Dorte Marie Søndergaard is a professor in social psychology, DPhil. from the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Oslo 1996, and MA in psychology from the University of Copenhagen 1986. She is head of the research program, Culture, Diversity and Change (http://edu.au.dk/en/research/research-areas/diversity-culture-and-change/) comprising 25 prof., ass.prof. and PhDstudents at the Department of Education.
Her main research areas include 1. Gender and diversity with a specific focus on processes of in- and exclusion among academics at universities and leaders in private organizations. 2. Bullying among children in school with a specific focus on the social psychological dynamics involved in bullying cultures and on relational aggression among children interacting in and through video gaming practices and virtual reality (www.exbus.dk). And a new field of interest: 3. Technology and human-robot-interaction (HRI) with a specific focus on the imaginaries and cultural normativity involved in robot design processes, on the social and cultural effects of human relating to humanoids, and on the effects of HRI in relation to subject formation.
Supervise PhD students at the Department of Educational Psychology and co-supervise PhD students at universities in Denmark and Sweden.
Teach master student courses in poststructuralist and new materialist theory as well as in qualitative methodologies and analyses.