Department of Global Studies

About

The Department of Global Studies provides a distinct approach to understanding our contemporary world by combining language-based area studies of Brazil, China, Japan, India, and Russia with European and International Studies and a global perspective. As an academic field, Global Studies was born only in the late 1990s and its exponential growth and importance soared in the 2000s. Its main elements all find their root cause in the insight that contemporary global conditions cannot be studied in ways reserved for states and their interaction only. Taking a holistic approach, Global Studies takes history, cultural studies and anthropology just as seriously as political science, sociology and economics.

In step with this approach, we do not understand nations and regions as cultural containers, but as globally connected. Likewise, disciplines are not understood as knowledge containers, but as connected ways of addressing similar questions.

Students at the Department of Global Studies grow to become critical and self-confident citizens of the contemporary global world. Graduates from Global Studies are well prepared to work in research, in teaching, for public institutions and ministries as well as within the private sector, where global competencies, even in small and medium-sized enterprises, are demanded increasingly.

Read more about Brazilian Studies .....

The goal of Brazilian Studies within Global Studies at AU is to apply knowledge about Brazil and the Portuguese language to real world problems and international issues. Beyond obtaining proficiency in the 5th most spoken language in the world, Brazilian Studies prepares students to think critically and articulate persuasively on a range of subjects, including migration, urbanization, economics, government and environment that include Brazil but are not limited to it. The program provides students with important conceptual tools from the social sciences and cultural studies and is applied, and project-centered.

Read more about China Studies .....

We study and teach on China within the academic tradition of language-based area studies. Our main concern is with Chinese society, culture and history in contemporary and twentieth century Chinese society with a particular research focus on Chinese socialization, migration, cultural production and language acquisition. A comprehensive study program - BA, MA, PhD - in China Studies with numerous possibilities of specializations and study opportunities in China is offered. The China Studies section closely cooperates in interdisciplinary research and teaching with the different sections of the Department of Global Studies. We are also engaged in many outreach activities such as further education and giving media interviews. 

Want to know more? Do not hesitate to look up our individual profiles or contact us!

Eastern European Studies

Eastern European Studies Offers extensive language, cultural and social training in an important area of Eurasia stretching from Central Europe and the Balkans to Russia’s Far East and the Pacific Ocean.  More than 350 million people live here, with the majority using a Slavic language either as a first or second language. Russia’s vast natural resources and increasingly confident foreign policy both engage with and challenge the Eastern European countries. In recent years, the area between the EU and Russia has been caught between identities as the EU’s ‘eastern neighbourhood’ and Russia’s own geopolitical vision.

Our internationally outstanding researchers are experts on Central Europe, the Balkans and Russia. These researchers along with experienced language teachers will guide you as a student; you can learn Russian or Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian (BCS) and spend a semester abroad at a partner university in Russia or the former Yugoslavia. You will study the region as a disciplinary whole: gaining expertise in culture, society, politics and history and acquiring important skills contributing towards future employability.

Academic staff

NameJob titleEmailPhoneBuilding
Andersen, René Wad Terp
Brædder, AnneResearch Assistantanne.braedder@cas.au.dk1461, 623
Bugge, PeterAssociate professorpeter.bugge@cas.au.dk+45871622421461, 630
Campos Motta, RenataAssociate professorrenata.motta@cas.au.dk+45871621511465, 322
Ciotti, ManuelaAssociate professormanuela.ciotti@cas.au.dk+45871623761463, 626
Dahl, Annette
Day, Kikukikuday@cas.au.dk
Dilli Nunes, CamilaVisiting Associate Professorcamila.dilli@cas.au.dk+45871629741467, 323
Dubey, IshaResearch Assistantisdu@cas.au.dk
Fiig, ChristinaAssociate professorcfiig@cas.au.dk+45871622191461, 626
Fischer, GeorgAssistant Professorfischer@cas.au.dk+45871623121467, 324
Graneberg, Katerina HausildovaTeaching Associate Professorkaterina.graneberg@cas.au.dk+45871622431461, 624
Hansen, Anders SybrandtAssociate professoretnoash@cas.au.dk
Hansen, Annette SkovstedAssociate professorostash@cas.au.dk+45871623031465, 320
Hansen, Flemming Splidsboel
Hjermitslev, Charlotte!!Ekstern lektorchkh@cas.au.dk
Holm, Mette
Ifversen, JanAssociate professorjif@cas.au.dk1461, 628
Kovács, BorbálaPostdocbkovacs@cas.au.dk1467, 319
Kølvraa, Christoffer LeidingAssociate professoreurock@cas.au.dk+45871623741461, 621
Laursen, FinnPart-time Lecturerfinn.laursen@cas.au.dk
Madsen, Mette Bærbach
Morris, JeremyAssociate professorjmorris@cas.au.dk+45871625321467, 325
Nielsen, Christian AxboeAssociate professorchristian.a.nielsen@cas.au.dk+45871622411461, 625
Nilsson, Rasmusrasmus.nilsson@cas.au.dk
Pacheco, Kelly Maree Lamb
Pacheco Cueva, Vladimir DouglasAssociate professorvpc@cas.au.dk+45871622171461, 622
Pardue, DerekAssociate professordpardue@cas.au.dk+45871626121467, 326
Pathak, Gauri SanjeevAssistant Professorgauri@cas.au.dk+45871621371465, 328
Platz, AnemoneAssociate professorostap@cas.au.dk+45871623281465, 330
Pristed, Birgitte BeckAssociate professorbirgitte.pristed@cas.au.dk1467, 321
Schulz-Forberg, HagenAssociate professorhishsf@cas.au.dk+45871622321463, 625
Shukla, Vivek KumarTeaching Assistant Professorvivekshukla@cas.au.dk+45871621821465, 321
Skoda, UweAssociate professorostus@cas.au.dk+45871623251465, 322
Starikova, GalinaTeaching Associate Professorslags@cas.au.dk+45871623181465, 323
Steen, AndreasAssociate professorostas@cas.au.dk+45871623751465, 318
Sudo, TakuVisiting Researchersudo@cas.au.dk1467, 315
Thunø, MetteAssociate professormettethunoe@cas.au.dk+45297993301467, 322
Thøgersen, StigProfessorstig.thogersen@cas.au.dk+45871623321465, 324
Tomioka, JiroTeaching Assistant Professorasijtomioka@cas.au.dk+45871627611465, 325
Wilken, LisanneAssociate professor, research programme directorceklw@cas.au.dk+45871622351461, 620
Yamamoto, RaymondAssistant Professorraymond.yamamoto@cas.au.dk1465, 323
Zhang, ChunTeaching Associate Professorostzc@cas.au.dk+45871623041465, 326

News

2018.06.14 | Globale Studier

Annette Fyllgraf Holst has accepted a permanent postition as secretary at CAS

We are happy to announce that our secretary temp Annette Fyllgraf Holst has accepted a permanent position as secretary at the Department of Global Studies in the building 1465-67.

2017.11.01 | CAS, Arkæologi, Materials, Culture and Heritage, Globale Studier, Historie og Klassiske Studier

Introduction of Sine Grove Saxkjær

Postdoc in the excavation project "Caesar's Forum in Rome" project

Events

Wed 19 Sep
09:00-18:00 |
China Emerges as a Global Power
A broad range of China expertise will initiate multi-disciplinary dialogues on the nature of China’s emergence as a global power and its implications for Denmark, taking into consideration business opportunities, cultural encounters and political challenges.