Michael Alexander Ulfstjerne

Cand.scient.anth.

  • A.C. Meyers Vænge 15, A, 3 sal

    2450 København SV

    Denmark

20112020
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Personal profile

Research profile

Coming from the field of anthropology and with a background as an advisor in the private sector my work as a researcher and teacher is driven by an ambition to work across, disciplines, to strenthen my analytical skills, and to inspire critical thinking through new learning initiatives:

Academic

what motivates me as a researcher is to understand the emergence of new economies and its spatial effects. This compels me to undersatnd questions of forced displacement, processes of resettlement, spatial governance - but also what it means for peoples’ plans and dreams. My most recent research expands into the field of digtialization and the emergency of alternative moneys. Regionally, I’ve done fieldwork in a number of locations including China, West Africa, Denmark, Malta, and Bosnia.

Another important motivation for my professional career is to employ my curiosity, knowledge, and ability to use qualitative methods creatively to change how we develop our cities and the built environment.

Teaching

As a teacher and a supervisor I’m not only interested in what students should read and learn but particularly how they learn. I aim to innovate teaching by trying out new learning forms, continous feedback, collaborating with students, and the ambition to keep learning myself. I’ve developed new PBL initiatives and instigated collaborations between non-university stakeholders and learning environments in Aalborg University. 

External positions

advisor, Emergency Architecture and Human Rights

1 Feb 2016 → …

Keywords

  • Sociology and Social Conditions
  • Displacement
  • Refugees
  • ethnography
  • Architecture and Spatial Planning
  • Urbanization
  • architecture
  • Problem Based Learning
  • Problem-Based Learning (PBL)
  • Philosophy
  • Economic anthropology

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Projects 2017 2018

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Research Output 2011 2020

#REVIEW: AN ANTHROPOLOGY OF NOTHING IN PARTICULAR

Ulfstjerne, M. A., 17 Jul 2019, In : Allegra Lab.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview articleResearch

BoB, Bitcoin, and the Blockchain: Anticipatory infrastructures of the cashless society

Ulfstjerne, M. A., 2019, (Submitted) Who’s cashing in? Contemporary perspectives on new monies and global cashlessness. Berghahn Books

Research output: Contribution to book/anthology/report/conference proceedingBook chapterResearchpeer-review

Iron Bubbles: exploring optimism in China’s modern Ghost Cities

Ulfstjerne, M. A., 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : HAU: Journal of Ethnographic Theory.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

Modular Shelter

Ulfstjerne, M. A., 2019, (Submitted) Structures of Protection: rethinking refugee shelter. Berghahn Books

Research output: Contribution to book/anthology/report/conference proceedingBook chapterResearchpeer-review

Moving Camps: Refugee Villages Between Denmark and Bosnia

Ulfstjerne, M. A. & Whyte, Z., 2019, (Submitted).

Research output: Working paperResearch

Activities 2017 2019

  • 2 Peer review of manuscripts
  • 2 Talks and presentations in private or public companies
  • 1 Conference organisation or participation

Virtuel Valuta: oplæg i analyseenheden Toldstyrelsen

Michael Alexander Ulfstjerne (Lecturer)
19 Mar 2019

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

American Ethnologist (Journal)

Michael Alexander Ulfstjerne (Peer reviewer)
Jan 2018Mar 2018

Activity: Editorial work and peer reviewPeer review of manuscriptsResearch

Os I Odsherred - En dialogaften om flygtninges integration

Michael Alexander Ulfstjerne (Lecturer)
2 Oct 2017

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

Tomme Bygninger, Civilsamfund og Integration

Michael Alexander Ulfstjerne (Participant)
12 Sep 2017

Activity: Attending an eventConference organisation or participation

Land Use Policy (Journal)

Michael Alexander Ulfstjerne (Peer reviewer)
2017

Activity: Editorial work and peer reviewPeer review of manuscriptsResearch

Press / Media

Drømmebutik Hørve

Michael Alexander Ulfstjerne

20/01/2017

1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Press / Media

Forsidehenvisning: Er vi danskere bange for ruiner?

Michael Alexander Ulfstjerne

30/08/2016

2 items of Media coverage

Press/Media: Press / Media