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CURRICULUM VITAE: Erik Albæk

PERSONAL INFORMATION

Date of birth: February 1, 1955
Citizenship: Danish

EMPLOYMENT

2005-present: Professor of Political Science and Journalism, Department of Political Science, University of Southern Denmark-Odense, Denmark
1999-2005: Professor of Public Administration, Department of Economics, Politics and Public Administration, Aalborg University, Denmark
1987-2005: Associate Professor of Public Administration, Department of Political Science, University of Aarhus, Denmark
1985-1987: Ph.D. student, Department of Political Science, University of Aarhus, Denmark
1984: Assistant Professor of Comparative Politics, Department of Political Science, Uni¬ver¬sity of Aarhus, Denmark
1983-1984: Evaluation Researcher, Department of Political Science, University of Aarhus, Denmark
1982-1983: Teaching assistant at the Department of Political Science, University of Aarhus, Denmark
1982-1983: Lecturer at the University of Aarhus Extension
1980-1983: Teaching assistant at the Department of the Philosophy of Law, University of Aarhus, Denmark

EDUCATION

Universities

1974-1988: University of Aarhus, Denmark
1978-1979: University of Essex, UK
1973-1974: University of Essex, USA

Degrees

1988: PhD (political science)
1983: Minor (English)
1982: MA (political science)

ADMINISTRATIVE DUTIES

2010-present: Chairman of the Board on Scientific Dishonesty, University of Southern Denmark
2009-present: Member of the PhD study board, Faculty of Social Science, University of Southern Denmark
2008-present: Member of the Social Science Faculty Academic Council, University of Southern Denmark
2002-2005: Deputy director and member of the Department Executive Committee, Department of Economics, Politics and Public Administration, Aalborg University
1999-2002: Ph.D. co-ordinator, Department of Economics, Politics and Public Administration, Aalborg University
1995-1999: Member of the Social Science Faculty International Committee, University
1994-1999: Co-ordinator of exchange programmes with Baltic, Eastern and Central European universities, Department of Political Science, University of Aarhus
1990-1992: Member of the Department Executive Committee, Department of Political Science, University of Aarhus
1991-1992: Head of Department and Chairman of the Department Executive Committee, Department of Political Science, University of Aarhus
1991-1992: Member of the Social Science Faculty Council, University of Aarhus
1988-1989: Member of the Study Committee, Department of Political Science, University of Aarhus

OTHER POSITIONS HELD

Fellowships/Visiting Professorships

2009: Visiting Profesor at Amsterdam School of Communications Research, University of Amsterdam
2004: Visiting professor at the Chair of Political Science, Public Administration, and Organisation, Potsdam University, Germany.
2000-2001: EuroFaculty Professor of Public Administration, Institute of International Relations and Political Science, University of Vilnius, Lithuania
1992-1993: ACLS fellow and visiting scholar at Programs in Administration, Planning, and Social Policy, Graduate School of Education, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass., USA
1985-1986: ACLS fellow and visiting scholar at Program in Science, Technology, and Socitey, MIT, Cambridge, Mass, USA

Appointments

2011-present: Secretary, Journalism Studies Division, International Communication Association
2011-present: Member, Board of Ørestad Gymnasium
2010-present: Member, Bibliometric Committee on Communication Research, chairman 2012-
2005-present: Member, Board of the Danish Media Museum
2004-2006: Member, Executive Committee of the research council cooperation NORFACE under EU’s 6th Framework Programme
2004-2006: Member, Standing Committee for the Social Sciences, European Science Foundation
2002-2006: Member, Council of the Danish Evaluation Society, chairman 2004-2006
2002-2003: Member, Board of the Danish Research Councils
2002-2005: External examiner, Department of Journalism, University of Southern Denmark
2001-2005:Member of the Accreditation Committee of the European Association for Public Administration Accreditation
2000-2006: Member, Danish Social Science Research Council, chairman 2001-2005
2000-2005: Member, Joint Committee of Nordic Humanistic and Social Science Research Councils, chairman 2000-2001 and 2005 2000-2001: Nordic Board for Periodicals in Social Sciences
1999-2005: Member, Council of the Danish Political Science Association
1999-2008: Member, Council of the Nordic Political Science Association, chairman 2005-2008
1990-present: External examiner, political science, University of Aarhus, University of Copenhagen, University of Southern Denmark, Aalborg Universty & Roskilde University Centre
1989-1992: Member, executive committee of the inter-Nordic Forum for Kunskapsvård och Forskningsinformation

Editorial Responsibilities

2000-: Editor, book series on 'Journalism and Society', University of Southern Denmark Press
1997-1999: Editor, Scandinavian Political Studies
1984-1991: Editor, Grus

Evaluation Committees

2006-2007: Member, Evaluation of Sociology Study Programmes in Denmark, Danish Evaluation Institute
2006: Member, Evaluation of the study programme in public administration at the University of Gothenburg, Swedish Agency for Higher Education
2005-2006: Chairman, Evaluation of Political Science Study Programmes at Swedish Universities, Swedish Agency for Higher Education
2000: Member, Committee for the Evaluation of the Research Area “Local Institutions and Rural Development, Centre for Development Studies, Copenhagen
1997-1998: Member of the Committee for the Assessment of the Bachelor Programmes of Political Science/Public Administration in Vilnius, Riga, and Tartu

RESEARCH GRANTS

Communicating the Economy: The effects of news media coverage of the economy on economic perceptions and consumer confidence. Approx. € 786,666 from Velux Fonden (2011)
Visiting professor at Amsterdam School of Communications Research. Approx. € 23.172 from the Danish Social Science Research Council (2008)
Morality Politics in Compartative Perspective (led by prof. Christoffer Green-Pedersen). Approx. € 23,200 from The Danish Social Science Research Council (2008)
Poltical Journalism in Comparative Perspective (with prof. Claes de Vreese). Approx. € 549,500 from The Danish Social Science Research Council (2006) and € 120,622 from Pressens Uddannelsesfond (2008)
The Danish Journalist (with Peter Bro and Claes de Vreese). Aprox. € 40,200 from Aarhus Stifstidendes Fond (2007) and € 6,700 from Dagspressens Fond (2007)
Balance and Impartiality in Political Journalism (with prof. Claes de Vreese). Approx. €160,253 from the Radio and Television Board (2006) and approx. € from rektors udviklingspulje (2006)
New Working Conditions and Working Environment in News Work. Approx. € 180,600 from The Working Environment Research Fund (2006)

MEMBERSHIP OF INTERNATIOANAL RESEARCH RESEARCH NETWORKS

2008-2012: Cross-national research project on “Morality Politics in Comparative Perspective” led by professor Christoffer Green-Pedersen, University of Aarhus. Funding for the project provided by the Danish Social Science Research Council
2002-2007: Cross-national research project on “Europeanization of Domestic Politics” led by professor Erik Albæk, University of Southern Denmark, and Dr. Ron Holzhacker, University of Twente
1999-2004: Cross-national research project on “Tobacco Control and the Liberal State: The Legal, Ethical, and Policy Debates” led by professor Eric A. Feldman, New York University, and professor Ronald Bayer, Columbia University. Funding for the project provided by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
1998-2000: Cross-national, cross-sectional research project on “Success and Failure in Governance” led by professor B. Guy Peters, University of Pittsburgh, professor Paul ‘t Hart, Leiden University, and professor Mark Bovens, Utrecht University
1994-1998: Cross-national research project on “HIV, Contaminated Blood, and Conflict: A Comparative Study” led by professor Eric A. Feldman, New York University, and professor Ronald Bayer, Columbia University. Funding for the project provided by the Toyota Foundation; the Japan Foundation, Center for Global Partnership; the Merieux Foundation; and the Rockefeller Foundation
1988-1991: Cross-national research project “AIDS in the Industrialized Democracies” led by professor David L. Kirp, University of California at Berkeley, and professor Ronald Bayer, Columbia University. Funding for the project provided by the University of California’s AIDS Task Force and the American Foundation for AIDS Research
1988-1993: Inter-Nordic research project “Forsøg som omstillings- og styrings¬middel i den offentlige sektor” (Public sector reform experiments). Funding for the project provided by the Joint Committee of Nordic Social Science Research Councils
1987-2006: INTEVAL, an international evaluation research network led by professor Ray C. Rist, the World Bank

AWARDS

Millenium Star, Lithuania, Medal of Honour

LANGUAGE SKILLS

Danish: Mother tongue
English: Fluent
German, Swedish, Norwegian: Reading/speaking
French, Spanish, Dutch: Reading, some speaking
Lithuanian, Latin: Rudimentary

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Research Output 1982 2019

Economic news: Informing the inattentive audience

van Dalen, A., Mølgaard Svensson, H., Kalogeropoulos, A., Albæk, E. & de Vreese, C. H., 2019, 1. ed. Routledge. 202 p. (Routledge Research in Journalism).

Research output: Book/anthology/thesis/reportBookResearchpeer-review

Nyhedsmøllen: Økonomi er blevet folkeligt

Albæk, E., van Dalen, A., Mølgaard Svensson, H., Kalogeropoulos, A. & de Vreese, C. H., 24. Mar 2019, In : Politiken.

Research output: Contribution to journalContribution to newspaper - Feature articleCommunication

Påtale for nøgenbilleder: Det bureaukratiske monster vil ikke fortælle mig, hvad jeg har gjort galt

Albæk, E., Feb 2019, In : Berlingske Tidende.

Research output: Contribution to journalContribution to newspaper - Feature articleCommunication

The Effect of Being Conflict Non-Avoidant: Linking Conflict Framing and Political Participation

Bjarnøe, C., de Vreese, C. H. & Albæk, E., 2019, In : West European Politics. 43, 1, p. 102-128

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

political participation
news
mediation
citizen
content analysis

Demokratisk problem når partimedier snylter på uafhængige medier

Albæk, E., Hopmann, D. N. & Skovsgaard, M., 23. Aug 2018, In : Berlingske Tidende.

Research output: Contribution to journalContribution to newspaper - Feature articleCommunication

Activities 2012 2018

’25 years of Baltic-Nordic Cooperation’.

Erik Albæk (Speaker)
15. Feb 2018

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalks and presentations in private or public companies

"Er journalister røde lejesvende?"

Erik Albæk (Guest lecturer)
23. Jan 2018

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalks and presentations in private or public companies

68th Annual Conference of the International Communication Association (Event)

Erik Albæk (Peer reviewer)
2018

Activity: Editorial work and peer reviewPeer review of manuscriptsResearch

ECREA - 7th European Communication Conference (Event)

Erik Albæk (Peer reviewer)
2018

Activity: Editorial work and peer reviewPeer review of manuscriptsResearch

International Journal of Press/Politics (Journal)

Erik Albæk (Peer reviewer)
2018

Activity: Editorial work and peer reviewPeer review of manuscriptsResearch

Projects 2009 2016

Communicating the Economy

Albæk, E.

01/01/201201/02/2016

Project: Research

Press / Media

Viden om økonomi styrer væksten

Erik Albæk

04/11/2019

1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media

Forsker: Negative nyheder giver det bedste billede af virkeligheden

Erik Albæk

14/10/2019

1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media

Viden om økonomi styrer væksten

Erik Albæk

25/09/2019

1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media

Prizes

The International Journal of Press/Politics 2018 Best Book Award

Erik Albæk (Recipient), Arjen van Dalen (Recipient), Nael Jebril (Recipient) & Claes Holger de Vreese (Recipient), 2018

Prize: Prizes, scholarships, distinctions

journalism
politics

Social Science Laboratory Grant

Stephan Billinger (Recipient) & Erik Albæk (Recipient), 2017

Prize: Prizes, scholarships, distinctions

grant
social science

Goldsmith Book Prize

Arjen van Dalen (Recipient), Erik Albæk (Recipient), Nael Jebril (Recipient) & Claes Holger de Vreese (Recipient), 5. Mar 2016

Prize: Prizes, scholarships, distinctions

Journalism

Millenium Star Award

Erik Albæk (Recipient), 2010

Prize: Prizes, scholarships, distinctions

Teaching & Supervision

Refleksionsfag: Medier og Samfund

Erik Albæk

01/02/201530/06/2018

Course: Teaching and supervisionTeaching

Vidensfag: Politik og forvaltning

Michael Baggesen Klitgaard

01/02/201530/06/2018

Course: Teaching and supervisionTeaching

Vidensfag: Sociologi

Erik Albæk

01/09/201431/01/2018

Course: Teaching and supervisionTeaching

Medier og politik

Erik Albæk

01/09/201431/01/2015

Course: Teaching and supervisionTeaching

Medier og politik

Erik Albæk

01/09/201331/01/2015

Course: Teaching and supervisionTeaching