Instructors

Richard Jenkins is Professor of Sociology at the University of Sheffield. Trained as a social anthropologist at Queen's Belfast and Cambridge, he carried out field research in Belfast, the West Midlands and South Wales, before turning his attention to Denmark. His interest in Denmark was aroused during a visit to Århus as a Visiting Professor in 1992, during the public debate surrounding Denmark's ratification of the EU's Maastricht Treaty. In 2008, he took up a three-year Visiting Professorship in Anthropology at the Danish School of Education of the University of Århus, as well as a visiting post at the Danish Social Research Institute (Socialforskningsinstitut) in Copenhagen.

 

Professor Richard Jenkins has written numerous articles and books, most recently:

 

Being Danish: Paradoxes of Identity in Everyday Life, Copenhagen: Museum Tusculanum Press, forthcoming 2008
Flag, Nation and Symbolism in Europe and America, London: Routledge, 2007, T. H. Eriksen and R. Jenkins (eds.)
Pierre Bourdieu, London: Routledge, second edition, 2002, (Key Sociologists series).
Social Identity, London: Routledge, second edition, 2004 (Key Ideas series).
Foundations of Sociology: Towards a Better Understanding of the Human World, London, Palgrave, 2002.
Rethinking Ethnicity: Arguments and Explorations, London: Sage, 1997.


Valdimar J. Halldórsson finished his studies in Social Anthropology at the University of Aarhus, Denmark, in 1992 and has done fieldwork in India, Malawi in Africa, as well as in Copenhagen, Denmark, before he turned back to Iceland and became a director of the Museum of Jón Sigurðsson (1811-1879). In 2006, Valdimar and The Museum of Jón Sigurðsson established international summer courses at Hrafnseyri in association with the University Centre of Westfjords.

 

Valdimar has written the following:

 

National symbols and globalization (2007). A lecture presented at the International Conference "Nation and globalization", 16-17 June 2007, Hrafnseyri, Iceland.
The Museum of Jón Sigurðsson. (2006). Lecture presented at the International Conference /course "Summer University in museum and exhibition design" 16-21 June, 2006
Etniske minoritetsfamilier med børn og unge med handicap - oplysning, rådgivning og indflydelse. (2003). Afsluttende rapport fra LEVs projekt om etniske minoritetsfamilier med børn og unge med handicap. Forlaget LEV 2003. ISBN 87-90127-07-2 (Ethnic minority families with children with learning disabilities. Final report). Denmark.

Trading Fish at Lake Malombe and Lake Malawi in Africa. (1996). A research report submitted to the Danish Development Council.
The Quest for Harmony: "Hot" and "Cold" classification in India (1992). Dissertation submitted for the Magister degree at the University of Aarhus, Denmark.