PhD and Postdoc projects on Asia

Faculty of Humanities and Faculty of Social Sciences

Name, affiliation, e-mail

Research interests

Faculty of Humanities

Dragsdahl, Rune Christoffer Bech
PhD fellow
Department of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies

srg153@hum.ku.dk

Indian Pulses in Africa: An ethnographic exploration of the role of Indian investors and entrepreneurs in agricultural exports from Mozambique and Ethiopia to India
An explorative project 'following the pulses' in and of the increasing trade between India and Africa. Part of the project Emerging Worlds: ethnographic explorations of new south-south connections.

Fajriani, Rinatania Anggraeni  

PhD fellow

Department of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies

cgb609@hum.ku.dk

Identity and Digital Boundaries: Self-Disclosure Preferences on Internet Dating
virtual identity, digital boundaries and cultural change in Indonesia

Fihl, Ingrid

PhD Student
Dept. of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies

ingrid.fihl@hum.ku.dk

Everyday Ethics of Food Safety in Family Life in contemporary Shanghai - An ethnographic study of consumer practices, trust, knowledge, and relational ethics through food among families in a Chinese metropolis

Harmsen, Peter Roy

PhD fellow

Department of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies

peter.harmsen@hum.ku.dk

My PhD project concerns the biography of Danish entrepreneur Laurits Andersen (1849-1928), a pioneer among foreign businessmen in the Tianjin and Shanhai areas around the turn of the 20th century. In addition, my primary research interests are the following:

The Second Sino-Japanese war (1931-1945)

Republican China

Biography as literary genre

Collective biography

Social network analysis

Hedegaard, Marianne Viftrup 

PhD fellow
Department of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies
mariannehedegaard@hum.ku.dk
Corporate Buddhism – Secularized Buddhist practices in the Danish Corporate world

Kraayvanger, Anna-Luise 

PhD fellow
Department of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies

Uyghur historical novels as social commentary (1985‒2015)

Mirsultan, Aysima 

Postdoctoral fellow

Department of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies

Legal pluralism and communal identity: a multi-disciplinary study of legal documents from the oases of Khotan, Kashgar and Kucha, southern Xinjiang (1911–1949)

Stadler, Mark Philip

PhD fellow
Department of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies

vgb351@hum.ku.dk

Urban Poor Activism and its Political Struggles in Metropolitan Jakarta

About urban poor activism in Jakarta, the capital of the Republic of Indonesia, and how activists struggle to change the rampant urban poverty problematic in a transformative way.

Aarslev, Rasmus Johan

PhD Fellow
Department of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies

 

Ziyin, Li

Visiting PhD fellow
Department of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies

Chinese Studies

Faculty of Social Sciences

Alexander Linyu Qian Chen

PhD fellow
Dept. of Sociology

alexchen@soc.ku.dk

China's transition towards post-industrial development and its functionally corresponding socio-spatial form, i.e. changes to the rural-urban relationship, coastal-inland relationship, and the internal restructuring of urban spaces.

Ilkjær, Helene

Industrial postdoctoral fellow

Department of Anthropology
h.ilkjaer@anthro.ku.dk

Anthropological studies of disruptive technology deployment in Airports

Lillelund, Caroline Johanne

PhD fellow

Department of Anthropology

cl@anthro.ku.dk

Museums, artefacts, representation, politics, identity, India, Europe 

Liu, Yu-Ting

PhD fellow
Department of Sociology
ytl@soc.ku.dk

Comparative welfare state analysis, especially the comparison of the East Asian welfare states with various European welfare state types

Ma, Yi

PhD fellow

Department of Political Science
ym@ifs.ku.dk

Chinese politics, collective action, comparative politics

Mennes, Frauke Tom H.

PhD fellow

Department of Anthropology
fthm@anthro.ku.dk

Rungby, Asmus Randløv

PhD fellow

Department of Anthropology

arr@anthro.ku.dk

My research focuses on the relationship between human identities and democratic systems, attempting to understand democratic complexes as a mode of societal formation entwining with human lives and selves in their full complexity rather than as matters of elections and their felicity conditions. My PhD project focuses on new articulations of identity in conjunction with novel modes of cohabitation and affiliation in urbanizing Borneo. In this work I take inspiration from the deconstructionist work of philosopher Jacques Derrida to open ways of thinking about human identities and to challenge euro-centric conceptions of democracy.

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