Born 1972 in Aarhus, Denmark. Lives and works in Copenhagen, Denmark, and Toronto, Canada
I am born and raised in Aarhus, but have spent much of my youth and adult life outside of Denmark. Among other places, I have spent two years in India and three years in Canada. Presently, I am living half the time in Copenhagen and half the time in Toronto. I have an MA in History and Communication and am currently in the process of finishing my Ph.D. at the University of Toronto, focusing on mass media's construction of gender, sexuality, ethnicity, and nationality. I have worked as the international coordinator and daily manager of the Internet-TV enterprise Superchannel.org and as coordinator at Center for Kultursamarbejde med Udviklingslandene (Center for Cultural Collaboration with the Developing Countries). Furthermore, I have written articles, been a lecturer, and have worked as a producer and researcher on film projects. Like most of my work, my Ph.D. is a political project, taking its starting point in feminism, anti-racism, and anti-homophobia. Academic research is rarely politically neutral; thus, one might as well profess to the political dimension of one's research. I will be satisfied if my research makes people reflect a little more.
Contribution: Participates with the lecture “Muhammed rapes, Fatima is oppressed, Peter is a good lover, and Louise is so very liberated: Mass media's construction of gender and ethnicity” on Sunday, September 26, 2004, from 5 – 7 pm in Station 1: The Equestrian Hall, Aarhus.