Each staff member with research obligations is a member of at least one research group. With point of departure in a strategy plan, the individual research groups organises various activities such as: academic seminars, joint publications, applications for externally financed projects and cooperation with external and international partners.
Research groups at Culture and Global Studies
ACEuS - Aalborg Center for European Studies
ACEuS interdisciplinarily researches the actors, organisation, functioning and institutions of the European Union, and its global role. It serves to discuss Denmark’s EU role; engage in international partnerships; secure external funding; and enrich European Union teaching at CGS.
CEPS - Cultural Encounters in Premodern Societies
The CEPS research group focuses on cultural encounters in human societies of the past, ranging from crusades, mission and papal communication in the Middle Ages to early modern colonization and maritime expansion. Environmental changes in a multi-centennial perspective are also studied.
CIRCLA - Centre for Innovation and Research in Culture and Living in the Arctic
The Centre for Innovation and Research in Culture and Living in the Arctic (CIRCLA) is a cross-disciplinary centre with the purpose to communicate, organize and support the development of Arctic research at Aalborg University.
DIR - Research Center on Development and International Relations
The Research Center on Development and International Relations (DIR) is characterized by its interactive combination of the two interdisciplinary fields of development studies and international relations, which engender critical inquiry and holistic understanding of development and transformation.
Global History of UNESCO Project
The Global History of UNESCO Project is a research group sponsored by the Danish Council for Independent Research. Its overall objective is to assess the impact of various UNESCO soft power initiatives on the mindsets of the first generation after World War II (1945-75).
IRGiC - Interdisciplinary Research Group in Culture
The Interdisciplinary Research Group in Culture (IRGIC) consists of 24 researchers in the disciplines of Scandinavian, English, German, and Spanish literature and culture, the history of ideas and media history, and music. IRGIC organizes conferences and has published several peer reviewed anthologies.
ProCom – Communication and Culture in Professional Contexts
The research group Procom (Communication and Culture in Professional Contexts) focuses on research in professional communication within and across languages and cultures. This entails a focus on how professional communication and language for specific purposes (LSP) are practised in organisational contexts.
CC - Culture and Consumption
The C&C research group conducts research in consumer culture and the consumer society focusing on different aspects of consumption in everyday life as well as in situations of extraordinary consumption (special occasions and holidays). The research group seeks to link their study of individual consumption to overall social, cultural and political changes and to view consumers as actors in global/local markets.
CERCOP - Centre for Research in Contemporary Poetry
The Centre for Research in Contemporary Poetry (CERCOP) consists of ten tenured poetry researchers and a number of associated researchers from universities worldwide. CERCOP organizes conferences, seminars, and lectures, and produces articles, anthologies, monographs, and teaching and press materials.
COB – Crossing Organisational Boundaries
We examine organisations from a societal perspective. Members of the research group contribute to the study and to the development of organisational relations between the private sector, public administration, politics and civil society.
EDGE - Centre for Equality, Diversity, Gender
EDGE is an interdisciplinary research centre, whose purpose is to offer research based counseling and consultancy for public authorities and to engage in active dialogue and collaboration with external stakeholders and contractors about central societal issues relating to equality, diversity and gender.
GRS - Global Refugee Studies
The Global Refugee Studies (GRS) research group focuses on forced displacement of people, i.e. both those who are refugees in the legal sense and other groups of “people in flight” from their homes: Those who have not crossed any borders (internally displaced persons), those who flee (within or across borders) from general violence rather than personal persecution, and those fleeing natural disasters. It is a multi-disciplinary group, bringing together political scientists, anthropologists, legal experts and others.
LangLing – Languages and Linguistics
The research group Language and Linguistics provides a setting for language research in the Department of Culture and Global Studies and comprises linguistic basic R&D and applied language research in foreign languages and in Danish.
TRU - Tourism Research Unit
Destination dynamics is the central theme for TRU. We investigate the interaction between supply and demand in tourist destinations, situated in their cultural, socio-economic, historical, and, not least, international context.
C-DiT - Centre for Discourses in Transition
The Centre for Discourse in Transition supports research that investigates different perspectives on discourse in our contemporary, turbulent world.
CHI - Contemporary History
The CHI research group studies a wide range of topics from the late 19th Century until today. CHI has defined three focus areas: Welfare state and modernization; International organizations, transnational movements, and civic diplomacy; and Environment, energy and sustainability.
COMID - Center for the Study of Migration and Diversity
CoMID (Center for the Study of Migration and Diversity) is located at the Department of Culture and Global Studies. CoMID is an interdisciplinary teaching and research unit that studies the origins, practice and consequences of international migration, broadly conceived, with a focus on processes of inclusion and exclusion.
FREIA – Center for Gender Research
FREIA is a multi-disciplinary research center at the Department of Culture and Global Studies at Aalborg University. FREIA’s researchers cover a broad selection of fields ranging across sociology, political science, statistics, anthropology, philosophy, history and European, international and post-colonial studies.
Interdisciplinary Media Studies
Interdisciplinary Media Studies focuses on the role of media as culture-producing and -affirming elements in a globalized, mediatized society. Predominantly interested in film and tv, the group is also interested in digital media and the interaction of texts across platforms. The dialectical relationship between media and cultural history is essential for the research group’s activities.
The Popular is an Anglophone research group devoted to the analysis of popular culture and other manifestations of the popular in the literatures, media and cultures of the English-speaking world. We focus in particular on transnational, transmedial and transgeneric manifestations of the popular, and take our point of departure in a triangulation of texts within the overlapping fields of popular, mass and folk culture.See more