The majority of the faculty at DIS are hired as part-time instructors, while also holding permanent jobs in academia, government, the public sector, and the professions. All have final university degrees qualifying them to teach at Danish universities. Meet our faculty below.
Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Manchester, United Kingdom (2014). Assistant Professor in Health Systems Engineering, Department of Biomedical Engineering and Health Systems, KTH (Royal Institute of Technology), Stockholm, Sweden. Research focus on modelling and simulation of systems and processes related to healthcare, health services, pharmaceutical development, and precision dosing. With DIS since 2021.
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.
M.D. (Odessa Medical National University, Ukraine.)
Previous 3 years, assistant professor in the Radiology department in Odessa National Medical University.
Currently working in the Oncology department (radiotherapy) at Næstved hospital.
With DIS since 2022.
PhD in Anthropology from Rice University, 2009. Lecturer in the College Year in Athens program in Athens, Greece since 2003. Research and publication interests include the anthropology of consumption, economic anthropology, and gender and sexuality. Most recently co-edited the volume Living Under Austerity: Greek Society in Crisis (Berghahn 2018). With DIS since 2018.
Master's Degree, Sciences and Techniques of Football Athletic Preparation, Università di Pisa (2021). Master's Degree, Human Posture, Sapienza Università di Roma (2019). Master's Degree, Sports Science for Prevention and Rehabilitation, University of Rome (2017). Bachelor's Degree, Sports Science, University of Rome (2015). Research Assistant, Mobilize Project Intern, University of Southern Denmark (2020). Assistant Youth Academy, Italian Football Federation (2019-2020). Physical Education Teacher Primary School, Italian National Olympic Committee (2018-2020). With DIS since 2022.
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. On leave Fall 2023.
MFA, Fine Arts, Konstfack University of Arts, Crafts and Design, Stockholm, 2022. MA, Transdisciplinarity, Zurich University of the Arts, Zurich, 2019 and BFA, Fashion-Design, Weissensee Academy of Art, Berlin, 2017. Gallery Assistant, Loyal Gallery, Stockholm, 2022-present. Project Manager, Carsten Höller AB, Stockholm, 2019-2020. Art Mediator, KW-Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin, 2019. With DIS since 2023.
MSc. International Business and Politics, 2019. PhD Fellow, Copenhagen Business School, 2019-2023. With DIS since 2022.
M.A. in Psychology from (California State University Fullerton, 2013). IMQRES research fellow in Cognitive Psychology (Macquarie University, 2016-2019). Taught in the United States, Australia, and has developed graduate psychology programs in Germany. In addition to her teaching experience she works as freelance behavioral science consultant and at DIS Stockholm in Student Life. With DIS since 2021
Ana Lucía Cárdenas Egúsquiza
M.Sc. Research in Behavior and Cognition, University of Barcelona, 2019; B.Sc. Psychology, Cayetano Heredia University, 2016. PhD Candidate in Psychology, Aarhus University, 2020-present. Research Assistant, Universidad del Pacífico, 2016-2018. With DIS since 2023.
Anders Engholm Kristensen
Ironmongery (CEU technical school 2003). A.K Design + business technologist (VIA University College Design and business 2013) Italian Design course (Politecnico di Milano 2013), Co-Founder of design studio FEM (2013). With DIS since 2014.
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.
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.
Andrea Pohly Thorn
M.D. (University of Copenhagen, 2016). PhD student at the Department of Orthopedic surgery, Rigshospitalet (2021). M.D Department of Orthopedic surgery Herlev/Gentofte Hospital (2019-2021). M.D Department of Orthopedic surgery Nordsjællands Hospital (2017-2019). M.D General medicin at Vik legekontor, Vik municipality Norway (2017). Intern, Fælles Akut Afdeling, Aarhus universitet hospital – and general medicine at Ebeltoft Lægehus (2016-2017). Course Assistant with DIS (2011-2015). With DIS since 2011.
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.
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.
Dr. rer. oec., Technical University of Berlin, 2012. Associate Professor, Copenhagen Business School, 2017-present. With DIS since 2022.
Angel L. Vidal
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.
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.
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.
Head of software at Gapminder Foundation, Stockholm, Sweden. M.Sc. in Human Computer Interaction with minor in Innovation and Entrepreneurship, KTH (Royal Institute of Technology), Sweden and Aalto, Finland (2014). M.Eng. Industrial Automation and Control Systems, URFU, Russia (2011). Responsible for software efforts of gapminder.org/tools, and for developing interactive data pictures. d3.js data graphics developer. Has built data-intense visualizations for oil platform safety monitoring (ABB Research, Sweden), user interfaces for online payment aggregator (Robokassa, Russia), control systems and operator user interfaces for ore processing factory (Realtime Software, Russia). With DIS since 2022.
M.D., Aarhus University, 2014. Ph.D., Copenhagen University, 2020. Medical doctor, Department of Clinical Genetics, Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen University Hostpital, with DIS since 2023.
Anna Maria Orrù
PhD in Architecture from Chalmers University of Technology in sustainability through topics such as nature-inspired design, food systems, urban farming practices, nature-reconnecting behaviors, artistic research and embodied methodologies. Worked within ecological architecture since 1999 both in practice & research in Los Angeles, London and internationally. Ieaching and driving biomimicry and sustainability education in various Swedish universities since 2010. She holds an affiliated Senior Lecturer position at Konstfack University of Arts, Crafts & Design in embedding nature-inspired sustainability. Co-founder of Nordic Biomimicry, and is creating a nature academy in Tuscany at a farm growing biodynamic produce and knowledge about sustainable living. With DIS since 2023
Studied photojournalism at Nordens Fotoskola (2002). Since then she has worked full time with photojournalism and is specialized in portraits and stories. Anna works mostly for magazines and union newspapers and was the photo editor of the now closed magazine Ingenjören. In 2010 and 2012 she won the Best Photo Award at the Union Press Day.
Ph.D. in Cinema Studies (Department of Media Studies, Stockholm University, 2014). M.St. in European Literature (Oxford University, 2004). Taught Cinema Studies, Fashion Studies and Media and Communication at Stockholm University 2006–2017 (part time), as well as at other Swedish universities. Fields of interest include media history, intermedial studies, visual culture, gender studies and postcolonial studies. With DIS since 2017.
Cand.med, University of Copenhagen, 2021. April 2021 - August 2021 - Resident doctor, Emergency Department, Nykøbing Falster Hospital September 2021 - March 2022 - Resident doctor, Psychiatrich Hospital, Vordingborg April 2022 - December 2022 - Resident doctor, Orthopedic Department, Bispebjerg Hospital November 2021 - now - Consultant MD, Orthopedic Emergency Clinic, Roskilde Hospital. With DIS since 2023.
Anne Maria Brinck
Cand.med, University of Copenhagen, 2021. April 2021 - August 2021 - Resident doctor, Emergency Department, Nykøbing Falster Hospital September 2021 - March 2022 - Resident doctor, Psychiatrich Hospital, Vordingborg April 2022 - December 2022 - Resident doctor, Orthopedic Department, Bispebjerg Hospital November 2021 - now - Consultant MD, Orthopedic Emergency Clinic, Roskilde Hospital. With DIS since 2023.
Anne Okkels Birk
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.
Anne Vibeke Gross
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
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.
M.D. (University of Copenhagen 2019). Currently second year resident at the Department of Orthopedics, Herlev and Gentofte University Hospital. Previous experience in general practice and Combine Emergency Department, Slagelse Hospital. Previous research in Pathology and Orthopedics. Born and raised in San Francisco, CA. Previously professional footballer in England. Biology Major, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, 2009. With DIS since 2022.
Ph.D. student, Department of Sustainable Development, Environmental Sciences and Engineering (SEED), KTH (Royal Institute of Technology), Stockholm, Sweden (2018-present). Licentiate, Industrial Ecology, KTH (2021). MSc, Sustainable Technology, KTH (2018). MSc, Sustainable Waste Management, School of Civil Engineering, Leeds University, UK (2006). BSc, Physics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece (2005). Environmental researcher, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (2008-2009). Physics tutor, Epikentro tuition centre (2008-2012). Physics Tutor and co-owner, Aristeia tuition centre (2012-2016). With DIS since 2021.
Astrid M. A. Schmidt
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.
Augusta Mariia Søndergaard
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
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.
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.
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.
Bettina Hornbøll Borch
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
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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
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.
Camilla T. N. Sørensen
Doctor (Ph.D.) in political science from the University of Copenhagen in 2008. Currently works at the Royal Danish Defense College as an associate professor within international security and military strategy with a specific focus on China, East Asia and the Arctic. Has solid experience in planning and conducting courses on a broad range of topics related to international politics and security in various and often very diverse settings. With DIS since 2023.
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
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.
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.
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.
M.D. from the University of Copenhagen, 2023. Starting my residency at Department of Cardiology, Hilleroed Hospital soon. Junior researcher at Department of Cardiology, Herlev-Gentofte Hospital. Former DIS Course Assistant for Human Health & Disease. With DIS since 2019.
Catharina S. Rosendal
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.
Professional Experience: AART Architects, Project Manager, Office building, Renovation of Health Care Facilities, Competition OUH 1.st price, Hedda Andersson High School in Lund Sweden, 2019-2022. CCO Architects, Project Manager, University Buildings Stockholm University and Linné university in Kalmar, Sweden, Renovation of Center for disabled children, 2011-2018. SCAN Architects, Own Office , Assignments for the Municipality of Copenhagen and private clients. Lead consultant with responsibility of the whole process of building. 2003-2010. KHRAS, Architect, Responsible for Preliminary design, design development, consultant coordinator, Inspection of Construction work on site, 1999-2003, HLT Architects, Project Design from Preliminary Sketches to Construction Documents, 1994-1998 Vilhelm Wohlert Architects, Project Design from Preliminary Sketches to Construction Documents, 1988-1993, PLS Architects, Interior design, 1987. DISSING & WEITLING Architects, Interior Design, 1985-1986. Academic Experience; DIS, Danish Institute for Study Abroad Assistant Professor, Architecture and Design, Architectural Studio, Visual Journal, Watercolor, Urban Journal 2003-2012. THE ROYAL DANISH ACADEMY OF FINE ARTS, School of Architecture Adjunct Professor, 1999-2000, 2004-2006. With DIS since 2022.
Cecilie Marie Meyer
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.
Ph.D. in Energy Technology, KTH (Royal Institute of Technology), Stockholm, Sweden (2019). Researcher at Research Institutes of Sweden (RISE). Previously researcher at KTH Research Initiative on Sustainable Industry and Society (IRIS) platform. Specializes in energy sector subjects, including renewable energy, heating systems and data science in energy systems analysis. Has taught courses in energy management, heat transfer, and energy policy and market. With DIS since 2021.
Cand. Arch. (Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen 1998). DGNB Consultant and Passive house designer. Working with sustainable building in own company Algreen Architects 2001-2012. Responsible for implementing sustainability at JJW Architects 2012-2014 and at Lejerbo affordable housing association 2014-2017. External Associate Professor at DTU – Technical University of Denmark from 2013-2021 (Sustainability and Life Cycle Assessment). Member of the Sustainability committee at The Danish Association of Construction Clients. Former Chairwomen Advisory Board on Sustainability for the Municipality of Lyngby-Taarbæk. Own company from 2017-2022 ALGREEN – Sustainability, Process Management and Facilitation – working as a consultant to help the building industry and organisations become more sustainable which sometimes also involve using the SDG’s (UN 17 Sustainable Development Goals) as the communicative tool. Starts at WSP Denmark January 2023 as Senior Advisor/Consultant on Sustainability, help building the Sustainability Department, being front end on projects to make projects as sustainable as possible, educating/professional develop of departments on sustainability, where relevant. With DIS since 2018.
Charlotte Bjerre Beuck
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.
Charlotte Margaret Moshøj
Ph.D. in Arctic ecology from Roskilde University 2014. M.Sc. in wildlife ecology and conservation from University of Copenhagen and SLU Sweden, in 2003, and recipient of Nordplus fellowship to pursue wildlife ecology studies in Sweden 1998-2000. Researcher and Ph.D. student at National Environmental Research Institute, (2004-2014) and Research assistant at Norwegian Institute for Nature Science (1996-1997) and Greenland Institute of Natural resources (2001-2003) . Extensive field work experience around the world, ranging from the Arctic terrestrial and marine environments, to Scandinavian forest and alpine regions, North American plains, and mountain ranges, to tropical rainforests, working with carnivore ecology and behavior. Taught courses in polar biology, wildlife ecology and conservation and biological statistics. Main research includes utilizing GPS as well as field tracking and behavioral studies to qualify ecological and behavioral questions, and ecological and time series modelling. Conservation biologist working with Arctic and Marine Policy &Projects in WWF (2015-2016) and Scientific Project leader in Birdlife Denmark, (2016-2020) author of the recently published Danish Breeding Bird Atlas. With DIS since 2022
Active as Consultant radiologist in Abdominal Radiology department at Karolinska University Hospital since 2022. M.D (Uppsala University 2013). M.Sc. (Biomedical Sciences, Karolinska Institute 2008). With DIS since 2022.
Ph.D., Medical Science, Karolinska Institutet, 2021. With DIS since 2022.
Cand.mag., Antropology and Spanish, University of Copenhagen. Editor and Journalist, Politikens Forlag, Euroman, and more. With DIS since 2022.
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.
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.
Ph.D. Biomedical Engineering, Duke University, USA (2014). Postdoctoral Fellow and Researcher, Division of Medical Systems Bioengineering, Karolinska Institutet (2016-present). Postdoctoral Fellow, Columbia University, New York, USA (2015-2016). Staff Research Associate, University California San Francisco, San Francisco, USA (2005-2007). B.S. Bioengineering, UC Berkeley, USA (2005). With DIS since 2021.
Ph.D. (Modern History, Northwestern University, 2007). MA (Modern History, Northwestern University, 2002). BA (Modern History, Oxford University, 2001). For two decades, I have taught courses in modern history at Northwestern University in the United States and Qatar in the Middle East. My teaching emphasises creative approaches to learning that builds bridges to the past. I am passionate about bringing history to life and introducing students to new places, people and ideas through innovative, student-focused pedagogy. Secretly, my goal is to turn all students into historians! In 2022 I joined DIS as a teaching and learning specialist in the Learning Lab and a faculty member in the European Humanities Department focusing on 20th Century Europe. Away from the classroom, I research and write about the American Revolution. I am fascinated by the minority of Americans who opposed independence and remained loyal to Britain. What motivated these doomed “loyalists” is at the centre of work. With DIS since 2022.
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.
Courtney D. Coyne-Jensen
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)
PhD, Philosophy , New School for Social Research, 2021. Instructorship, University of Copenhagen, 2022-; Ekstern lektor, Roskilde University, 2019-2022, Teaching Fellow, The New School, 2018. With DIS since 2023.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
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
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
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.
M.A. in Germanic Languages and Literature, Washington University of St. Louis, graduation year 2007. Also Swedish official teaching qualification (subject: languages) from Stockholm University and Stockholm Lärarhögskola, graduation year 2009. Current self-employed at Bee Swedish, a private language business, since February 2016. Former Education Manager and also teacher in English at Komvux, Folkuniversitetet, Stockholm. Also member of the board at Folkuniversitetet Stockholm. Has been teaching Swedish as a foreign language since 2004, for example at Internationella Skolorna Düsseldorf, Germany and also Folkuniversitetet, Stockholm. With DIS since 2016.
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.
Dorte Mari Aggergaard
M.A. (Modern Culture & Communication, University of Copenhagen). B.A. (Art History and Pedagogy/Educational Studies, University of Copenhagen and Roskilde University). Visiting scholar at the University of Leeds and Brown University. Member of the Denmark Committee at Brown, and DIS representative at Harvard University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), and Brown. Worked for EC Safer Internet Programme, recipient of an EU Lifelong Learning Programme grant for a project on cross-cultural learning. With DIS since 2014.
Dorthe Bach Nyemann
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.
Ph.D. (Strategic Management, Georgia Institute of Technoloy). Ehrick Kilner Haight Sr. Term Professor, Associate Department Head of Business Administration, Williams School of Commerce, Economics, and Politics at Washington and Lee University; Assistant Professor of Business Strategy at the McIntire School of Commerce at the University of Virginia. With DIS since 2023.
M.Sc. in Clinical Psychology (Stockholm University, 2015), B.A. in Philosophy (Stockholm University, 2013). Visiting student in Politics and Public Policy at New York University, and research internship at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge University. Founder of Poplar, a non-profit organisation dedicated to improving political civility in society. Also working as an organisational consultant, focusing on leadership development, stress resilience and well-being. With DIS since 2016.
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.
Elisa Skovgaard Jensen
M.D. (University of Copenhagen, 2012). PhD student at the Oto-Rhino-Laryngology Department at Nordsjællands Hospital, Hillerød. DIS Clinical Instructor for Human Health & Disease. With DIS since 2017.
Mag.Phil. in Literature, History, Psychology and Pedagogics (University of Vienna 1985). University of Uppsala (1985-1986): Scandinavian literature with focus on women in literature from the Vikings until modern times. Founder and Owner of the language company Deutsch Exzellent (1990-). Has recently also been working with immigrants and long term unemployed people. With DIS since 2017.
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.
Obtained her PhD in Cognitive Neuroscience, from Pierre & Marie Curie University in Paris (France). Her research interest started with language acquisition in infants leading to the study of the cerebral processing of language and music in adults. She became interested in neurodevelopmental disorders starting with developmental dyslexia then expending into autism spectrum disorders as well as ADHD. She is using techniques from psychology as well as neuroimaging in her research, this includes MRI (anatomical and functional) as well as EEG and eye tracking. She has been conducting her latest research at Karolinska Institutet Center for Neuro-developmental Disorders (KIND). Her interests include social cognitive skills, empathy and emotion processing within the whole spectrum of functioning from typicality till disorders such as ASD. She has been with DIS since 2016.
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.
M.A. Cultural Studies, Goldsmith’s University of London studying bodies, plasticity, plastic and queerness. Previous Sexual Educator (RFSU and Goldsmith’s student union). CEO at a small charity working for young peoples rights to live in a society free from sexual violence (Föreningen Tillsammans). With DIS Since 2020.
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.
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.
Ph.D., University of Michigan, 2001. Professor in the Department of Afro-American Studies, University of Wisconsin – Madison, 2001-present. With DIS since 2018.
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.
PhD student in Business Administration, Dept. of Marketing & Strategy, Stockholm School of Economics, and 2021 recipient of Outstanding Pedagogical Achievement Award. Her research is on regulatory disruptions as market-shaping forces, often situated in the context of the airline industry. Co-founder of the Methods Lab at SSE. M.Sc. in Management & Organization (track: Strategy & Sustainability), Hanken School of Economics, and recipient of a Best Master’s Thesis Award by the Foundation for Economic Education for my thesis “A multiple case study on employee engagement and retention at startup companies”. B.Sc. in International Business (track: Marketing & Corporate Communication) from Haaga-Helia UAS. With DIS since 2022.
Filip Søskov Davidovski
Cand.med, University of Copenhagen, 2022. Medical Doctor, Ph.d. student at Department of Cardiology - Herlev and Gentofte Hospital, 2022-present. With DIS since 2017.
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.
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.
Flemming Steen Jensen
Architect, M.A.A. (Denmark’s Design School, 1979. Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen, 1983). Associate Professor, Denmark’s Design School, since 1987. Partner, Design 134. With DIS since 1998.
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.
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.
Associate Professor in Biomaterial Science, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden (2020-present). Ph.D., Mechanical and Process Engineering, ETH Zurich, Switzerland (2011). Postdoctoral Researcher, Center for nanotechnology and nanotoxicology, Harvard University, USA (2013-2015). Research focus on nanoscale functional materials and devices for biomedical applications.
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.
MBA (Finance, Manchester Business School) and CEFA (Certified European Financial Analyst) from Stockholm School of Economics. Greger has been working for more than 30 years in the financial markets. He has a solid experience as head of large asset management units; 14 years as head of Handelsbanken's fixed income fund management and asset allocation, as well as heading the investment division at the swedish central bank (Riksbanken) in charge of the management of the gold and foreign exchange reserves. Originally, an economist, but he has also worked as quant analyst as well as senior sales in structured derivatives and Private Banking at Handelsbanken. He is an appreciated teacher in economics, bond markets and interest rate products, among other things. Since 2010 he is a subconsultant to Finanskompetens and educates Investment advisors in finance, financial markets and portfolio theory for the SwedSec license. Examples of such employees who need that licence can be investment advisors, brokers, managers, analysts, compliance officers, risk managers and management. Greger has been a member of the Credit Market group in The Swedish Society of Financial Analysts (SFF) for 20 years. With DIS Stockholm since 2017.
Gwendolyne Knight Keimpema
PhD, History (Medieval), Stockholm University, 2019. Ahlström & Terserus Postdoctoral Fellow, Stockholm University, 2020-2021. JSPS Postdoctoral Fellow, Rikkyo University, 2022. Assistant Professor (fixed-term), Stockholm University, 2022-2023. With DIS since 2020.
PhD student at the Department of War Studies, King's College, London. His research is focused upon various aspects of counter-terrorism, asymmetrical conflicts, and intelligence based police. At the moment he is finishing his PhD thesis on the use of hard power policies in Northern Ireland during the troubles. Some of his latest publications are “A Neo-Nationalist Network: The English Defense League and Europe´s Counter-Jihad Network” (with Alexander Meleagrou-Hitchens, 2013) and “Terrorism Learning and Innovation: Lessons from PIRA in Northern Ireland” (with Magnus Ranstorp, 2013). He gives lectures on a regular basis in Sweden, Europe, and the United States for academics as well as professionals. With DIS since 2016.
Heitor Garcia Lantarón
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.
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.
Helle Vibeke Jensen
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.
PhD, Department of Philosophy, Stockholm University. Visiting student research collaborator, Princeton University 2008. Lecturer, Karolinska Institutet since 2008. With DIS since 2017.
Economist, employed at EKK, Denmark export credit agency. Formerly working for the Danish Finance Ministry as well as for German and Danish banks, trying to make sense of the global economy and financial markets. Ph.D. (1998, University of Trier) with a thesis on whether moderate inflation harms growth. Main professional interests: macroeconomics , globalisation, data analysis, With DIS since 2019.
Ida Christine Jacobsen
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
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, 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.
Iwo Nord is a trans researcher and educator interested in transgender and queer lives and culture, nuances of agency and power, intersections of the transnational and the local, and questions concerning mobility (travel and migration). The past years he has been committed to building and strengthening Transgender Studies in both the Nordic region and in the former Yugoslav space. Devoted to social change for trans people, he is involved in trans academic and activist alliances, resulting in the forthcoming collaborative volume In Transition: Trans Lives, Activisms, and Culture in the Post-Yugoslav Space, edited by Bojan Bilić, Iwo Nord and Aleksa Milanović. He was one of the founding members of Trans Fest Stockholm, an activist collective that strives to create inclusive and empowering cultural and community events in the Swedish capital. Iwo is a PhD candidate in Gender Studies at Södertörn University, and is affiliated with the Center for Baltic and East European Studies. His doctoral project ethnographically explores Belgrade as a transnational destination for gender-affirming surgery. He holds an MA from the University of Oslo, Norway, and has formerly taught at the Institute of Scandinavian and Finnish Studies at the University of Gdansk, Poland. Iwo’s publications include “Routes to Gender-Affirming Surgery: Navigation and Negotiation in Times of Biomedicalization” in Body, Migration, Re/constructive Surgeries: Making the Gendered Body in a Globalized World, edited by Gabriele Griffin and Malin Jordal (Routledge 2018). With DIS Since 2020.
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.
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.
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.
A reseacher working within the fields of Health Economics, Migrant health, Health Policies and Infectious Diseases Control. Jad obtained his PhD at the Global Public Health department at Karolinska institutet which focused on health economics and Tuberculosis control. Msc in Health Economy, Policy and Management. Bs in Pharmacy. With DIS since 2019.
Jakob Due Lorentzen
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.
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
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.
Associate professor at the Department of Culture and Aesthetics at Stockholm University. PhD in Comparative Literature at Stockholm University. Visiting researcher at Oxford University and the Søren Kierkegaard Research Centre at the University of Copenhagen. Most recent publication: Filosofen och vargen (The Philosopher and the Wolf) (2015), which deals with the intricate relationship between philosophy and literature, from Plato to Derrida. Current research project: Radical Mimesis: Writing the Other. With DIS since 2017.
PhD in molecular neurobiology (Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, 2005), MSc in biology (Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, 2000). Senior researcher and group leader at Science for Life laboratory, department of Neuroscience, Karolinska Institute since 2010. Group leader of the brain profiling efforts within the Human Protein Atlas project since 2010. Research in identifying the cellular location of proteins linked to brain function and disease. With DIS since 2017.
PhD, clinical neuroscience (RWTH Aachen University in Germany) and MSc, Neuro-cognitive Psychology (LMU Munich). Dr. Seubert is a cognitive neuroscientist with a background in functional neuroimaging of perception and emotion in healthy populations and patients with psychiatric illness in the Psychology Division at Karolinska Institute (KI). Before joining KI in 2014, she worked at the Monell Chemical Senses Center and the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, USA, where she began to study cortical integration of smell and taste during food perception. In her current role in the Clinical Neuroscience Department at KI, Janina leads a research team within the Perceptual Neuroscience Lab that conducts experimental work on food perception. In addition, she collaborates with the Aging Research Center where she investigates the role of olfactory decline on health in the elderly using longitudinal population data, and the Center for Eating Disorder Innovation where she studies the processing of olfactory reward in anorexia nervosa and binge eating disorder. With DIS Since 2021.
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 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
Jannie Stensig Vestergaard
Phd in Food and sensory science grounded in a holistic approach to development, innovation, and entrepreneurship in the context of good, tasty, and sustainable food accessible to everyone. 2010-2019 she managaged the initiative “Taste of Skåne”, developing Skåne, the southernmost region of Sweden, into a culinary region. 2019- present self-employed advisor in sustainable food systems, food strategies and innovation management. Teaching food planning at the Swedish Agricultural University. In 2022 appointed as the Slow Food international councilor for the Nordic countries. Chairperson of Slow Food in the Nordic countries and the vice chairperson of Slow Food Denmark. With DIS since 2023
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
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.
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.
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.
Masters of Science (Cand.merc.int), Business & Development Studies, Copenhagen Business School, 2011 Masters of Arts, CEMS International Management, Fundacao Getulio Vargas, 2011 Masters of Arts, CEMS International Management, Copenhagen Business School, 2010 Bachelor of Business Administration, International Business & Management Studies, 2009. VP of People, Corti, Jul 2021 - Present Head of HR, Corti, Jan 2021 - Jun 2021 Country Innovation Lead, Accenture, Jun 2019 - Dec 2020 Talent & Organisation Consulting Manager / Innovation Design Lead, Accenture, Jan 2018 - Jun 2019 Senior Management Consultant Talent & Organisation, Accenture, Dec 2015 - Jun 2017 Management Consultant Talent & Organisation, Accenture, Aug 2014 - Nov 2015 Management Consultant Procurement & Supply Chain, Prokura, Aug 2021 - May 2014. With DIS since 2022.
Jennie Sejr Junghans
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.
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.
Jeppe Juel Rishøj
M.A, Cand.Des, (Fashion Design, The Royal Danish Academy). Jeppe work with an artistic and experimental approach to fashion design, working in a cross field between the digital and analogue mixing traditional clothing construction with digital art and sculpting methods. In his projects Jeppe explores clothes as an extension of the body, and fashion's ability to transform and abstract our physical self. With DIS since 2021.
Jes Olesen is Professor of Neurology at the University of Copenhagen and a chief physician at the Danish Headache Center, Rigshospitalet Glostrup, Copenhagen. He initiated the International Classification of Headache Disorders and has identified several signaling mechanisms in migraine, leading to new drug targets and registered drugs. He recently received The Brain Prize (2021), awarded by the Lundbeck Foundation, for his migraine research. With DIS since 2023.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
PhD in Economics from Maynooth University, 2020. Conducted research on nudging and other topics within behavioral economics. Previously worked as a policy adviser in the European Parliament. Experience working with the FEMM committee on Women’s Rights and Gender Equality in the European Parliament. With DIS since 2022.
MD (University of Crete 2016). Research Assistant at the Center for Molecular Medicine (Solna University Hospital, Karolinska Institutet). With DIS since 2017.
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.
Jonatan Kolding Karnøe
M.A. Project Management and Change Management (MPF, Roskilde University, 2018). Cand. psych. (Psychologist, University of Copenhagen, 2014). Associate professor at University College Absalon with teaching, research, and training responsibilities within the fields: children with special needs and organizational psychology. Author of several publications about psychology. Experience as a pedagogue from psychiatry, schools for children with special needs, and family-support institutions. With DIS in 2015, and again since 2021.
Ph.D., Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering, Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden (2020). Research work on complexities of engagement with urban participatory processes involving public sector institutions and art and design practitioners. MSc, KU Leuven, Belgium (2013) in Urbanism and Strategic Planning. MSc, KU Leuven, in Human Settlements (2010). BSc in Architecture, University of Texas at Austin, USA (2002). Research Fellow at the International Youth Think Tank, Gothenburg, Sweden (2020–present). Motivated by pluralistic approaches to research and design practice, criticality, and creativity. With DIS since 2021.
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.
Ph.D. in Psychology (Uppsala University). As a research psychologist, his work has focused on the ways that novel techniques in research (eye-tracking, pupil dilation, virtual reality) can be used to assess how children and adults perceive and interpret people, emotions, and actions. Josh focuses this research in two fields. In developmental psychology at the Child and Babylab in Uppsala, he seeks to understand how children learn about their world and the social cognitive development of face perception and socialization processes such as gender, race, and ethnicity. In games research at the Games & Society Lab at the Department of Game Design in Visby, Gotland, his work examines the psychology of people, their actions, and emotions in game development, player engagement, learning, and immersion to understand better how different game players (with different personalities, traits, and experiences) interact with various game mechanisms and are, in turn, affected by game experiences. With DIS since 2020.
MCP City Design and Development (Massachusetts Institute of Technology MIT, ongoing). B.A., Environmental Design (Brown University, 2009). He has worked at Gehl Architects, the Taubman College of Urban Planning, and is currently managing director and urban designer at Fundament Design. He has designed public spaces and advised on urban quality in South Africa, Scandinavia, China, and Australia. His work has been published by the World Bank, the Energy Foundation, and the U.S. Department of Transportation. With DIS since 2016.
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.
Julie Bondo Gravesen
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.
Julio César Hernando Rodríguez
PhD in Biomedicine, Pompeu Fabra University, Barcelona, Spain 2020. Postdoctoral researcher, Unit of Occupational Medicine, Karolinska Institutet, 2021-present. With DIS since 2023.
Jørn Ravnholt Petersen
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.
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.
Kanwal Zahid Siddiqi
Ph.D. Student, Immunology and Infectious Diseases, University of Copenhagen, 2022. Cand. Scient. Human Biology, University of Copenhagen, 2020. Research Assistant, Department of Clinical Medicine, University Hospital of Copenhagen, Rigshospitalet, 2020-2022. With DIS since 2022.
Karen Louise Grova Søilen
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
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.
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.
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.
Cabinet maker (Next Copenhagen 2017), BA in Performance Design and Cultural Encounters (Roskilde University 2014) Work as self-employed furniture maker in the cooperative Byggeselskabet Maj. With DIS since 2017.
Katja Vinding Petersen
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.
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.
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.
Khaldoon A. Mourad
Ph.D. (Water Engineering, Lund University, Sweden 2012), M.Sc. (IWRM, Cologne University of Applied Science, 2009), M.Sc. (Water Resources and Environment, Jordan University of Science & Technology, 2004). Senior researcher at Lund University (2015-2019). External lecturer & supervisor at the Pan African University Institute of Water and Energy Sciences (PAUWES), Algeria. Has developed courses in Policy Influencing and Conflict Management, Water Economics, Law & Policy of Water Quality & Sanitation, Law and Policy of Water for Agriculture. Consultant at the Centre for Sustainable Visions, Sweden. Has worked in multiple countries, including Sweden, Germany, Jordan, Algeria, Somalia and Syria. With DIS since 2021.
PhD Candidate in History, Department of History, Stockholm University. MA (2010) and BA (2008) Stockholm University. Teaches medieval history at Stockholm University since 2012. Visiting Scholar to Columbia University (2016), Cornell University (2014), and the University of Navarra, Pamplona (2012–13). Publications have appeared in The Medieval Chronicle and Collegium Medievale. Areas of specialization: medieval Scandinavia; medieval Iberia; comparative history; medieval literature, genre and fiction; political culture; gender history; the history of emotions. With DIS since 2018.
Kristian Bernt Knudsen
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.
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.
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
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).
Specialist and educator in behavioral finance and senior advisor at Council Advisory Services Europe AB. He is author of a Swedish book about behavioral finance; "Börsens Psykologi - så vinner du över dina hjärnspöken och gör bättre aktieaffärer" (Sterners förlag, 2015). Long work experience (+20) in asset allocation, portfolio management and financial advisory from Handelsbanken Asset Management (www.handelsbanken.com) in Stockholm. Educator in behavioral finance and portfolio theory at Handelsbanken. M.Sc of Economics and Business, Economic Analysis, Örebro University, Sweden. Certified Financial Analyst (CEFA), Stockholm School of Economics, Sweden.
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.
Lea Rue Honoré
M.D. (University of Copenhagen, 2018). Currently residency at the Neurological department, Herlev Hospital. Previous experience with General Practice in Brønshøj and neurology at the Department of Neurology, Rigshospitalet Glostrup. Previous reseach in Autoimmune Hepatitis and Quality of Life at the Department of Hepatology and Gastroenterology, Rigshospitalet. Previous Course Assistant for Human Health & Disease. With DIS since 2017.
Leif H. Rasmussen
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.
Lena E. Norrman
Ph.D., Older Germanic Languages and Literatures, Harvard University, 2006. Senior Lecturer in Swedish in the department of German, Scandinavian and Dutch at the University of Minnesota since 2005. The role of women in medieval Scandinavia is the focus of Dr. Norrman’s research, with special emphasis on the use of weaving as a means of communication. She is the author of Viking Women: Narrative Roles in Woven Tapestries (2008). She has also published articles on women, storytelling and weaving in Viking Age Scandinavia and Classical Greece. With DIS from 2018.
Lene Svendsen Borra
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.
BA, Writing and Literature, Eugene Lang College - The New School for Social Research, 1994. Freelance writer, author and educator. Brown began her professional writing career writing about art and music in NYC for such publications as Vibe and the Source. She has interviewed cultural powerhouses such as Kara Walker and the late musician Coolio. She is the author of Decolonial Daughter: Letters from a Black Woman to her European Son (Repeater, 2018), Blackgirl on Mars (Repeater, 2023). Brown has also facilitated workshops at The Danish Royal Academy of Fine Art, Prescott College (US), UniArts in Finland. She has also had the honor to be the keynote speaker at various international events including at The Royal Swedish Academy of Art, Cliffrose Convergence (US), Brooklyn Caribbean Lit Festival, M/other Becomings Symposium (Finland) as well as other in many other cities including Paris, Malmo, Oslo among others. Previously contributing writer to NBCBLK, Brown's poem "Black is a Beautiful Word: I&I" is included in the Royal Danish Library's permanent collection. Her work has been featured in The London Magazine, as well as various publications throughout the world. She has also taught at various levels since 2014. Brown is also a TEDX speaker. With DIS since 2023.
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.
M.D. (University of Southern Denmark, 2017). Third year resident in Abdominal Surgery at Department of Gastrointestinal Surgery, Hvidovre Hospital. First two years of residency at Department of Gastrointestinal Surgery, Herlev Hospital. Previous experience in surgery with 6 months residency at Zealand University Hospital, Køge, Department of Surgery. Junior doctor at Department of Urology and Department of Internal Medicin, Herlev Hospital. Educational Coordinator for resident doctors at Dept. of Gastrointestinal Surgery, Hvidovre Hospital. Board member of YDK (Yngre Danske Kirurger) since 2021. With DIS since 2022.
BS Midwife, Professionshøjskolen Metropol, Copenhagen, 2009 MA Philosophy and Gender studies, Copenhagen University, 2014 Currently studying MA Sexology, Malmö University, Sweden. StorkKlinik (midwife)2009-2020 Reden International (coordinator) 2015-2016 Klinik Hedegaard (midwife) 2018-present Jordemoderhuset (midwife) 2020-present UngMod 24-7 Herning (sexologist) 2021-present Checkpoint/Copenhagen (counsellor/tester) 2022-present Sexologiskolen (lecturer/teacher) 2022-present. With DIS since 2022.
Lola Akinmade Åkerström
I am a Stockholm-based travel writer and photographer who contributes to publications such as National Geographic Traveller, BBC, Adventure Magazine, The Guardian, Lonely Planet, Travel + Leisure, Forbes, and many more. In addition to contributing to several travel books, I am the author of the following books – 2018 Lowell Thomas Award winner for best travel book, DUE NORTH , & bestselling LAGOM: Swedish Secret of Living Well . My photography is represented by National Geographic Image Collection and you can check out my portfolio here. With DIS since 2020.
Lone is an experienced consultant, advisor and leader of health care research projects. Her area of expertise is health economics, epidemiology, financing, organization, and the management of the health sector, including health economics evaluation. She has carried out several research projects for - and together with - multiple stakeholders in Denmark as well as internationally. She has held senior positions at the Danish Institute for Health Services Research (DSI), the Danish Institute for Local and Regional Government Research (KORA), the Danish Institute for Applied Social Research (VIVE), Novo Nordisk, Nycomed, and the Danish Cancer Society.
Louise Bagger Iversen
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.
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.
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.
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.
Mads Peter Karlsen
Mads Peter Karlsen, PhD, Associate Professor of Ethics and Philosophy of Religion, University of Copenhagen. Email: email@example.com
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.
Maja Popovic Vracar
Bachelor and Master degree in Architecture (Bachelor degree in Architecture Design 2005, Academy of applied arts Utrecht, NL; Master degree in Architecture, Academy of Architecture Amsterdam 2011). 2017-2021 Faculty at Architecture and Design DIS; Program organiser, project leader and curator at Copenhagen Architecture Festival 2014-2017; Project Leader at Urban Incubator Belgrade 2012-2014. 2006-2011 various architecture offices and organizations in the Netherlands. With DIS since 2017.
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.
M.A. in Music, Royal College of Music, Stockholm, 2017. Professional Swedish singer, performing regularly in solo, band, and vocal group concerts. Vocal teacher and teacher in music and ensemble with 10+ years experience. With DIS since 2017.
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.
Ph.D. (History of Experience, University of Copenhagen, 2022). Visiting Scholar (Max Planck Institute Berlin, Center for the History of Emotions, 2020). Master in Second Language Acquisition (The Danish School of Education, 2013). M.A. (Angewandte Literaturwissenschaft, Freie Universität Berlin, 2007), B.A. (Comparative Literature and Modern Culture Studies, University of Copenhagen, 2004). Language instructor, Copenhagen Language Center, 2009-2018. Podcast producer, CBS, Department of Leadership, Politics and Philosophy, 2009. Scientific Assistant, The Saxo Institute, University of Copenhagen, 2022) Science editor, Eftertryk, 2021-present. With DIS since 2022.
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
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
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.
María de la Paz Celorio
Ph.D., University of California, Davis, USA (2008). Postdoctoral researcher at Max Planck Institute of Chemical Ecology, Jena, Germany (2008-2010), and at Stockholm University, Sweden. Researcher and Research Analyst at Stockholm University. Has contributed to the understanding of gene-expression plasticity in butterflies and genetic differentiation of populations of wild fish using genome-wide data. Has taught courses and led practical laboratories on statistics, biotechnology, and population genetics for American and Swedish students. With DIS since 2021.
Mattias Nybro Smith
Cand.Med. Copenhagen University, 2014. Resident doctor, Hillerød Hostpital ENT Department, 2016-2018. Resident doctor, Herlev Hostpital Oncology Department, 2018-2019. Resident doctor, Rigshospitalet Genetics Department, 2020-present.
Ph.D. in Forensic Psychology (China University of Political Science and Law, 2010). Post Doctorate in Forensic Psychology (Gothenburg University, 2012). Worked as an organizational consultant in areas of leadership and cross-cultural competence training in Sweden. Also has worked as a teacher and researcher at universities in China, and was promoted to the position of associate professor in China. With DIS since 2016.
Melody Almroth, Bachelor of Arts in Social Science from Portland State University (2010), Master of Public Health from Umeå University (2014). 2015-present, doctoral student at the Department of Public Health Sciences, Karolinska Institutet with a research focus on academic expectations and adolescent mental health, dissertation defense scheduled for December 2019. With DIS since 2019.
Mette Bohn Jespersen
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.
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.
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.
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
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, M. Sc. (Economics (Cand. Oecon), University of Aarhus, 1993). Studied Economics and French in Denmark & France while training at the European Commission. Worked for Eksport Kredit Fonden “EKF”, Denmark’s Export Credit Agency and also worked for a few international investment fund agencies. Lived in Côte d’Ivoire for two years and founded an international business consulting company and bio-tech company in Kenya. Currently, serves as an external lecturer at Copenhagen Business School and Associate Professor at DTU - Technical University of Denmark - focusing on how to create sustainable business out of technology. Part-time faculty with DIS since 2012.
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.
M.S.c Landscape Architect, Genova University (2013). Consultant, Landscape Architecture studios in Italy. Created an organization based on redevelopment of abandoned landscape and environmental education (META). Intern at Jac Studios, consultant at the urban design firm CITITEK. Now she is co-founder of COurban design collective. With an interest in co-creation, data collection and data analysis Michela is committed to applying human scale approaches to the physical design of urban spaces. With DIS since 2016.
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
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.
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.
Mikkel Godt Gregersen
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
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
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.
Ph. D., Film Studies, University of Copenhagen, 2009. Cand. mag., Scandinavian Studies, Film and Media Theory, University of Copenhagen, 1997. Associate professor in Danish Language, Literature and Culture, University of Groningen, The Netherlands, 2002-2006. Has written several articles in Danish, English and Dutch on film history, Scandinavian film, Danish literature, Danish theatre, and Danish and American TV series. Editor (2010-2015) of and peer reviewer (2015-) for the film journal Kosmorama. With DIS since 2008, since January 2012 as full time faculty.
Morten Hedegaard Larsen
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
My von Euler-Chelpin
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.
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.
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.
Nanna Krog Christensen
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.
PhD (Education, Goldsmiths College, University of London). My research investigates the intersection of cognitive diversity and exclusion, specifically examining which individuals are valued by education and which are not. I am interested in the perspective of those whose thinking and experiences have not been validated by learning institutions, the complexities of intervention and the ethics of biotech and assistive technologies and their potential impact on the field of special education and the rights of the SEN child in relation to consent. I am also a co-editor of a publication on neurodiversity in the arts. With DIS since 2023.
Mag. art. Art History, KU, 2008. Independent curator, freelance writer, gallery assistant, studio manager, educator, art guide, art consultant. With DIS since 2023.
Natalia Landázuri Sáenz
MSc in Engineering Physics, Uppsala University BA in social sciences with Business as main field, Uppsala University Exchange studies, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. Consultant and manager at Netlight Consulting from 2016-present. As a consultant, I work for a range of different clients. The following list is not exhaustive: - Data analyst, client within music streaming, 2017-2018 - Data & machine learning engineer, client within fintech, 2019-2020 - Accountable lead for an AI team of 8 people, client within fintech, 2020-2020 - teacher of data engineering and machine learning, client providing accelerated learning programs, 2021-2021 - lead data engineer and architect, client within the real estate industry, 2021-2022 - machine learning engineer, client within healthcare, 2023-present. With DIS since 2022.
M.A. in Law (University of Amsterdam, 2005). Socially Responsible Investment Adviser, Nykredit Bank (2009-2010), Senior Engagement Manager, GES Investment Services (2010-2016). Current: Head of Business Conduct Engagement, GES International. External lecturer at DIS since 2013. Faculty member at DIS since 2016.
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
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.
BSc in Molecular Biology (Liverpool, 1998) and PhD in Molecular Biology of Ischemic Stroke (Manchester, 2005). Currently a researcher at the Department of Neuroscience, Karolinska Institute and the Brain Profiling sub-unit of the Human Protein Atlas (HPA) project since 2011. Research focuses on the central nervous systems of mammals, with an emphasis on the identification of proteins involved in brain normal development and pathophysiology. With DIS since 2020.
Nicklas Järvelä Johansen
M.D. (University of Copenhagen, 2015) and clinical researcher at Steno Diabetes Center Copenhagen. With DIS since 2018.
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.
Nicolai Frost Kolborg Jacobsen
Msc Dual Degree in Data Science, Technical University of Denmark & Korea Advanced Institute of science and technology. Worked as a statistician for the Meteorological Institute of Denmark. Data Science & BI consultant for IQVIA and currently lecturer at Copenhagen Business School and a Machine Learning Engineer & Manager at a Health Tech Startup. With DIS since 2022.
Nicole Leewuen Hueng
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 Christian Kjærsgaard
Ph.D. in Operations Research, Technical University of Denmark. M.Sc. in Management Engineering. Former Account Manager and International Desk Manager at Danish and International Banks. Senior Consultant at the Danish Technological Institute. Current Associate Professor at the Technical University of Denmark. With DIS Since 2022.
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.
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.
Ph.D. in Computer Science, Institute for Logic, Language and Computation, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands (2010). Associate Professor, Technical University of Denmark (DTU) (2018-present). M.A., Institute of Philosophy, University of Warsaw (2005). B.F.A., Fine Arts, Gerrit Rietveld Academy, Amsterdam, Netherlands (2021). Research focus on logical and computational aspects of learning in artificial intelligence. With DIS since 2023.
Nina Honoré Lahav
Master of Danish as a second language, (Danish University of Education, 2002). With DIS since 2002.
M.A. (Design for Play, Communication Design, Designskolen Kolding, 2022), B.F.A (Art Direction/Advertising, Pratt Institute, 2019). Program Assistant, Architecture & Design, DIS (2019-2020). UX/UI Designer, DigiHub (2020-2021). Student Intern/Designer, BørneRiget (2021). Student Assistant, Academic Administration, DIS (2021-2022). External Lecturer, Graphic Design Foundations, DIS (2022). With DIS since 2019.
Diploma (Danish as a second language, , 2014). DSL teacher, VUF Frederiksberg, 2011-2013. Taught Danish lessons, NYC, 2015. DSL teacher, Clavis, 2015-2019. DSL teacher, Køobenhavns Sprogcenter, 2018-2019. Taught Danish as a foreign langauge, Copenhagen International School, 2019-present. Pædagogisk konsulent, AtoB, present. With DIS since 2022.
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.
Nya Oxfeldt Jensen
Cand.comm (International Development Studies, Roskilde University, 2001). B.A. (Business Administration, University of San Diego, 1995). Communications Consultant, Sampension, 2001-2002. Communications Consultant, Ballerup Kommune, 2002-2011. Communications consultant, Danish Refugee Council, 2011-2017. Assistant Program Director, DIS, 2017-2020. Special Consultant, Administrations- og Servicestyrelsen, 2021-2022. With DIS 2017-2020 and since 2022.
Phil. Mag. in Nordic Archaeology PhD in Archaeology from the Australian National University, College of Asia and the Pacific. Research focused on the very first colonisation of Remote Oceania (the Mariana Islands in particular) by tracing migration from Island Southeast Asia through pottery. Olaf has been teaching history for many years in compulsory school and is currently writer and editor in history at the digital educational tool Binogi.
Patrick Terrence Brooks
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.
M.D. (La Salle University, Mexico City, 2019). M. Sc. Nutrition Science (Karolinska Universitet, 2021). Previous employment at the Military Central Hospital in Mexico City (2019-2020). With DIS since 2021.
Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences (Karolinska Institutet, 2012). Post-doctoral fellow in cancer imaging (University of Oxford). Currently a Marie Curie Fellow at the Department of Microbiology, Tumor and Cell Biology at Karolinska Institutet. Research focuses on identifying mechanisms of resistance to cancer therapies using imaging, cell biology, and mathematics.
Pernille Emilie Petersen
M.D. (University of Copenhagen, Denmark, 2017), Registrar, Department of Endocrinology, Bispebjerg-Frederiksberg Hospitals since 2017. Resident supervisor. With DIS since 2019.
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.
Dr.phil. & Mag.art. (History, University of Copenhagen, 1993 & 1979). Lecturer at the Institute of History, University of Copenhagen. With DIS since 1992.
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 Gravlund Nielsen
Ph.d in biology, Københavns Universitet, 1998. Biologist & project manager Dyrenes Beskyttelse, Animal Protection Denmark, 2022- , Museum Director Østsjællands Museum 2019-2022. With DIS since 2018.
Peter Helles Eriksen
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 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.
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.
Ph.D. in Computer Science, University of Copenhagen, Denmark (2021). Research focus on algorithms, in particular research in hashing algorithms, graph algorithms, graph theory, and computational geometry. Data Scientist, development and deployment of machine learning algorithms, Halfspace, Copenhagen, Denmark (2021-2022). With DIS since 2023.
PhD (2021, The University of Sydney), focusing on the gendered perspective on victimhood in the trafficking of men. MSc (2012, Gothenburg University), BA (2009, Moscow State University). Postdoctoral fellow in Criminology (Stockholm University). Polina’s research interests are within the disciplines of criminology and medical anthropology with a special focus on victimhood, gender, post-trafficking needs and help-seeking behavior. Before commencing her academic career Polina was a migrant counsellor and reintegration assistant at the UN Migration (IOM) mission in Russia. She was engaged in providing direct assistance to migrants in distress including victims of human trafficking and exploitation; and assistance in voluntary return and reintegration. With DIS since 2016.
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.
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.
Cand.Polit, Copenhagen University, 1988. VP Strategy and Business Development, NETS & MasterCard, 2016-2020. With DIS since 2022.
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.
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.
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.
M.A., Art History, University of Copenhagen, 2017. Project Manager and Curator. With DIS since 2022.
Rebecka Berndtson Klette
M.A., History, Birkbeck, University of London, 2015. Lecturer in Modern History, Birkbeck, University of London, 2018. With DIS since 2022.
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
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.
PhD & MA (University of Copenhagen, 2008 & 2003). Associate Professor (Kierkegaard Research Centre, University of Copenhagen). With DIS since 2013.
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.
Ridwan investigates the associations between migration status, social marginalisation and suicidal behaviour. He obtained his PhD and MSc in Public Health (Epidemiology) from Karolinska Institutet, Sweden in 2021 and 2016, respectively. Ridwan graduated as an MD from the University of Dhaka, Bangladesh in 2010. As a physician, he worked on projects aimed at improving child and adolescent health in Bangladesh during 2011-2014. With DIS since December 2021.
BA in Art History and Political Science, Stockholm University, 2006. Project Manager Iaspis international Residency Program 2006-2010, Editor in Chief of NU-E The Nordic Art Review Magazine 2004-2006, Art Critic in Flash Art, Kunstkritikk, Paletten 2005-, Communications Manager and Editor SSE Art Initiative, Stockholm School of Economics 2016-, Course Manager Art Management/Curatorial Studies at Stockholm University 2018-. With DIS since 2019.
Robert is a practitioner with two decades of professional experience with client work helping the re-integration of violent extremists. He held the position of director of Exit Sweden for over ten years and he was the director of Exit USA at Life After Hate between 2017 and 2020. Robert has held several positions in the European Commission’s Radicalization Awareness Network (RAN) since 2011. In recent years he has focused on capacity development, as well as designing and holding radicalisation prevention trainings around the world.
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.
Ph.D., Business Administration, University of Georgia, 1985. Murray Research Professor, Mclntire School of Commerce, University of Virginia, 1990-present. With DIS since 2023.
S. Salman Ahmad
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
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.
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.
M.D. (University of Southern Denmark, 2015). Certified Radiologist, 2021. With DIS since 2023.
Sanne Vils Axelsen
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.
Sarah Ruck Alfast
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.
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
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.
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.
Postdoctoral fellow at Karolinska Institute Stockholm and UiT - The Arctic University of Norway in Perinatal Mental Health and Fellow at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York. Visiting Researcher at Fudan University, Medical School, Shanghai, China. PhD from Karolinska Institute, M.S. Psychotherapy (New York City University, 2015), M.A. Linguistics, M.S. in Psychology (University of Gothenburg, 2009), B.A. (University of Zurich 2007). Works as clinical psychotherapist in Shanghai, New York, Zurich, and Stockholm. With DIS since 2016.
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.
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.
Student, Medicine, University of Copenhagen. Student researcher at Centre of Perioperative Optimisation 2021, student assistent at the Danish Cancer Society and Danish Comprehensive Cancer Center 2020, student assistant at Steno Diabetes Center Copenhagen 2019. With DIS since 2023.
Ph.D. in Aesthetics, Department of Philosophy, Uppsala University, 2004. Postdoctoral fellow at the School of Culture and Education, Södertörn University. Researcher at Swedish Academy and Department of Literature, Uppsala university, since 2011. Research focus: Swedish, German and French literature, Critical Thinking, Enlightenment and Romanticism. With DIS since 2020.
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.
Steffen Gunnar Løvkjær Petersen
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.
M.A. in Political Sociology, Harvard University. Extensive teaching experience in comparative politics, multiculturalism, globalization, welfare state policy and positive psychology. Works as a Leadership Consultant, bringing the lessons from modern psychology and neuroscience to the world of business. Also an avid squash player and kayaker. With DIS since 2016.
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.
Ph.D in International Entrepreneurship, Uppsala University, 2020. M.S. in International Business Strategy, Linnaeus University, 2012, with double-awarded Thesis on Social Corporate Responsibility of Small and Medium Size Exporting firms. B.S. in Economic and Regional Development, Panteion University, 2010. Associated Researcher of Uppsala University, granted with Johan & Jakob Stiftelse Research Grant, published research in peer-reviewed international scientific journals: Journal of International Marketing, International Marketing Review, Thunderbird International Business Review, International Marketing Review, and others. Co-author of Handbook on International Alliance and Network Research.
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.
Susanna Z. Papp
Susanna is a psychologist, lecturer, and trainer. She holds a Ph.D. in psychology (ELTE Eötvös Lóránd University, Budapest). She has a decade of experience as a lecturer and over a thousand hour experience in holding skill development training in communication, conflict-management, and cultural competences. She is trained in mediation and restorative methods. With DIS since 2017.
Susanne Lilja Buchardt
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.
Suzanne da Cunha Bang
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.
Syed’s research focuses on common mental disorders from a medical and work life perspective. Currently, Syed works as an Assistant Professor in Psychiatric Epidemiology at Karolinska Institutet and is involved in projects on work disability of young individuals with common mental disorders, and the role of mental health on integration of young refugees in Sweden. His postdoctoral assignments included post-traumatic disorder in the Swedish population, maternal PTSD and childhood attention deficit disorder, back pain and work disability, myocardial infarction and subsequent work disability, etc. Syed is a medical doctor from Bangladesh, and obtained his MSc in Public Health and PhD in epidemiology from Karolinska Institutet. Syed previously lectured as a guest lecturer at DIS and is exited to be part of the Public Mental Health summer course. With DIS since 2022.
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.
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.
Teresa Imaya Bengtsson
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.
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. With DIS Since 2016.
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.
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
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.
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.
Architect MAA, Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen 1990. Designer at IKEA of Sweden, 1991-1995. Owner of Form Design, 1995-2001. Teacher at the Danish Design School 1998-2000. Co-founder of LEGAARD&CHRISTENSEN 2001. Visiting professor, University of Washington, 2016. With DIS since 2005.
PhD, Geography (UNC Chapel Hill, 2007). Field Director & Principal Investigator, International Archaeological Research Institute, Inc., Honolulu. Archaeology Field School Instructor, Stockholm University & University of Guam. Cartographer, Yemen Project, Royal Ontario Museum. Academic Director, Associate Academic Dean & Academic Dean for Africa, SIT Study Abroad. Fulbright scholar, Kenya (University of Nairobi - cultural, economic, urban geography). Assistant Professor, Geography, Texas A&M University. Assistant Professor, Champlain College. Director of Experiential Education, NYU Abu Dhabi. Associate Dean for Global Education, Bates College. With DIS since 2018.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Ph.D. at University of Copenhagen (2010); Visiting Scholar at University of Amsterdam (2008); Assistant Professor at University of Copenhagen (2010 – Present)
Tomasz Blaszczyk has worked at the Technical University of Denmark for 7 years as a Researcher. He received a bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from Copenhagen University (Denmark). In 2006, Tomasz earned a Master of Science in Engineering from Silesian University of Technology (Poland). Since earning his graduate degree, Tomasz has worked on circuit design & instrument development for industrial applications. He is a member of the research and teaching staff at the Technical University of Denmark since 2009. He is also involved in research on smart sensors for atmospheric physics and meteorology. In 2015, Tomasz received funds for innovative project where he conducted research and development of instruments for near-space industry. Tomasz is the inventor of new flow sensor and has strong interest in smart sensor systems, radio communication, embedded applications, intelligent signal processing & control with low power profiles for multidisciplinary approaches. Tomasz is handling IoT devices, wireless network and smart technology development related work in the CLAFIS project. With DIS Since 2022.
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.
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.
Torben Lykke Sørensen
M.D. (University of Copenhagen, 1999). DM.Sci. (University of Copenhagen, 2004). Associate professor at University of Copenhagen. Chief Physician in Ophthalmology, Roskilde Hospital (Copenhagen University Hospital). Former research fellow at Cleveland Clinic Foundation. With DIS since 2005.
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.
M.Sc. in Biology, University of Copenhagen. Employed at Dept. of Biology, University of Copenhagen since 2003. Secretary at Polar Science Centre UCPH (2010-2013). Research and teaching interests include Arctic ecosystems (in particular freshwater ecosystems), phytoplankton, and ice algae. Has over the years worked on several large international research projects and monitoring programs concerning climate change in the Arctic (most recently CBMP-freshwater, ARCTIC-BIODIVER, and Greenland Ecosystem Monitoring). With DIS since 2021.
Troels Wesenberg Kjær
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.
Ulrich Andreas Mortensen
PhD in Mechanics and Material Science from the Technical University of Denmark. PostDoc Fellow at DTU Wind Energy. Research in Composite Materials and Materials Mechanics with focus in multi-physics Numerical Modelling of Materials Manufacturing. MSc in Engineering Design and Applied Mechanics from the Technical University of Denmark 2016. With DIS since 2022.
MD, PhD, MSc, Ass. Professor at the University of Copenhagen.
Ulrik Graff Rasmussen
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
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.
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.
Teacher, researcher and art professional working in international interdisciplinary settings since 1998. Focus on the history and theory of photography, especially in relation to seeing and being in digital society. PhD in Art History 2016, MA in Aesthetical Disciplines 2011, and BA in Cultural Studies 2007, Stockholm University. With DIS since 2016.
PhD, Genetics, University of Helsinki, 2017. Postdoctoral Researcher, Karolinska Institute, CMB, 2017-present. With DIS since 2022.
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.
Vibeke Schou Tjalve
PhD in Political Science 2005 (University of Copenhagen, KU). Vibeke is a senior researcher at the Danish Institute for International Studies, DIIS. Prior to that, she has held research positions at the Center for Advanced Security Studies, KU (2009-12), the Center for Military Studies, KU (2006-2009), and the Center for American Studies, University of Southern Denmark (2005-06). In 2010-11 she was a visiting scholar a the London School of Economics and over the past for years, she has been an afiliate researcher at the Center for Right Wing Studies, Berkeley, University of California. Vibeke is the author of a wide range of articles, book chapters and books on American and European history, democracy and foreign policy.
Ph.D., Biomedical Engineering, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 2018. Assistant Professor, SciLifeLab, Linköping University, 2022-present. With DIS since 2022.
M.D. (University of Southern Denmark, ). With DIS since 2023.
Furniture Designer. Cabinetmaker in 1998. Denmark's Design School 2003. Freelance designer. Furniture and interior designer with Leif Jørgensen Architects. Lighting Designer with FLOS. With DIS since 2017.