Masters in Economics (International Macroeconomics) from UW Madison, Wisconsin and Masters in Economics (International Trade) from University College Dublin, Ireland. Has 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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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.
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.
Ironmongery (CEU technical school 2003). A.K Design + business technologist (VIA University College Design and business 2013) Italian Design course (Politecnico di Milano 2013), Co-Founder of design studio FEM (2013). With DIS since 2014.
Cand.Mag. (History and English Literature and Language, University of Copenhagen, 2008). Research focused on cultural history and visual culture. Teaches Meaning of Style, which is an introduction to semiotic analysis using fashion as a case study, as well as Visual Culture of Cities in the summer. Worked on various projects for DIS relating to cultural competencies and cultural engagement and staff training within the Housing & Student Affairs department. With DIS since 2007.
M.D. (University of Copenhagen, 2016). First year resident in Urology at Herlev University Hospital. Previous experience in General Surgery with 14 months residency at Køge University Hospital, Dept. of General Surgery. Former employment as a clinical research assistant at the Centre for Perioperative Optimization, Dept. of Surgery Herlev Hospital. Responsible for the Emergency Medicine Course at CAMES, Herlev, and previous Course Assistant for Human Health & Disease. With DIS since 2015.
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.
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.
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.
Ph.D. in Cinema Studies (Department of Media Studies, Stockholm University, 2014). M.St. in European Literature (Oxford University, 2004). Taught Cinema Studies, Fashion Studies and Media and Communication at Stockholm University 2006–2017 (part time), as well as at other Swedish universities. Fields of interest include media history, intermedial studies, visual culture, gender studies and postcolonial studies. With DIS since 2017.
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.
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.
Master of Law (University of Copenhagen). M.B.A. (California State University). Certificate in Directing (University of California, Los Angeles). Co-owner of Holk & Lassenius, and together with Fredrik Lassenius, authored and produced the international leadership and marketing research project, ”The Mind of a Leader,” published as books and film series, including Philip Kotler, Anita Roddick, Philippe Starck, Michael Dukakis, and many more. With DIS since 2013.
M.Sc. (Game Technology, IT University of Copenhagen, 2016). Game enthusiast and game development all-rounder with focus on Game Programming. Assistant teacher at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen, 2015-2016. Tutor and teaching assistant at the IT University of Copenhagen, 2015, and Hochschule Fulda, 2011-2013. Backend Java developer at mobile game company, Flaregames, in Karlsruhe, 2013-2014. With DIS since 2016.
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.
Mag.art. (History of Religion, University of Copenhagen, 2006), specializing in Nordic Religions and Scandinavian Folklore. She teaches Nordic Mythology at the University of Copenhagen in addition to courses about storytelling at DIS. With DIS since 2006.
M.A. (Applied Cultural Analysis, Copenhagen University, 2016). B.A. (Political Philosophy, Uppsala University, Sweden, with a minor in Indigenous Studies, UNSW, Australia). Co-founder of COurban design collective. Previously worked as a researcher and project manager at urban design firm, CITITEK. Projects include data collection, research, co-creation of playgrounds and public space, interior spatial analysis of office environments, and educational seminars with both state and private clients. With DIS since 2016.
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.
Cand.mag. (Comparative Literature, University of Copenhagen, 2013). Specialization: Contemporary Danish Literature, Literature & War. Worked in publishing at Gyldendal, 2009-2014. Second Language Teacher at IA Sprog, 2013-2015. With DIS since 2015.
Ph.D. (Sciences with a specialization in Neurochemistry, Biomedicine Research Institute, UNAM, 2013). Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Department of Pharmacobiology, CINVESTAV, 2014, and at the NeuroMetabolism Research Group, Helle Waagepetersen Lab, University of Copenhagen, 2014-2018. Co-Head of the NeuroMet Group, 2018. Assistant Professor at the Department of Drug Design and Pharmacology, University of Copenhagen, 2019-present. Scientific member of the Metabolism and Inflammation Research Cluster.
Ph.D. (Political Science, National University of Ireland, Galway, 2005). Cand.mag. (Media Studies, University of Copenhagen, 1999). NCTJ Certificate in Journalism (Rathmines College of Journalism, Dublin, 1982). Worked as journalist for many years in different European countries. Information Officer and Project Manager, Danish Institute for Human Rights, 2007-2010. Teacher, International People’s College, 2010-2013. Published historical novel, Once in Another World (New Island, 2013). With DIS since 2013.
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.
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.
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.
For many years, Christina has worked for the Danish Police and the Attorney General. In addition, she is associated with institutions for juvenile detainees, where she performs screening of the young people in terms of determining and evaluating their cognitive level and potential psychiatric disorders. With DIS since 2019.
Ph.D. (Cognitive Neuroscience, University of Copenhagen, 2013). M.Sc. (Psychology, University of Copenhagen, 2009). Research in the neural mechanisms that mediate and modulate human consciousness. With DIS since 2013.
M.D. Professor, Pathobiological Sciences, University of Copenhagen Department of Veterinary and Animal Sciences.
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.
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.
Ph.D. (Clinical Psychology, University of Utah, 1996). Licensed to practice in both the U.S. and Denmark. Certified group psychotherapist. Research interests include cyber-relations and human sexuality. Recently worked for the renowned Menninger Clinic in Houston, Texas, where she specialized in psychotherapeutic testing and intervention for high achieving professionals with severe mental illness. Currently working at private practice in Copenhagen. Find out more on her website: debbiequackenbush.com. With DIS since 2013.
Ph.D. (Education, Siauliai University, Lithuania, 2011), focus on the cross-cultural use of service learning in higher education. M.A. (Social Anthropology and Sociology, Vytautas Magnus University, Lithuania, 2006). Lecturer and Senior Research Scholar, Siauliai University, 2007-2013. Visiting scholar at the Danish School of Education, Aarhus University, 2008-2012. Research experience on the national and international level covering topics related to cultural diversity and cross-cultural issues, gender and family studies, global diffusion of educational models, and voluntary participation in Europe. With DIS since 2013.
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 University 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.
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.
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.
Cand. phil. (Philosophy, University of Copenhagen 2003). Supplementary studies in rationality in economics and theory of organization, Copenhagen Business School, 2004-2005, and journalism, Danish School of Media and Journalism, 2005-2006. Lecturer in medical ethics, theory of science, and philosophy of health technologies at University of Copenhagen's Department of Public Health Science since 2007. Lecturer in theory of science, FARMA, University of Copenhagen, since 2012. With DIS since 2011.
Obtained her PhD in Cognitive Neuroscience, from Pierre & Marie Curie University in Paris (France). Her research interest started with language acquisition in infants leading to the study of the cerebral processing of language and music in adults. She became interested in neurodevelopmental disorders starting with developmental dyslexia then expending into autism spectrum disorders as well as ADHD. She is using techniques from psychology as well as neuroimaging in her research, this includes MRI (anatomical and functional) as well as EEG and eye tracking. She has been conducting her latest research at Karolinska Institutet Center for Neuro-developmental Disorders (KIND). Her interests include social cognitive skills, empathy and emotion processing within the whole spectrum of functioning from typicality till disorders such as ASD. She has been with DIS since 2016.
Ph.D. (Environmental Engineering, Technical University of Denmark, 2011). Independent environmental consultant. Senior Consultant at Copenhagen Resource Institute and for the European Environment Agency on waste management policy in EU. Ph.D. School Manager and Ph.D. researcher at DTU, Denmark 2006-2011. Master of business strategy and environmental management, Bradford. With DIS since 2013.
Cabinetmaker (1974), Architect, M.A.A. (Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen, 1982). Own office since 1979. Professor, School of Architecture (1986-89). Professor, Denmarks Designskole (1989-2005). Distinguished Visiting Professor at University of Washington. With DIS since 1998.
Ph.D., University of Michigan, 2001. Professor in the Department of Afro-American Studies, University of Wisconsin – Madison, 2001-present. With DIS since 2018.
Architect, M.A.A. (Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen, 1976). Architect, Henning Larsens Architects, 1980-96. Associate Professor, Denmark’s Design School, 1989-2008. Architect, own office since 1996. Assistant Program Director, Architecture and Design at DIS, 2008-2015. With DIS since 1995.
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.
Ph.D. (Organizational Anthropology, Copenhagen Business School, 2015). Cand.mag. (Visual Culture, Københavns Universitet, 2009). B.A. (Art History, Københavns Universitet, 2005). Previously an External Lecturer at Copenhagen Business School as well as a postdoctoral research fellow at Design School Kolding, focusing on sustainability in the fashion industry. Co-founder of In Futurum. With DIS since 2016.
M.D. Ph.D. Professor of Pathology (adj) Karolinska Institutet. Senior Consultant Hematopathologist, Karolinska University Hospital, Solna, Sweden. Adjunct Professor of Hematopathology, The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, USA. With DIS since 2019.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Ph.D. (Department of Architectural Design, Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain, 2016). Architect. Doctoral Thesis: Danish Examples of Housing for the Elderly. Academic and professional interests focused on housing challenges related to the ageing process and addressing challenges to enhance the domestic space quality for any age and (dis)ability. Previously employed at Nieto Sobejano Archietcts, 2008-2009, and Herzog & de Meuron, 2006-2008. With DIS since 2017.
Ph.D., Dr. rer. pol (University of Trier, 1998). M.Sc. (Economics, University of Hanover, 1993) with a thesis on whether moderate inflation harms growth. Studied Economics and languages in Germany and France. Twenty years as a bank economist trying to make sense of global economies and financial markets. Worked with government debt and financial market regulation at the Danish Ministry of Finance. Main professional interests: monetary macroeconomics, economic policy, and European integration. With DIS since 2019.
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.
Iwo Nord is a trans researcher and educator interested in transgender and queer lives and culture, nuances of agency and power, intersections of the transnational and the local, and questions concerning mobility (travel and migration). The past years he has been committed to building and strengthening Transgender Studies in both the Nordic region and in the former Yugoslav space. Devoted to social change for trans people, he is involved in trans academic and activist alliances, resulting in the forthcoming collaborative volume In Transition: Trans Lives, Activisms, and Culture in the Post-Yugoslav Space, edited by Bojan Bilić, Iwo Nord and Aleksa Milanović. He was one of the founding members of Trans Fest Stockholm, an activist collective that strives to create inclusive and empowering cultural and community events in the Swedish capital. Iwo is a PhD candidate in Gender Studies at Södertörn University, and is affiliated with the Center for Baltic and East European Studies. His doctoral project ethnographically explores Belgrade as a transnational destination for gender-affirming surgery. He holds an MA from the University of Oslo, Norway, and has formerly taught at the Institute of Scandinavian and Finnish Studies at the University of Gdansk, Poland. Iwo’s publications include “Routes to Gender-Affirming Surgery: Navigation and Negotiation in Times of Biomedicalization” in Body, Migration, Re/constructive Surgeries: Making the Gendered Body in a Globalized World, edited by Gabriele Griffin and Malin Jordal (Routledge 2018). With DIS Since 2020.
M.D. (University of Copenhagen, 2018). Department of Radiology, Hvidovre Hospital, Copenhagen University Hospital. Junior doctor union representative, Hvidovre & Amager Hospital. KBU læge - Department of Emergency Medicine, Holbæk Hospital. Student researcher at the Department of Clinical Genetics, Rigshospitalet. Board member, Synapse - Life Science Connect. Nurse Assistant, FADL, The Association of Danish Medical Students. Mentor for International students, University of Copenhagen. Previous Course Assistant and Summer Faculty for Human Health & Disease. With DIS since 2017.
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.
PhD in molecular neurobiology (Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, 2005). Group leader at department of Neuroscience, Karolinska Institutet and the brain profiling efforts within the Human Protein Atlas (HPA) project since 2010. Research focus on identifying the cellular location of proteins linked to brain function and disease. MSc in biology (Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, 2000). With DIS since 2017.
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.
Postdoc (Inst. of International Health, Immunology and Microbiology, University of Copenhagen, Denmark, 2006-2009). Ph.D. (Immunology, Inst. Of International Health, Immunology and Microbiology, University of Copenhagen, 2005). M.Sc. (Inst. Of International Health, Immunology and Microbiology, University of Copenhagen, 2001). Senior Scientist, Immune Targeting Group, Bioneer, Copenhagen, Denmark, 2010-2013. Senior Scientist, Dept. of Infectious Disease Immunology, Statens Serum Institute, Copenhagen, Denmark, 2013-2016. With DIS since 2016.
Architect, M.A.A. (Royal 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.
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-present. 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.
Cand.mag. (M.A., History of Ideas and American Studies, University of Aarhus, 2002). Former editor of Lettre Internationale. Employment within the public education system. With DIS since 2009.
PhD at the department of Sports Medicine at Bispebjerg Hospital in Copenhagen - Chronic inflammation in connective tissue (2010-2012). Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the August Krogh Institute in Copenhagen (2012-2015) Hyper- and Hyporeflexia in humans and rats. Assistant Professor (2015-2019) at the Department of Neuroscience – Motor Control research group, University of Copenhagen - Pathophysiological mechanisms of spasticity and contracture development.
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 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.
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.
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.
Ph.D. in Psychology (Uppsala University). As a research psychologist, his work has focused on the ways that novel techniques in research (eye-tracking, pupil dilation, virtual reality) can be used to assess how children and adults perceive and interpret people, emotions, and actions. Josh focuses this research in two fields. In developmental psychology at the Child and Babylab in Uppsala, he seeks to understand how children learn about their world and the social cognitive development of face perception and socialization processes such as gender, race, and ethnicity. In games research at the Games & Society Lab at the Department of Game Design in Visby, Gotland, his work examines the psychology of people, their actions, and emotions in game development, player engagement, learning, and immersion to understand better how different game players (with different personalities, traits, and experiences) interact with various game mechanisms and are, in turn, affected by game experiences. With DIS since 2020.
MCP City Design and Development (Massachusetts Institute of Technology MIT, ongoing). B.A., Environmental Design (Brown University, 2009). He has worked at Gehl Architects, the Taubman College of Urban Planning, and is currently managing director and urban designer at Fundament Design. He has designed public spaces and advised on urban quality in South Africa, Scandinavia, China, and Australia. His work has been published by the World Bank, the Energy Foundation, and the U.S. Department of Transportation. With DIS since 2016.
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.
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.
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.
Associate professor, Ph.D. Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
M.Sc. (Arctic Botany, primary colonization and climate change), University of Southern Denmark/ University of Copenhagen, 2017. Has worked with education and public engagement in the Natural History Museum of Denmark since 2009. Her interests are botany, climate change and science education in general. Has done field work in Denmark, Disco, West Greenland and Cambodia. With DIS since 2019.
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.
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.
M.A., Modern Culture and Cultural Communication (University of Copenhagen, 2008), B.A. Comparative Literature (University of Copenhagen, 2003). Today she is a freelance communications advisor and owner of Reboot Agent focusing on public and political agenda setting on topics related to children's digital rights and cyber culture. Before that she has had 14 years of professional experience with various elements of strategic communications from Campaigning and Fundraising at the Danish Refugee Council to CSR Advising and Public Affairs at WWF . She has also worked with political communication and been working with lobbying for one of Denmarks strongest private lobby firms as well as working inside the political arena at the Communications Department for the mayor under the Municipality of Copenhagen.
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.
Cand. Mag (Modern Culture & Communication, University of Copenhagen, 2014). CMO in FoodScene & Owner of communications agency Mediagama. Previous positions include Creative Content Specialist at hummel (2017), Digital Director at Cover Magazine (2015-2016), Features Director at DANSK Magazine (March 2012- Dec 2015). With DIS since 2015.
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.
Ph.D. Biomedical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, USA (2005). Post-doctoral fellow, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, USA. Associate Professor Biomedicine, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden. Fulbright scholar (1999-2001). Research in genetic engineering, regenerative medicine, 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.
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.
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.
Nazila Kivi holds an M.A. in Cultural Encounters and Communication from Roskilde University and a B.Sc. in Public Health Science with Gender Certificate from Copenhagen University. She has worked with Sex Education and Diversity for more than 10 years and is the co-founder of the feminist culture magazine Friktion. She had a research year in the Department of Social Medicine focusing on reproductive health and antenatal care (pregnancy and childbirth) among minorities with focus on the encounters between midwives and migrant women in the Danish prenatal care system, and works with the intersections of language, culture and equity. She is also a literary critic in Danish daily Politiken and translator of fiction from Persian and English to Danish. With DIS since 2015
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.
Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry (Stockholm University, 2014). Group Leader, Department of Organic Chemistry, Stockholm University. With DIS since 2019.
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.
PhD (2021, The University of Sydney), focusing on the gendered perspective on victimhood in the trafficking of men. MSc (2012, Gothenburg University), BA (2009, Moscow State University). Postdoctoral fellow in Criminology (Stockholm University). Polina’s research interests are within the disciplines of criminology and medical anthropology with a special focus on victimhood, gender, post-trafficking needs and help-seeking behavior. Before commencing her academic career Polina was a migrant counsellor and reintegration assistant at the UN Migration (IOM) mission in Russia. She was engaged in providing direct assistance to migrants in distress including victims of human trafficking and exploitation; and assistance in voluntary return and reintegration. With DIS since 2016.
PhD. 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.
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.
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
Cabinet maker (NEXT Copenhagen, 2017). Participant in the exhibition "Skud på stammen 2016", collaborations between designers and cabinetmakers. Founder of OE Lund. Co-founder of Ahm & Lund. With DIS since 2016.
Architect and advocate of Cities for People, with an MSc in Sustainable Urban Planning from Aalborg University and MSc in Architecture from Bucharest and Bordeaux. Her professional profile includes a collaboration with KANT architects, owner of an architecture studio with focus on sustainability, climate change adaptation and mitigation. Her passion is sharing knowledge and creating better living environments. With DIS since 2015.
Postdoctoral fellow at Karolinska Institute Stockholm and UiT - The Arctic University of Norway in Perinatal Mental Health and Fellow at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York. Visiting Researcher at Fudan University, Medical School, Shanghai, China. PhD from Karolinska Institute, M.S. Psychotherapy (New York City University, 2015), M.A. Linguistics, M.S. in Psychology (University of Gothenburg, 2009), B.A. (University of Zurich 2007). Works as clinical psychotherapist in Shanghai, New York, Zurich, and Stockholm. With DIS since 2016.
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.
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.
MSocSc candidate Organizational Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Copenhagen Business School. International Coordinator (Road Trips to Roskilde Festival), Communication & Marketing Division, 2014 – present. Science & Health, Project Manager, DIS, 2011-2018. Previous volunteer positions with Distortion(DK), Trailerpark(DK), Bonnaroo(US). B.A. Chemistry, Wesleyan University, 2011. With DIS since 2011.
M.A. in Political Sociology, Harvard University. Extensive teaching experience in comparative politics, multiculturalism, globalization, welfare state policy and positive psychology. Works as a Leadership Consultant, bringing the lessons from modern psychology and neuroscience to the world of business. Also an avid squash player and kayaker. With DIS since 2016.
Cand. Scient. Soc. (University of Copenhagen, 2010). BSc and MSc Political Sociology (London School of Economics, 2006). Lecturer at Copenhagen University and specializing in irregular migration in Scandinavia. Research experience in the area of migration and immigration, including projects in East and Southeast Asia, Africa and Europe. With DIS since 2013.
Ph.D. in Philosophy, Søren Kierkegaard Research Centre, University of Copenhagen, 2014. M.A. in Philosophy, Aarhus University, Denmark, 2009. B.S. in Philosophy, Aarhus University, minor in Anthropology and History from Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain, 2006. Visiting scholar, University of Oxford, UK, winter 2011-2012. Visiting Professor, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium, fall-winter 2016-2017. Co-founder of Eksistensfilosofisk Akademi, Copenhagen, 2016-present. With DIS since 2020.
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.
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.
Architect MAA, Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen 1990. Designer at IKEA of Sweden, 1991-1995. Owner of Form Design, 1995-2001. Teacher at the Danish Design School 1998-2000. Co-founder of LEGAARD&CHRISTENSEN 2001. Visiting professor, University of Washington, 2016. With DIS since 2005.
PhD 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.
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.
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.
Ph.D. at University of Copenhagen (2010); Visiting Scholar at University of Amsterdam (2008); Assistant Professor at University of Copenhagen (2010 – Present)
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.
M.D. (University of Copenhagen, 1992). Ph.D. (University of Copenhagen, 1996). Chief Physician, Clinical Neurophysiology, Neurophysiology Center, Dept of Neurology, Roskilde University Hospital. With DIS since 2003.
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.