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.
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.