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 date21/12/201820/08/2021


  • 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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  • Activities

    Public intellectuals in transnational migration: Safety, precariousness and Nordic narratives of responsibility

    Christian Franklin Svensson (Lecturer)
    12 Aug 202014 Aug 2020

    Activity: Talks and presentationsConference presentations

    Bestil en Forsker: Mellem ytringsfrihed og nationalstat

    Christian Franklin Svensson (Lecturer)
    20 Apr 202026 Apr 2020

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

    Scholars at Risk 2020 Global Congress

    Christian Franklin Svensson (Participant)
    26 Mar 202027 Mar 2020

    Activity: Attending an eventConference organisation or participation

    Research Output

    • 1 Book chapter
    • 1 Contribution to newspaper - Comment/debate
    • 1 Other contribution

    Ambivalences of temporary residency: Needs and imagined futures of public intellectuals

    Svensson, C. F., 2020, (Accepted/In press) Refugee scholarship and refugee knowledges of Europe. Kmak, M. & Björklund, H. (eds.). Routledge

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

  • Civilsamfundet skal kæmpe mod forfølgelse af verdens intellektuelle

    Translated title of the contribution: Civil society must fight persecution of intellectualsSvensson, C. F., 14 Jan 2020,

    Research output: Other contributionCommunication

    Open Access

    Forsker: Danmark svigter i kampen for ytringsfrihed

    Svensson, C. F., 30 Dec 2019, In : Berlingske Tidende.

    Research output: Contribution to journalContribution to newspaper - Comment/debateCommunication

    Open Access