Born 1945 in Aarhus, Denmark. Lives and works in Copenhagen, Denmark
Writer and Cultural Sociologist. Has during the period of 1973-87 published a series of collections of poems at various publishing houses and has from 1983-2004 run several externally financed research projects at the Department of Cultural Sociology and the Department of Sociology at the University of Copenhagen. Røgilds has been especially interested in theoretical and empirical studies of the relation between diaspora cultures and trans-nationality; international migration and ethnic relations; “race” and racism; meetings of cultures and the formation of identity; as well as youth cultures in Great Britain, South Africa, Germany, and Denmark from the beginning of the 1980s to the present. He was addressing these questions as early as in 1985 in the collection of poems Reinkarnationens Aske and has since pursued them in the publications: Rytme, Racisme og Nye Rødder: En bro mellem sorte og hvide? (1988); I Elefantfuglens Land: Sydafrikanske Stemmer (1991); Stemmer fra et Grænseland: En bro mellem unge indvandrere og danskere? (1995/98); Charlie Nielsens Rejse: Vandringer i multikulturelle landskaber (2000); and most recently De Udsatte: Bander, kulturmøder, socialpædagogik (2004). Røgilds has been attached to the so-called School of Birmingham (Centre for Contemporary Cultural Studies at the University of Birmingham, United Kingdom) in 1985, and Centre for Urban and Commuity Research at Goldsmiths College, University of London, United Kingdom, in 1997. He has received a number of travel and working grants from various Danish foundations during the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s. In 2001, he hosted a seminar at Caféteatret, Copenhagen, for artists with “immigrant and refugee backgrounds.” In addition, Røgilds is on the editorial committee of the periodicals Social Kritik and Socialpolitik and on the board of Brumleby's Cultural Foundation.
Contribution: Participates with the essay “Complaining (the Birthright of Every Dane)” in Station 4: The Book.