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


NameTitleJob responsibilitiesPhoneE-mail
Brox, TrineAssociate professor Tibetology +45 51 30 29 65E-mail
Brudholm, ThomasAssociate professor Minority Studies +45 51 30 29 54E-mail
Elling, Rasmus ChristianAssociate professor Persian Studies +45 51 30 35 65E-mail
Højer, LarsAssociate professor, deputy head of department Comparative Culture Studies +45 27 57 44 24E-mail
Johansen, Birgitte SchepelernAssociate professor Minority Studies +45 51 30 25 70E-mail
Sejersen, FrankAssociate professor Greenlandic and Arctic Studies +45 40 18 61 67E-mail
Thisted, KirstenAssociate professor Minority Studies +45 20 31 19 92E-mail