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.
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.
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.
CCA - Conflict, coercion and authority in history
The world today faces many social, political and religious conflicts – which often have international dimensions. The research group Conflict, coercion and authority in history (CCA) traces their historical origins in and across societies from Antiquity to the modern day.
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.
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.
ComOrg : Communicating Organizations
ComOrg is dedicated to identifying, analyzing, discussing, and evaluating current issues relating to the core communicative activities of organizations. ComOrg favors an explorative and a reflexive view on the organization’s communicative activities.
DEMOS focuses on the study of democracy from an interdisciplinary perspective. Through theoretical frameworks and empirical analyses, the group critically addresses issues such as rights, migration, social change, intercultural dialogue and sustainability.
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.
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.
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.
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.
IRGIL - Interdisicplinary Research Group in Literary Studies
Interdisciplinary Research Group in Literary Studies focuses on literature’s cultural and societal engagement and on its interaction with other media forms, as well as on literature in itself: its variable forms of expressions, its genres and its history.
Media - 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.
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.