Michael Nebeling Petersen


  • Campusvej 55

    5230 Odense M


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Personal profile

Research areas

I am member and head of the research program Cultures and Affects of Science in Humanities (CASH) and a member of the reserach network Forskergruppe i Affekt. 

I am working and researching within the externally funded projects Ice Age: Entangled Lives, Times, and Ethics in Fertility Preservation and Medicine Man. Media assemblages of medicalized masculinity as well as within the new project The Legacy of AIDS in Denmark.

I am board member of KVINFO and LGBT ASYLUM.

Research interests

I am researching and teaching within cultural studies, and I am interested in the intersections among sexuality, gender, race, national belonging and other markers of difference. I worked extensively with homosexual culture and history, reproductive technologies (especially on transnational surrogati) and new cultures of intimacy within and beyond digital media.

I am invested in new materialist and affect theoretical developments of post structuralisms, which is reflected in my interest in the empirical meetings between human agents and technologies (in a broad sense, e.g. reproductive, media and power technologies). Theoretically, I am embedded with queer theories, feminist theories, critical race theories, post and neocolonial theories.



Education/Academic qualification

Trained University teacher


Award Date: 12. Oct 2016

Gender Studies, PhD, University of Copenhagen


Award Date: 13. Mar 2013

Danish and Gender Studies, MA, University of Copenhagen


Award Date: 3. Dec 2007

Research areas

  • Critical Theory
  • Queer Theory
  • Affect Theory
  • Feminisms
  • Poststructuralisms
  • Critical Race Theory
  • Posthumanism
  • Cultural History
  • History of AIDS
  • Homosexuality
  • History of Sexuality
  • Kinship
  • Reproductive Technologies
  • Gender History
  • Gender Studies
  • Media Theory and Criticism
  • Digital media
  • Text Analysis
  • Deconstruction
  • Philosophy of the Humanities
  • Digital Aesthetics