NIAS Associates

Alexandra Kent
Tel: (+46) 739149877

Alix works on Cambodia, especially questions of religion, healing, politics, conflict management and justice.

Alexandra Kent

Anyarat Chattharakul
Tel: +316 2133 5992

Anyarat works on vote-canvassing networks, electoral campaigning, democratisation, power politics, vote-buying, patron-client relationships and political parties, especially in Thailand.

Anyarat Chattharakul

Ari Olavi Kokko, Professor
Tel: (+45) 3815 2533

Ari is a professor of economics at Copenhagen Business School. He has published widely on economic development and international trade, especially in relation to China and Vietnam.

Ari Olavi Kokko

Christian Bueger, Professor
(+45) 35 32 50 66

Christian is a professor of international relations at the Department for Political Science. His research focuses on ocean governance and maritime security in the Indo-Pacific.


Clemens Stubbe Østergaard, Senior Research Fellow
Tel: (+45) 2014 5106

Clemens is emeritus associate professor of political science at Aarhus University. His interests include Chinese politics and Denmark-China relations.


 Clemens Stubbe Østergaard

Chunrong LiuFudan-European Centre for China Studies, University of Oslo
Tel: +45 3532 9522

Chunrong is a political scientist with a focus on contemporary China


Chunrong Liu

Donald B. Wagner, Dr. Phil, Senior Research Fellow
Tel: (+45) 3331 2581

Don has a background in Chinese studies and mathematics, and has a wide range of academic interests.

Donald B. Wagner

Edyta Roszko, Senior Researcher
Tel: (+45) 3532 9500

Edyta’s research takes a broader perspective on maritime disputes, fisheries and militia in relation to and beyond territorially bounded states and economic and security interests.

Edyta Roszko

Elizabeth Brunner, PhD, MFA
Tel: -

Elizabeth is a US-based academic and author of the book Environmental Activism, Social Media, and Protest in China: Becoming Activists Over Wild Public Networks, which examines the use of social media in anti-PX protests in China.

Elizabeth Brunner

Erik Baark, PhD, Dr. phil
Tel:(+45) 3058 8846

Prof. Erik Baark is Professor Emeritus at the Division of Social Science and the Division of Environment at the Hong Kong University of Science & Technology. His primary research interests are related to innovation systems and science and technology policy in China and other East Asian countries.

Erik Baark

Flemming Ytzen, Journalist

Tel: (+45) 2530 4102

Flemming is a veteran journalist who has covered East Asia for various Danish media organizations, notably Politiken, and comments regularly on Asian affairs for DR2 and TV2 News.

Flemming Ytsen

Gitte Marianne Hansen, PhD, Lecturer in Japanese Studies
Tel: -

Gitte is a senior lecturer in Japanese studies at Newcastle University in the UK. Her current interests include Japanese fiction, especially the work of Murakami Haruki.

Gitte Marianne Hansen

Ida Nicolaisen, Senior Researcher
Tel: (+45) 3532 9533

Ida is a cultural anthropologist who works on indigenous peoples, socio-economic development, and human rights. She has a regional focus on Southeast Asia and West Africa.

Ida Nicolaisen

Johannes Dragsbæk Schmidt, Adjunct Associate Professor 
(+45) 9940 8404 

Johannes is currently working on two commissioned chapters "Widening the Gap. Power competition and Exploitation in Southeast Asia" for Handbook on Economic Imperialism, Oxford Uni. Press; and also for "Overview of Urban Development in South Asia" for Routledge Handbook of Asian Cities. Furthermore, he is working on several research projects related to Bhutan.


Jørgen Delman, Dr., Professor
Tel: (+45) 3532 8827

Jørgen is emeritus professor of China Studies at the University of Copenhagen. His interests include politics and governance, business and politics, civil society, science and technology, and climate and energy politics. He is a former director of NIAS.

Jørgen Delman

Kjeld Erik Brødsgaard, Professor, PhD, Director of Asia Research Centre
Tel: (+45) 3815 5758

Kjeld is Professor of Chinese Studies at Copenhagen Business School (CBS). His interests include China’s political economy in a comparative perspective, and corporate governance in the state sector.

Kjeld Erik Brødsgaard

Ma Yi, Postdoctoral Researcher

Ma holds a postdoctoral fellowship in the Department of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies at the University of Copenhagen, where he works on soft law governance in China.


Ma Yi

Mette Holm, Journalist

Tel: (+45) 2812 5300

Mette is a veteran journalist who has reported extensively from China (including Taiwan), Vietnam, Laos, Burma, Mongolia and a number of other Asian countries.

Mette Holm

Mikael Gravers, Associate Professor
Tel: (+45) 89 42 46 73

Mikael is best known for his writings on various ethnic communities of Myanmar. He is an emeritus associate professor at Aarhus University.

Mikael Gravers

Nina Trige Andersen, Independent researcher
Tel: (+45) 50 15 81 01

Nina is a historian and journalist focused on mobility, labor, politics, and organizing in and between Southeast Asia and the Nordic countries. Her latest book is ‘Labor Pioneers. Economy, Labor, and Migration in Filipino-Danish Relations 1950-2015’, Ateneo de Manila University Press, 2019


Pauline Stoltz, Associate Professor, PhD
Tel: (+45) 9940 8423

Pauline is Associate Professor at the Department of Politics and Society at Aalborg University in Denmark. Her most recent book is Gender, resistance and transnational memories of violent conflict (Palgrave Macmillan 2020) on memories of violent conflicts in Indonesia. She edits the Gendering Asia book series at NIAS Press.

Pauline Stoltz

Ravinder Kaur, Associate Professor
Tel: +45 51 30 27 05

Ravinder Kaur is associate professor of modern India and South Asia at the University of Copenhagen. Her latest book is Brand New Nation: Capitalist Dreams and Nationalist Designs in Twenty-First Century India (Stanford University Press 2020).

Ravinder Kaur

Saba Joshi, PhD
Tel: (+45) 3532 9500
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Saba is currently a Swiss National Science Foundation Research Fellow at Queen Elizabeth House, University of Oxford. She works on feminist political economy, the comparative politics of land governance and contentious politics, with a geographical focus on South and Southeast Asia.

Saba Joshi

Sarah Swider, Associate Professor 
+45 35 33 33 18

Sarah an Associate Professor at Wayne State University (USA), an Affiliate of the Center for Chinese Studies at the University of Michigan, and an Affiliated Research Professor in Sociology at the University of Copenhagen.

Sarah Swider

Stig Toft Madsen,
Tel: (+45) 2280 5611
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Stig works on India, South Asia, the Nordic countries and Eurasia.

Stig Toft Madsen

Søren Ivarsson, Associate professor
Tel: (+45) 31 95 77 43 / (+66) 903 175 691

Søren is associate professor of history at Chiang Mai University. He has worked on various aspects of Thailand and Laos's history. His current research deals with the interplay between Scandinavian entrepreneurs and the royal elite in Siam in the development of capitalism in Thailand. 

 Søren Ivarsson

Vibeke Børdahl, Dr. Phil, Senior Research Fellow
Tel: (+47) 67123881

Vibeke is a senior scholar of Chinese language and literature who has authored and edited numerous books and translations, including Han Xin’s Challenge (co-edited, NIAS Press 2019).

Vibeke Børdahl