

Kamilla Lange

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

Cand. Psychology (2006, University of Copenhagen). BA. Psychology (2003, University of Copenhagen). Authorized clinical psychologist, Psykolognævnet (2009). Clinical psychologist (2006-present). Mindfulness instructor (2008-present). Lecturer, Lægernes Uddannelses Forening (2008-2011). Lecturer, Mindwork and Fobiskolen (2008-present), Psychological supervisor, Psykiatrisk Center Bispebjerg, Region Hovedstaden (2011-2013). Psychological supervisor, Mindwork and Fobiskolen, (2009-present). Author (2012). With DIS since 2015.

Karen Grangaard Olesen

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

M.D. University of Copenhagen Medical School, 2021. Current work place: department of neurology, Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen. With DIS since 2016.

Karen Louise Grova Søilen

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

Ph.D. in Information and Surveillance Studies, University of Copenhagen, 2021. Visiting Scholar Freie Universität Berlin, 2019. Cand. Mag., Modern Culture, University of Copenhagen, 2011. Literature studies at Université Sorbonne Nouvelle, Paris III, 2009. BA, Aesthetic Studies with specialization in Comparative Literature, University of Bergen, 2008. Assistant Program Director, European Humanities, DIS, 2012-2017. Interim Program Director, European Humanities, DIS, 2017. PhD. Fellow, Section of Digital Information and Communication, Department of Communication, University of Copenhagen, 2017-2021. Research Assistant, Department of Communication, University of Copenhagen, 2021. With DIS 2012-2017 and since 2022.

Karin Lykke Groth

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

Artist, fine arts/Graphic Designer MDD (cand.arch. Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, 1994). Own design office since 1995. Working primarily with ilustrations, visualizations and corporate design. Watercolor has been the preferred way of expression as an artist for more than 25 years. Has been teaching watercolor painting since 2011. With DIS since 2017.

Katarina Hejrskov

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

LLB & Professional Legal Studies (Equivalent of the Danish cand.jur./Masters) and a Bachelor of Commerce (Management and Marketing) from the University of Auckland. Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand and accredited Mediator & Restorative Justice Facilitator (previously at the NZ Ministry of Justice). Founder and Mediator at Heron Mediation. Co-chair of International Summits at the Elder Mediation International Network and Course Aid & Legal Advisor for the Peace Foundation NZ. Expertise in conflict resolution, restorative justice and leadership. External lecturer of law at AUT Auckland. With DIS since 2021.

Katharina Zwielich

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

Mag. rer. nat. Psychology, MSc Sustainable Development. Katharina Zwielich is a trained psychologist and psychotherapist. She specialises in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in private practice since 2019. With DIS since 2022.

Katja Vinding Petersen

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

Ph.D. (Distribution, habitat use, behavior, and sound communication), Zoology Dept., Whale Unit, University of Pretoria, 2016. M.S. (Biology and Didactics), University of Copenhagen, 2007. Research associate at Statens Serum Institute, Denmark (2012-2016). TV presenter at “Physics at sea”, Galathea 3 Expedition (2008). Has worked with marine mammals in the field in, Iceland, Northern Norway, Greenland, and South Africa. Local stranding responsible In the Overstrand Region, South Africa (2010-2012). Founder of the Danish Maine Mammal Society (2003). With DIS since 2019.

Kenneth Cortsen

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

Ph. D. at Aarhus School of Business/Aarhus University. Focus is on various commercial topics within the intersection of sport management, sport marketing and sport economy; Master of Science in Business Economics with an emphasis on organization and strategy (Cand. Merc.) from Aalborg University, Denmark; Master of Business Administration in General Management from Dowling College, Oakdale, NY, USA; Bachelor of Business Administration at Dowling College. With DIS since 2018.

Kerry Greaves

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

Ph.D. (2015) and M.Phil (2012) in Art History, City University of New York Graduate Center, New York. M.A. in History of Art, Courtauld Institute of Art, London, 2001. B.A. in Art History, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, 1998. Fulbright Alumni, US-Denmark, 2013-2014. American-Scandinavian Foundation Fellow, 2013-2014. Novo Nordisk Mads Øvlisen Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Art History, Department of Arts and Cultural Studies, University of Copenhagen, 2015-2020. Assistant Professor, Department of Arts and Cultural Studies, University of Copenhagen, 2020-present. With DIS since 2018.

Kristian Bernt Knudsen

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

Masters (Finance/Management, University of Aarhus, Denmark). Financial Advisor at Maersk Broker Financial Services, where he is engaged in the start-up of a maritime private investment fund targeted for institutional and professional investors. Prior to this, he has progressed his career through 15+ years into accomplished executive leadership positions combined with financial and strategic advisor roles while working internationally in highly esteemed public and private equity companies in various industries. With DIS since 2016. 

Kristian Sørensen

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

Cand. polit. (Economic and Social Science, University of Copenhagen). Former Director at United Nations Development Program (UNDP) in NY. Head of Dialogue Development, carrying out consultancy services for mostly EU in Eastern Europe, Russia and the Middle East. External Lecturer in International Business at Copenhagen Business School (CBS). With DIS since 2011.

Kristine Freude

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

PhD at Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics and Free University, Berlin, Germany in Human Genetics (2005). Postdoctoral Research Fellow at UC Irvine, CA, USA (2005-2011) Postdoctoral Researcher (2012-2014) University Copenhagen. MSc at Robert Koch Institute and Free University, Berlin, Germany, in 2001 working with Mycobacteria.  Assistant Professor (2014-2015) University Copenhagen. Associate Professor (2015-present) University Copenhagen. With DIS since 2016.  

Lars Jørn Jensen

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

Ph.D. in Physiology at the August Krogh Institute, University of Copenhagen (UCPH). Experience in the pharmaceutical industry (Lundbeck; development of anti-depressants). University researcher and teacher of cardiovascular physiology at UCPH from 2002 to present (currently associate professor). International research experience from Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA (1997-98) and Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan (2004-2006).

Lavanyan Thedchanamoorthy

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

Cand.oecon, Syddansk Universitet, 2012. Trainee, Trade Council, Bangalore, India, 2010, Assistant professor, Erhvervsakademi Kolding, 2014-2017, Economist, Danmark Statistik, 2017-2022, Freelance teacher, Aspiri, 2016-present, Senior Analyst, EKF Danmarks Eksportkredit, 2022-present. With DIS since 2022.

Leif H. Rasmussen

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

Cand.merc. (Copenhagen Business School, 1982). Head of Marketing, Faxe Brewery A/S, 1985-1989. Marketing Director, The Danish Brewery Group A/S, 1990-1996. Sales and Marketing Director, Royal Unibrew, 1997-2007. CEO and Owner, Imexpo. With DIS since 2007.

International Business, Leif Rasmussen

Lene Svendsen Borra

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

Health professional background, MPH, Hebrew University, Israel. - 3 decades of work experience with WHO at global and country level on PHC and HRH; with UNAIDS in Myanmar on HIV and Home Based Care; with UNICEF/Myanmar on evaluation of teaching programs; and with Danish Red Cross/Myanmar on HIV prevention. In Sri Lanka with IFRC, as Health Coordinator on Tsunami response operation and lately in Denmark on reception and welfare of asylum seekers. All of the above has provided me with a solid professional, academic and socio-political knowledge in health and human development. With DIS since 2020.

Lene Svendsen Borra

Lisa Abend

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

PhD in European history, Harvard University, 1998. After several years as academic, Lisa Abend became a journalist and is currently a correspondent for TIME magazine. She contributes to several other magazines and newspapers and is author of The Sorcerer's Apprentices: A Season in the Kitchen at Ferran Adria's elBulli. With DIS since 2014.

Louise Bagger Iversen

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

M.Sc. and B.Sc. Public Health (University of Copenhagen, 2011/2007). Consultant in the Planning Department (Quality and Development, Region Sjælland, 2011-2014). Board member of the Danish Association for Public Health Science (2015-present). With DIS since 2014.

DIS-Academics-Louise-Iversen

Lucian Leahu

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

PhD in Computer Science from Cornell University 2012. Assistant professor at ITU Copenhagen since 2015. ERCIM Postdoctoral Fellow at the Swedish Institute of Computer Science (2012-2013) and Project Leader in the Media Technology and Interaction Design Department at the Royal Institute of Technology (2014). With DIS since 2019.

Luigi Butera

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

Assistant Professor of Economics at CBS. Prior to joining CBS, Butera was the Dan Searle Research Fellow at the University of Chicago. Co-founder and director of the Institute for Behavioral Economics at CBS and UChicago: a research and outreach institution that brings together economists and companies interested in using rigorous field experiment methods and behavioral economics to revolutionize the way they do business.  A member of The Science of Philanthropy Initiative at the University of Chicago. Butera's research focuses on the intersection between public economics, behavioral economics and experimental economics. PhD in Economics from the University of Lyon. Visit Butera's website for more information. With DIS since 2021.

Lærke Posselt

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

Freelance photojournalist working for Danish and International media. Represented by VU Agency. BA in Photojournalism from Danish School of Media and Journalism (2008-2013). Recipient of numerous awards, including World Press Photo, Pictures of the Year international, PDN Photo Annual and the Danish Crown Prince Couple's Rising Star Award. With DIS since 2015.

Communication, Lærke Posselt

Mads Peter Karlsen

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

Mads Peter Karlsen, PhD, Associate Professor of Ethics and Philosophy of Religion, University of Copenhagen. Email: mpk@teol.ku.dk

DIS Staff and Faculty

Magnus Ebbesen

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

M.D. (University of Copenhagen, Denmark, 2021). B.Sc. pre-medical studies, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia PA. USA (class of 2014). Research associate, Cardiology depart., Gentofte hospital. First-aider with Red Cross. Project leader, Danish Heart Association. Counselor at suicide prevention lifeline. Former Human Health and Disease Course Assistant with DIS since 2018.

Malene Kristiansen

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

Textile Designer (Denmark’s Design School, 1992). Has worked for H&M, Victoria's Secret, Hugo Boss, Romeo Gigli, and Hanne Bloch. Teaching positions with Designskolen Kolding and KADK, Denmark; Central St. Martins, England; Bergen Academy of Art and Design, Norway; University of Borås – The Swedish School of Textiles; and TextilLab, Holland. Currently Head of Bachelor Textile Design at KADK. With DIS since 2004.

Maria Özden

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

Certified MSc in psychology from University of Copenhagen, Denmark (major in clinical and neuropsychology). Main areas of interest are neural mechanisms underlying cognitive deficits following brain injury, neuropsychological rehabilitation, assessing disorders of consciousness and understanding the impact of culture in different populations. With DIS since 2022.

Marie-Louise Holst

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

Architect MAA (Aarhus School of Architecture, 2003). Employment as design tutor and lecturer University of Sydney, Australia (2005-2007) and University of Technology, Sydney (2008-2012). Employment at Johnson Pilton Walker, Sydney (2003-2004), Richard Goodwin Studio, Sydney (2004-2006), 3xN, Copenhagen (2006-2007), Neeson Murcutt Architects, Sydney (2007-2010), Force4, Copenhagen (2010-2011) and EFFEKT, Copenhagen (2013-present). With DIS Since 2014.

Mark Gry Christiansen

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

Graphic Designer. Ordinary National Diploma (Portsmouth College of Art & Design, 1987). Degree in Visual Communication (Denmarks Design School, 1992). Worked at Bysted Design from 1989-1995. Self employed from 1995 with projects covering a wide variety of fields within graphic design. With DIS since 2017.

Martin Cleemann Rasmussen

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

MA (Russian and History, University of Copenhagen 2004, graduated on Civil-Military relations in Russia, 1993-99). Associate professor at the Royal Danish Officer Academy (2011- ), Senior Advisor NordGEN at the Nordic Council of Ministers 2005-2009 on Russia and the CIS, Associate Professor Nordic Council of Ministers Petrazavodsk State University 1998, Exchange Student, Odessa (Ukraine), and St. Petersburg (1996-1997). Various positions as translator and leads many visits to Russia as well as several battlefield tours. Analyst on Russian matters in Danish news media. With DIS since 2015.

European Politics, Martin Cleemann Rasmussen

Mette Bohn Jespersen

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

Neuropsychologist, C. Psych. Master of Psychology with a double major in Clinical Psychology and Neuropsychology, University of Copenhagen, 2015. B.A of Psychology, University of Copenhagen, 2011. Previously I studied Economies and Organizational Psychology at Copenhagen Business School, and I have a background within the field of management and recruitment. I have worked as a clinical psychologist since 2012 providing counselling and therapy to individuals and couples from various backgrounds, and since 2016 I have worked within the field of neuroscience and rehabilitation after acquired brain injury. I have lived several years abroad both in Europe and North America, and I completed my internship as a graduate psychologist in Toronto, CA. I love teaching, and I have taught courses and workshops on several occasions trying to explore all matters within the field of neuroscience and psychology. With DIS since 2022.

Mette Frandsen

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

BA in Photojournalism, Danish School of Media and Journalism. Fatamorgana, Danish School of Documentary and Art Photography. Teaches at workshops, lectures on projects, and works around the world. With DIS since 2015.

Communication, Mette Frandsen

Mette Jungersen

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

MA (Russian Language and Literature, University of Copenhagen, 2012). Teacher of Danish Language and Literature, Saint Petersburg University of Telecommunication, 2006. Assistant at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Department of European Neighborhood and Russia, 2006-2009. With DIS since 2008.

Danish Language and Culture Mette Jungersen

Mette Sejer Sørensen

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

B.Sc. (Midwifery, Metropolitan University College, 2009). B.Sc. (Anthropology, University of Aarhus, 2001). Currently pursuing Master’s degree in Anthropology (University of Copenhagen). Research assistant at Roskilde Hospital (Copenhagen University Hospital) 2009-present. Midwife and project coordinator at Holbæk Hospital (Copenhagen University Hospital), 2011-present. With DIS since 2011.

Public Health Mette Sejer Sørensen

Mia Behrens

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

Masters in Architecture and Landscape (Special focus; UN sustainable development goals) from The Royal Danish Academy of Art - School of Architecture (2017-2020), Bachelors degree in Architecture (Complexity Handling in Practice) From The Royal Danish Academy of Art - School of Architecture (2013-2016). Own architectural practice since 2020 — Working with the tension between landscape and building. Project lead and Architects at IKEAs Innovation lab SPACE10 (2017-2018). Professional experience also includes research, lecturing and consultancy. With DIS since 2021

Mia Sulsbrück

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

MA in Political Science from University of Copenhagen (2015); former instructor at the Department for Political Science, Copenhagen University (2011, 2012 and 2014). Has worked in the Ministry of Climate, Energy and Utilities (2015-2016) and the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs including a posting to the Permanent Representation of Denmark to the European Union in Brussels (2017-2021). Now back with the Ministry of Climate, Energy and Utilities as a Special Advisor focused on climate diplomacy and international cooperation on green transition. With DIS since 2021. 

Michael Hedegaard

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

M. Sc. (Economics (Cand. Oecon), University of Aarhus, 1993). Trainee at the European Commission while studying, and since worked at Eksport Kredit Fonden (Export Credit Agency of Denmark), the Industrialization Fund for Developing Countries and West Africa Growth Fund. Founder of international business consulting company and bio-tech company in Kenya. External lecturer at Copenhagen Business School and University of Copenhagen. Co-author of university text book “Strategic Investment and Finance”. With DIS since 2012.

Global Economics, Michael Hedegaard

Michael Perlt

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

Holds B.A. and M.A. in Theology from the University of Copenhagen and Pre-doctoral fellowship in cultural sociology from Yale University. His research focuses on religion & secularism, religious violence, and collective memory. His current research concerns death, cultural trauma and religious meaning making in the context of an armed conflict.

Mie Oehlenschläger

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

Tech policy expert advising private and public actors both nationally and internationally. Mie has been nominated under the auspices of The Future of Tech Commission in the US and is a writing member of the Danish DJØF's TechDK Commission. Founder of Tech & childhood and author of a number of analyses and reports including "Online games gamble with children's data" (April 2021) and "Green Paper on initiatives to protect children online" (December 2021) and various of journalistic articles. Mie has years of professional experience with Strategic Communications, Campaigning, CSR and Public Affairs. M.A., Modern Culture and Cultural Communication (University of Copenhagen, 2008), B.A. Comparative Literature (University of Copenhagen, 2003). With DIS since 2018.

Mika Sun Black

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

Mika Sun Black holds a Master of Arts in Danish with elective studies in Education from Copenhagen University. In addition, she has completed a Master’s Programme in Teaching Danish as a Second and Foreign Language to Adults and Adolescents. Furthermore, she has published two educational books about Danish grammar.

 

Danish Language and Culture Mika Sun Black

Mikael Fuhr

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

Architect and Industrial Designer (Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen, 1987). +20 years of experience in design management, innovation, communication and leadership. Design manager and project manager in DSB - Danish State Railways, 1998-1999, Head of Design Vision Lab in DSB, Director of Design in DSB, Founding Partner in FUHR, 2011. With DIS since 2013.

Architecture and Design, Mikael Fuhr

Mikkel Godt Gregersen

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

M.Sc. Economics (University of Copenhagen), MBA (Melbourne Business School). Ph.D. from Copenhagen Business School (CBS) in the field of control, growth, and creativity. Assistant Professor at the Copenhagen Business School. Lecturer at University of Copenhagen. Previous employment: A.P. Moller - Maersk (controller / manager), Entrepreneur, ReD Associates (Consultant / Finance Manager). With DIS since 2013.

Milosz Jeromin Cordez

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

PhD (Cultural Studies, SWPS University, Warsaw 2017), MA (East-European Cultural Studies, University of Warsaw 2012), MA (International Relations, University of Warsaw & St. Petersburg State University, 2012), BA (History, University of Warsaw 2011), BA (International Relations, University of Warsaw 2010). Research Fellow at the Danish Foreign Policy Society (2021), Post-Doc Researcher at Lund University (2021). Benjamin Franklin Transatlantic Fellow (2006). Vice-Consul at Poland's Consulate General in Kaliningrad (2018-2021), Second Secretary at Poland's Permanent Representation to the European Union (2016-2018), Second Secretary & Specialist at Poland's Ministry of Foreign Affairs' (2012-2016). With DIS since 2021.

Morten Damkjær Nielsen

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

MSc. from University of Copenhagen. 20 years+ of experience working on international food policy. He has worked for the United Nations and held positions in the Danish Ministry of Environment and Food. He has been posted to the Permanent Mission of Denmark to the UN and WTO in Geneva. Further, he has worked as a Senior Policy Advisor for the Danish farmers and food industry and for the Biotech industry – both in Brussels. Currently he holds a position as Senior Food Policy Advisor at the Danish Agriculture & Food Council. With DIS since 2019.

Morten Egholm

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

Ph.D. (Film and Media Studies, University of Copenhagen, 2009). Cand.mag. (Scandinavian Studies, Film and Media Theory, University of Copenhagen, 1997). Lecturer in Media History and Non-fiction Theory at the University of Copenhagen. With DIS since 2008.

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Morten Hedegaard Larsen

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

PhD in Food Studies/Sociology (2016 Planning and Development, Aalborg University) and has published papers on food myths, agricultural experiences and social factors to explain obesity, for instance. Originally he holds a MA in Communication Studies from Roskilde University (2010). He wrote master thesis on the development of the Western Food Market. For the last five years Morten has held positions as assistant professor and post.doc at Aalborg University and Copenhagen University. There he acted as lecturer, coordinator and developer at the masters program Integrated Food Studies and taught courses on communication, staging and consumption of food, innovation and entrepreneurship, food concept design and sustainable food systems. In recent years he has also been involved in food innovation and food start-up research projects. Morten was, also, the first communications officer for the largest Danish food hall "TorvehallerneKBH". With DIS since 2021.

Morten King-Grubert

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

M.a. (International Business, Aarhus University, 2006), credits from Vienna University of Economics and University of California, Los Angeles. Danish born globalist, who has studied, lived and worked abroad for more than 7 years. Previous: Senior Export Advisor to the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Teamleader and Head of Innovation & Business Development at Copenhagen Capacity, Managing Director Creamfinance Denmark. Currently: Senior Strategic Advisor at Stockholm based start-up Future Place Leadership. With DIS since Fall 2014.

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Morten Lykkegaard

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

Cand.mag. (History of Literature, Modern Culture and Philosophy, University of Aarhus, 2003). Former editor of Lettre Internationale. With DIS since 2013. 

Morten Noer Andersen

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

Graphic designer (Denmark's Design School, 1986). Master of professional development and professional education (University of Copenhagen, 2004). Management studies (DR). Launched the MA Programme, Visual Culture & Identity at KADK Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen (2013-2016). Head of Institute of Communication Design, Denmark's Design School (2001-2007). Head of design at Bysted (2007-2009) and at DR TV (1997-2001). Currently working on a Ph.D. about public visual identity. With DIS since 2018.

Morten Warmind

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

Ph.D. (Sociology of Religion, University of Copenhagen, 1998). Mag.art. (Sociology of Religion, University of Copenhagen, 1984). Associate Professor and Director of Studies, Department of History of Religion, University of Copenhagen. With DIS 1990-1997 and since 2000.

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My von Euler-Chelpin

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

Ph.D. (Public Health, University of Copenhagen, 2007). Research Consultant at UNESCO, Paris and Nairobi, and International Committee of the Red Cross, 1986-2002. Assistant Professor, Center for Epidemiology and Screening, University of Copenhagen, 2002–present. With DIS since 2011.

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Nan Gerdes

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

Ph.D. (Comparative Literature, University of Copenhagen, 2017). Postdoc (w. diploma in educational theory and practice) and lecturer, University of Copenhagen, 2010-2018. Research stay at UC Berkeley, 2011-2012. Emphasis in research on relations – past and present – between literature, philosophy, politics,  gender, and the making of identity and community. With DIS since 2018.

Nanna Duchene

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

Master of Arts (Cand.) in Philosophy of Education 2012 from Aarhus University Denmark.   Associate Professor at University College South within disciplines: Philosophy of Education, Teaching Theory and Children with special needs. Several years of experience as Editor of Journals on Education. With DIS since 2021. 

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Nanna Krog Christensen

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

B.A. Graphic Design, Art Center College of Design + Danish school of Media and Journalism, 2014. Freelance graphic designer working within various fields across platforms. Former employed at The city of Copenhagen, Rune Fjord Studio and 2+1. With DIS since 2015. 

Nazila Kivi

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

Nazila Kivi holds a B.Sc. in Public Health with Gender Certificate from Copenhagen University, and an M.A. in Cultural Encounters and Communication from Roskilde University. She has worked as a sex-ed instructor for more than 9 years and currently works as an educator, writer, translator and communicator of feminist theory through different media such as podcasts, Salon Hysteria, collaborations with Laboratory for Aesthetics and Ecology and as a literary critic for Danish daily Politiken. Keywords: reproductive justice, migration, decolonial studies, arts-based, collaborative methods, intersectionality, re-thinking the “human”. With DIS since 2022

Neil Smith

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

LLB (Honours), University of Glasgow, 1999; Diploma in Legal Practice, Glasgow Graduate School of Law, 2000. Has co-owned business for the last decade advising small and medium sized companies on structuring, international expansion and M & A. With DIS since Spring 2016.

Nicklas Järvelä Johansen

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

M.D. (University of Copenhagen, 2015) and clinical researcher at Steno Diabetes Center Copenhagen. With DIS since 2018.

Nicola Menale

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

Studied Business Economics in Vanvitelli University (Italy) in 2011 (with Thesys focused in Game Theory & Microeconomics). MSc in Economics and Social Sciences in Bocconi University (Italy) in 2013 with Thesys focused in Game theory & Decision Making. Master in Data Science at Nicoló Cusano University (Italy) in 2020 with Thesys focused in Deep Neural Network. Since 2013 he is working in Copenhagen in the data analysis field. He worked for International companies as Oticon A/S, Hollister inc., Radiometer A/S and he is currently working in Danske Bank as Senior Business Intelligence Analyst. Nicola's motto is "In God we trust, all the rest must bring data"." With DIS since 2019.

Nicole Leewuen Hueng

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

MA (Cognition and Communication, Københavns Universitet, 2021). BA (Psychology major, Neuroscience and Studio Art minors, Lake Forest College, 2018). Previously was a research assistant at the Danish Research Center for Magnetic Resonance (DRCMR) using 7T fMRI to investigate dopamine pathways in the midbrain. Currently teaching as a substitute teacher at the International School of Hellerup and working as a content creator in a counesling start-up. I am originally from Kalamazoo, Michigan and first came to Denmark as a DIS student in the Fall of 2016. I came back to do my masters in August 2019 and have been here ever since. With DIS since 2022.

Niels Hald

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

Cand.polit. (Economics, University of Copenhagen, 1979). Secretary General and CEO, The Danish Brewers Association and The Danish Softdrink Association. Counsellor of Embassy, Deputy to the Ambassador, Permanent Representation of Denmark to the EU, 1992-1996. With DIS 1988-1992 and since 2002.

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Niels West

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

PhD and M.D. (University of Copenhagen, 2014) Also researcher at Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Rigshospitalet and Gentofte Hospital. With DIS since 2017.  

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Nina Honoré Lahav

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

Master of Danish as a second language, (Danish University of Education, 2002). With DIS since 2002.

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Nis Mathiesen

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

Cand.mag. (Rhetoric, University of Copenhagen, 2006). M.A. (Intelligence and International Security, King's College London, 2005). Chief Analyst with the private intelligence company Risk Intelligence, specializing in maritime security. With DIS since 2007.

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Patrick Terrence Brooks

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

M.D. University of Copenhagen, 2016). BSc in Biology (University of Copenhagen, 2010). Currently doing his 3-year PhD research fellowship at the Department of Clinical Immunology, Rigshospitalet. Previous positions: 4th year of residency/specialization in Clinical Immunology at the Department of Clinical Immunology, Rigshospitalet (2021). Clinical Basic Training (KBU) at the Department of Urology, Zealand University Hospital, Roskilde (2017). Emergency Department, Zealand University Hospital, Køge (2016). Research interests: immunology, stem cells and regenerative medicine. With DIS since 2018.

Pernille Emilie Petersen

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

M.D. (University of Copenhagen, Denmark, 2017), Registrar, Department of Endocrinology, Bispebjerg-Frederiksberg Hospitals since 2017. Resident supervisor. With DIS since 2019.

Pernille Petersen

Pernille Ipsen

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

Professor of Gender and Women’s Studies and History at University of Wisconsin. M.A. in History with a minor in Women’s Studies and Gender Studies, University of Copenhagen, 2002, Ph.D. in History, University of Copenhagen, 2008. A historian of gender, women, feminism, race and colonialism in Scandinavia and the larger Atlantic world. Author of several book: Daughters of the Trade: Atlantic Slavers and Interracial Marriage on the Gold Coast (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2015), Et åbent øjeblik (2020) - currently working on an English version with the prospective title: “An Open Moment: My Seven Mothers and the World They Envisioned”. Visiting professor at DIS in the academic year 2022-23.

Peter Christensen

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

Dr.phil. & Mag.art. (History, University of Copenhagen, 1993 & 1979). Lecturer at the Institute of History, University of Copenhagen. With DIS since 1992.

Peter Friis-Mikkelsen

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

Master in Law (Copenhagen University, 1991). Past Work experience includes: Partner Group Manager (2002-2005) & Business Manager (2005-2008) both at Microsoft DK; VP Sales at ScanJour A/S (2008-2011), VP Sales Europe at Medical Insight A/S (2011-2012). Current Founder/Partner at COO Consulting (2012-). With DIS since 2016.

Peter Helles Eriksen

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

BA in Photojournalism form the Danish School of Media and Journalism (2007-2011), Pathshala, South Asian Institute of Photography, Dhaka, Bangladesh (2010), Fatamorgana, Danish School of Documentary and Art Photography (2006). Photojournalist at Berlingske Tidende (2008-2010). Has worked as a freelance photographer since 2011 and since 2015 been part of the artist collective "Sara, Peter & Tobias". With DIS since 2018.

Peter Johansen

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

Peter Johansen graduated from The Danish Design School (now the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Design), the line of Furniture and Spatial Design, in 2004. He has received several grants from the Danish Arts Foundation. Peter Johansen’s working process often involves modelling and experimenting in a scale of 1:1. He finds inspiration for his work in everyday life and materials and his immediate surroundings. In his own words, ’I guess I just have a habit of noticing my surroundings!’ He characterizes his own work as logical and as a flirt with banality. And as the son of a Norwegian father and a Swedish mother, Peter Johansen is a real mixture of a true Scandinavian. Scandinavian in his spirit, modern in his expression. With DIS since 2019.

Peter Rantzau

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

Master (Strategy, Organisation and Leadership;Copenhagen Business School, 2001), BA (Communication, Colorado State University, 1993). Previously employed as General Manager at From Function, Rosendahl A/S (2004-2006), International Brand Director at Pandora A/S (2006-2008), Joint CEO at Munio/Rainforest Protection Initiative (2008-2012), Head of Department at Profilrejser (2013-2014). Present Managing Director of Kinraden since 2014 as well as External Lecture at Copenhagen Business School. With DIS since 2015.

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Priyanka Ranganath

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

PhD. from Center for Drug and Alcohol Research, Aarhus University, 2022. Masters in Comparative Social Change, Trinity College Dublin adn University College Dublin, 2018. Masters in International Business, Monash University, Melbourne, 2008. Development and Research Associate at G.L.OB.A.L. Justice, Colorado in 2019. Marketing Coordinator, Yooralla, Melbourne, 2016-2017. Marketing  and Communications Coordinator at OzChild Children Australia Inc., Melbourne, 2012-2014. Marketing Coordinator at Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute, Melbourne, 2010-2012. With DIS since, 2022.

Rachel Irwin

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

PhD. Social Anthropology (London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, University of London, 2014). MSc. International Health Policy (London School of Economics and Political Science, 2008). Postdoctoral research fellow in medical humanities at Lund University (2016-present). Researcher in global health at Karolinska Institutet (2014-2016). Researcher in health, development and security at the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) (2011-2016). Research assistant in health policy at the London School of Economics and Political Science (2007-2011). With DIS since 2016.

Rasmus Dilling-Hansen

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

MSc in Social Entrepreneurship and Management, Roskilde University. Project Manager in Den Sociale Kapitalfond, a Danish pioneer and market leader in social impact investments. Part of the team which is developing the first commercial fund for social impact investments in Denmark.

Rasmus Ekman

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

MSc in Geography and Geoinformatics (University of Copenhagen). GIS analyst and drone pilot in the Department of Sustainable Development, City of Copenhagen. His primary work is in climate adaptation projects, ensuring public participation and creation of high detailed drone generated geodata. Former member of  the student association for Physical Geography with University of Copenhagen. Former position with the Copenhagen Municipality in the Climate Adaptation Unit under the Technical and Environmental Administration Works with GIS at the climate adaptation unit in the municipality of Copenhagen and at Energy and Water – Greater Copenhagen Science Centre. With DIS since 2016.

 

Rasmus Frisk

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

Architect MAA/Urban Design Master (Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen 2003). Extensive national/international experience with large-scale masterplans, building design and public space projects. Worked in leading positions at many firms including White Architects and Gehl Architects. Today, Partner at arki_lab, consulting on global urban design projects. With DIS since 2011.

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Regitze Hess

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

Architect MAA, Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture, Copenhagen (1993). B.Eng. – Civil, McGill University, Montreal (1985). Currently Special Advisor with International Federation for Housing and Planning [IFHP], working with IFHP in various capacities since 2005. A long range of experience advocating for better cities and built environments through the world of philanthropy, non-profits, academia & private practice; as conference organizer; curator; publisher, editor & writer; teacher and critic. Positions of trust include Gehl Institute Board Member. With DIS since 2002.

Remzi Ates Gürsimsek

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

Ph.D. (Sense-making Strategies and User-driven Innovations in Virtual Worlds, Roskilde University, 2012), M.Sc. (Digital Media and Industrial Design, Istanbul Technical University, 2007), B.ID. (Industrial Design, Middle East Technical University, 2004). Visiting researcher at the Human-Sciences and Technologies Advanced Research Institute, Stanford University (2011) and Eindhoven University of Technology (2006). With DIS since 2014.

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René Rosfort

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

PhD & MA (University of Copenhagen, 2008 & 2003). Associate Professor (Kierkegaard Research Centre, University of Copenhagen). With DIS since 2013.

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Rhea Leman

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

M.F.A., creative writing, Lesley College, Cambridge USA (2009), Teaching Diploma from EU’s screenwriting program North by Northwest, Copenhagen (2004), B.F.A. major in dance and performance, Boston Conservatory of Music, Boston U.S.A (1981). Chairwoman of The Danish Theater Council and member of The Danish Arts Council (2003-2007). Since moving to Denmark in 1981, Leman has been working as playwright, screenwriter as well as theater, radio and TV director. With DIS since 2018.

Rogan Kersh

DIS Copenhagen Semester Visiting Faculty

B.A. from Wake Forest and masters/Ph.D. in political science from Yale University. Provost (chief academic officer) and Professor of Politics & International Affairs at Wake Forest University (2012- Present). Current research projects include articles on food politics & policy and a book project on the politics/culture of the rising generation of young Americans. Has published over 50 academic articles, 3 books and is a frequent media commentary on U.S. politics, health and food policy, and millennials/generations. DIS visiting faculty Fall 2022.

S. Salman Ahmad

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

PhD in Psychology (2005) from Osmania University, India. Worked as faculty and consultant in the areas of psychology, leadership and organizational development across South Asia, the Middle East and Europe. In Denmark since 2010. Chief Consultant at the Living Institute and External Lecturer at Copenhagen Business School. Faculty member with the Department of Psychology at DIS since 2013.

Salim Aykut Ozturk

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

Ph.D. in Anthropology (University College London, 2020). MA in Migration and Diaspora Studies (School of Oriental and African Studies, London 2010). MA in Political Science and International Relations (Bogazici University, 2009). BA in Political Science and International Relations (Bogazici University, 2007). Quantitative and qualitative researcher with work and field experience in Istanbul, London and Jerusalem. First book, “Mobility and Armenian Belonging in Contemporary Turkey: Migratory Routes and the Meaning of the Local” (London: IB Tauris) forthcoming in 2022. Currently working on a second book, “An Island that is No More: Politics and Placemaking in Istanbul.” With DIS since 2021.

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Sameera Khan

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

Artist and curator. MA (Fine Arts, Sheffield Hallam University, UK, 2004), BA (Fine Arts and Printmaking, National College Of Arts, Pakistan, 2000). Swansea Print Workshop Studio Manager and Art Teacher, 2004-2007. Print Making/ Fine Arts Teacher, Academy of Visual and Performing Arts, Islamabad , 2001-2002, lecturer at Swansea University, UK, 2005-2006, and Gorseinon College, UK, 2005-2007. Exhibited in UK, U.S, Denmark, Dubai and Pakistan. With DIS since 2014.

Sanjib Saha

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

Sanjib received his master's degree from Karolinska Institute, Sweden in Public Health. Sanjib received his Ph.D. from Lund University, Sweden in Public Health with a specialization in Health Economics in 2015. He is working as a researcher since then at the Health Economics Unit of Lund University, Sweden. He is also a senior Atlantic Fellow at the Global Brain Health Institute, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland. His main interest is health economic evaluation including consequences of chronic diseases, cost-effectiveness and cost-benefit analysis. With DIS since 2022.

Sanne Vils Axelsen

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

MFA in Photography at University of Hartford (2016). B.A. in Photojournalism from The Danish School of Media and Journalism (2010). Photojournalist at Jyllands-Posten (2007-2008). Recipient of a Cultural exchange Scholarship for photography studies at FAMU in Prague (2009). Has worked as a freelance photographer since 2010. With DIS since 2015.

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Sarah Ruck Alfast

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

Dip.Arch (Mackintosh School of Architecture, Glasgow University, UK, 2008). BA Hons including exchange year to (KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, 2007). Assistant Architect at Groves Raines Architects 2006-2007. Assistant Architect at Frank Harmon Architect pa, NC, USA 2009. Collaboration with arki_lab, Copenhagen 2012. Urban Design Journal and Visual Journal Lecturer at DIS, 2010-2014. Architect at Schulze + Grassov, Copenhagen 2014. Founder of sradrawings 2016. With DIS since 2010.

Signe Lau

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

MSc in Public Health at Lund University in 2022, MSc in African Studies at Copenhagen University in 2012, and Bachelor Degree in Nursing at Diakonissestiftelsen (Metropol) in 2004. Intensive experience with Non-Communicable Diseases with a special interest in public health issues in developing countries. Particular knowledge in diabetes and sustainable prevention of child obesity. Formerly worked with: Health teaching based on best international practice at Steno diabetes Center from 2014-2016, Community health among refugees at Red Cross from 2016 - 2019, public health research of school healthy eating interventions in Europe, at Center for Healthy Aging at Copenhagen University, and department of Public Health at Lund University from 2019 - 2022.

Signe Østergaard Lund

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

Studying Fine Woodworking, NEXT Copenhagen, Copenhagen Technical College. Participant in the exhibition "Skud på stammen 2016", collaborations between designers and cabinetmakers. Founder of OE Lund. With DIS since 2016.

Silvia Dragomir

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

Architect and advocate of Cities for People, with an MSc in Sustainable Urban Planning from Aalborg University and MSc in Architecture from Bucharest and Bordeaux. Her professional profile includes a collaboration with KANT architects, owner of an architecture studio with focus on sustainability, climate change adaptation and mitigation. Her passion is sharing knowledge and creating better living environments. With DIS since 2015.  

Sine Krogh

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

Art historian (mag.art., University of Copenhagen, 2008). Currently working as a PhD fellow at Aarhus University (2018-2021). My research topics are art and ideology, various types of nationalism (national and cultural), artist identities and nomadic behavior in the nineteenth century. Has published several articles and one book on the German-Polish-Danish painter Elisabeth Jerichau Baumann (1818-1881). Has previously worked at Bakkemuseet, a nineteenth century museum in Frederiksberg (2017-2018), at The Museum of National History (2010-2012), and as research assistant at the University of Leeds (2008-2010). With DIS since 2016.

Sine Lindholm

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

Architect MAA (Aarhus School of Architecture, 2014). Own practice since 2014 working with a phenomenological focus and experimental approach in architectural assignments, competitions, and artistic work from stay at artist residencies. Former employed at SLETH, AVPD, BriqGroup. With DIS since 2016.

Steen Kjærgaard

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

Master of Arts in International Security from the University of Leicester (UK). Graduated Joint Command and Staff College (MA) 2010. Commissioned as an Army officer in 1996, after having served as NCO since 1989. Multiple international deployments to conflict zones. Currently works at the Royal Danish Defense College, as a military analyst focusing on security issues such as military security, Counter-Terrorism and International Law. Served in the Danish Defense Intelligence service. With DIS since 2018. On leave fall 22.

Steffen Gunnar Løvkjær Petersen

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

Cand.mag. (History and History of Art, University of Copenhagen, 2001). Attached to The Danish Royal Collection at Rosenborg and Chr.VIII’s Palace at Amalienborg as Assistant Curator since 1998. With DIS since 2011.

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Suman Ambwani

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

PhD (Psychology, Texas A&M University, 2008, Clinical Psychology Internship, Medical University of South Carolina, 2007-2008). MS (Psychology, Texas A&M University, 2005). BA (Psychology, Sociology, Macalester College, 2003). Previously an associate professor of psychology at Dickinson College, visiting researcher at King’s College London, and visiting scientist at Boston Children’s Hospital/Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Her research broadly examines factors associated with the development and maintenance of eating disorders, particularly cultural features (such as fat-shaming environments and pseudoscientific diet fads) and difficulties with interpersonal relationships. She is also a co-investigator on two UK multisite randomized clinical trials investigating guided self-help for anorexia nervosa. With DIS since 2022.

Susanne Lilja Buchardt

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

PhD in Glaciology (University of Copenhagen). Educated at Centre for Ice and Climate, Niels Bohr Institute and works with ice core analysis and ice flow models. Participated in ice core drillings in Greenland and Antarctica since she was a grad student. With DIS since 2013.

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Suzanne da Cunha Bang

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

Cand.mag. et art. (Danish, English, History of Art, University of Copenhagen, 1983 and 2002). Teacher of Danish to foreigners since 1979. Program director of Danish Language and Culture at DIS 2004-2017. With DIS since 1983.

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Søren Amsnæs

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

Architect M.A.A. (Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen, 1983). Employment with PLH Architects, Homann Architects. Since 1988, own office specialising in visualization and project presentation for clients in Denmark and abroad. With DIS since 2012.

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Søren Hove

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

Ph.D in Middle East Studies (2009). Chief Consultant at the Danish Defense and formerly research fellow at the Centre for Contemporary Middle East Studies (University of Southern Denmark) and postdoctoral researcher at the Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS, Copenhagen). Expertise in terrorism and Islamist militancy in the Middle East. With DIS since 2011.

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Teresa Imaya Bengtsson

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

Cand.mag. in Advanced Migration Studies (Copenhagen University). B.A., in Global Humanities (Communications and Cultural Encounters, Roskilde University Center). Research interests include migration and transnationalism, identity and belonging, and Islamic feminism. Passionate about diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives in higher education. With DIS since 2013.

Thomas Bolander

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

Ph.D. M.s.c. in Mathematics, Logic, Computer science and Artificial Intelligence. Professor at the Department of Applied Mathematics and Computer Science, Technical University of Denmark (DTU). In 2006, he received the "teacher of the year" award at DTU. Director of studies at the Copenhagen University Extension 2009-2013.  Educational developer at LearningLab DTU2011-2014 , developing and teaching the Education in University Teaching at DTU. Book review editor of the Springer journal Studia Logica, and scientific advisor for the Science & Cocktails initiative.

Thomas Dickson

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

Architect, industrial designer (Royal Academy, 1990). Denmarks School of Journalism 1988. Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, 1989. Own office from 1991 to 2002 and again since 2009. Director of design futures Lego Company 2002-04, associate professor at Aarhus School of Architecture 2004-09. Visiting professor at Umeå Institute of Design 2010-11. Author of numerous books on design and innovation. With DIS 1993-97 and from 2017.

Thor Linnet

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

MD (University of Copenhagen, 2021). Pre-graduate and post-graduate experience with clinical neurology as well as neuroscience. Currently employed at Department of Neurology, Rigshospitalet Glostrup and in Department of Neuroscience, University of Copenhagen. With DIS since 2019.

Thyge C. Bro

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

Thyge C. Bro; mag.art. classical archaeology University of Copenhagen, 1984. Taught art history at the University of Copenhagen in 1985-1998 and classical archaeology at the University of Southern Denmark in 1998-2000. Teaches classical archaeology and architectural history at the Extension Service at the University in Copenhagen. With DIS since 2006.

Tina Bacher

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

Cand.mag (French and Culture Journalism, Copenhagen University). Modules in Danish as a second language. Tina has worked as a Danish instructor many years in her own company in. Translator for the State Department and interpreter for the Danish Police. Tina has a background as a business consultant in local businesses and tourism. With DIS since 2018.

Tina Midtgaard

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

Architect, M.A.A./M.D.D. (Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen, 1992). Worked in various offices in Germany, South Africa, Namibia and Denmark. Own office since 1992. With DIS since 2005.

Tina Nielsen

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

Cand.ling.merc in German (Århus University, School of Business and Social Sciences, 1998). Degree in English (University of Southern Denmark, 1994). Master’s programme in Teaching Danish as Second Language for Adults (University of Copenhagen, 2009). Teacher of Danish to foreigners since 2002. Own link2danish offering courses in Danish language and culture to private organizations since 2011. With DIS since 2012.

Tine Poulsen

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

PhD, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences (University of Copenhagen, 2013); M.Sc. and B.Sc Public Health (University of Copenhagen 2004/2002). Project manager (Roskilde Hospital, Region Sjælland 2013-15), Consultant (Municipality of Gladsaxe, 2002-2007). With DIS since 2016.

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Toby Musgrave

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

Ph.D. (Garden History, Reading University, UK, 1996). B.Sc. (Horticulture, Reading University, UK, 1990.) Independent lecturer on garden and plant history since 1994. Author of thirteen books, Author of numerous magazine and newspaper articles on the subjects of garden and plant history and design, Co-Author/Contributor to six books. Submersible Pilot for Seabourn on Expedition Cruise Ships. With DIS since 2010.

Tommy Heisz

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

BA from The Danish School of Journalism, 2003. Author and freelance writer, primarily working with documentary, reportage and long-form journalism. With DIS since 2017.

Torben Jørgensen

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

Cand.mag. (M.A. in History, University of Copenhagen, 2003). With the Danish Jewish Museum, 2007-2008. Researcher, Danish Institute for International Studies, Department for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, 2003-2005. Researcher, Danish Center for Holocaust and Genocide Research, 2000-2003. With DIS since 2008.

Tore Grønne

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

Journalist from Danish School of Journalism, 2007. Editor in Chief, Opdag verden, 2008-2010 + 2015-present. Author, 2012-present. Freelance journalist, 2010-present. Public speaker, 2010-present. Journalist, TGT, JP/Politikens Hus, 2007. With DIS since 2022.  

Troels Wesenberg Kjær

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

M.D. (University of Copenhagen, 1992). Ph.D. (University of Copenhagen, 1996). Chief Physician, Clinical Neurophysiology, Neurophysiology Center, Dept of Neurology, Roskilde University Hospital. With DIS since 2003.

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Ulrik Dixen

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

MD, PhD, MSc, Ass. Professor at the University of Copenhagen.

Ulrik Graff Rasmussen

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

Cand.jur. (Law, University of Copenhagen, 2006). European Legal Diploma, University of Kent, 2003. Head of Section, Danish Defense Command-Afghanistan, 2009. Head of Section, Danish Defense Command - Maritime operations, 2008. Deployed to Iraq in 2007 and Afghanistan in 2009. With DIS since 2010.

Ulrik Kristoffer Stoltze

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

M.D. (University of Copenhagen, 2017). Currently: Residency in Gastrointestinal surgery at Herlev Hospital, researcher at Pediatrics Oncology Lab (Bonkolab) at Rigshospitalet and chairman of The Stethoscope, a radio program for medical professionals. Previously:  Researcher at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and the Clinical Genetics Department at Rigshospitalet, doctor in the psychiatric emergency room at Bispebjerg Hospital, and former DIS Course Assistant for Human Health & Disease. With DIS since 2017.

Varan Pathmanathan

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

MSc. Information Technology, Aalborg University / University of Melbourne - 2011. Corporate Intrapreneur, Business Development - Danske Bank - 2011-2015. Advanced Principal Management Consulting, NNIT - 2016. Associate Director, Business Development, Saxo Bank - 2017- 2018. Head of Fintech, Capital Market Partners, 2018. Senior Executive Consultant, BEC, 2019. Senior ESG Management Consultant, SDC 2020. CEO & Founder, MakeImpact.io - 2018 - Present. With DIS since 2022.

Veronika Leonova

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

M.A. in Clinical Psychology (Lomonosov Moscow State University, 2011). Jungian Analytical Psychotherapy education (Moscow Association for Analytical Psychology, 2012). Worked as a clinical psychologist in various institutions and taught as an external lecturer at “The Higher School of Psychology” in Psychoanalysis and Developmental Psychology. In Denmark since 2015. I work with children, adolescents and adults, conducting individual and group therapy in private practice and as a volunteer in NEFOS. You can find out more on my website: psyhelp.dk. With DIS since 2017.

Veronika,Leonova, Psychology, European Clinical Psychology

Vibeke Schou Tjalve

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

PhD in Political Science 2005 (University of Copenhagen, KU). Vibeke is a senior researcher at the Danish Institute for International Studies, DIIS (2012-), where she runs the Velux-sponsored research project ‘World of the Right’. Prior to that, she held research positions at KU (2009-12), Center for Military Studies (2006-2009), and Center for American Studies, University of Southern Denmark (2005-06). Visiting research fellowships at the University of Berkeley, the London School of Economics, Freie Universität Berlin, and the National Defense Academy in Washington DC. Vibeke is the author of a very wide range of reports, policy briefs, peer-reviewed articles and books, including Geopolitical Amnesia: The Rise of the Right and the Crisis of Liberal Memory, McGill-Queens University Press (2020).