The Department of Culture and Global Studies is a cross-faculty department linking together The Faculty of Humanities and the Faculty of Social Sciences. Department researchers and lecturers draw on theories and methods from both the social sciences and the humanities in their efforts to understand culture and society: inter-human relations, relations between cultures, local and global relations, relations between the past and the future.
Department of Culture and Global Studies
Research activities within the Department of Culture and Global Studies cover a wide span, emphasising the interplay between cultural, social and political processes in a globalised world, and with a special focus on intercultural communication, transnational relations, creation of identity and the production of culture. Research at the department is organised in research groups and academic networks.
CGS has around 45 PhD students in the department’s two research training programmes Interdisciplinary Discourse Studies and Culture and Global Studies. These PhD students are investigating various fields of research from perspectives of discourse and culture studies, as well as transnational, cultural, political and economic processes.
The distinctive feature of the School of Culture and Global Studies is that its programmes are directed ‘towards the world’ – including Danish, Nordic, European and global perspectives. The programmes of the School focus on the interplay between global elements and national/regional relations – e.g. history and politics, cultural text studies, professional communication, media and language studies.
09.08.2018 at 10.00 AM - 09.08.2018 at 00.00 PM
Invitation to pre-defence: Mikkel Jensen
Title: David Simon’s American City: The Corner, The Wire, Treme, Show Me a Hero, and The Deuce
16.08.2018 at 09.00 AM - 16.08.2018 at 05.00 PM
Invitation to book launch and reception
A special issue of ‘Magaart contributions’ on the theme: Stability, Democracy and Rights in post-conflict areas. Before the book launch and reception, there is a seminar with presentations on aspects of the special issue, which you are also welcome to atend.
New book: The Politics of Sustainability in the Arctic: Reconfiguring Identity, Space, and Time
Edited by Ulrik Pram Gad and Jeppe Strandsbjerg.
Steffen Jensen’s research has contributed to a new UN resolution
Earlier this year, GRS’ professor Steffen Jensen released a book entitled ’Corruption and Torture: Violent Exchange and the Policing of the Urban Poor’. The book is concerned with 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.