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Til toppen Principal Investigators
PI, Morten Broberg
Professor of Law and Jean Monnet Chair holder, PhD, Centre for Studies in Legal Culture, Faculty of Law,
University of Copenhagen
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Deputy-PI, Kristian Cedervall Lauta
Assistant Professor, Centre for Enterprise Liability, Faculty of Law
University of Copenhagen
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Keywords: Natural Disasters, Risk Regulation, State of Exception, Human Rights, Distribution-mapping of responsibilities

Co-PI, Niels Henrik Gregersen
Professor, Department of Systematic Theology,
University of Copenhagen
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Keywords: Theology of Creation, Mutual interaction between Science and Religion, Sciences of complexity, Philosophy of evolutionary biology

Associated PI, Henrik Hansen
Professor, Department of Economics, Faculty of Social Sciences,
University of Copenhagen
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Keywords: Development economics and applied econometrics
Co-PI, Isak Winkel Holm
Professor, Department of Arts and Cultural Studies,
University of Copenhagen
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Keywords: Aesthetics and Politics, Imagination of disasters and catastrophes, Poetic justice

Co-PI, Peter Kjær Mackie Jensen
Associate Professor, Head of Studies, Master of Disaster Management (MDMa),
University of Copenhagen
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Keywords: Water, Sanitation and Environmental hygiene in low income countries, Environmental/Health impact assessment

Co-PI, Christian Lund
Professor, Department of Food and Resource Economics, Faculty of Science,
University of Copenhagen
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Associated PI, John Rand
Professor, Department of Economics, Faculty of Social Sciences,
University of Copenhagen
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Keywords: Development Economics, Economic advisor for think tanks in Vietnam and Mozambique
Co-PI, Birgitte Refslund Sørensen
Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology,
University of Copenhagen
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Keywords: Ethnic Identity, Emergency relief, Social reconstruction, Social inequality, South Asia / Sri Lanka, Children and Youth, Education, Conflict



Til toppen Post docs

Benedikte Alkjærsig Bjerge
Postdoc, Faculty of Science, Department of Food and Resource Economics, Section for Global Development, University of Copenhagen
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Education: Benedikte holds a PhD in Economics from University of Copenhagen. She also received an MA in Economics from University of Copenhagen.

Project description: Understanding the effects of natural disasters on social and economic development in sub-Saharan Africa. The project combines household surveys with social network and remote sensing data.

Keywords: Development Economics, Applied Econometrics, Natural Disasters, Social Networks and Adaptation Strategies

Karina Dalgas
Department of Anthropology, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Copenhagen
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Keywords: Disaster interventions, disaster recovery, migration, Philippines, remittances

Rune Graulund
Permanent Visiting Professor, Senior Lecturer,
University of Strathclyde, Glasgow
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Education: Rune holds a PhD in English and Comparative Literature from Goldsmiths, University of London. Rune splits his time between Glasgow, where he is a lecturer in English at the University of Strathclyde, and Copenhagen, as part of the Changing Disasters project.

Project description: Rune's project, Slow Burn Disaster, investigates the manner in which resource depletion confuses borders between man-made and natural disasters, as of the manner in which the seepage between actual, but also speculative, forms of energy futures are narrated in various cultural formats (literature, film, art, computer games, graphic novels).

Keywords: Slow Burn Disaster, Resource Depletion, Toxicity, Climate Change, Wasteland, Cultural Studies, Contemporary Literature, Science Fiction

Christine Tind Johannessen-Henry
Postdoc, Faculty of Theology,
University of Copenhagen
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Education: Christine holds a PhD in Lived Christianity and Empirical Theology from the University of Copenhagen.

Project description: Coping with disaster-related trauma: Psychological and theological models in pastoral care.

Keywords: Pastoral Care, Lived Religion, Natural Disasters, Trauma, Reconstructive Theology, Constructivist Theories

Jacob Lillemose
Postdoc, Department for Arts and Cultural Studies,
University of Copenhagen
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Education: Jacob holds a PhD in Art History from the University of Copenhagen.

Project description: A series of 18 exhibitions that focuses on art’s treatment of disasters – real as well as fictive – both historically and in relation to the present. The exhibitions will feature Danish and international art of the highest quality. The ambition of the postdoctoral project, the curatorial practice and individual exhibitions, to engage in a relation of exchange with the research at Changing Disasters and to expand and contribute to the broad interdisciplinary approach. Jacob is financed by a Novo Nordisk/Mads Øvlisen post-doc grant.

Keywords: Cultural History of Disasters, Disaster Imagery, Alternative Research, Contemporary Art

Emmanuel Raju
Post.doc, Faculty of Law,
University of Copenhagen
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Education: Emmanuel defended his PhD in December 2013 at Lund University. He holds an MA in Disaster Management from the Tata Institute of Social Sciences. He is part of the personnel roster of the Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency (MSB) as Disaster Risk Reduction Expert since 2011.

Project description: TBA

Keywords: Disaster Response, Disaster Recovery, International Law, Stakeholders

Suhella Tulsiani
Postdoc, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences,
University of Copenhagen
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Education: Suhella holds a PhD in Molecular Biology and Epidemiology from The University of Queensland. She received an MA in Resource and Environmental Management from The Australian National University.

Project description: Understanding disease epidemics from historical and contemporary perspectives. This project analyses and reviews three distinct aspects of infectious disease epidemics: (1) phylogenetics, (2) spillover events and (3) intervention practices such as quarantine and vaccination. Cholera and influenza pandemics form case studies for this project.
Suhella is also involved in the development and execution of the microbiological aspects of the C5 project.

Keywords:  Epidemiology, Phylogenetics, Emerging Infectious Diseases, Cholera, Influenza, Quarantine

Somogy Varga
Permanent Visiting Professor, Associate Professor,
University of Memphis
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Til toppen PhD Fellows
Elsa de Freitas Alves
PhD fellow, Department of Arts and Cultural Studies, Faculty of Humanities,
University of Copenhagen
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Kristoffer Albris
PhD fellow, Faculty of Social Sciences, Anthropolgy,
University of Copenhagen
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Education: Kristoffer holds a BA and MA in Anthropology from the University of Copenhagen.

Project description: My PhD project examines the political consequences of floods in Dresden, Germany. Through a long-term ethnographic fieldwork, the aim is to identify how the major floods in 2002 and 2013 have generated political issues and controversies. The project attempts to understand the social, political and technological mechanisms whereby disasters alter the configuration of civic communities and state-citizen relations. These are important questions to ask given the future climatic changes that Europe will face in the future.

Keywords: Anthropology of Disaster, Civil Society, Flood Risk Management, Climate Adaptation, Central Europe

Mikkel Christoffersen
PhD-fellow at the Department of Systematic Theology, Faculty of Theology, University of Copenhagen
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Education: Mikkel holds an MA in Theology (cand.theol) from the University of Copenhagen.

Project Description: Towards a Theology of Risk and Danger. The project investigates theological models for understanding and living with risk and danger in a Christian context.

Keywords: Risk, Danger, Theories of Atonement, Systematic Theology, Interdisciplinary Theology

Nathan Edward Clark
PhD fellow, The Faculty of Law,
University of Copenhagen
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Peter Fisker
PhD fellow, Faculty of Science,
University of Copenhagen
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Education: Peter holds a cand.polit / MSc Economics degree, and is studying for his PhD from the Department of Food and Resource Economics (IFRO), in the section for Global Development as part of Changing Disasters.

Project description: A study of the effects of natural disasters on social and economic development. With a main focus on droughts in the Sahel, the project combines remote sensing data with household surveys and other location specific information using GIS methods.

Keywords: Development Economics, GIS, Econometrics, Natural Disasters, Droughts, Conflict, Institutions, Sahel

Peer Illner
PhD fellow, Faculty of Humanities,
University of Copenhagen
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Education: Peer holds a BA in Media and Sociology and an MA in Contemporary Art Theory,
both from Goldsmiths College, University of London, and is currently a PhD fellow in Changing Disasters.

Project description: An analysis of the impact of disasters on the content, form and media of cultural theory.

Keywords: Theory Schools, Late 20th Century, Media Theory, Disasters, Structuralism

Roger Mas

Visiting PhD fellow,
Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
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Education: Roger holds a BA in Philosophy, an MA in Contemporary Philosophy and a MA in Writing for Television and Cinema from Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, and is currently a PhD fellow in Changing Disasters and UAB.

Project description: An analysis of apocalyptic cinema and Lars Von Trier’s Melancholia using Kierkegaard’s and Heidegger’s theories on death and anxiety.

Keywords: Philosophy, Cinema, Apocalypse, Melancholia, Death, Anxiety, Disasters


Matthew David Phelps
PhD fellow, Department of International Health, Immunology & Microbiology
University of Copenhagen
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Til toppen Associated Researchers
Rasmus Dahlberg
Phd fellow, Faculty of Health Science,
University of Copenhagen
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Education: With a background in history (MA) and the private sector, Rasmus is an experienced consultant and author of several books on disaster history. After lecturing at the Master of Disaster Management programme at the University of Copenhagen for several years he is currently a PhD Fellow at the Department of Int. Health, Immunology and Microbiology, partly funded by the Danish Emergency Management AGency. Co-founder of COPE and a member of the COPE publication committee.

Project description: An analysis of unpredictability and uncertainty in emergency planning from an historical point of view.

Keywords: Complexity theory, Risk Perception, Unpredictability, Uncertainty, Emergency Planning and Management
Robin Engelhardt
Post doc, Faculty of Health Science,
University of Copenhagen
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Kjeld Rasmussen
Professor, Faculty of Science,
University of Copenhagen
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Til toppen Administration
Project Coordinator Maria Lotz
ICT Services, Faculty of Law,
University of Copenhagen
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