Cross-Cultural Studies

The research area Cross-cultural Studies focuses on the study of language, culture, society and religion in a comparative and global perspective.

The research is part of the latest international research in fields related to the study of cultural encounters, religious and political conflicts, intercultural communication, minority/majority processes, multilingualism, innovation, urbanisation and globalisation. These are fields often dominated by asymmetric power and normative relationships, and in which complex patterns of action, self-understanding and dynamic negotiations of meaning also play a key role.

The research is based on problems in a wide range of disciplines, such as anthropology, sociology of religion, philosophy, comparative literature, materiality studies, sociology, regional studies, history and humanistic cultural studies. 

The research focuses on the different ways in which people experience and organise culture around the world, and how cultural importance is created, maintained and challenged. The research often takes as its starting point the prevailing circumstances in specific regions, with particular attention to phenomena and processes that transcend cultural, social and religious borders, both within the region in question and between regions.

Collective projects and research centers


Name Title Job responsibilities Phone E-mail
Bandak, Andreas Associate Professor Comparative Culture Studies +4551302514 E-mail
Brox, Trine Associate Professor, Deputy Head of Department Tibetology +4551302965 E-mail
Brudholm, Thomas Associate Professor Minority Studies +4551302954 E-mail
Crone, Christine Aster Postdoc Comparative Culture Studies +4527593391 E-mail
Elling, Rasmus Christian Associate Professor Persian Studies +4551303565 E-mail
Fihl, Ingrid Lindbo PhD Fellow Chinese Studies +4524850831 E-mail
Flyvholm, Anne-Mai PhD Fellow Minority Studies +4535324722 E-mail
Hastrup, Anders Postdoc Comparative Culture Studies   E-mail
Holst, Birgitte Stampe Postdoc Comparative Culture Studies +4535328147 E-mail
Højer, Lars External Researcher Comparative Culture Studies +4527574424 E-mail
Johansen, Birgitte Schepelern Associate Professor Minority Studies +4551302570 E-mail
Jyderup, Jesper Lee PhD Fellow Cross-Cultural Studies   E-mail
Koch, Julian Johannes Immanuel Marie Curie Fellow Minority Studies +4535328378 E-mail
Sejersen, Frank Associate Professor Greenlandic and Arctic Studies +4540186167 E-mail
Thisted, Kirsten Associate Professor Minority Studies +4520311992 E-mail