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NIAS Staff

Director

Geir Helgesen , Director
Tel: (+45) 3532 9523/ 2324 0609
Email: [email protected]
Area of responsibility

Director of NIAS and senior researcher. 

Research areas

Cultural sociology, Korea/East Asia, comparative politics, political culture and forms of governance. 

 

Chunrong Liu , Executive Vice Director Fudan-European Centre for China Studies
Tel: +45 3532 9522
Email: [email protected]
Area of responsibility

Managing the Fudan-European Centre for China Studies and China-relevant issues

Administration

Katrine Herold , Project Coordinator & Centre Administrator
Tel: (+45) 3532 9504
Email: [email protected]
Area of responsibility

Project coordinator responsible for the NIAS SUPRA Programme and the NIAS Newsletter. In charge of conferences, guest lectures and seminars. Support and coordinate the work of the Nordic NIAS Council.

 

Natalie Elinor Park , Executive Assistant, The Fudan-European Centre for China Studies
Tel: (+45) 3532 9522
Email: [email protected]
Area of responsibility

Project coordination/communication, the Fudan-European Centre for China Studies

Marie Yoshida , ADI Project Coordinator
Tel: (+45) 3532 9521
Email: [email protected]
Area of responsibility

Coordinates the Asian Dynamics Initiative - ADI.

Amanda Lybke Rasmussen , Student Assistant
Tel: (+45) 3532 9500
Email: [email protected]
Area of responsibility

Administration, NIAS SUPRA Programme, NIAS LINC

Camilla Roedahl Nobusawa , Student Assistant
Tel: +45 3532 9500
Email: [email protected]
Area of responsibility

Administration, NIAS SUPRA Program and NIAS LINC.

Ma Yi , Student Assistant
Tel: +45 3532 9500
Email: [email protected]
Area of responsibility

The Fudan-European Centre for China Studies

Library & Information Centre

Inga-Lill Blomkvist , Librarian and Webmaster
Tel: (+45) 3532 9512
Email: [email protected]
Area of responsibility

NIAS Digital Library as presented on  the AsiaPortal,  with online resources, the In Focus Blog and Nordic webpublications on the AsiaPortal. Administrator/coordinator of NNC Library Group and the NNC cooperation on electronic resources as well as general NIAS library and NIAS web issues.

Bernd T. Wunsch , System Administrator, Webdeveloper and IT Support
Tel: (+45) 3532 9513
Email: [email protected]
Area of responsibility

Responsible for

  • Web operations
  • Web development
  • AsiaPortal technical setup.
  • Technical admin of the AsiaPortal Service Provider.
  • Soo much more.
Nicol Foulkes Savinetti , Managing Editor, Asia in Focus
Tel: (+45) 3532 9530
Email: [email protected]
Area of responsibility

Oversee and coordinate the journal’s editorial activities.

NIAS Press

Gerald Jackson , Editor-in-Chief
Tel: (+45) 3532 9503
Email: [email protected]
Area of responsibility
Editor-in-chief of NIAS Press.
David Stuligross , Desk Editor
Tel: (+45) 3532 9501
Email: [email protected]
Adam Øster Posselt , Publishing Assistant
Tel: (+45) 3532 9501
Email: [email protected]
Area of responsibility

The student assistant position at NIAS Press entails providing support to the Press in all areas, including various marketing and editorial responsibilities.

Researchers

Cecilia Milwertz , Senior Researcher
Tel: (+45) 3532 9534
Email: [email protected]
Research areas

Encounters between Asia and the Nordic countries/Europe, gender, non-governmental organizing, People’s Republic of China  

Emilija Zabiliute , Post Doc Researcher
Tel: (+45) 3532 9500
Email: [email protected]
Research areas

Emilija has recently defended her PhD dissertation entitled ‘Living with Others: Subjectivity, Relatedness and Health among Urban Poor in Delhi” at the University of Copenhagen, Centre for Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies.
Based on a long-term fieldwork among urban poor, formal and informal medical practitioners and at a governmental health clinic dedicated for the poor, the study provides ethnography of everyday lives of the poor and their complex healthcare ecologies in an informal settlement. By taking everyday life as a vantage point to study illness and healthcare encounters, the study explores the effects of kin and neighbourly relatedness in women’s health choices and illness experiences.

Affiliated Researchers

Alexandra Kent , Senior Researcher, Dr.
Tel: (+46) 739149877
Email: [email protected]
Research areas

Cambodia, religion, healing, politics, conflict management, justice

Ida Nicolaisen , Senior Researcher
Tel: (+45) 3532 9533
Email: [email protected]
Research areas

Cultural anthropology, Indigenous peoples, Socio-economic development, Human rights
 Regional focus: Southeast Asia & West Africa.

Stig Toft Madsen , Fil.Dr, Senior Research Fellow
Tel: (+45) 22 80 56 11
Email: [email protected]; [email protected]
Research areas

India, South Asia, the Nordic countries, Europe

Guest Researchers

Sanae Suzuki , Research Fellow
Tel: (+45) 3533 2939
Email: [email protected]
Research areas

Regional security in Southeast Asia, decision-making in ASEAN, conflict management by regional organizations.

 

Khishigbayar Tsogbadrakh , Guest Researcher
Tel: (+45) 35320 9500
Email: [email protected]
Research areas
How tertiary education policy has been shaping urbanization and nomadic livestock husbandry in Mongolia, covering two historical periods: socialist (1960-1990) and post-socialist (1990-present).
 

Gitte Marianne Hansen , Guest Researcher
Tel: (+45) 35320 9500
Email: [email protected]
Research areas

Japan, Japanese culture, literature, manga, anime, film, contemporary Japanese society, Murakami Haruki, Miyazaki Hayao, gender, character construction theory.

Affiliated PhD Students

Sanna Schliewe , Associated PhD Student
Tel: (+45) 3532 9500
Email: [email protected]
Research areas

Uneasy encounters: A qualitative study of everyday negotiations between Nordic expatriates and the

Bo Ærenlund Sørensen , Associated PhD Student
Tel: (+45) 3532 9500
Email: [email protected]
Research areas

Chinese workers in the mainstream media

 

Affiliated Students

Michael Cornelius Mærsk-Møller Hansson , Associated Workplace Student
Tel: +45 3532 9500
Email: [email protected]
Research areas

Staying delicious, staying well – staying Kachin: an anthropological analysis of well-being among Kachin youth in Myitkyina, Kachin State, Myanmar

Johan Schoonhoven , Associated Workplace Student
Tel: +45 3532 9500
Email: [email protected]
Research areas

I am a Master's student from the Centre of East and South East Asian Studies at Lund University. In my thesis, I focus on South Korea’s development path and current challenges to contemporary society characterized by high youth unemployment, increasing economic inequality and lack of social mobility. In specific, I investigate the meaning of the emerging expression “Hell Joseon” and how language might reflect and/or ignite societal change. My thesis work is based on in-depth interviews with Koreans in their 20s and 30s.

Ma Yi , Associated Workplace Student
Tel: +45 3532 9500
Email: [email protected]
Research areas

At the moment his main focus is collective action theories; questioning how and why people cooperate and govern the commons. Thus he takes great interest in Danish cooperatives as well.

Matthias Vesterdal , Associated Workplace Student
Tel: +45 3532 9500
Email: [email protected]
Research areas

Tectonic shifts in geopolitical East Asia