Since the late 1990s I have worked with media, civil society, development, politics, culture and activism in Denmark, the Balkans and Africa. Copenhagen is home, but I have lived and worked for longer periods of time in Serbia, Uganda/South Sudan and Tanzania.
In 2017, I completed an MA in African Studies from University of Copenhagen with a thesis based on field work in Kigoma in Tanzania. On 1 November 2019, I started a PhD at Copenhagen Business School, which connects to the research project Everyday Humanitarianism in Tanzania that examines practices in everyday lives of citizens engaging in helping outside of formal, institutional structures.
I draw on solid practical experience from life and work in places which typically demand the ability to improvise – over working with politicians, journalists, activists and artists – to managing independent assignments. I have made an effort in applying my experience from Africa and the Balkans, such as challenging narratives of perceptions of the global South, when working with public debate, learning sessions and dissemination of information. In 2018 as Project Coordinator at Main Library of Copenhagen with the Sudanese cartoonist Khalid Albaih and International Cities of Refuge Network (ICORN) (2018), and in 2019 co-curating a photo exhibition at the Museum of African Art in Belgrade in Serbia – providing a platform for young African photographers’ nuancing of everyday lives on Instagram in East Africa (2019).