Meet Summer Faculty

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 Summer Faculty

Cand.Mag., History and English Literature and Language, University of Copenhagen (2008). His research has focused on cultural history and visual culture. Anders 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. Anders has over the years worked on various projects for DIS relating to cultural competencies and cultural engagement. He has furthermore worked on staff training within the Housing & Student Affairs department. With DIS since 2007.

Ane Krestine Larsen

DIS Summer Faculty

M.A. and B.A. in Communication Studies from Roskilde University (2013) and a M.A. in Human Rights and Democratization from European Inter-University Centre (2012). Involved with the implementation and evaluation of Danish prostitution policy at the Danish National Center for Social Research (SFI) and wrote thesis on the representation of prostitution and prostitutes in the Danish media and policy. With DIS since 2013.

Anna Cavallin

DIS Summer Faculty

Ph.D. (Department of Literature, Stockholm University, 2016). M.A. (Comparative Literature, Stockholm University, 1999). Instructor at the Department of Gender Studies at Stockholm University (2010-2013, 2015-current) as well as the 'Gender in Swedish Culture and Society' course at The Swedish Program from 2008-2016. Fields of research interest include gender perspectives in cultural studies, Swedish and international literature, and history. With DIS since 2016.

Anna Louise Strelis Söderquist

DIS Summer Faculty

Ph.D. in Philosophy, New School for Social Research, 2014. M.A. in Philosophy, New School for Social Research, New York, 2009. B.S. in Philosophy and Sociology, Northeastern University, 2004. Fulbright Alumni, US-Denmark, 2013-2014. Areas of specialization: 19th and 20th Century Continental Philosophy; Philosophy of Education; Philosophy of Dialogue; Ethics; Aesthetics; Modern Philosophy; Philosophy and Literature. With DIS since 2015. Currently on maternity leave.

Anna Sofie Bach

DIS Summer Faculty

Ph.D. (Sociology, University of Copenhagen 2016), MA in Sociology (2008-2011, University of Copenhagen). Her PhD dissertation  explores changing family practices and mating patterns through the examination of the experiences of Danish men who are intimate partners of career-oriented women. Visiting scholar at The Center of Studies of Men and Masculinities, Department of Sociology, Stony Brook University, New York (2014). Member of the Danish think tank Knowledge about Men. Editor and founder of Danish feminist magazine Friktion - magazine for gender, bodies and culture. With DIS since 2015.

Anne Brandt Christensen

DIS Summer Faculty

B.A. and M.A. in Law (University of Copenhagen, 1995) Admitted to the Danish Bar, licensed to practice as Advokat. Has worked in the anti-trafficking field since 2007, including for the Danish Red Cross, and is recognized as an expert in the field nationally as well as internationally. Was awarded the European Crime Prevention Award in December 2014 for work through the non-profit anti-trafficking NGO HopeNow which she chaired for eight years. With DIS since 2007.

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.

Astrid M.A. Schmidt

DIS Summer Faculty

Ph.D. and Post. Doc (Ancient DNA, Ice Cores and Climate Change), University of Copenhagen, 2007-2013. M.Sc. (Conservation, evolution and population genetics), University of Copenhagen, 2007. Her research interests are conservation, climate change and citizen science in the Arctic.  She has been working with science outreach and sustainable tourism since 2013. With DIS since 2015.

Benno Lüders

DIS Summer Faculty

M.S (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.

Bettina Hornbøll

DIS Summer Faculty

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

Bettina Sejbjerg Sommer

DIS 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.

Bettina Werner

DIS Summer Faculty

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

Birgitte Borup

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 as well as furniture design. Recipient of several international awards. Works exhibited nationally and internationally. With DIS since 1998.

Brendan Sweeney

DIS Summer 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.

Camilla Hoff-Jørgensen

DIS Summer Faculty

Cand.scient.anth. (Lund University 2013, BA, 2010), BA in Health and Nutrition, (Suhrs Seminarium, Copenhagen, 2006). Extensive academic work experience since 2008, as Cultural Health Adviser in Japan and Spain as well as anthropologist conducting quantitative and qualitative studies in Copenhagen. Currently engaged in the Danish national harm reduction strategy group, focused on the social nurse concept for homeless patients with drug abuse. In addition, currently DIS Public Health LLC coordinator since 2016. With DIS since 2015.

Carlos García-Robles

DIS Summer Faculty

Cand.techn.soc. (Technological & Socio-Economic Planning, Roskilde University, 2009). B.A. (International Relations, 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.

Cecilia Österholm Corbascio

DIS Summer Faculty

Assistant Professor at the Department of Molecular Medicine and Surgery  Karolinska Institutet and Visiting Research Professor at the Cell Therapy Institute/Center for Collaborative Research, Nova Southeastern University, FL, USA. PhD from Lund University in Experimental Surgery (2005) and research background in transplantation, vascular matrix biology, regenerative medicine and atherosclerosis. With DIS since 2016.

Clara Hernandez Lopez

DIS Summer Faculty

Internationally operating architect/interior designer. Specialized in Adaptive Reuse by a MA at RISD where she went with a Fulbright scholarship. Architect, MArch from the University of Seville, where she completed one semester at the Eindhoven University of Technology. Worked at several leading architecture studios in The Netherlands. Currently running own studio, Clara Marhló. Invited to present her work at prestigious INDABA 2016 Design Conference in South-Africa. With DIS since 2016

Claudia Carrara-Augustenborg

DIS Summer Faculty

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

David Possen

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, Possen now teaches philosophy in Copenhagen's Department of Media, Cognition, and Communication in addition to DIS. With DIS since 2014.

Debra Marie Quackenbush

DIS Summer Faculty

Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, University of Utah (1996). She is licensed to practice in both the US and Denmark. She is a certified group psychotherapist. Research interests include cyber-relations and human sexuality. She 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, she is in private practice in Copenhagen. You can find out more on her website: debbiequackenbush.com. With DIS since 2013.

Ditte Marie Egebjerg-Rantzau

DIS Summer Faculty

Cand.mag. (Scandinavian Philology and French, University of Copenhagen, 2001). Studied French Literature at the University of Montpellier 1994-1995. Teacher of Danish to foreigners, mainly in private organizations, since 2002. With DIS since 2006.

Dorte Mari Aggergaard

DIS Summer 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 Leeds and Brown University. Member of the Denmark Committee at Brown, and DIS representative at Harvard, MIT, 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.

Ebba Karlsson

DIS Summer 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 organization dedicated to improving political civility in society. Also working as a clinical psychologist and organizational consultant, focusing on leadership development, stress resilience and well-being. With DIS since 2016.

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Eeva Laine Jakobsen

DIS Summer Faculty

MA in Educational Psychology ( Aarhus University, Department of Education, 2014). BA in Social Services with creative activities (Laurea Polytechnic, Department of Social Education, Vantaa, Finland, 2005). Student at Slagelse Pædagogseminariet (Spring and fall 2003). Social Educator(pædagog) in Youth Club Marievang (2005-2010). Social Educator in Social Resource Center Slagelse. Working with children and adolescents with developmental disabilities and counseling families (2005-present). With DIS since 2015.

Eleftherios Saftis

DIS Summer Faculty

MS.c. in Health Psychology (2000) and BSc. (Hons) in Psychology (1997) both from City University UK/London. 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. Before joining DIS Terry Saftis worked as the Clinical Director of Community Housing and Therapy, a leading UK charity running therapeutic community households for adults with mental health diagnoses. He has also managed two therapeutic community projects, one, being a project working with homeless veterans suffering from mental health difficulties and the other a project for individuals with a diagnosis of psychosis and personality disorder. He has also worked as a psychologist in the Greek Army. With DIS since 2015.

Elise Schiøler

DIS Summer Faculty

Cand. phil. (Philosophy, University of Copenhagen 2003). Supplementary studies in rationality in economics and theory of organization (Copenhagen Business School, 2004-5) and journalism (Danish School of Media and Journalism 2005-6). 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.

Emmanuel Gentil

DIS Summer Faculty

Ph.D. in environmental engineering, DTU, 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.

Erling Christoffersen

DIS Summer Faculty

Architect MAA. Cabinetmaker, 1974. School of Applied Art Copenhagen, 1979. Royal Academy of Fine Arts Copenhagen, 1982. Own office, 1979. Professor at School of Architecture 1986-1989. Professor Denmark’s Design School, Copenhagen, 1989-2005. Visiting professor University of Oregon 2005. Workshops at University of Victoria 2001, 2004, 2009. Visiting professor University of Washington 2014. Member of Cabinetmakers Autumn Exhibition (Snedkernes Efterårsudstilling). With DIS since 1998.

Eva Grell Frederiksen

DIS Summer Faculty

Architect, M.A.A. (Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen, 1976). Architect, Henning Larsen Architects (1980-96). Associate Professor, Denmark’s Design School (1989-2008). Architect, own office since 1996. Assistant Program Director, Architecture and Design at DIS, (2008-15). With DIS since 1995.

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.

Frederik Larsen

DIS Summer Faculty

Ph.D. (Organization Studies, Copenhagen Business School) MA Visual Culture, University of Copenhagen. Besides teaching at DIS he works as a strategic consultant and teaches Consumer Culture at the Copenhagen Business School.

Gitte Vonsild

DIS Summer Faculty

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

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.

Heidi Grynderup Poulsen

DIS Summer Faculty

Graphic Designer. mDD, Visual Communication (Danmarks Designskole, 2007). Freelance Senior Art Director (Fredericia Furniture, 2015). Senior Art Director (Hello Group, 2014-2015). Graphic Designer (Designit, 2000-2002). With DIS since 2015.

Heidi Vikkelsø Nielsen

DIS Summer Faculty

Cand. Pæd (DPU, Aarhus University, 2014). BA School Teacher, (Blaagaard Seminarium, 2004). School teacher 2004-2011, union representative 2005-2011. Teaching vulnerable, bilingual teenagers in extracurricular topics at Ungdomsskolen (2011-2013). Volunteer counselor at the children’s phone, Børns Vilkår (2012-2013). Student assistant in a research project on the Danish dagpleje (home care) at Aarhus University (2013). Member of the ad hoc group across researchers and practitioners called “community teachers”, focusing on inventing “the community Didaktik” as a tool to prevent school bullying. With DIS since 2013.

Heinrich Hermann

DIS Summer Faculty

Visiting Faculty from RISD. PhD. History and Theory of Architecture (Harvard, 1995), MArch (Cornell, 1982). Professor of Architecture (Alfred State College, 2012 - 2015), Associate Professor of Interior Architecture (RISD, 2008 - 2012).  Adjunct Professor, Department of Interior Architecture (RISD, 2017-present). Owner of Herman Design Studio since 2002.

Heitor Garcia Lantarón

DIS Summer Faculty

Architect, Ph.D. Department of Architectural Design (DPA), ETSAM, UPM (Technical School of Architecture, Polythecnic University of Madrid). Madrid, Spain (2016). Thesis: Danish examples of Housing for the Elderly. Academic and professional interests focused on the housing challenges, related to the ageing process, by addressing them as a great opportunity for enhancing the domestic space quality for any age and (dis)ability. Nieto?Sobejano Archietcts (2008-2009), Herzog & de Meuron (2006-2008). With DIS since 2017.

Inger Katherine Seierstad

DIS Summer Faculty

MSc in Geology-Geophysics (University of Copenhagen). Educated within glaciology at 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.

Janis Granger

DIS Summer 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.

Jeanette Erbo Wern

DIS Summer Faculty

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

Jeanette Hendeliowitz

DIS Summer Faculty

Architect, M.A.A. (Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen, 1986). Bachelor in 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), Vilhelm Lauritzen’s Office, Copenhagen, 1998-2008). With DIS from 2012.

Jesper Lohmann

DIS Summer 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.

Jim Breen

DIS Summer Faculty

M.SC. ECONS (Development Studies, London School of Economics, 1995). BA (Economics, University of California at Santa Cruz, 1983). A practicing economist with 20 years experience in the field. Taught at The International Training Centre Of The United Nations’ International Labour Organization (ILO) – DELNET (Torino, Italy, 2003-2005). With DIS since 2017.

Jimmy Martínez-Correa

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.

Jon Kyst

DIS Summer Faculty

Jon Kyst holds an interdisciplinary doctoral degree in Russian and English, for which he studied at the University of Copenhagen, St. Petersburg State University in Russia and Columbia University in New York. In his current position he is seconded as a Russian media expert by the Danish Foreign Ministry to the East Strategic Communications Task Force at the EU's diplomatic service (EEAS) Headquarters in Brussels. The Task Force has been tasked by the EU Member States to analyze and create awareness about Russia’s ongoing disinformation campaigns. Dr. Kyst has been affiliated with DIS since 2003.

Jonatan Leer

DIS Summer Faculty

Postdoc at Århus University. Has worked on food culture for over a decade and widely published on issues like New Nordic Cuisine, food politics and the gendering of food. Co-author of Food and Media (Routledge 2016) and external lecturer at the University of Gastronomic Sciences, Pollenzo, Italy.

Joshua Morrison

DIS Summer Faculty

MCP City Design and Development (Massachusetts Institute of Technology MIT, ongoing). B.A., Environmental Design (Brown University, 2009). He has worked at Gehl Architects, the Taubman College of Urban Planning, and is currently managing director and urban designer at Fundament Design. He has designed public spaces and advised on urban quality in South Africa, Scandinavia, China, and Australia. His work has been published by the World Bank, the Energy Foundation, and the U.S. Department of Transportation. With DIS since 2016.

Jørgen Brandsborg

DIS Summer Faculty

Lieutenant Commander (Rtd.) Royal Danish Navy, Commanding officer, principal warfare officer, staff officer and intelligence case worker DDIS. Operative Experience from the Baltic and Arctic regions in the 80’s and 90's, later on intelligence work dealing with transnational terrorism and information warfare. Presently working in the off-shore sector. With DIS since 2011.

Karim Jabbar

DIS Summer Faculty

Industrial PhD Fellow on emerging technological innovations, University of Copenhagen and DIS (since 2015) . Member of Danish Standard Working Group on Blochchain, (since 2017). Cand.merc. (International Business Administration and Development Studies, Copenhagen Business School, 2001). Program Manager at the Delegation of the European Commission in Cotonou, Benin, 2002-2003. Managing Director for a travel company with subsidiaries in 5 African countries, 2004-2007. With DIS since 2009.

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.

Lars Rossen

DIS Summer Faculty

Cand.Psychology (2007, University of Copenhagen). BA. Psychology (2005, University of Copenhagen). Psychologist and consultant at Copenhagen Municipality in various positions (2007-2010). Consultant for Bornholm and Odense Municipalities, as well as for Den Socialpædagogiske Døgninstitution Sønderbro in Copenhagen Municipality (2011 – Present). Psychological supervisor, Den sikrede instituion Stevnsfortet, Region Sjælland (2012-Present). With DIS since 2011.

Leif H. Rasmussen

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 E. Norrman

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.

Line Kamstrup

DIS Summer Faculty

Psy.D. in Counselling Psychology (University of Regent’s College, London 2011). Ph.D. Counselling Psychology (University of Regent’s College London 2011). Chartered Counselling Psychologist (2012). Clinical Psychologist, Psychiatry, Psychiatric Clinic within the National Health Services (Denmark, 2011). Specialized in Mindfulness-Based Therapies, Existential Psychotherapy and Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy. With DIS since 2012.

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.

Lærke Posselt

DIS Summer 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.

Lærke Stewart

DIS Summer Faculty

PhD in biology (Aarhus University, Denmark, 2017) which focused on arctic vegetation and climate change. Lærke has had many field seasons in remote areas of the arctic as well as in the Amazon. She also has a one-year degree in outdoor education (Høgskolen i Telemark, Norge, 2010) and has been arranging outdoor trips for both children and adults. Currently working as a research assistant modelling ealgrass distribution in Danish waters and bird nest sites in Northeast Greenland.

Mads Simon Martinussen

DIS Summer Faculty

Coach and chief consultant, initiator and co-owner of Public Funk. Part of the Rethink process team, Roskilde Festival 2012-present. First volunteered at the Roskilde Festival in the 90s. With DIS since 2013.

Maja Popovic

DIS Summer Faculty

Architect M.Arch. (Master of Architecture, Academy of Architecture Amsterdam, 2011). Bachelor of Design (Interior Architecture, Academy of Applied Arts Utrecht, Holland 2005). Co-Curator at Copenhagen Architecture Festival (2015 - 2018). Team member at Failed Architecture research platform Amsterdam (2012 - 2017). Urban Incubator Association Belgrade (Project leader, Architect, Researcher 2013 - 14). With DIS since 2017.

Maja Sbahi Biehl

DIS Summer Faculty

Cand.comm. (Communication and Educational Studies, Roskilde University, 2004). B.A. (Speech and Communication, San Francisco State University, 1998). Interpreter and pedagogical supervisor for Turkish youth, Farum municipality, 1999-2000. With DIS since 2005.

Maria Carlsson

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 Zabell

DIS Summer Faculty

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

Maria Zabell

DIS Summer Faculty

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

Mark Gry Christiansen

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 Prassé

DIS Summer Faculty

M.Sc. Exercise & Fitness (University of Southern Denmark 2009), B.sc. Physiotherapy (2005), Strength and conditioning coach and physiotherapist for DAFF (Danish American Football Federation), DBU (Danish Soccer Association) and DCF (Danish Cricket Federation). With DIS since 2015.

Matthias Bjørnlund

DIS Summer Faculty

Master of Arts (History, University of Copenhagen, 2005). Department for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, Copenhagen 2003-2005. Editor and translator on www.armenocide.de. Author and co-author of books, articles, and book chapters on historical and conceptual aspects of genocide. With DIS since 2011.

Mette Jungersen

DIS Summer 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.

Michael Townsend

DIS Summer Faculty

MBA, University of Birmingham Business School, U.K, 1997. B.S., Civil Engineering Management, University of Wolverhampton, U.K, 1994,. Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts, U.K. Founder & CEO, Earthshine Solutions Ltd, 2006 - Present. Lecturer, Lund University and Copenhagen Business School. Advisory Board Member, University of Oslo, 2015 - Present. With DIS since 2015.

Michela Nota

DIS Summer Faculty

M.A.A 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, Jac Studios (2015). Consultant, CITITEK (2015-present). Works in an urban design studio specializing in collecting and analyzing data about human scale in urban spaces, recent projects with Norwegian municipalities. With DIS since 2016.

Mikkel Villum Jensen

DIS Summer Faculty

Educated from Denmarks Design School, 1991, from Furniture and Tools Branch. Workshop assistant on DIS Summer Furniture Design Studio, 2002-2007. Own company specializing in remote monitoring of marine mammals since 1998. Assigned at Aarhus University, designing instruments for research of harbor porpoise and seals since 2013. With DIS since 2017.

Morten Noer Andersen

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.

Nan Gerdes

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.

Natalia Landázuri Sáenz

DIS Summer Faculty

Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, USA (2005). Assistant Professor, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden. Research background in genetic engineering, cardiovascular disease, regenerative medicine, and cancer. With DIS since 2017.

Nathalie Rasmussen

DIS Summer Faculty

M.A. in Law (University of Amsterdam, 2005). Socially Responsible Investment Adviser, Nykredit Bank (2009-2010), Senior Engagement Manager, GES Investment Services (2010-2016). Current: Head of Business Conduct Engagement, GES International. External lecturer at DIS since 2013. Faculty member at DIS since 2016.

Nathanial Smith

DIS Summer Faculty

BFA, University of Massachusetts, Boston 1976-1980. School of Applied Art, Copenhagen, furniture architect, 1980-1984. Working with Ark Design Studio, Copenhagen, Dissing + Weitling, Copenhagen, PlyCraft Inc, MA. USA, BackSaver Inc, USA, Source International, USA. Own office since 1989. Faculty/Technician at Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) 2009-present. Visiting workshop assistant DIS 2017.

Peter Friis-Mikkelsen

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.

Rachel Irwin

DIS Summer 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.

Regitze Hess

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.

S. Salman Ahmad

DIS Summer Faculty

Ph.D. 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 201

Sara Ezban Grützmeier

DIS Summer Faculty

Cand. Soc. in Development and International Relations, Global Refugee Studies from Aalborg University (2013). Worked with ethnic minority integration in the Copenhagen Municipality and in civil society organizations focusing on youth activism. Currently working as project coordinator in Sabaah, a volunteer-based organization for LGBTQ people with ethnic minority background in Denmark. With DIS since 2015.

Sara Gjermandsen

DIS Summer Faculty

M.A. in English and Gender Studies and a B.A. in English and Minority Studies (University of Copenhagen 2014 and 2010). Worked as a research Assistant at the Co-ordination for Gender Research at The University of Copenhagen and as an editorial assistant at the research journal ’Women, Gender & Research. With DIS since 2015. Currently working as the assistant program director of Gender & Sexuality. With DIS since 2015.

Signe Østergaard Lund

DIS Summer Faculty

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

Simone Eliane Schwank

DIS Summer Faculty

Doctoral fellow at Karolinska Institute Stockholm in Perinatal Mental Health and Fellow at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York. Visiting Researcher at Fudan University, Medical School, Shanghai, China. M.S. Psychotherapy (New York City University, 2015), M.A. Linguistics, M.S. in Psychology (University of Gothenburg, 2009), B.A. (University of Zurich 2007). Worked as psychotherapist in Shanghai, New York, Zurich, and Stockholm. With DIS since 2016.

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.

Steen Kjærgaard

DIS Summer Faculty

M.A., International Security from the University of Leicester (UK). Graduated Joint Command and Staff College (MA) 2010. Commissioned as an 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 Baltic security and Counter-Terrorism and International Law. Background in teaching from the Danish Military Academy. Served in the Danish Defense Intelligence service. With DIS Spring 2018 and again in Spring 2019.

Steve Turner

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.

Susanne Lilja Buchardt

DIS Summer Faculty

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

Søren Amsnæs

DIS Summer Faculty

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

Søren Amsnæs

DIS Summer Faculty

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

Tina Christensen

DIS Summer Faculty

Architect MAA, Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen 1990. Designer at IKEA of Sweden, 1991-1995. Owner of Form Design, 1995-2001. Teacher at the Danish Design School 1998-2000. Co-founder of LEGAARD&CHRISTENSEN 2001. Visiting professor, University of Washington, 2016. With DIS since 2005.

Tina Mangieri

DIS Summer Faculty

PhD in Geography (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2007). Instructor, Stockholm University. Cartographer - Yemen Project, Royal Ontario Museum. Academic Director, Associate Academic Dean, and Academic Dean for Africa, SIT Study Abroad. Fulbright scholar, Kenya (cultural, economic, and urban geography). Assistant Professor, Geography, Texas A&M University. Assistant Professor, Champlain College. Director of Experiential Education, NYU Abu Dhabi. Associate Dean for Global Education, Bates College. With DIS since 2018.

Tina Midtgaard

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.

Tine Poulsen

DIS Summer Faculty

Ph.D. 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.

Toke Fosgaard

DIS Summer Faculty

Ph.D. at University of Copenhagen (2010); Visiting Scholar at University of Amsterdam (2008); Assistant Professor at University of Copenhagen (2010 – Present)

Torben Jørgensen

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.