Meet Our Faculty

Our faculty are a passionate group of intellectuals motivated to contribute to intercultural learning and understanding.

Most faculty work as professionals in the areas they teach, bringing theory to life by sharing real-world expertise and examples in the classroom and sharing their professional networks.  

Interested in joining our faculty cohort? View faculty openings here. 

Adam Darwich

DIS Stockholm Semester Faculty

Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Manchester, United Kingdom (2014). Associate 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.

   

Adrian Mongan

DIS Copenhagen Semester & DIS Summer Faculty

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

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Aemal Akhtar

DIS Stockholm Semester Faculty

PhD, Clinical Psychology, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, 2022. MSc, Epidemiology, McGill University, 2016. BSc, Biology & Psychology, McMaster University, 2011. Has been a consultant for the World Health Organization from 2021-present. Research Fellow at the University of New South Wales from 2017-2022. Also a Research Coordinator at McMaster University from 2016-2017. With DIS since 2023.

Ahmad Kaouk

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

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. 

Aimee Placas

DIS Summer Faculty

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.

Alessandro Pellegrini

DIS Summer Faculty

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.

Alexander Hviid

DIS Copenhagen Semester & DIS Summer Faculty

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

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Alexandre Quinteiro

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

Masters degree. Treasury Manager, Skyborn Renewables, Feb. 2023 - Oct. 2023. Senior Compliance Consultant, VISA, May 2022 - Jan. 2023. Credit Manager, Arrow Electronics, Nov. 2021-Apr. 2022. Credit Manager, Missionpharma, Sep. 2016 - May 2021. Project Manager, Nordic Power Partners, Dec. 2015 - May 2016. Senior Officer, Saxo Bank, Nov. 2013 - Apr. 2015. Account Manager, Millenniumbcp/ Banco Comercial Português, Apr. 1999 - Dec. 2012. Sales Officer/Coordinator, Abreu Travel Agency, Mar. 1998 - Mar. 1999. With DIS since 2023.

Alfio Brancozzi

DIS Stockholm Semester Faculty

Developer at Funnel AB, Stockholm, Sweden. Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering, KTH (Royal Institute of Technology), Stockholm (2020). Bachelor of Commerce, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia (2009). Previous experience in cross-platform mobile app development from launching an endometriosis symptom-tracking app for a Stockholm-based health tech startup. Currently working with backend API integrations for marketing analytics. With DIS since 2023.

Amanda Bille

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

Amanda Bille is a postdoctoral researcher at University of Southern Denmark, where she is researching sustainable Supply Chain Management. She holds a PhD in Supply Chain Management from Copenhagen Business School. With DIS since 2022.

Amanda Lapadat-Nordström

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

M.I.B (Queen's University Canada, 2010). Bachelors (Business Administration, Honours, Wilfrid Laurier University, 2007). Consultant and Co-Founder, Do Business Nordic, 2020- Present. Commercial Manager Sweden, MG Real Estate, 2020-2022. FDI and Business Development Advisor, Invest in Skåne, 2017-2020. Trade Advisor, The Trade Council, Ministry of Foreign Affairs Denmark in Canada, 2013-2017. Trade Journalist, Global Business Reports, 2011-2013. Strategic Communications Consultant, Kreab Worldwide London, 2010-2011. Global Program Coordinator, Blackberry (RIM), 2007-2009. With DIS since 2023.

Amari Claudia Enzi

DIS Stockholm Semester Faculty

MSc./graduate engineer, Energy and Environmental Engineering, FH Pinkafeld, 2012 and MSc. Environmental System Science with focus on Business Administration, University of Graz, 2013 Senior Sustainability Specialist, Sandvik Coromant, 2022-present. Director Subject Matter Expert Sustainability, Prime Weber Shandwick, 2022. Nordic Sustainabilty & Corporate Affairs Manager, Samsung Electronics, 2017-2022. Senior Consultant for Climate Change & Sustainability Services, EY, 2013-2016. With DIS since 2023

Ana Lucía Cárdenas Egúsquiza

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

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.

Ana Verissimo

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

PhD (Developmental Molecular Angiogenesis, University of Birmingham, UK, 2012).  Assistant Professor, Saga University, Japan, 2015-2018. EdTech scientific VR simulation designer/scrum master, Labster ApS, 2018-2020. Lab manager, Copenhagen University, 2020-2021. Project and outreach manager, Copenhagen University, 2021-2023. Centre Administrator, Copenhagen University, 2023-present. With DIS since 2023.

Anders Engholm Kristensen

DIS Summer Faculty

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.

Anders Larsen

DIS Copenhagen Semester & DIS Summer Faculty

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

Anders Madsen

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

Bachelor of Science (Engineering, Data Science and Artificial Intelligence, Technical University of Denmark, 2022). Developer at BrainCapture, 2021-present. Researcher at Danish Pioneer Centre for Artificial Intelligence, 2022-present. Board Member at Copenhagen MedTech, 2022-present. With DIS since 2024.

Andrea Homann

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

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

Andrea Pohly Thorn

DIS Summer Faculty

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.

Andreas Brøgger

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

M.A. (Modern Culture Studies, University of Copenhagen) and Executive Master of Public Governance (Copenhagen Business School, 2016). 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, among others. With DIS since 2018.

Andreas Fenger

DIS Copenhagen Semester & DIS Summer Faculty

M.D. (University of Copenhagen, 2016). Previous resident in Urology, having spent  Previous experience in with 14 months residency at Dept of General Surgery Køge University Hospital. Former employment as a clinical research assistant at the Centre for Perioperative Optimization, Dept. of Surgery Herlev Hospital. Co-creator of the Emergency Medicine Course at CAMES. Currently with 5 years experience in GI-surgery and responsible of the Surgical Course. With DIS since 2015.

Andreas Wieland

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

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

Andrew Hess

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

PhD in Strategic Management, College of Management, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2008 Master of Business Administration, Mays School of Business, Texas A&M University, 2003 Bachelor of Arts, Washington and Lee University, 1997. 2014-Present Professor of Business Administration at the Williams School of Commerce, Economics, and Politics, Washington & Lee University 2008-2014 Assistant Professor of Management at the McIntire School of Commerce, University of Virginia. With DIS since 2023

Angel L. Vidal

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

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

Angela Gigliotti

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

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

 

Angela Mastropasqua

DIS Copenhagen Semester & DIS Summer Faculty

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

Angie Hjort

DIS Stockholm Semester Faculty

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.

Anna Byrjalsen

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

M.D., PhD. Medical Doctor at the Department of Clinical Genetics Rigshospitalet. With DIS since 2023.

Anna Maria Orrù

DIS Copenhagen Semester & DIS Summer Faculty

PhD, Architecture, Gothenburg SE, 2017. Affiliated Senior Lecturer - konstfack University of arts, crafts & Design, Co-founder Nordic Biomimicry. With DIS since 2023.  

Anna Simonsson

DIS Stockholm Semester & DIS Summer Faculty

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. With DIS since 2018.

Anne Brinck

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

Cand.med, University of Copenhagen, January 2021. Resident doctor, Emergency Department, Nykøbing Falster Hospital April 2021 - September 2021. Resident doctor, Psychiatrich Hospital, Vordingborg Oktober 2021 - March 2022. Resident doctor, Orthopedic Department, Bispebjerg Hospital April 2022 - December 2022. Consultant MD, Orthopedic Emergency Clinic, Roskilde Hospital November 2022 - now. Resident doctor, Orthopedic Department, Hvidovre Hospital April 2023 - now. With DIS since 2023.

Anne Okkels Birk

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

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

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Anne Vibeke Gross

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

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

Anton Brøndby Tiedt

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

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

Anton Peterlin

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

Ph.D. student, at the University of Copenhagen in the field of Osteomyelitis and bone disease. M.D. (University of Copenhagen 2019). Resident at the Department of Orthopedics, Herlev and Gentofte University Hospital. Previous experience in general practice and 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. 

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Anton Stanchev

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

B.M. (Medicine, University of Copenhagen (UCPH), 2024). Health care profile as clinical tester for COVID-19 in Næstved, 2020-2021.Nursing substitute, FADL (Union for medical students), 2021. DAP data entry personnel (Danish Stroke Register), neurological department, Herlev Hospital, 2022-2023. Employed at the Ear, Nose, and Throat Clinic in Frederiksberg by Andreas Thomaas Ravn, 2023-present. With DIS since 2023.

Asterios Papageorgiou

DIS Stockholm Semester & DIS Summer Faculty

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

DIS Copenhagen Semester & DIS Summer Faculty

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

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Augusta Mariia Søndergaard

DIS Summer Faculty

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

Benjamin Holk Henriksen

DIS Copenhagen Semester & DIS Summer Faculty

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

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Benno Lüders

DIS Copenhagen Semester & DIS Summer Faculty

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

Bethany Chamberlain

DIS Copenhagen Semester & DIS Summer Faculty

My academic background is in psychology and research methodology (MSc from University of Strathclyde, BA from Bemidji State University). I have varied work experience including researcher, research assistant, teacher, tutor, etc. More recently I worked on a PhD project relating to the decision-making processes of machine learning researchers but withdrew and am now considering other research proposals relating to mental health, interdisciplinarity, technology in education, and more. Over the years, I've had the opportunity to live, work, and study in the USA, China, Sweden, and Scotland, but I am currently (and happily!) settled in Denmark with my husband and four cats. When I'm not busy with research, teaching, or traveling, you'll find me cooking, baking, reading (and leading a monthly book club), writing, or playing board/card/video games. I've been with DIS since 2021, primarily in the S&H department teaching Public Mental Health, but also helping in the Psychology department.

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Bettina Hornbøll Borch

DIS Copenhagen Semester & DIS Summer Faculty

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

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Bettina Sejbjerg Sommer

DIS Copenhagen Semester & DIS Summer Faculty

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

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Bettina Werner

DIS Copenhagen Semester & DIS Summer Faculty

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

Bianca Katarzyna Liberski

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

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

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Birgitte Borup

DIS Copenhagen Semester & DIS Summer Faculty

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

Birgitte Duelund Pallesen

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

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

Blanca Aldana

DIS Copenhagen Semester & DIS Summer Faculty

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

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Borislav Pekez

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

MD (Medical studies, University of Zagreb, 2018). BSc (Psychology, University of Nebraska, 2011). Psychiatry Junior Doctor, Connolly Hospital Blanchardstown, Republic of Ireland, 2021. Medical Intern, University Hospital Centre Zagreb, Croatia, 2019-2020. With DIS since 2023.

Brendan Sweeney

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

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

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Bruce Bradfield

DIS Copenhagen Semester & DIS Summer Faculty

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

Camilla Hoff-Jørgensen

DIS Copenhagen Semester & DIS Summer Faculty

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

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Camilla Kirchhoff

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

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

Camilla Søeberg Hale

DIS Copenhagen Semester & DIS Summer Faculty

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

Camilla T. N. Sørensen

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

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.

Campbell Munro

DIS Copenhagen Semester & DIS Summer Faculty

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

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Carin Sjölin

DIS Stockholm Semester Faculty

When not working at DIS, I am finishing my thesis on how the municipal planning monopoly has affected the concentration and competition for Swedish food retail services, a study based on neo-institutional economics. My path here has taken me through writing market reports for Reuters, directing traffic at movie sets, and being a contract manager in the telecom business. I live in Vasastan with my husband and two kids. I would be happy to answer any odd questions you may have about Sweden or recommend a restaurant. With DIS since 2023.

Carl P. Zeithaml

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

Doctor of Business Administration, Strategic Management (University of Maryland, 1980). F.S. Cornell Professor of Free Enterprise and Dean Emeritus, McIntire School of Commerce, University of Virginia. Director, Dollar Tree, Inc., 2007-2021. Member, International Advisory Board, DIS, 2015 to present. Expertise in global strategy, competitive strategy, corporate political activity, and corporate governance and leadership. Visiting Faculty With DIS for Spring 2024.

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Carla Caetano

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

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

Carlos García-Robles

DIS Copenhagen Semester & DIS Summer Faculty

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

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Carlos Tirado

DIS Stockholm Semester Faculty

PhD. (Psychology, Stockholm University, 2021). Postdoctoral researcher, Linköping University, Linköping, 2022-present. With DIS since 2023.

Caroline Garred

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

M.D. from the University of Copenhagen, 2023. Currently working at Department of Cardiology, Nordsjaellands Hospital. With DIS Human Health & Disease since 2019.

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Catharina S. Rosendal

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

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

Cecilia Nilsson

DIS Copenhagen Semester & DIS Summer Faculty

Architect MAA (Royal Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture, Copenhagen, 1985). AART Architects (2019-2022), CCO Architects (2011-2018), SCAN Architects, Own Office (2003-2010), KHRAS Architects (1999-2003), Henning Larsen Architects (1994-1998), Vilhelm Wohlert Architects (1988-1993), PLS Architects, Interior design, (1987), Dissing and Weitling Architects (1985-1986). Worked as project manager in Building Design. With DIS (2003-2012) Architectural Studio, Visual Journal, Watercolor, Urban Journal, Adjunct Professor at Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen, School of Architecture (1999-2000, 2004-2006). With DIS since 2022.

Cecilie Sofie Eiken

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

11th semester medical student at the University of Copenhagen (UCPH). Doctor substitute at the psychiatric emergency department at Bispebjerg Hospital, Copenhagen. Student researcher at the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Copenhagen University Hospital Hvidovre. Student assistant at a local GP in Valby. Nurse's assistant with FADL (The Association of Danish Medical Students). Volunteer for Social Sundhed and Sund Krop/Bamsehospitalet. With DIS since Jan 2022. 

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Charlotte Algreen

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

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

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

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

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Charlotte Margaret Moshøj

DIS Summer Faculty

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

Charlotte Mohøj

Chenhong Lin

DIS Stockholm Semester & DIS Summer Faculty

Ph.D., Medical Science, Karolinska Institutet, 2021. With DIS since 2022.

Christian Code

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

Scientist with 10+ years of experience in developing new biotechnology products. Developed three marketed liposomal cancer drugs. Worked with a number of biophysical tools from fluorescence to mass spectrometry. His research has namely been with lipids (lipid protein, lipid-lipid, lipid oligonucleotide, drug) interactions. Currently, he is researching aptamers as novel therapeutics. PhD. (Biophysics, Aalto University, 2013). MSc. (Biochemistry, University of Helsinki 2010). BSc. (Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, Simon Fraser University, 2003). : Chief Technology Officer, Dianox APS, 2018-present. With DIS since 2023.

Christian Martinez

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

Cand.mag., Antropology and Spanish, University of Copenhagen. Editor and Journalist, Politikens Forlag, Euroman, and more. With DIS since 2022.

Christina Knudsen

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

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

Christina Mavroudi

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

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

Christopher Grigsby

DIS Stockholm Semester Faculty

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.

Christopher Sparshott

DIS Copenhagen Semester & DIS Summer Faculty

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.

Clara Auclair

DIS Stockholm Semester Faculty

PhD, Visual and Cultural Studies (Art and Art History Department, University of Rochester, USA and Langues, Littérature et Image, Université Paris Cité, France, 2023). Certificate in Film Preservation (L. Jeffrey Selznick School for Film Preservation, George Eastman Museum, Rochester (NY), USA, 2014). Clara has been teaching at University of Rochester and guest lectured in Swedish universities. She also works as a research consultant for film archives and museums since 2022. Fields of interest includes: early film studies, media studies, visual and cultural studies, gender studies and labor studies. With DIS since 2023.

Courtney D. Coyne-Jensen

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

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

Dani Hill-Hansen

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

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

Daniel Karpantschof Reece

DIS Copenhagen Semester & DIS Summer Faculty

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

Daniel Svendsen

DIS Copenhagen Semester & DIS Summer Faculty

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

David Possen

DIS Copenhagen Semester & DIS Summer Faculty

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

Debra Marie Quackenbush

DIS Copenhagen Semester & DIS Summer Faculty

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

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Deivida Vandzinskaite

DIS Copenhagen Semester & DIS Summer Faculty

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

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Dina Leth Møller

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

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

Ditte Marie Egebjerg-Rantzau

DIS Copenhagen Semester & DIS Summer Faculty

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

Djina Wilk

DIS Stockholm Semester Faculty

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.

Dominic Balmforth

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

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

Dorte Mari Aggergaard

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

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

DIS Copenhagen Semester & DIS Summer Faculty

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

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Ebba Karlsson

DIS Stockholm Semester Faculty

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.

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Eleftherios Saftis

DIS Copenhagen Semester & DIS Summer Faculty

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

Elisa Skovgaard Jensen

DIS Copenhagen Semester & DIS Summer Faculty

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.

Elisabeth Herron

DIS Stockholm Semester Faculty

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.

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Elise Schiøler

DIS Copenhagen Semester & DIS Summer Faculty

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

S&H Elise Schioler

Eliza Cook

DIS Copenhagen Semester & DIS Summer Faculty

PhD Physical Geography, Swansea University 2016; MSc Quaternary Science, RHUL, 2003; BSc Physical Geography, University College London, 2002. Assistant Professor, Niels Bohr Institute, Copenhagen University, 2015-2023. With DIS since 2023.

Elodie Cauvet

DIS Stockholm Semester & DIS Summer Faculty

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.

Elvira Fischer

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

PhD. (Neuroscience, Max Planck Institute & University of Tubingen, 2011). Senior Manager R&D, Data, Audiology, and Sensors, 2020-present. Director Product Specialists and Support, iMotions, 2016-2020. Post-Doc, DRCMR, Hvidovre Hospital , 2014-2016. Post-Doc, Institute for Biological Psychiatry Skt. Hans, Roskilde, 2013-2014. With DIS since 2024.

Emilie Fuglsang

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

M.A. (Rhetoric, University of Copenhagen, 2014). Gender Certificate Plus (University of Copenhagen). Literary journalist, editor, and project manager at The Danish Broadcasting Corporation, DR, 2014-2018. Sexual health counsellor and comprehensive sex educator with Sex & Samfund, the Danish branch of Planned Parenthood, 2009-2019. Project Manager of yearly Sex Week Campaign at Sex & Samfund, 2020 and 2022. Independent translator, editor, and educator collaborating with publishing houses, educational institutions, NGO's and companies, 2021-present. With DIS since 2024.

Emily Brocks

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

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

Emma Gerrits

DIS Stockholm Semester Faculty

Bachelor of Science, Life Science and Technology, University of Groningen, 2016 Master of Science, Biology, University of Groningen, 2018 Ph.D., Molecular Neurobiology and Bioinformatics, University of Groningen, 2022 Ph.D. student, University Medical Center Groningen, 2018-2022 Postdoctoral researcher, Karolinska Institutet, 2022-present. With DIS since 2023

Emma Raask

DIS Stockholm Semester Faculty

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.

Emmanuel Gentil

DIS Copenhagen Semester & DIS Summer Faculty

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

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Erling Christoffersen

DIS Copenhagen Semester & DIS Summer Faculty

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

Esther Michelsen Kjeldahl

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

MA in Philosophy, University of Copenhagen (2023), MSc Philosophy and Public Policy, LSE (2019), Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy and Mathematics, University of Copenhagen (2018). Author of "Vi er sammen om at mærke det" (2020) which is an introduction to belief and value systems that drive the climate crisis and gives the reader the tools to help push for a green transition. Co-founder of The Green Youth Movement. She has written a large number of articles on climate change and sustainability for Danish media platforms like Politiken, Dagbladet Information, Berlingske, Altinget and RÆSON. Her work is featured in the documentary 70/30 by Phie Ambo. She is a public speaking and workshop facilitator specialized in sustainability, philosophy, climate policy and activism. With DIS since 2023.

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Fabio Gigone

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

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

Fairouz Hussien

DIS Stockholm Semester & DIS Summer Faculty

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.

Faris Halteh

DIS Stockholm Semester Faculty

Senior Software Engineer at Spotify, Stockholm, Sweden. Masters in Computer Science, Uppsala University, Sweden (2015). Has over 8 years of experience building iOS apps at several companies, including his current position at Spotify. Has also specialized in Human-Computer Interaction and Product Design. With DIS since 2023.

Filip Søskov Davidovski

DIS Copenhagen Semester & DIS Summer Faculty

M.D. (University of Copenhagen, 2022). PhD student at the Department of Cardiology, Herlev and Gentofte Hospital (2022-present). MPH student at Imperial College London (2023-present). Awarded Master’s Thesis of the Year, University of Copenhagen (2021). Erasmus Student at University of Vienna, Department of Psychiatry and Neurology (2020). Teaching Clinical Skills Session, Emergency Medicine, and Communication Course at DIS. Previous experience in Emergency Medicine and Internal Medicine with clerkships at Soochow University (China) and Dronning Ingrid Hospital Nuuk (Greenland). Student-athlete and Division 1 Soccer in USA (2016). Previous Course Assistant for Human Health & Disease. With DIS since 2017.

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Flavia Cardas

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

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

Flemming Steen Jensen

DIS Summer Faculty

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.

Francesco Nespoli

DIS Stockholm Semester Faculty

PhD. (Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Imperial College London 2024). Research Scientist Nuance Communications UK, 2021-2023. Research Scientist, Microsoft. With DIS since 2024.

Frederik Munk

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

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

Frederikke Aagaard

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

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

George Savu

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

Architect and sustainable building consultant, with a MSc in Sustainable architecture and interdisciplinary design from Aalborg University and MSc in Architecture from Bucharest. Owner of Klimalab with focus on sustainable built environment. Focus on international cross discipline collaboration at different levels in the architecture and planning field, finding solutions for sustainable construction and better communicating sustainability so that everyone can participate in the decision making process. With DIS since 2023.

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Georgios Sotiriou

DIS Stockholm Semester Faculty

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.

Gigja Isis Gudjonsdottir

DIS Stockholm Semester Faculty

Bachelor of Arts (BA), Fashion Design, Iceland Academy of the Arts, 2011. Fashion Design. Universität der Künste Berlin, 2010 - 2011 (Exchange semester). Technical Pattern Design – CLO3D course at Tillskärarakademin Malmö, Stockholms Tillskärarakademi, 2023. Diploma of Education, 3D-Modellering Blender, Yrgo, 2023 Diploma of Education. Freelance Fashion and 3D Design consultant working with various brands e.g. H&M, Divided, Creation Fields, Boob design, and & Other Stories, Sep 2019- present. H&M Product Designer at H&M Ladies Footwear department, Aug 2016 - Sep 2019. H&M Junior Footwear Designer at H&M Ladies Footwear department, Oct 2014 - Aug 2016 H&M Lingerie Design Assistant at H&M Ladies Fancy Underwear department, Jan 2012 - Oct 2014. Gigja Gudjonsdottir is an experienced fashion designer with a background at H&M and collaborations with various brands. She has designed a wide range of products, including shoes, handbags, belts, lingerie, and womenswear, demonstrating her versatile adaptability. With expertise in 3D modeling and Clo3d fashion design software, Gigja strives to merge her creative vision, innovative approaches, and commitment to sustainability, aiming to make meaningful contributions to the fashion industry. With DIS since 2023.

Gitte Vonsild

DIS Copenhagen Semester & DIS Summer Faculty

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

Greger Wahlstedt

DIS Stockholm Semester Faculty

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.

Hannaneh Yazdi

DIS Stockholm Semester & DIS Summer Faculty

Hannaneh brings together a multidisciplinary background encompassing the domains of human behavior, management, and engineering. She currently pursues a Ph.D. in Psychology and Affective Clinical Neuroscience at the Karolinska Institutet, primarily focusing on unraveling the mechanisms and triggers of frustration in human behavior. Additionally, she holds a dual master's degree in project management from Sweden and the United Kingdom, together with an educational background in Industrial Engineering. With over eight years of experience within Volvo Cars, Hannaneh has held various roles within the Research and Development organization. Besides, she has been an advocate for cognitive diversity as a Diversity and Inclusion champion during her career life. She had a TEDxKI speech, where she shared insights on authenticity and diversity, adding a distinctive dimension to her professional journey. Since the spring of 2023, Hannaneh has been an integral member of the DIS faculty, contributing as a lecturer in the Psychology and Cognitive Neuroscience Program throughout the semester and summer.

Hans Brun

DIS Summer Faculty

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

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

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

Helle Rytkønen

DIS Copenhagen Semester & DIS Summer Faculty

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

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Helle Vibeke Jensen

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

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

Henrik Ahlenius

DIS Stockholm Semester Faculty

PhD, Department of Philosophy, Stockholm University. Visiting student research collaborator, Princeton University 2008. Lecturer, Karolinska Institutet since 2008. With DIS since 2017.

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Holger Sandte

DIS Copenhagen Semester & DIS Summer Faculty

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

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

M.D. (University of Copenhagen, January 2022). Medical experience in neurology, internal medicine and oncology. Former CA on the Medical Practice and Policy programme of Human Health and Disease. Currently teaching the elective course Complexity of Cancer. With DIS since 2019.

Iga Lewandowska

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

Masters (Business Analytics, Technical University of Denmark, 2023). Student of Technical University of Denmark, 2021-present. With DIS since 2023.

Inger Kathrine Seierstad

DIS Copenhagen Semester & DIS Summer Faculty

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

Inger Kærgaard

DIS Copenhagen Semester & DIS Summer Faculty

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

Isabel Engel

DIS Summer Faculty

M.D. (University of Copenhagen, 2017). Junior resident in General Medicine, at a clinic in Rødovre. Previous experience in Emergency Medicine, with employment for 2 years. Former employment as a research assistant at the Danish Headache-center, Department of Neurology, Rigshospitalet Glostrup. Responsible for the Emergency Medicine Course at CAMES, Herlev. Previous Course Assistant for Human health & Disease. With DIS since 2016.

Iwo Nord

DIS Stockholm Semester & DIS Summer Faculty

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.

Jack Xu

DIS Copenhagen Semester & DIS Summer Faculty

Radiology Resident, Department of Radiology, Gentofte Hospital. PhD fellow, Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Rigshospitalet (2020-2023). M.D. (University of Copenhagen, 2018). Junior doctor union representative, Hvidovre & Amager Hospital (2019-2020). Junior Doctor - Department of Emergency medicine, Holbæk Hospital (2018-2019). 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. Course Assistant for Human Health & Disease. With DIS since 2017.

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Jacob Cold

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

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

Danish Language and Culture Jacob Cold

Jacob Nørløv

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

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

Jad Shedrawy

DIS Stockholm Semester & DIS Summer Faculty

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.

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Jakob Due Lorentzen

DIS Copenhagen Semester & DIS Summer Faculty

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

Jan Aage Rasmussen

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

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

Danish Language and Culture, Jan Aage Rasmussen

Jan Holmgaard

DIS Stockholm Semester Faculty

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.

Jan Mulder

DIS Stockholm Semester & DIS Summer Faculty

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.  

Janina Louise Gustafsson

DIS Stockholm Semester Faculty

Masters (Translation Studies, Stockholm University, 2008). B.A (Scandinavian languages with an historical profile, Stockholm University, 2008). Freelance translator/transcriber/private tutor, 2016-2023. Stockholms stad, substitute teacher, 2018-2023. Sprachcaffe Malta, teacher in English as a second language. 2018 NCH Nordics, translator and coordinator, 2015-2016. DIK (labour union for academics), webb editor/migrator, 2011-2012. European parliament in Luxembourg, paid intern at the Swedish translation department, 2010. Södertörns högskola, departmental secretary/administrator and translator, 2009-2010. With DIS since 2024.

Janis Granger

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

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

Janne Knutzen

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

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

 

Danish Language and Culture Janne Knutzen

Jannie Steensig Vestergaard

DIS Summer Faculty

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

Jannik Hansen

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

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

Jeanette Erbo Wern

DIS Copenhagen Semester & DIS Summer Faculty

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

Jeanette Frisk

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

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

Jeanette Hendeliowitz

DIS Copenhagen Semester & DIS Summer Faculty

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

Jennie Sejr Junghans

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

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

Jennifer Duncan-Bendix

DIS Copenhagen Semester & DIS Summer Faculty

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

Child Diversity & Development, Jennifer Duncan-Bendix

Jeppe Juel Rishøj

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

M.A, Cand.Des, (Fashion Design, The Royal Danish Academy). 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

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

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.

Jesper Lohmann

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

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

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Jesper Petersen

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

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

Jesper T. Andreasen

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

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

Neuroscience, Jesper Tobias Andreasen

Jessica Jungermanns

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

Medical student at the University of Copenhagen Medical School (UCPH). Medical Assistant, Department of Oncology (team leader), Rigshospitalet and with FADL (The Association of Danish Medical Students). Volunteer at the National Association against Eating Disorders adn Self-Harm (LMS) and at summer camps for children and adolescents with cancer. Teacher in dance and acrobatics at HoP Frederiksberg. Former physiotherapy student at University College Copenhagen (KP) and nursing student at Tallahassee Community College, Florida, USA. With DIS since 2021.

S&H Jessica Juntermanns

Jimmy Martínez-Correa

DIS Copenhagen Semester & DIS Summer Faculty

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

Jodi Schwarz

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

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

Johan Marklund

DIS Stockholm Semester Faculty

Service management, Umeå University and Euromed - Ecole de commerce Marseille. Freelance photographer. With DIS since 2023.

John Madas

DIS Stockholm Semester Faculty

MD (University of Crete 2016). Research Assistant at the Center for Molecular Medicine (Solna University Hospital, Karolinska Institutet). With DIS since 2017.

Jon Kaldan

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

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

Jonatan Kolding Karnøe

DIS Copenhagen Semester & DIS Summer Faculty

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.  

Child Development Jonatan Kolding Karnøe

Jonathan Geib

DIS Stockholm Semester Faculty

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.

Jorge Villa Yagüe

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

Co-founder & Managing Director, Pine Creek Games, 2021 - 2023. Level Designer, Tactile Games, 2019-2020. Producer & Game Designer, Tactile Games, 2020 – 2021. MSc, Medialogy, Aalborg University, 2019. BSc, Industrial Design Engineering and Product Development, University of Zaragoza, 2016. With DIS since 2023.

Josefine Nymand

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

Aut. Cand. (Psychology, University of Copenhagen, 2017). Crisis psychologist, 2018-present. Psychologist, The Danish National Police, 2018-2020. With DIS since 2023.

Josephine Nolte

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

M.D. from University of Copenhagen (2020). Currently first year resident at the Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Herlev and Gentofte University Hospital. Previous experience in General practice and Internal Medicine at Gentofte Hospital. Previous research in Immunology. Born in Denmark, raised in both DK and the United States. Bachelor of Science in Cell Biology and Neuroscience, Montana State University, Bozeman, MT (2012). Previous Course Assistant for Human Health and Disease. With DIS since 2017.

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Joshua Juvrud

DIS Stockholm Semester & DIS Summer Faculty

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.

Juan Carrales

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

A lecturer of Social Sciences and Urban Planning Studies at Roskilde University (RUC), Denmark. He is also a professional consultant on Green Mobility, Urban Planning, and Social Communication in Copenhagen. He holds a PhD degree from the Program of Society, Space, and Technology of RUC. His transdisciplinary research profile intersects the fields of Public Policy, Mobility, Urban Planning, and Internationalization of Higher Education within Decolonial Studies. Finally, he has a background and professional experience in the NGO and Private sector, working with Policy Analysis, and Social Communication and Management.

Julian Macoveanu

DIS Copenhagen Semester & DIS Summer Faculty

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

S&H Julian Macoveanu

Julio César Hernando Rodríguez

DIS Stockholm Semester Faculty

Julio Hernando is a postdoctoral researcher at the Unit of Occupational Medicine at the Institute of Environmental Medicine (IMM) at Karolinska Institutet. He received a Bachelor’s in Economics in 2010, a Master’s in Public Health in 2016 and a PhD in Biomedicine with a specialisation in Public Health and occupational health from the Universitat Pompeu Fabra in 2020. His research interests are social epidemiology, occupational health, and social and health inequalities. His current research focuses on precarious employment and sickness absence and trajectories of exit from the labour market using register-based data and applying life course methods. With DIS since 2023

Julius Tetans Held

DIS Copenhagen Semester & DIS Summer Faculty

M.D (University of Copenhagen, 2020). KBU at the Orthopaedic Department, Hvidovre Hospital 2020-2021. Introduktionsstilling at Orthopaedic Department, Hillerød Hospital 2021-2022. Currently PhD student at the Orthopaedic Department at Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen.

June Clausen

DIS Summer Faculty

B.A. Psychology with Honors, University of California Los Angeles, 1986 Ph.D. Clinical Psychology, University of California San Diego, 1992 Post Doctoral Fellowship in Clinical Services Research, University of California San Francisco, 1994. Professor of Psychology, College of Arts and Sciences, University of San Francisco, 1994 - 2018 Associate Dean for Academic Effectiveness, College of Arts and Sciences, University of San Francisco, 2015 - 2017 Professor of Clinical Psychology, School of Nursing and Health Professions, University of San Francisco, 2018 - present Senior Associate Dean, School of Nursing and Health Professions, University of San Francisco, 2019 – 2022. With DIS since 2023

Jørn Ravnholt Petersen

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

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

Kamilla Lange

DIS Copenhagen Semester & DIS Summer Faculty

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

Karin Lykke Groth

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

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

Katarina Hejrskov

DIS Copenhagen Semester & DIS Summer Faculty

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

Katharina Zwielich

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

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

Kathrine Damgaard

DIS Summer Faculty

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.

Kathryn Larsen

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

Bachelors (Architectural Technology and Construction Management, KEA, 2019). Msc. (Architecture, TU Delft, 2022). CEO, Studio Kathryn Larsen, 2019-Present. With DIS since January 2024.

Katja Vinding Petersen

DIS Copenhagen Semester & DIS Summer Faculty

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

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Kenneth Cortsen

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

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

Kim Bergqvist

DIS Stockholm Semester & DIS Summer Faculty

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.

Kirsten Astrup

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

MFA. (Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Schools of Visual Art). BFA. (Oslo National Academy of The Arts, Academy of Fine Arts). BA. (Film and Media Studies, Rhetoric Studies, University of Copenhagen). Self employed, Astrup & Bordorff, 2018-present. With DIS since 2023.

Kristian Bernt Knudsen

DIS Copenhagen Semester & DIS Summer Faculty

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

Kristian Sørensen

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

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

Kristine Freude

DIS Copenhagen Semester & DIS Summer Faculty

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

Lars Jørn Jensen

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

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

Lars-Erik Boström

DIS Stockholm Semester Faculty

Specialist and educator in behavioral finance, financial consultant and portfolio manager for a Swedish foundation (Åhlén-stiftelsen). He is author of a book about behavioral finance; "Börsens Psykologi - så vinner du över dina hjärnspöken och gör bättre aktieaffärer" (Sterners förlag, 2015). Lars-Erik has long work experience (+25) 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. With DIS since 2020.  

Lavanyan Thedchanamoorthy

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

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

Le Tong

DIS Stockholm Semester Faculty

PhD student, tumor immunology, Karolinska Institutet, 4th year. Masters student, Peking University, 2016-2019. With DIS since 2023.

Leif H. Rasmussen

DIS Copenhagen Semester & DIS Summer Faculty

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

Lena Norrman

DIS Stockholm Semester & DIS Summer Faculty

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

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

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

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Leslie Lorimer

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

B.A. (Economics, Stanford, 1988). Master Arch (U.C San Diego-U.C Berkeley, 1992-1995). Jr. Designer and Project Architect, SMWM, 1997-2000. Partner, Lorimer Architecture, 2000-20009. In-house Architect + VM, Georg Jensen, 2011-2014. Project Manager, Glahn Retail, 2014-2015. Founder, Lobo Lab. Arkitektur, 2016-present. With DIS since 2010.

Lisa Abend

DIS Summer Faculty

Ph.D. 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. Currently on leave.

Lise Lode

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

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.

S&H Lise Lode

Liv Egnell

DIS Stockholm Semester Faculty

PhD. (Biophysics, NTNU - Norwegian University of Science and Technology, 2021). MSc. (Biomedical Engineering. KTH Royal Institute of Technology, 2014). BSc. (Biomedical Engineering, Royal Institute of Technology 2014). BSc. (Engineering Physics, Chalmers University of Technology 2012). Previous experience in clinical operations in a Copenhagen-based medtech startup developing AI for radiology. Currently working with clinical affairs at Getinge. With DIS since 2023.

Liv Elinor Weile Klostergaard

DIS Copenhagen Semester & DIS Summer Faculty

Bachelor Degree, Visual Communication, School of Visual Communication, Kolding (2012-2015). Brand designer and Illustrator. Designer and Art Director at Hello Monday (2015-2020). Self-employed since 2020. Guest Lecturer at School of Visual Communication and Krabbesholm Folk High School teaching Character Design and Creativity. Professional experience also includes: Public Speaking and Workshop Facilitation. With DIS since April 2023.

Architecture and Design, and Urban Studies, Liv Elinor Klostergaard

Liv Friberg

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

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) 2018-2023 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.

S&H Liv Friberg

Lola Akinmade Åkerström

DIS Summer Faculty

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 Bilde

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

"M.Sc. (Economics and Languages) 1993, B.Sc. (Economics and Languages), 1988, Bi-lingual corrrespondant (French), Copenhagen Business School,  Completed 8 of10 modules of BA in Leadership, 2012, Copenhagen Business College. Postgraduate education in health economics, epidemiology, measurement of health-related quality of life, and (bio) statistics. 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. "

S&H Lone Bilde

Lorenzo Belgrano

DIS Copenhagen Semester & DIS Summer Faculty

Mathematical Modelling and Computation degree from DTU, 2019. Machine Learning Engineer at Corti from 2019 - present. With DIS since 2023.

Louise Bagger Iversen

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

M.Sc. and B.Sc. Public Health (University of Copenhagen, 2011/2007). Consultant in the Planning Department (Quality and Development, Region Sjælland, 2011-2014). Board member of the Danish Association for Public Health Science (2015-2019). Assistant Program Director and faculty at DIS since 2014.

S&H Louise Iversen

Lucian Leahu

DIS Copenhagen Semester & DIS Summer Faculty

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

Lucy McCarren

DIS Stockholm Semester Faculty

Ph.D. (Candidate at the Department of Technology and Health at KTH). Research focus on socio-technical studies of Artificial Intelligence, in particular applications of conversational AI for elderly care. Master of Science in Machine Learning, KTH (2023). Bachelor of Science in Mathematics, Dublin City University (2015).

Lærke Kristiansen

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

Medical student at the University of Copenhagen. MRI-technician at Neurobiological Research Unit (NRU) at Rigshospitalet. Student assistant at 2100 Tid Samme Dag general practitioner. Board member and educator at Sexekspressen (organization for sexual education in middle school). At DIS since 2022.

Lærke Posselt

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

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

Communication, Lærke Posselt

Mads Peter Karlsen

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

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

DIS Staff and Faculty

Magnus Ebbesen

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

M.D. (University of Copenhagen, Denmark, 2021). B.Sc. pre-medical studies, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia PA. USA (class of 2014). With DIS since 2018.

S&H Magnus Ebbesen

Maja Popovic Vracar

DIS Copenhagen Semester & DIS Summer Faculty

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.

Malene Kristiansen

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

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

Malene Thorup

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

Master of Arts (Educational Psychology, Aarhus University, 2023). Projectleader and Pedagogical consultant, Strandvejsskolen (2023-present). Københavns Kommune Strandvejsskolen, Elementary School Teacher (January 2011-September 2021). AKT counselor with Behavior, Contact, and Well-being (July 2020-September 2021). Christiansborg Palace Administration, Cultural Educator in the Representative Rooms at Christiansborg and themed tours (2007-2011). With DIS since 2023.

Maria Bordorff

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

Cand.mag. (Modern Culture, University of Copenhagen, 2015). Self employed, Astrup & Bordorff, 2018-present. With DIS since 2023.

Maria Carlsson

DIS Stockholm Semester & DIS Summer Faculty

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.

Maria Özden

DIS Copenhagen Semester & DIS Summer Faculty

Cand.psych.aut., Psychology, University of Copenhagen, 2018. Neuropsychologist, Center for Communication in Hillerød, 2018-2020. National hospital of Denmark, The Neuroscience Centre, Department of Brain and Spinal Cord Injury, 2020-present. With DIS since 2022.

Marie Meier

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

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.

Marie-Louise Holst

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

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

Mark Gry Christiansen

DIS Copenhagen Semester & DIS Summer Faculty

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

Martin Cleemann Rasmussen

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

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

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María de la Paz Celorio

DIS Stockholm Semester & DIS Summer Faculty

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.

Mathilde Riou

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

Masters (Urban Studies, KTH Royal University of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden, 2017). Masters (Civil Engineering and Urban Planning, National Institute of Sciences (INSA) Lyon, France, 2016). Project manager in sustainable and participatory urbanism, Wigwam Consulting, 2017-2020. Freelance process consultant and visual facilitator for urban projects, The Urban Mycelium, 2021-present. With DIS since 2024.

Matthias Heumesser

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

PhD (Atmospheric Physics, DTU, 2021). Software Developer and Team Lead, True Energy A/S, 2022-present. Software Developer, Corti A/S, 2021-2022. With DIS since 2023.

Matthias Nybro Smith

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

M.D. (University of Copenhagen, 2014). Fourth year Clinical Genetics resident (Rigshospitalet 2020-present). Former Oncology resident (Herlev Hospital 2018-2019), ENT resident (Nordsjællands Hospital 2016-2018, Rigshospitalet 2019), General Practice resident (2016, Holbæk), Emergency Medicine resident (2016, Holbæk Hospital), Neurophysiology resident (2015, Glostrup Hospital), Neurology resident (Roskilde Sygehus 2014). Teaching at DIS since January 2023.

Mattias Enggaard

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

M.Sc. (Environmental Economics, University of Copenhagen, Denmark, 2010). Business development lead, 7Analytics, 2022- Freelancer and MBA student, 2021- Project manager and business developer, COWI, 2018-2020 Analyst, International Finance Corporation, 2016-2018 Economist and project manager, COWI, 2012-2016 Economist, NIRAS, 2010-2011. With DIS since 2023.

Meiling Liu

DIS Stockholm Semester & DIS Summer Faculty

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.

Meiling Liu, DIS Stockholm faculty

Melody Almroth

DIS Stockholm Semester Faculty

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

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

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

Mette Frandsen

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

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

Mette Jungersen

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

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

Mette Møller

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

PhD. (Humor and Rhetoric, University of Copenhagen, 2018). HR Manager, Zacco, 2018-present. With DIS since 2023.

Mia Behrens

DIS Copenhagen Semester & DIS Summer Faculty

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

Mia Maja Hansson

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

MSocSc in Management of Creative Business Processes, Copenhagen Business School, 2015. Mia Maja has focused all her research on how Copenhagen has evolved as one of the most innovative cities in the world when it comes to food. Besides teaching at DIS, she is an entrepreneur that has established many of the spaces and facilities that Copenhagen food entrepreneurs use to get their businesses of the ground. This includes a Street Food Festival, CPH Food Space and Kitchen Collective. With DIS since 2024.

Mia Sulsbrück

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

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

Michael Hedegaard

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

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.

Michael Ioannou

DIS Stockholm Semester Faculty

MA, Stockholm University, Transnational Creative Writing and Editing 2018 MA, Stockholm University, Advanced Teacher Degree, 2018 BA, Richmond University, Multicultural Communication and Media Studies,2004 English Professor, Jensen Education - Skolverket, 2016 - present Writer & Editor, Stockholm University - Jensen Education - Cyprus Mail 2006 - present With DIS since 2023.

Michael Perlt

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

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

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Michael Tran

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

Cand.des. (Game and Interactive Media, Royal Danish Academy, 2001). Game Developer for Pat The Head, 2022. Research Assistant and Game Developer for the Royal Danish Academy, 2021-2022. With DIS since 2024.

Michela Nota

DIS Summer Faculty

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.

Michelle Raupelyte Reiersen

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

Medical student at The University of Copenhagen. Been with FADL (The Assocciation of Danish Medical Students) as a nurse’s assistant since 2018 working at different hospitals both at somatic and psychiatric wards. PCR-testing during COVID-19 pandemic. Weekly working as Clinical Assistant in a private Gynecologist practice and also assist and take care of a 12 year old girl with disability. Did 5 months of research last fall of women with recurrent pregnancy loss at Hvidovre Hospital, primarily working in the laboratory. With DIS Since 2022.

Mie Oehlenschläger

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

Tech policy expert advising private and public actors both nationally and internationally (2022-2024). Appointed to an independent external expert group to support the Government’s work on setting the framework for Big Tech in Denmark and the EU. Appointed member of The Danish Council of Ethics (2022-2025). Co-founder of the non profit Tech & childhood and author of a number of analyses and reports including "Big Tech - Soft Power" (July 2023), "Online games gamble with children's data" (April 2021) and "Green Paper on initiatives to protect children online" (December 2021) and various articles. Expert advicer to the The US Future of Tech Commission and former writing member of the Danish DJØF's TechDK Commission. Years of professional experience with Strategic Communications, Campaigning, CSR and Public Affairs. M.A., Modern Culture and Cultural Communication (University of Copenhagen, 2008), B.A. Comparative Literature (University of Copenhagen, 2003). With DIS since 2018.

Mika Sun Black

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

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

 

Danish Language and Culture Mika Sun Black

Mikael Fuhr

DIS Copenhagen Semester & DIS Summer Faculty

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

Architecture and Design, Mikael Fuhr

Mikkel Godt Gregersen

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

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

Mikkel Storm Jensen

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

Major, Danish army. PhD (University of Southern Denmark, 2023). M.Sc. (Political Science, University of Copenhagen, 1996). Staff College (Royal Danish Defence College (RDDC), 2008). Research interests: Cyber strategy: States’ use of offensive cyberspace operations including a PhD on the means’ influences and use in alliances. Regarding defensive cyber strategies: the state’s roles in establishing societal cyber resilience. Furthermore: Grey Zone Operations, Intelligence analysis, counterinsurgency and stabilisation operations. Work experience: Danish armed forces since 1986. RDDC since 2016. Has been used extensively by RDDC for press comments, initially on the civil war in Syria and DAESH, lately mostly on the war in Ukraine. With DIS since 2023.

Mikkel Søe

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

Møbel Snedker, Next Kbh 2016. Mikkel Søe Snedkeri 2015 - 2023. With DIS since 01-07-2023.

Architecture and Design, Urban Studies, Mikkel Søe

Milosz Jeromin Cordes

DIS Copenhagen Semester & DIS Summer Faculty

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

Monica Siqueiros Sanchez

DIS Stockholm Semester & DIS Summer Faculty

PhD, Medical Science, Karolinska Institute, 2020. Postdoctoral scholar, Stanford School of Medicine, Stanford University, 2023. MSc, Neurodevelopmental Psychopathology, Durham University, 2014. Lic. Psychology, Universidad de Monterrey, 2010. Postdoctoral scholar, Stanford School of Medicine, Stanford University, 2021-2023. Postdoctoral scholar, Karolinska Institute, 2020. Part time faculty, DIS Study Abroad Scandinavia, 2019-2020. Behavioral therapist, Centro de Entrenamiento Psicologico Infantil, 2012-2015. School psychologist, Instituto Mar de Cortes, 2012-2013. With DIS since 2023

Morten Damkjær Nielsen

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

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

Morten Egholm

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

Ph. D., Film 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 Grundahl

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

Cand.med (MD), (Copenhagen University, 2022). Junior surgeon in an introductory position of Urology at Roskilde Hospital 2023-present. Previously KBU in Emergency Medicine and General Practise 2023. With DIS since 2023.

Morten Hedegaard Larsen

DIS Copenhagen Semester & DIS Summer Faculty

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

Morten King-Grubert

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

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

International Business, Morten King-Grubert

Morten Lykkegaard

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

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

Morten Noer Andersen

DIS Copenhagen Semester & DIS Summer Faculty

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

Morten Warmind

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

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

European Humanities, Morten Warmind

My von Euler-Chelpin

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

Associate Professor (Section for Environmental Health, Dept. of Public Health, University of Copenhagen) Ph.D. (Public Health, University of Copenhagen, 2007). Research Consultant at UNESCO, Paris and Nairobi, and International Committee of the Red Cross, 1986-2002. Researcher, Dept. of Public Health, University of Copenhagen, 2002–present. With DIS since 2011.

Public Health, My Catarina von Euler Chelpin

Nan Gerdes

DIS Copenhagen Semester & DIS Summer Faculty

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

Nanna Duchene

DIS Copenhagen Semester & DIS Summer Faculty

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

Child Development and Diversity, Nanna Duchene

Nanna Krog Christensen

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

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

Natalia Gutman

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

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

DIS Stockholm Semester & DIS Summer Faculty

Ph.D., Department of Biomedical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, USA (2005). Postdoctoral fellow, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, USA. Associate Professor Biomedicine, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden. Fulbright scholar (1999-2001). Research in genetic engineering, cell and gene delivery vehicles, mathematical modeling, bioengineering approaches for cardiovascular disease, and cancer. Has created, designed, implemented and evaluated courses at university level. Acted as Pedagogical Advisor, Development and Regeneration Doctoral Program, Karolinska Institutet. Has participated in national and international committees to evaluate and promote scientific and academic advancements. With DIS since 2017.

Nazila Kivi

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

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

Neil Smith

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

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

Neringa Bigailaite Vendelbo

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

MA (Scandinavian Philology, 2005). BA (Lithuanian and Danish Philology, U. of Vilnius, 1996). Program Director of Environment, Politics, and Society programs at DIS. Faculty for Danish Language and Culture and Rebel Nations at DIS. International student advisor, Copenhagen University (2004-2005). Lithuanian language instructor, Baltisk Oplysnings Forbund (2002-2006). Employment at DFDS Transport A/S (1997-2004). With DIS since 2005.

European Politics, Neringa Bigailaite

Nicholas Mitsios

DIS Stockholm Semester & DIS Summer Faculty

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.

Nicola Menale

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

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

Nicolai Frost Kolborg Jacobsen

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

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

DIS Copenhagen Semester & DIS Summer Faculty

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

Niels Christian Kjærsgaard

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

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.

Niels Valdemar Vinding

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

PhD in Islamic Studies (UCPH 2013), MA in Islamic Studies (UCPH 2009), BA in Theology (UCPH 2006) and LLM in Canon Law from (Cardiff U 2020). Associate Professor of Islamic Studies and Law & Religion at the Faculty of Theology at UCPH. General research interest is on Islam and Muslims in Denmark and Europe, including Islam in the State-Church context, and broader Law and Religion, such as human rights, court rulings, constitutional law on religion, and more. Co-convener of Copenhagen Research on Religion and Law (CORAL) and PI of the ‘Producing Sharia in Context’ project (2021-2025). With DIS from 2015-2020, and again from 2024

Niels West

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

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

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Nielsine Nielsen

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

MSc in Translation Studies (Scandinavian-English) from the University of Edinburgh, 2019, and MSt in Modern Languages (German and Old Norse) from the University of Oxford, 2017. Two BAs from the University of Copenhagen and Aarhus University including several study periods abroad in the UK, Germany, Sweden and Iceland. Knowledge areas: Translation Studies (feminist, postcolonial, Scandinavian), translation history, Greenland, comparative literature. Literary translator (Danish-English), teacher and writer. With DIS since 2023.

Niklas Furderer

DIS Stockholm Semester Faculty

M.Sc. (Data Science, KTH Royal Institute of Technology (Stockholm), 2018). M.Sc. (Data Science, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (Madrid), 2017. B.Sc. (International Management for Business and Information Technology, Duale Hochschule Baden-Württemberg (Stuttgart), 2016). Machine Learning Engineer, Nectarine Health, 2018-2022. Data Scientist / Product Data Analyst, Grace Health, 2022-2023. Senior Data Science Consultant, Crowd Collective, 2023-present. With DIS since 2024.

Nina Bennetsen

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

PhD. (Social Sciences, Roskilde University, 2021). Special Consultant, Technical and Environmental Administration, City of Copenhagen 2022-. External lecturer & Scientific Assistant, Roskilde University 2021-2022. Special Consultant, City of Gladsaxe, 2021. PhD Fellow, Roskilde University, 2018-2021, Project Leader, City of Gladsaxe, 2025-2017, Student, 2009-2015. With DIS since 2018.

Nina Gierasimczuk

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

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

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

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

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Nina Winsløw

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

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.

Ninna Mörner

DIS Stockholm Semester & DIS Summer Faculty

Master in Economic History and graduated Journalist (Stockholm University). Editor-in-chief for the scholarly journal Baltic Worlds at the Centre for Baltic and East European Studies at Södertörn University (since 2009) and the annual State of the Region Report (2020). A recognized expert in the anti-trafficking field nationally as well as internationally, involved for over a decade in numerous studies, projects, and reports on human trafficking. Formed the Swedish Platform Civil society Against Human Trafficking in 2013, which she chaired until 2018. With DIS since 2023.

Nis Mathiesen

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

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

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Nya Oxfeldt Jensen

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

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.

Olaf Winter

DIS Stockholm Semester Faculty

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.

Panagiota Katsikouli

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

PhD (Informatics, University of Edinburgh, 2018). Post-doctoral Researcher, INRIA Lyon, 2018-2019. Post-doctoral Researcher, University College of Dublin, 2019. Post-doctoral Researcher, Technical University of Denmark, 2019-2020. Teaching and Research, University of Copenhagen, 2020-present. Faculty Member, OPen Institute of Technology, 2023-present. With DIS since 2023.

Patrick Terrence Brooks

DIS Copenhagen Semester & DIS Summer Faculty

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

Paula Peñalver Sebastián

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

MSc. (Immmunology and Inflammation, Copenhagen University, 2023). Health biologist, University of Valencia (Spain), 2021. Research Assistant, University of Valencia, Department of genetics, 2020. With DIS since 2024.

Paulina Mendoza

DIS Summer Faculty

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

Pernille Emilie Petersen

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

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

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Peter Christensen

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

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

Peter Friis-Mikkelsen

DIS Copenhagen Semester & DIS Summer Faculty

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

Peter Gravlund Nielsen

DIS Copenhagen Semester & DIS Summer Faculty

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

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

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

Peter Johansen

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

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

Peter Rantzau

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

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

Peter Rasmussen

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

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.

Philip Little

DIS Stockholm Semester Faculty

Medical Doctor, Karolinska Institutet Stockholm, 2016 Ph.D (doctor of medicine), Karolinska Institutet Stockholm, 2020 Resident in Medical Radiology, Karolinska University Hospital, 2020-, PhD student, Karolinska Institutet, 2013-2020 Medical Internship, Region Stockholm (previously SLL), 2016-2019 MD at Beroendeakuten Stockholm, Region Stockholm, 2014 - 2023 (not full time). With DIS since 2023

Polina Smiragina-Ingelström

DIS Stockholm Semester & DIS Summer Faculty

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.

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Priyanka Ranganath

DIS Copenhagen Semester & DIS Summer Faculty

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

Rachel Irwin

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

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

Ralph Cadan

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

Cand.Polit, Copenhagen University, 1988. VP Strategy and Business Development, NETS & MasterCard, 2016-2020. With DIS since 2022.

Ransom Nambuanyi Lekunze

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

Doctor of Philosophy in Development Economics, University of Lund, Sweden, 2007 Master of Science in Environmental Sciences, University of Lund, Sweden, 2001  Bachelor of Arts in Geography, University of Yaounde, Cameroon, 1997 Course certificates: Executive Management and Leadership Certificate, University of Oxford, Saïd Business School, England, 2022 Online Education Berlin - OEB: Shaping the Future of Learning, December 2018 Senior Lecturer Qualification, University College Copenhagen, March 2013  English as an instruction language in higher education, University of Copenhagen, Spring 2011. Job titles (previous jobs), place of employments, time period: Senior University Lecturer, University College Copenhagen (UCC), 2009 to 2022. Global Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging Consultant, DanChurchAid, Copenhagen, Denmark. Senior Consultant, Diversity and Inclusion, Living Institute Copenhagen, Denmark, 2021 to 2022 Africa Business Facilitator, Africa Innovation Network, Copenhagen, Denmark, Jan 2013 to Dec, 2013. With DIS since 2022.

Rasmus Ekman

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

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

 

Rasmus Frisk

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

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

Rasmus Koustrup Larsen

DIS Copenhagen Semester & DIS Summer Faculty

Cand.Soc, (Nordic Urban Planning Studies, 2022). Freelance Consultant for organizations such as EIT Urban Mobility. Presenter and facilitator of client and investor events within the area of green mobility. Co-working on education project for liveable cities for students in high-school and higher education. Cooperation with the start-up Økoskabet on developing sustainable last-mile delivery solutions in Copenhagen. Working with Carlberg ApS, A Small consultancy firm on developing an evaluation tool for Copenhagen Municipality for schools, as well as planning of professional study tours. With DIS since 2023.

Rebecca (Reba) Howard

DIS Stockholm Semester Faculty

Dr. Rebecca (Reba) Howard completed bachelors and doctoral degrees in Chemistry and Chemical Biology from Pomona College and the University of California, San Francisco in addition to a NIH-NIAAA post-doctoral fellowship at The University of Texas at Austin. Previously Assistant Professor of Biochemistry at Skidmore College. She has managed a team conducting biochemistry and electrophysiology experiments as well as molecular simulations to investigate the structure and function of ion channels at the Science for Life Laboratory in Stockholm since 2016. Howard’s recent work includes first-author publications in PNAS, Nature Communications, Cell Reports, etc., and invited talks at the Biophysical Society, International Society for Biomedical Research on Alcoholism, TEDx, and other institutions. With DIS Stockholm since 2018.

Regitze Hess

DIS Copenhagen Semester & DIS Summer Faculty

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

Remzi Ates Gürsimsek

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

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

René Rosfort

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

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

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Reshmi Ghosh

DIS Stockholm Semester Faculty

Certification in Child Psychology, New Skills Academy UK, 2020. P.G Diploma Patents Law, NALSAR University of Law, 2010. Bachelor of Technology- Biotechnology, Amity University , 2007. Market Analyst and Business Development Manager at BioXcel Corporation, 2007-2009. Senior Sales Executive Life Science at Marcus Evans Scandinavia Limited, 2010-2013. Teacher at Internationella Engelska Skolan, 2015-2021. With DIS since 2023

Reza Yarani

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

Ph.D (Cellular and Genetic Medicine, Department of Cellular and Molecular Biology, University of Copenhagen, 2016). Assistant Professor, Translational Type 1 Diabetes Research, Department of Clinical Research, Steno Diabetes Center Copenhagen, 2021-Present. With DIS since 2023.

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Rhea Leman

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

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

Ridwanul Amin

DIS Stockholm Semester & DIS Summer Faculty

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.  

Rikke Hermund

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

Medical student at the University of Copenhagen (UCPH). Former Student Assistant at Strandvejens Eye Clinic, vaccinator at Bella Center and volunteer teacher at Kræftens Bekæmpelse (Danish Cancer Foundation). With DIS since 2021.

Robert Stasinski

DIS Stockholm Semester Faculty

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, KunstkritikkPaletten 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 Örell

DIS Stockholm Semester & DIS Summer Faculty

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.

Rodrigo Antonio Rieiro

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

Ph.D. (Architecture, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (ETSAM), 2023). Architect Cand. arch, ERIK, 2022-present. Architect Cand. arch, WERK Ark., 2019-2022. Architect Cand. arch, Dorte Mandrup, 2016-2019. Architect Cand. arch, Mikkelsen Ark., 2015-2015. Architect Cand. arch, ERIK, 2022-present. Architect Cand. arch, Effekt, 2012-2015. Architect Cand. arch, Ábalos+Sentkiewicz, 2011-2012. With DIS since 2023.

Ryan Nelson

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

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

DIS Copenhagen Semester & DIS Summer Faculty

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

Salim Aykut Ozturk

DIS Copenhagen Semester & DIS Summer Faculty

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

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Sameera Khan

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

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

Samir Jawad

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

M.D. (University of Southern Denmark, 2015). Certified Radiologist, 2021. With DIS since 2023.

Sanne Vils Axelsen

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

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

Sara Woldu

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

M.D. (University of Copenhagen, 2020). Resident, Department of Internal Medicine, Glostrup Hospital, 2020. Resident, General practitioners at Hvidovrevej 100, 2020-2022 (including maternal leave). Resident, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Bispebjerg Hospital, 2022-present. With DIS since 2024.

Sarah DiMuccio

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

Ph.D. in Social Psychology from New York University in 2021. Research focused on understanding manhood and masculinity norms in various contexts (e.g. culturally, politically). Previously Director of Research at Catalyst (2019-2023) where I carried out research to understand the barriers to men's engagement with gender equity in the workplace. Currently a freelance consultant for Mannaz. With DIS since January 2024.

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Sarah Ruck Alfast

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

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

Sebastian Fabian Jensen Zastruzny

DIS Copenhagen Semester & DIS Summer Faculty

PhD (Geography-Geosciences, University of Copenhagen). Educated in permafrost dynamics at the Centre for Permafrost, IGN. Research on permafrost cores, water samples, climate data series, process based modelling, and effects of future climate change. Conducted fieldwork and taught field courses in Greenland and Denmark multiple times. With DIS since 2023.

Sebastian Scott Engen

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

Cand.It (Cognitive Science, Aarhus University, 2022). Chief Editor, Aarhus University Newspaper, 2022-2023. Artist, Experimentarium, 2022-2023. Researcher, Aarhus University, 2018-2023. With DIS since 2023.

Sergio Flores

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

M.D., Medicine, National Autonomous University of Honduras (UNAH), 2017. M.Sc., Public Health (Health Economics), Umeå University, 2021. Doktorand, Uppsala University, 2021-present. Research Assistant, Heidelberg University, 2021-2023. Scientific Writer, International University of Applied Science, 2023. With DIS since 2024.

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Shan Elahi Goandal

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

Received a Bachelor in medicine and is starting Candidate in medicine at Copenhagen University since 2020. Current and previous roles are student helper at transcultural psychiatry 2022-present, former research assistant at Danish Headache center 2022-2023, and research assistant at Rigshospitalet Heart center 2023-present.  

S&H Shan Goandal

Silvia Dragomir

DIS Copenhagen Semester & DIS Summer Faculty

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

Sine Lindholm

DIS Summer Faculty

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

Siri Henriksen

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

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.

Sofie Manich

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

Medical student, (4th year, University of Copenhagen). Student assistant at Copenhagen Academy for Medical Education and Simulation since 2020. With DIS since 2023.

Staffan Bengtsson

DIS Stockholm Semester Faculty

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.

Steen Kjærgaard

DIS Copenhagen Semester & DIS Summer Faculty

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

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Steffen Gunnar Løvkjær Petersen

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

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

Steve Turner

DIS Stockholm Semester & DIS Summer Faculty

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.

Terrorism and Security, Steve Turner

Stine Laursen

DIS Summer Faculty

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

Suman Ambwani

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

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

Sune Olander Rasmussen

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

Geologist at the Centre for Ice and Climate, Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen. PhD in geophysics from the University of Copenhagen and works with dating and stratigraphic analysis of ice cores and studies of how Greenland climate records compare with other records of past climate. He also works with science management.

Susanna Z. Papp

DIS Stockholm Semester & DIS Summer Faculty

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.

Psychology, Susanna Papp

Suzanne da Cunha Bang

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

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

Danish Language and Culture, Suzanne da Cunha Bang

Søren Amsnæs

DIS Copenhagen Semester & DIS Summer Faculty

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

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Søren Hove

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

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

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Teresa Imaya Bengtsson

DIS Copenhagen Semester & DIS Summer Faculty

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

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Theresa Dahm

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

PG Dip. (Compassion Focused Therapy, University of Birmingham, 2020). ClinPsyD. (Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, University of Norwich, UK, 2015). PhD. (Psychology, University of Cambridge, UK, 2012). MSc. (Rehabilitation Psychology, University of Nottingham, UK, 2007). Psychologist in private practice, MacFarlane Psychology Group, 2022-present. Clinical Psychologist, across numerous NHS Foundation Trusts in the UK, 2015-2020. Trainee Clinical Psychologist, Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust, 2012-2015. PhD Student, University of Cambridge, 2008-2012. Research Assistant, University of Cambridge, 2007-2008. With DIS since 2023.

Thomas Bolander

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

Ph.D. M.s.c. in Mathematics, Logic, Computer science and Artificial Intelligence. Professor at the Department of Applied Mathematics and Computer Science, Technical University of Denmark (DTU). In 2006, he received the "teacher of the year" award at DTU. Director of studies at the Copenhagen University Extension 2009-2013.  Educational developer at LearningLab DTU2011-2014 , developing and teaching the Education in University Teaching at DTU. Book review editor of the Springer journal Studia Logica, and scientific advisor for the Science & Cocktails initiative. With DIS Since 2016.

Thomas Dickson

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

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

Thomas Folkman Hansen

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

Received a PhD from Copenhagen University in 2009. Research Leader Copenhagen University Hospital and University from 2015 to the present. With DIS since 2023.

Thor Linnet

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

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

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Tina Bacher

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

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

Tina Midtgaard

DIS Copenhagen Semester & DIS Summer Faculty

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

Tina Nielsen

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

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

Tine Poulsen

DIS Copenhagen Semester & DIS Summer Faculty

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

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Toby Musgrave

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

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

Toke Fosgaard

DIS Copenhagen Semester & DIS Summer Faculty

PhD (University of Copenhagen, 2010). Visiting Scholar at University of Amsterdam (2008). Assistant Professor at University of Copenhagen (2010 – Present). With DIS since 2012.

Tomasz Blaszczyk

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

M.S. (Engineering, Silesian University of Technology, Poland, 2006). B.A. in Electrical Engineering, Copenhagen University (Denmark). Researcher at Zealand University of Applied Science working in areas ranging from sustainable food production, agriculture, and bee disease control to the intricate domain of biological pest control. Associate Professor and Researcher at thte Technical University of Denmark, 2009-now. Leading a project in which he conducted research and development of instruments for near-space industry. 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. With DIS since 2022.

Tommy Heisz

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

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

Torben Jørgensen

DIS Copenhagen Semester & DIS Summer Faculty

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

Trine Perlt

DIS Summer Faculty

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.

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Ulrich Andreas Mortensen

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

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.

Ulrik Dixen

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

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

Ulrik Graff Rasmussen

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

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

Ulrik Kristoffer Stoltze

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

M.D. (University of Copenhagen, 2017), Phd-student at The Pediatrics Oncology Lab (Bonkolab, 2019-23), leader of a clinic for childhood cancer surveillance (2021-) and affiliated scientist at Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard (2023-). Former Clinical Genetics resident (Rigshospitalet, 2018-19), General Practice resident (Søborg, 2018), Surgery resident (Herlev Hospital, 2017). POST-fellow at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital (Memphis, 2016). Active in Genomics research since 2015 with several publications in genetics and bioethics with a focus on childhood cancer. He is conducting one of Denmark’s largest genomics studies offering whole-genome sequencing to any cancer patient under 18 years old. Teaching at DIS since 2017. Currently on leave.

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Ursula Ann Bratvold Beck

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

Master of Fine Arts: Critical & Pedagogical Studies, Malmö Art Academy, Sweden, 2019. Bachelor of Arts: Studio Art, University of Puget Sound, USA, 2013. Curatorial Assistant, Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, 2013 - 2014. Artist Studio & Gallery Assistant, Portland, 2016. Gallery Assistant, Portland Art Museum, 2017. Art Teacher & Visiting Faculty, various institutions, USA and Sweden, 2018 - 2020. With DIS since 2021.

Vendela Grundell

DIS Summer Faculty

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.

Veronika Leonova

DIS Copenhagen Semester & DIS Summer Faculty

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

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Vibeke Schou Tjalve

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

PhD in Political Science 2005 (University of Copenhagen, KU). Vibeke is a senior researcher at the Danish Institute for International Studies, DIIS. 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.

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Vicky Cui

DIS Stockholm Semester Faculty

Ph.D. (Mechanotransduction in tumor development and high-throughput drug screening, Department of Oncology-Pathology, Karolinska Institute, 2023). M.Sc. Experimental Biology and Medical Bioscience, Linköping University, 2017). M.D. (2014). Research Engineer, Chemical Biology Consortium Sweden, Sweden, 2022-present. With DIS since 2023.

Wen Zhong

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

Ph.D., Biomedical Engineering, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 2018. Assistant Professor, SciLifeLab, Linköping University, 2022-present. With DIS since 2022.

Willem Pallard

DIS Stockholm Semester Faculty

Master of Science, Energy Engineering, 2013, National Institute of Applied Science, Strasbourg, France. Phd candidate, Energy Technology, 2016-present, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden. Energy consultant (geoenergy, heat pump, energy systems), Bengt Dahlgren AB, 2015-present. Project engineer / consultant (dehumidification systems in ice rinks), Energi & Kylanalys, 2014. With DIS since 2024.

William Lehn-Schiøler

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

Stud.polyt, Msc. (Mathematical Modelling and Computing, Techincal University of Denmark, 2024). Junior Student Data Scientist, BrainCapture, 2021-present. Teaching Assistant, DTU Compute, 2022-present. With DIS since 2024.

Zara Bond

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

M.D. (University of Southern Denmark, ). With DIS since 2023.

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Åsa Johansson

DIS Summer Faculty

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.