Staff – University of Copenhagen

Frank Sejersen

Frank Sejersen

Associate Professor

Education and employment
2009-
Study programme coordinator for Cross-Cultural Studies, University of Copenhagen

2003-
Associate professor at Eskimology and Arctic Studies, University of Copenhagen

2002
Temporary lecturer at Eskimology and Arctic Studies, University of Copenhagen

1999-2002
Assistant professor with research project financed by The Commission for Scientific Research in Greenland and The Danish Environmental Agency, University of Copenhagen

1998-1999
Assistant research professor at Eskimology and Arctic Studies with research project financed by the Research Councils (TUPOLAR), University of Copenhagen

1995-1998
Ph.D. degree at Faculty of Humanities, University of Copenhagen

1994
Visiting researcher at Eskimology and Arctic Studies with research project financed by the Nordic Research Council, University of Copenhagen

1987-1994
MA (research degree) at Department of Anthropology, University of Copenhagen

 

Research projects
2016-2020    
Nordic Centre of Excellence on Resource Extraction and Sustainable Arctic Communities (project research partner) (financed by NordForsk)

2015-2019
Politics of Postcoloniality and Sustainability in the Arctic (project research partner) (financed by Velux Foundation)

2016-2017
Indigeneity in waiting: elusive rights and the power of hope (project research partner) (financed by Kone Foundation)

2009-2013   
Ice, Climate and Development in Greenland (financed by European Research Council)

2009-2009
Human agency and the anatomy of climate change adaptation strategies (financed by the Faculty of Humanities, University of Copenhagen)

2006-2009
The urban Greenland (financed by the Danish Research Council)

1999-2002
Landscape perceptions, local knowledge and sustainable development in Greenland (financed by the Danish Environmental Agency and the Commission for Scientific Research in Greenland)

1995-1999
Environmental Knowledge, Cultural Strategies and Development in Greenland and the Circumpolar North (financed by the Danish Research Councils (TUPOLAR-initiative))

1995-1998
Hunting of Marine Mammals: Cultural Aspects of Resource Management in Greenland (Ph.D. project financed by the Danish Research Council (SHF))

1994-1998
Hunting of Marine Mammals: Cultural Aspects of Ressource Management in the Circumpolar Regions (financed by Nordic Research Council (NOS-H))

 

Regional specialization:
Arctic with a special focus on Greenland. Anthropological fieldwork in Sisimiut, Maniitsoq and Nuuk 1995, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2007 og 2011.

 

Other academic qualifications

External examiner in anthropology at Aarhus University, University of Copenhagen and University of Greenland.

Referee-assignments for the National Science Foundation, the Research Council of Norway, National Geographic Society, Current Anthropology, Human Ecology, Human Organization, AMBIO, Journal of Rural and Community Development, Polar Record, Ètudes Inuit Studies, Young, Danish Journal of Geography, Alaska Journal of Anthropology, the Arctic Human Development Report and the Arctic Climate Impact Assessment.

Member of policy working group under International Arctic Science Commmitee (IASC) and former council member of the Int. Arctic Social Sciences Association (IASSA). Steering committee member of Sustainability Science Centre (University of Copenhagen) and Centre for Cultural Studies in Sustainability (Faculty of Humanities). Member of Climate Panel of University of Copenhagen (2007-2010). Member of the Committee for Greenlandic Mineral Resources to the Benefit of Society (2013-1014).

Ph.D. supervisor for Lill Rastad Bjørst "Arktiske diskurser og klimaforandringer i Grønland" (2008-2011), Valeria Guerrieri "The Transformative Power of the Pipeline. A Study on Arctic Energy Development" (2015-)

Education

Mag. scient. ph.d.

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