Department of Culture and Global Studies
9220 Aalborg East
Phone: +45 9940 9208
VAT no: DK 29102384
February 23 to 25 the Development and International Relations Research Group hosted a workshop on "Urbanizing Rural China: Challenges of Rural Governance" at Klitgaarden in Skagen.
Do the Arctic Studies specialization and get new Arctic competences.
Arctic Frontiers Student Forum 2018 was an amazing experience to share with students from all over the world. Six days in Tromsø, Northern Norway turned into a developing experience, I will never forget.
Carsten Hjort Lange and his Danish and international colleagues' conference volume "Cassius Dio: Greek Intellectual and Roman Politician" (Brill’s "Historiography of Rome and Its Empire" series), co-edited with Jesper M. Madsen, SDU, has just been named one of 2017's outstanding academic titles by the world’s largest and oldest library organization, the American Library Association.
GRS’ Associate Professor Marlene Spanger has co-written an article on Global Care Chains (GCC’s) published in the Nordic Journal of Migration Research as a contribution to the understanding of GCC’s. Spanger’s article investigates the role of the state in shaping GCC’s by combining feminist theory, discursive policy analysis and multi-level governance theories.
This week, GRS’ MA-student Jose Joaquin Arce Bayona has been co-writing an article for Open Democracy on the protest movements and hunger strikes in Danish deportation centres. The article is an analysis of the hunger strikers’ situation as “nobody’s problem in no man’s land”.
Edited by Malayna Raftopoulos and Radosław Powęska.
The German Research Foundation (DFG) has granted three-year funding for an international network in the field of classics / ancient history (01/04/2018 → 31/03/2021).
Last week, GRS’ Martin Lemberg-Pedersen and external lecturer Mathias Søgaard wrote an op-ed for Point of View International criticizing the model of Special Economic Zones for refugees as being a continuation of the European postcolonial tradition.
Professor Steffen Jensen has just a released a new book on the relationship between torture, ill-treatment and corruption. It shows how the most vulnerable - sexual minorities, street traders, immigrants and refugees as well as the urban poor - are the most likely victims of both extortion and violence and that these two are never far apart.
As of 1 January 2018, the Research Center on Development and International Relations (DIR) has a new professor!
As of 1 January 2018 the research group on Cultural Encounters in Premodern Societies (CEPS) has a new associate professor!
As of 1 January 2018, the Centre for Innovation and Research in Culture and Living in the Arctic (CIRCLA) and the Research Center on Development and International Relations (DIR) have a new PhD student!
As of 1 January 2018, the Centre for Discourses in Transition (C-DiT) has a new associate professor!
Minori Takahashi has been working as a guest researcher at the Department of Culture and Global Studies at Aalborg University since March 2017. During his 10-months-long stay at AAU, he is affiliated with the CIRCLA - Centre for Innovation and Research in Culture and Living in the Arctic.
Today, Global Refugee Studies is launching a new graphic design, which illustrates the complexity and scope of the research center’s focus and activities.
Last week, GRS' Martin Lemberg-Pedersen wrote an op-ed for the European Council on Refugees and Exiles (ECRE) about European co-responsibility for the tragedies of the Libyan migration system.
“We are not in the midst of a migration crisis, but rather in a crisis of migration policies.” That is Post. Doc Carolina Sanchez Boe’s opening remark in this video about the consequences of European migration policies, as she sees them after having carried out research on border control, deportations and confinement in France and the USA over the past 15 years.