Dr Kirsten Hvenegård-Lassen
Kirsten holds a PhD in Minority Studies from Copenhagen University and is an associate professor in the Department of Cultural Encounters, Roskilde University. Kirsten’s previous work has focused on race, ethnicity, gender and immigration in the Nordic countries. She is interested in how the colonial legacy is more or less silently bypassed in Denmark and the other Nordic countries, and how this feeds into the construction of an innocent or benevolent Nordic whiteness. Kirsten is currently editor of NORA, Nordic Journal of Feminist and Gender Research.