Department of Culture and Global Studies
9220 Aalborg East
Phone: +45 9940 9208
VAT no: DK 29102384
Title of thesis: ”How and why Danish migrants and their descendants have maintained ethnic self-perceptions and life practices in the USA and Australia.”
04.09.2018 kl. 13.00 - 04.09.2018 kl. 15.00
As part of the joint research project MiClue, this PhD project explores the legacies of two cases of Danish emigration. The one concerns the legacy of Danish emigration to the USA from 1850-1920. The other concerns a post-World War 2 case of Danish emigration to Australia, roughly from 1960-1990. The project is based on a number of biographical narrative interviews collected on field trips to both the USA and Australia, with migrants and their descendants – in the USA as far as to the fifth generation. Interviewing more generations within the same family has revealed mechanisms of intergenerational transmission, thus allowing for the study of how and why ethnic self-perceptions and life practices are maintained through the generations. The project include a deeper scrutiny of developments in ethnic identities, practices, belonging, and safeguarding; the meaning of interethnic marriages, ethnic status, religion and the importance of ‘place’ in acculturation processes.
The pre-defence starts with a presentation by Pernille Skovgaard Christensen followed by the discussant's comments and an open discussion. The pre-defence will be in English.
CGS PhD programme, Department of Culture and Global Studies, Aalborg University
Kroghstræde 3, room 5.228, 9220 Aalborg East
30.08.2018 kl. 12.00
09.08.2018 at 10.00 AM - 09.08.2018 at 00.00 PM
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
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.
21.08.2018 at 01.00 PM - 21.08.2018 at 03.00 PM
Title: Gender, Peace, and Security in the Royal Danish Air Force: Unfolding Soldier Narratives