Director of NIAS and senior researcher.
Cultural sociology, Korea/East Asia, comparative politics, political culture and forms of governance.
Managing the Fudan-European Centre for China Studies and China-relevant issues
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.
Coordinates the Asian Dynamics Initiative - ADI.
Administration, NIAS SUPRA Program, NIAS LINC
Administration, NIAS SUPRA Program, NIAS LINC, The Fudan European Centre for China Studies
The Fudan-European Centre for China Studies
Oversee and coordinate the journal’s editorial activities.
The student assistant position at NIAS Press entails providing support to the Press in all areas, including various marketing and editorial responsibilities.
Encounters between Asia and the Nordic countries/Europe, gender, non-governmental organizing, People’s Republic of China
Cambodia, religion, healing, politics, conflict management, justice
Cultural anthropology, Indigenous peoples, Socio-economic development, Human rights
Regional focus: Southeast Asia & West Africa.
India, South Asia, the Nordic countries, Europe
Japan, Japanese culture, literature, manga, anime, film, contemporary Japanese society, Murakami Haruki, Miyazaki Hayao, gender, character construction theory.
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."
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.
Subaltern urbanization, Urban trends in India, Structural Transformation, Caste relations, Constructivist methodologies
The project will explore how understandings of self and others is tranformed in everyday encounters
Chinese workers in the mainstream media
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.
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 is currently working on her master thesis in anthropology which investigates intergenerational relations in Chongqing, China.