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My Ph.D.-project was part of the research center, The Culture of Grief, and supervised by Anders Petersen and Svend Brinkmann. With the forthcoming diagnostic classification of Prolonged Grief Disorder as my starting point, I researched the societal meaning of death and its socio-cultural transformation. Via ethnographic fieldwork, that I called gonzo sociology, I discussed how grief now exists in an ongoing tension-filled fight for the rights to define what grief is, whether or not it could be seen as a disease and if so how it should be treated.

I used grief and the struggle concerning it, to try and understand how much space it is given in contemporary society, where things like control, acceleration and efficiency are the norm.

Teaching profile

Psychology, bachelor:

I teach, hold seminars and coordinate the 1st semester course Social Psychology and Social Theory

I supervise projects in the course Problem Based Learning on 1st semester

I supervise projects in the course Social and Personality Psychology on 2. semester.

Sociology, bachelor:

Supervisor on the 2nd semester course, Philosophy of Science and Project Design

Supervisor on bachelor projects on topics such as death, grief, critical sociology and cultural sociology

I have previously taught courses on Quantitative methods and Demography. Furthermore, I have supervised projects on 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 5th, and 6th semester. 


Psychology, masters:

I teach on the elective course Feminist Theory and Psychology

I teach and coordinate the elective course Grief and Love

Sociology, masters:

Teaching and supervision on the elective course Social Deviance and Diagnosis of the Times

Supervision on masters projects on topics such as death, grief, critical sociology and cultural sociology

Education/Academic qualification

Psychology, Ph.D., Grief as Disorder - on the transformation of grief from existential emotion to pathological condition, Department of Communication and Psychology

1 Apr 201828 Jan 2022

Award Date: 28 Jan 2022


  • Sociology and Social Conditions
  • Sociological theory
  • Grief
  • Death
  • Critical Theory
  • Diagnostic Culture
  • Qualitative Methods
  • Existential Sociology
  • Acceleration


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