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Nina Javette Koefoed


Curriculum Vitae

Education and employment

08/2011-02/2014 Director of PhD-study program: History, Archaeology and Classical Studies

04-09 2011         Research Management Course, CBS-CIMI (Copenhagen Business School – Scandinavian

                       International Management Institute)

10/2009-12/2011 Head of the Center of Gender Studies, University of Aarhus

04/2009-present   Associate Professor, Department of History and Area Studies (now department of        

                        Culture and Society), University of Aarhus

08/2004-03/2009  Assistant Professor, Department of History and Area Studies, University of Aarhus

02/2004              PhD from Department of History and Area studies, University of Aarhus



06/2005-05/2006           Maternity leave

09/2000-06/2001           Maternity leave


Research Areas

  • Citizenship
  • Households in the 18th century
  • Marriage and parenting in the 18th and 19th century
  • Political women 1750-1915.
  • Gender history, legal history, political and cultural history



  • Gender in the European Towns. Making of the Modern Town. Network founded by The Danish Council for Independent Research, Humanities, 2010-12 (co-leader)
  • Gender differences in European legal cultures - Geschlechterdifferenz in europäischen Rechtskulturen, 2004-2010
  • Det multikulturelle Danmark i det lange 18. århundrede (The multicultural Denmark during the long 18th century). Network founded by The Danish Council for Independent Research, Humanities,2002-2004


Grants, scholarships and awards

  • PhD award from The Research Fund at the University of Aarhus 2005 for best thesis of the year at the Humanities
  • Kraka award 2005 for innovative Gender Research
  • PhD-scholarship from The Danish Council for Independent Research, Humanities, 2000-2003


Administration and conference organization

  • Co-coordinator of the network: Gender in the European Towns, 2010-2012. Responsible for the strand Civic identity and citizenship and for organizing research seminars in connection hereto  
  • Danish University Partner in Young Women Speaking the Economy, a collaboration between universities and museums in Denmark, the USA, the Philippines and Sudan
  • Member of task force developing a new organizational structure at Faculty of Arts, 2010- 2011
  • Co-organizer of several conferences 


Teaching and Supervision

  • Supervision at all levels from BA to PhD
  • Teaching at all levels from BA to PhD
  • Responsible for organizing PhD-courses and seminars
  • Participant in developing a new MA in Cultural History


Editing and committees

  • Member of Advisory Board, International Journal of Regional and Local History, Maney Online, 2012-present
  • Member of Advisory Board, Scandia. Tidskrift för Historisk Forskning, 2010-present
  • Special Issues editor in chief, TEMP – nyt tidsskrift for historie, 2010-2012 (historical journal)
  • Member of Advisory Board, TEMP – nyt tidsskrift for historie, 2010-present
  • Member of the committee for coordination of gender studies in Denmark, 2007-2012
  • Member of a working group on diversity and equality, Aarhus City, 2008-09
  • Editor in chief, Den jyske Historiker, 1998-2002 (historical journal)

Curriculum Vitae