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Research areas

Political communication

News consumption and media use

Media effects, in particular on political attitudes, political behaviour, and political knowledge

Election campaigns

Interpersonal political communication

News media content and the forces shaping it

Comparative research

Curriculum

Academic positions

2019.03–present: Professor, Centre for Journalism, University of Southern Denmark

2016.01–2019.02: Professor with special responsibilities, Centre for Journalism, University of Southern Denmark

2012.04–2015.12: Associate Professor, Centre for Journalism, University of Southern Denmark

2012.09–2013.01: ‘Gastprofessor’, Institute of Mass Communication and Media Research (IPMZ), University of Zurich, Switzerland

2009.06–2012.03: Assistant Professor, Centre for Journalism, University of Southern Denmark

2009.02–2009.05: Research Assistant, Centre for Journalism, University of Southern Denmark




Academic degrees

2009: Ph.D., University of Southern Denmark

2006: M.Sc. in Political Science, University of Aarhus, Denmark

2003: B.Sc. in Political Science, University of Aarhus, Denmark




Awards and honours (selection)

2019: Fyens Stiftstidendes Forskerpris

2012: Young Elite Researcher Award, Danish Research Council (DFF)

1998: Invited to the official celebrations of the German national day, “Tag der Deutschen Einheit” (for voluntary school political activity)

1998: Received in audience by Her Majesty Queen Ingrid, awarded a travel grant from Ingrid Fonden for Sønderjylland (for voluntary school political activity)




Larger research and teaching grants

2020-2023: NORFACE: 1,495,768 EUR (~11,150,000 DKK), project leader

2019–2022: Danish Environmental Protection Agency: 2,827,983 DKK (~380,000 EUR), PI

2018–2020: Danish Ministry of Culture, Sydslesvigudvalget: 320,900 DKK (~43,000 EUR) (with Grænseforeningen and Flensborg Avis)

2014-2018: European Cooperation in the field of Scientific and Technical Research, COST: ~167,000 € p.a., co-applicant (PI: Prof Toril Aalberg, NTNU Trondheim)

2012–2014: Danish Research Council (Social Sciences, Sapere Aude): 998,028 DKK (~134,000 €), individual applicant

2012–2014: Danish Research Council (Social Sciences): 2,396,033 DKK (~322,000 €), individual applicant

2012–2013: EU INTERREG 4A South Denmark-Schleswig-K.E.R.N. program: 2,513,205 DKK (337,343 €), joint application with Prof Tobias Hochscherf, University of Applied Sciences Kiel (Interreg-lead partner), Germany

2009–2011: Det Kommunale Momsfond: 490,000 DKK (~66,000 €), co-applicant (PI: Prof Ulrik Kjær, University of Southern Denmark)




Study administrative tasks (selection)

2017–2020: Planning and organisation of an international teaching project for journalism students at the Centre for Journalism, University of Southern Denmark (with Grænseforeningen and Flensborg Avis AG

2011-2013: Planning and organisation of the Danish part of a joint teaching project for MA journalism students at the Centre for Journalism, University of Southern Denmark, and the University of Applied Sciences Kiel, Germany (with Morten Skovsgaard)

2011: Planning and organization of a joint teaching project for MA journalism students at the Centre for Journalism, University of Southern Denmark, and the Department of Communication and Media, Lund University, Sweden (November-December) (with Morten Skovsgaard and Mia-Marie Hammarlin); funded by Dansk-Svensk Kulturfond

2009–present: External examiner (censor), political and social sciences at the Universities of Aarhus, Copenhagen and Southern Denmark and the Copenhagen Business School

2009–2013: Head of Journalism Elective Programme, Centre for Journalism, University of Southern Denmark




Academic committee service (selection)

2020: Head, assessment committee for associate professorships, Centre for Journalism, University of Southern Denmark

2019: Member, review panel HS-E: Political science, peace and conflict research, media and communications, Swedish Research Council

2017-present: Member, Media & Communication group under the bibliometric research indicator, Universities Denmark

2013–2020: Member, since August 2014 head of Ph.D. committee, Dept. of Political Science, University of Southern Denmark

2013–2016: Vice Chair, Political Communication Section, European Communication Research and Education Association, ECREA

2011–present: Member, Science and Teaching Committee (FUU) of the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations, Akademikerne

2011–2012: Member of Study Board, Centre for Journalism, University of Southern Denmark

2009–2011: Member, University Committee of the Danish Association of Lawyers and Economists (DJØF)





Other activities (selection)

2020–present: Supervisory board member (Aufsichtsrat), Flensborg Avis Aktiengesellschaft, Flensburg, Germany

2020–present: Board member, TJEKDET.DK–National portal for combating fake news, Denmark

2020–present: Advisory board member, faktaogfake.dk, Henrik Poulsen – Medier og Læring I/S, Denmark

2019–present: Affiliated researcher (VARME project), Dept. of Journalism, Media and Communication, University of Gothenburg

2013–2020: Member, editorial board, Politologisk Årbog (Political Science Yearbook)





Updated 07/21

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