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Jan Gustafsson

Associate professor, PhD
Research profile:

  1. General interests: Latin American culture, history, politics (political culture), literature, film, popular culture. Cultural theory, identity theory, subjectivity theory and philosophy. Semiotics. Utopia as empirical and theoretical concept. Travel writing. Decolonial theory. Frontier/Boundary theory.
  2. Past projects (some): European and Danish perceptions of Latin America. Danish travel writing to LA. Discourse, power and interpellation in Cuba. Subject and power in Cuban film (Gutiérrez Alea). Boundary as concept and practice.
  3. Current projects: Subject, memory, migration and utopian discourse, in relation to Cuba.
  4. Future projects: (a) Memories of (under)development – analysis of two novels and two films and their discursive and imaginary context 1965-2010. (b) Peter Pan, migration and memory. (Memories and interpretations of the Peter Pan Operation of exiling Cuban children ca. 1960-62).
  5. New interest fields: Photography in relation to (verbal) text.

Nieves Hernández-Flores

Associate professor, PhD
Research profile:

  1. General interests: Sociopragmatics, Face studies, Discourse Analysis, Critical Discourse Analysis, Intercultural communication, Political Discourse, Media Discourse, Discourse and Migration.
  2. Current projects: COSOPRAG project (http://edice.org/cosoprag/) a sociopragmatic methodological model for research in linguistic varieties of Spanish. Universities involved in the project: Stockhom, Bergen, Århus, Syddansk, Copenhagen, Bologna, Sevilla, Atlántico (Colombia), Nuevo León (Mexico), California (USA), Central de Venezuela.
  3. Academic contacts in Latin America and Spain through network: EDICE (www.edice.org)
  4. New interest fields: narrations and identity.

Julio Hans C. Jensen

Associate Professor, PhD
Research profile:

1. General interests: Latin American literature. The notion of modernity. Secularization and religion. Cinema. Philosophy and literature. Colonialism, mestizaje/hibridez and neo-colonialism. La conquista.

2. Past projects: The idea of Latin America and the indigenous peoples in early modernity (Tirso de Molina, Inca Garcilaso de la Vega). Francisco de Vitoria and the conquest of America. Nicolás Guillén. Borges. García Márquez. Vargas Llosa.

3. Current projects: The idea of Latin America. Latin American literature and culture and the relation to Europe. Modernity.

4. New interest fields: Cinema. Contemporary literature.

Anne Marie Ejdesgaard Jeppesen

Associate professor, PhD
Research profile:

  1. General interests: Latin American history, culture and present day social relations, social movements, democracy, and economic development. Theoretical focus areas are social movements, social class, gender and ethnicity, identity constructions, power and discourse, decolonial theory (especially South-South Epistemologies)
  2. Current and ongoing projects: Social movements in Bolivia, peasant women’s organizations, the new Political Constitution and the process of change.
  3. Future projects: Migration and Memory, Chilean migrants in Denmark.

Sandi Michele de Oliveira

Associate professor, PhD
Research profile:

  1. General interests:   Sociopragmatics, Face studies, Discourse Analysis, Critical Discourse Analysis, Intercultural communication, Political Discourse, Media Discourse, Discourse and Migration, Postcolonial theories, Border – Boundary – Frontier perspectives on identity.
  2. Current and ongoing projects:  The linguistic and social construction of identity in the Portuguese-speaking world and diaspora; the maintenance of transnational identity in the diaspora; memory and commemoration; political discourse; address forms and politeness; doctor-patient communication.
  3. Future projects: (a) The negotiation(s) of identity by minority groups, as well as public policies, in Brazilian society.

Georg Wink

Associate professor, PhD
Research profile:

  1. General interests: Cultural and social history of Brazil in texts and contexts (especially narratives of national identity), Contemporary Brazilian Literature, Cultural Theory, Migration (especially Transculturality, Identity Discourses), Decolonial Theory (especially South-South Epistemologies).
  2. Past Projects: Postdoctoral research on German Migrant Literature as an expression of transculturality; Intercultural Communication Theory and Practice; Postdoctoral research on  South-South cultural relations (intellectual relations and transfers of ideas between Latin America and South Asia).
  3. Current projects: Literature, genre and its relations to other arts like film and music with a special focus on popular literature or so called “sub”-literature (in cooperation with the University of Brasília, vice-coordinator)
  4. Future projects: The negotiation(s) of identity by minority groups, as well as public policies, in Brazilian society (planned in cooperation with PUC/Rio); Branding strategies of Brazil as a new Global Player in the context of the current and upcoming sporting events (in planning).

Milton Almonacid

PhD fellow

Marie Ørum Wikman

PhD fellow

Mads Jon Damgaard Andersen

PhD fellow