Migrants, Minorities, and Belonging in DenmarkSemester Course

Migrants, Minorities, and Belonging in Denmark, Semester Courses
Major Discipline(s)
Ethnic Studies, Religious Studies, Sociology
Elective Course
Fall/Spring semester

Danish strategies of immigrant absorption have proven numerous. The portrayal of the ‘other’ has spanned from religious extremists, refugees of convenience, to ‘hardworking and highly skilled’ employees. How do you challenge the discourse of a majority and how does the majority fight back? This course explores power relations between minority and majority, utilizing case studies and theory to understand the tools and strategies employed by Danish immigrant communities in their struggles of identity and belonging.


Stine Laursen

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

Cand. Scient. Soc. (University of Copenhagen, 2010). BSc and MSc Political Sociology (London School of Economics, 2006). Lecturer at Copenhagen University and specializing in irregular migration in Scandinavia. Research experience in the area of migration and immigration, including projects in East and Southeast Asia, Africa and Europe. With DIS since 2013.