ACE - Anthropocenes of civic engagement

  • Svensson, Christian Franklin (PI)

Project Details


Themes include:
Rights to science and culture, current needs and challenges, migration, freedom, democracy, globalized communities, security.

Scholars, writers and artists are globally being threatened or persecuted in their countries of origin. They live in uncertain spheres fleeing from war, homogenizing nationalism, torture, imprisonment, 'disappearance' or ideological re-education.
The project has an anthropological and sociological approach to studying small places in order to discuss larger societal issues. By focusing on informants in host countries, ethnographic fieldwork is used by means of interviews, observation and document analysis.
The individuals in the research are not characterized by level or field of education but as individuals creating culture, art or research in the social debate.
The project is in line with the UN's global goal for everyone to have access to legal rights and responsible and inclusive institutions. In addition, UN’s Universal Declaration of Human Rights includes the right to communicate own opinions and freedom of expression, including the right to participate in cultural life and scientific development.
Effective start/end date21/12/201820/12/2021


  • Faculty of Social Sciences, Aalborg University, Denmark.: DKK50,000.00


  • Rights to science and culture
  • Migration
  • Social identities
  • Globalisation
  • Communities
  • Pubic intellectuals
  • Needs and challenges
  • Security


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  • Beyond authoritarianism: Migration, uncertainty and sense of belonging among public intellectuals

    Svensson, C. F., Jan 2022, Refugees and Knowledge Production: Europe's Past and Present. Kmak, M. & Björklund, H. (eds.). Routledge, p. 146-162 17 p.

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

    Open Access
    5 Citations (Scopus)
  • Threatened Intellectuals and the Consequences of Shrinking Civic Space: Challenges and recommendations

    Svensson, C. F., Jan 2022, Civil Society and the Fight against Democratic Backsliding: Lessons from the past, struggles of today, solutions for tomorrow. Havstrup, E. M. & Friedberg, L. (eds.). Nyt Europa, p. 28-29

    Research output: Contribution to book/anthology/report/conference proceedingReport chapterCommunication

    Open Access
    311 Downloads (Pure)
  • How can we save dissidents from persecution?

    Svensson, C. F., 2 Jul 2021, ScienceNordic.

    Research output: Other contributionNet publication - Internet publicationResearch

    Open Access
  • Kulturen på P1

    Christian Franklin Svensson


    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Press / Media