Karen-Margrethe Simonsen

Ph.D., Associate Prof., Director of the PhD Programme

CV for

Karen-Margrethe Simonsen

Updated September 2016

 

Karen-Margrethe L. Simonsen, Doctor Phil., Associate Professor,

Section for Comparative Literature, School of Communication and Culture, University of Aarhus, Langelandsgade 139, 8000 Aarhus C, Email: litkms@cc.au.dk, Tel. +45 87163083, http://pure.au.dk/portal/da/litkms@hum.au.dk

 

Master of Arts in Comparative Literature and Spanish, AarhusUniversity (1992) and Ph.D, Comparative Literature, AarhusUniversity (1998), Since 2002- : Associate Professor at Dep. of Comparative Literature, AU,

Director of the Ph.D. Programme for Art, Literature and Cultural Studies, Arts, Aarhus University

President of CHLEL (Coordinating Committe for Histories of Literature in European Languages) under the ICLA (International Comparative Literature Association)

Appointments

1. February - 30. June 1993              Teaching Assistent at Dep. of Comparative Literature, AU

1. Aug. 1993 - 31. July 1997             Ph.d.-stud. at Dep. of Comparative Literature, AU

                                                         (1. Aug.1995 - 31. July 1996: Maternal leave)

1. Aug. 1997- 31. January 1998        Research Assistent at Dep. of Comparative Literature, AU

1. Februar - 31. June 1998                Temporary Lecture (Amanuensis) at Dep. of Comparative Literature, AU

1. July 1998 – 30. June 2002            Assistant Professor at Dep. of Comparative Literature, AU

                                                         (1. July 1998 – 29. February 1999: Maternal leave)

1. July 2002-                                     Associate Professor at Dep. of Comparative Literature, AU (later Section for Comparative Literature, AU (1. June 2003-1. April 2004:Maternal leave)

 

Administrative chores, committees, boards and other activities

1. April 2004-30. June 2005: Director of Studies at Dep. of Comparative Literature, AU

1. July 2005-1. February 2007 : Director of Dep. of Comparative Literature, AU

2005 :Member of the Panel of Employment, Faculty of Humanities, AU

1. July 2005-1. February 2007: Member of the Education-committe at the Faculty of Humanities,

1. July 2005- 31. January 2006 : Chair of the Board of Studies, at Dep. of Aesthetic Studies, AU

2006- Member of the body of external examiners, for Dep. of Comparative Literature at AU, CU, and USD

1. February 2007-30. June 2008: Member of the Committee of Communication at the Faculty of Humanities, AU                                                    

April 2008: Committee for Appointment of Staff, SödertörnsUniversity, Stockholm

June 2009: Committee for Appointment of Staff, SödertörnsUniversity, Stockholm

May 2011: Committee for Appointment of Staff, AarhusUniversity

August 2012-  Member of Expert Panel, AU for the Preparation of Horizon 2020, on the Section 6: “Innovation, Social Inclusion and Security”

January 1 2012-December 30 2015: Member of Academic Council

 

Research, research-networks, director of research and other activities:

1992 – 1995: Member of the editorial board, Passage, tidsskrift for litteratur og kritik, University of Aarhus

1993-  :Reviewer at the literary magazine Litteraturmagasinet Standart

2003-2005: Member of the Nordic Network for research in Modernism

2005- Director of the ”Nordic Network for Law and Literature (funded by Nordforsk, 2005-2007 and 2008-2009)

2005-2007:Member of the research-project “Thematic approaches to European Identity and the Second World War”, collaboration between University of Aarhus and University of Amsterdam

2006-2010: Director of the research group, “Aesthetics, Society and Politics, Dep. of Aesthetic Studies, AU

2006- :Member of Research Council, at Dep. of Aesthetic Studies, AU

2007-2008: Member of Committee for Evaluation of Ph.d.Project, Dep. of Aestetic Studies, AU

2007-  Member of Hermes. Consortium for Literary and Cultural Studies (Collaboration between 9 European and 2 AmericanUniversities)

Dec. 2007   Preparation of project within EU’s 7th  phrame program: Project on law and humanities and European identity, directed by Prof. Arild Linneberg, University of Bergen

2007-   Ass. Member of Institute for Law and Humanities, Cardozo Law School, New York

2008    Member of editorial board of the literary journal K&K. Kultur og Klasse (level 2)

2008-2014  Member of Latin American Center, espec. Research group: “Sugar and Modernity in Latin America”, University of Aarhus

2009-2011     Member of research-group on “Aesthetics and Globalization”

2009-2015 : Member of the Nordic Research Project: “Miscarriage of Justice”, directed by Prof. Arild Linneberg, University of Bergen, funded by the Norwegian Research Council

2011- 2015:  Director of the Research Group: “Humanistic Studies of Human Rights”

2016- : Director of the Ph.D. Programme for Art, Literature and Cultural Studies, Arts, Aarhus University

1. March, 2016  President of CHLEL (Coordinating Committe for Histories of Literature in European Languages) under the ICLA (International Comparative Literature Association)

I have been the supervisor 11 phd.students as main supervisor or co-supervisor and have been a supervisor for more than 50 MA-theses. 

I have arranged and chaired more than 20 conferences and  ph.d. seminars and been in the evaluation board on eight ph.d.-dissertations