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NIAS Staff

Director

Geir Helgesen , Director
Tel: (+45) 3532 9523/ 2324 0609
Email: geir@nias.ku.dk
Area of responsibility

Director of NIAS and senior researcher. 

Research areas

Cultural sociology, Korea/East Asia, comparative politics, political culture and forms of governance. 

 

Chunrong Liu , Executive Vice Director Fudan-European Centre for China Studies
Tel: +45 3532 9522
Email: chunrong.liu@nias.ku.dk
Area of responsibility

Managing the Fudan-European Centre for China Studies and China-relevant issues

Administration

Katrine Herold , Project Coordinator & Centre Administrator
Tel: (+45) 3532 9504
Email: katrine.herold@nias.ku.dk
Area of responsibility

Project coordinator responsible for the NIAS SUPRA Programme and the NIAS Newsletter. In charge of conferences, guest lectures and seminars. Support and coordinate the work of the Nordic NIAS Council.

 

Marie Yoshida , ADI Project Coordinator
Tel: (+45) 3532 9521
Email: marie.yoshida@nias.ku.dk
Area of responsibility

Coordinates the Asian Dynamics Initiative - ADI.

Amanda Lybke Rasmussen , Student Assistant
Tel: (+45) 3532 9500
Email: amanda.lybke.rasmussen@nias.ku.dk
Area of responsibility

Administration, NIAS SUPRA Program, NIAS LINC

Camilla Roedahl Nobusawa , Student Assistant
Tel: +45 3532 9500
Email: crn@nias.ku.dk
Area of responsibility

Administration, NIAS SUPRA Program, NIAS LINC, The Fudan European Centre for China Studies

Kasper Ørntoft Thor , Student Assistant
Tel: (+45) 3532 9500
Email: xkh814@alumni.ku.dk
Area of responsibility

The Fudan-European Centre for China Studies

Ma Yi , Student Assistant
Tel: +45 3532 9500
Email: yima2015@hotmail.com
Area of responsibility

The Fudan-European Centre for China Studies

Library & Information Centre

Inga-Lill Blomkvist , Librarian and Webmaster
Tel: (+45) 3532 9512
Email: ilb@nias.ku.dk
Area of responsibility

NIAS Digital Library as presented on  the AsiaPortal,  with online resources, the In Focus Blog and Nordic webpublications on the AsiaPortal. Administrator/coordinator of NNC Library Group and the NNC cooperation on electronic resources as well as general NIAS library and NIAS web issues.

Bernd T. Wunsch , Student Assistant
Tel: (+45) 3532 9513
Email: btw@nias.ku.dk
Area of responsibility
Student assistant at the library.
Nicol Foulkes Savinetti , Managing Editor, Asia in Focus
Tel: (+45) 3532 9530
Email: nicol.foulkes@nias.ku.dk
Area of responsibility

Oversee and coordinate the journal’s editorial activities.

NIAS Press

Gerald Jackson , Editor-in-Chief
Tel: (+45) 3532 9503
Email: gerald@nias.ku.dk
Area of responsibility
Editor-in-chief of NIAS Press.
David Stuligross , Desk Editor
Tel: (+45) 3532 9501
Email: david.stuligross@nias.ku.dk
Adam Øster Posselt , Publishing Assistant
Tel: (+45) 3532 9501
Email: books@nias.ku.dk
Area of responsibility

The student assistant position at NIAS Press entails providing support to the Press in all areas, including various marketing and editorial responsibilities.

Researchers

Cecilia Milwertz , Senior Researcher
Tel: (+45) 3532 9534
Email: milwertz@nias.ku.dk
Research areas

Encounters between Asia and the Nordic countries/Europe, gender, non-governmental organizing, People’s Republic of China  

Emilija Zabiliute , Post Doc Researcher
Tel: (+45) 3532 9500
Email: ez@anthro.ku.dk
Research areas

Emilija has recently defended her PhD dissertation entitled ‘Living with Others: Subjectivity, Relatedness and Health among Urban Poor in Delhi” at the University of Copenhagen, Centre for Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies.
Based on a long-term fieldwork among urban poor, formal and informal medical practitioners and at a governmental health clinic dedicated for the poor, the study provides ethnography of everyday lives of the poor and their complex healthcare ecologies in an informal settlement. By taking everyday life as a vantage point to study illness and healthcare encounters, the study explores the effects of kin and neighbourly relatedness in women’s health choices and illness experiences.

Affiliated Researchers

Alexandra Kent , Senior Researcher, Dr.
Tel: (+46) 739149877
Email: alixkent@yahoo.co.uk
Research areas

Cambodia, religion, healing, politics, conflict management, justice

Ida Nicolaisen , Senior Researcher
Tel: (+45) 3532 9533
Email: nicolaisen@nias.ku.dk
Research areas

Cultural anthropology, Indigenous peoples, Socio-economic development, Human rights
 Regional focus: Southeast Asia & West Africa.

Stig Toft Madsen , Fil.Dr, Senior Research Fellow
Tel: (+45) 22 80 56 11
Email: Stig.Toft.Madsen@nias.ku.dk; Stigtm49@gmail.com
Research areas

India, South Asia, the Nordic countries, Europe

Guest Researchers

Gitte Marianne Hansen , Guest Researcher
Tel: (+45) 35320 9500
Email: gitte.marianne.hansen@gmail.com
Research areas

Japan, Japanese culture, literature, manga, anime, film, contemporary Japanese society, Murakami Haruki, Miyazaki Hayao, gender, character construction theory.

Bonn Juego , Guest Researcher
Tel: (+45) 35320 9500
Email: bonn.juego@jyu.fi
Research areas

Political Economy of Development; North-South Relations; Contemporary Nordic-Asia Development Cooperation; Asian Varieties of Capitalism; Authoritarian Neoliberalism; ASEAN Community-Building Processes; Political Economy of Southeast Asia, the Philippines, and Malaysia; Alternative Futures; Development Economics; Science, Technology and Innovation Studies

Emilie Wellfelt , Guest Researcher
Tel: (+45) 3532 9500
Email: emilie.wellfelt@lnu.se
Research areas

Emilie's research will be into the topic ‘Birds of Paradise: The role of trade skins to the introduction of Islam in the Spice Islands’.

  "The research I am doing at NIAS brings together different strands of my interests, while being a rather specific study. I am investigating the potential role of the Bird of Paradise to the introduction of Islam in the Spice Islands (Maluku) in the 15th-16th centuries."

Affiliated PhD Students

Sanna Schliewe , Associated PhD Student
Tel: (+45) 3532 9500
Email: sanna.schliewe@nias.ku.dk
Research areas

The project will explore how understandings of self and others is tranformed in everyday encounters

Bo Ærenlund Sørensen , Associated PhD Student
Tel: (+45) 3532 9500
Email: bo.erenlund.sorensen@nias.ku.dk
Research areas

Chinese workers in the mainstream media

 

Affiliated Students

Henriette Bagger , Associated Workplace Student
Tel: +45 3532 9500
Email: henriette.bagger@gmail.com
Research areas

My thesis is about Chinese participation in UN peacekeeping missions with a focus on China's contribution to the mission in South Sudan.
Peacekeeping missions are one of the UN's core activities and the aim is to look deeper into China's engagement in the UN peacekeeping mission in South Sudan as a reflection of Chinas general engagement in and development within the UN throughout recent years and where it may head in the future.

Jonathan Lehmann , Associated Workplace Student
Tel: +45 3532 9500
Email: duudan@hotmail.com
Research areas

I am an anthropology student at the University of Copenhagen. I am currently working on my master thesis entitled "(Yet another) Paradise Lost?", which investigates the changing livelihood strategies of local seaweed farmers in the small island of Nusa Lembongan, located in the Balinese Sea. Through a long-term ethnographic fieldwork, I have seen how the lives and economic strategies of three different families have changed drastically in order to follow the flows and consequences of the emerging tourist industry.

Ma Yi , Associated Workplace Student
Tel: +45 3532 9500
Email: yima2015@hotmail.com
Research areas

At the moment his main focus is collective action theories; questioning how and why people cooperate and govern the commons. Thus he takes great interest in Danish cooperatives as well.

Catja Nilsson , Associated Workplace Student
Tel: +45 3532 9500
Email: catjanilsson1@gmail.com
Research areas

Catja is currently working on her master thesis in anthropology which investigates intergenerational relations in Chongqing, China.

Sidsel Marie Nygaard , Associated Workplace Student
Tel: +45 3532 9500
Email: sidselmarienygaard@gmail.com
Research areas

Sidsel is writing her master thesis in political science with the work title "Tiger Cub Economies Struggling to Grow Up - case study of Malaysia", which investigates the political economy of the new Asian Tiger economies.