Duncan McCargo

Duncan McCargo , Director
Tel: (+45) 3532 4628

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Terese Gagnon

Terese Gagnon, Postdoctoral Researcher
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Terese is a Postdoctoral Researcher at NIAS and the Department of Political Science in the "The Politics of Climate and Sustainability in Asia." She holds a PhD in anthropology from Syracuse University. Her dissertation is about Karen food, seed, and political sovereignty across landscapes of home and exile. She is co-editor of the book Movable Gardens: Itineraries and Sanctuaries of Memory.

Myunghee Lee, Postdoctoral Researcher 
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Myunghee is the KF-NIAS Korea Fellow. Her research focuses on protest, social movement, authoritarianism, and democratization. Her postdoctoral project is a comparative study on the persistence of authoritarian legacies in South Korea and Poland. Her work appears in journals such as International Security, International Studies Review, and Politics & Gender. 

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Kuan-Jen Chen, Postdoctoral Researcher 
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Kuan-Jen is the ADI-NIAS Postdoctoral Research Fellow. His research focuses on Cold War history, modern East Asian  history, and US foreign policy. Dr Chen is currently finalising his book manuscript: The Making of America’s Maritime Order in Cold War East Asia: Sovereignty, Local Interests, and International Security. Kuan-Jen also published his academic journal articles in English, Chinese, and Japanese.

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Van Tran, Postdoctoral Researcher
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Van is a Postdoctoral Researcher at NIAS and the Department of Political Science. She studies social movements and digital cultures under authoritarianism in Myanmar and beyond. Her Ph.D. dissertation examines the resilience of public activism under repressive regimes. Her recent analysis and commentaries on Burmese politics appeared on The Washington Post, Brookings Institution, etc.

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Library & Information Centre

Inga-Lill Blomkvist

Inga-Lill Blomkvist, Librarian and Web-coordinator
Tel: (+45) 3532 9512

Inga-Lill maintains the collection of electronic resources for studies and research on Asia to be found on the and co-ordinates the NNC library cooperation around these resources. She also coordinates NIAS' websites.


Marie Yoshida

Marie Yoshida, Senior Advisor
Tel: (+45) 3532 9521

Marie coordinates the Asian Dynamics Initiative – ADI – a University of Copenhagen project, which promotes Asian studies across the humanities and social sciences.

Susanne Boelt Kristiansen

Susanne Boelt Kristiansen , Student Assistant
Tel: (+45) 3532 9500

Susanne helps make everything happen at NIAS, including our events, our visiting residency programme, and our e-resources.

Tyra Winther Orton, Student Assistant
Tel: (+45) 3532 9500

Tyra helps make everything happen at NIAS, including our events, our visiting residency programme, and our e-resources.

Julia Heinle, Student Assistant
Tel: (+45) 3532 9500

Julia helps make everything happen at NIAS, including our events, the visiting residency programme, and our e-resources.

Fakhrul Islam

Fakhrul Islam, IT 
Tel: (+45) 3532 9500

Fakhrul maintains and develops our Asiaportal website and the NIAS library IT infrastructure, so we can all do our work.

NIAS Press

Gerald Jackson

Gerald Jackson, Editor-in-Chief
Tel: (+45) 35 32 95 03

Gerald creates wonderful books about Asia. His formal title does not do justice to his many talents and responsibilities.

Fanny Töpper

Fanny Töpper, Publishing Assistant
Tel: (+45) 3533 2604

Fanny helps NIAS Press create wonderful books about Asia, working on marketing, editorial and other matters.

David Stuligross

David Stuligross, Desk Editor
Tel: (+45) 3532 9501

David polishes up our books to make them even better.


Guest researchers

Gitte Marianne Hansen

Gitte Marianne Hansen, Guest Researcher
Tel: (+45) 35320 9500

Gitte does research on Japan, especially Japanese culture, literature, manga, anime, film, contemporary Japanese society, Murakami Haruki, Miyazaki Hayao, gender and character construction theory.

Andreas Forsby

Andreas Bøje Forsby, Guest Researcher 
Tel: (+45) 61 777 111

Andreas is an international relations specialist who works on China's foreign and security policy, China’s identity and emotional assertiveness, US-China strategic rivalry, Nordic-China relations, the South China Sea and the Korean Peninsula.

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Affiliated PhD students

Lisa Lindkvist Zhang

Lisa Lindkvist Zhang, Associated PhD Student
Tel: +45 4232 0120 / +49 15773761466

Lisa works on Modern China, Late Qing and Republican Intellectual History, Indian Philosophy, and Translation Studies.

Tabita Rosendal

Tabita Rosendal Ebbesen, Associated PhD Student
Tel: +45 29244018

Tabita is a PhD student at the Centre for East and South-East Asian Studies at Lund University, Sweden, where she also lectures on China’s modern history as well as contemporary Chinese politics and society.

Joanne Kuai, Associated PhD Student
Tel: +46 54 700 2426

Joanne is a PhD Candidate at Karlstad University, Sweden, with a research project on "Artificial Intelligence in Chinese Newsrooms". Her research interests centre around data and AI for media, the social implications of automation and algorithms and contemporary China.