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Edited by Ulrik Pram Gad and Jeppe Strandsbjerg.
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.
As of 1 May 2018, Procom (Communication and Culture in Professional Contexts) has a new PhD fellow. Sophie will be teaching at Language and International Business Communication.
As of 1 June 2018, Department of Culture and Global Studies has a new project administrator.
GRS’ Martin Lemberg has co-written a catalogue of solutions alongside Michala Bendixen (from refugees.dk). The catalogue contains a number of alternatives to the current political stance, which is focusing on deterring refugees and exporting the responsibility for them away from Denmark and Europe.
– A supplementary course in oral Danish for academic staff at CGS. Course level: beginners and lower intermediate.
In May and June 2018 Hanna Kara from University of Helsinki is visiting FREIA.
Instead of bringing the world into the classroom, we should bring the classroom into the world: New paper on ‘Alternative Learning Experience: Co-creation of knowledge in new contexts’.
Anja Kublitz has co-written an article alongside Lars Højer, Stine Simonsen Puri and Andreas Bandak published in Anthropology Theory titled ’Escalations: Theorizing sudden accelerating change’. The article investigates not only acceleration in terms of scale and numbers, but also how it is ‘culturally measured’, recognizing that an increase in quantity may lead to new qualitative scales and imaginaries
Danwatch has examined hundreds of EU contracts. The investigation has shown that the EU has provided Turkey with armoured surveillance vehicles for more than 600 million kr. GRS’ Martin Lemberg-Pedersen was interviewed by Danwatch on the matter.
Baggrundsseminar for valget til Inatsisartut
Race has an ambiguous and contentious presence in contemporary Denmark. In the broader public issues concerning racialization and neo-colonialist discourses and policies are often seen as belonging to the past and with no relevance in a post-racial present.
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”.