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Marie Sandberg

Marie Sandberg

Associate Professor

Marie Sandberg’s research focuses on ethnographies on border practices and experiences of borders in everyday life Europe. From 2017 she is the PI of the Helping Hands. Research Network on the Everyday Border Work of European Citizens funded by the Danish Research Council 2017-2019 (DFF bevilling – 6107-00111, co-PI is Dorte J. Andersen, SDU). Among her publications is the book The Border Multiple: The Practicing of Borders between Public Policy and Everyday Life in a Re-scaling Europe (edited together with Dorte J. Andersen & Martin Klatt, 2012, Ashgate Border Regions Series). In the research project ‘Mobility across borders’ special emphasis was put on the ongoing ‘borderwork’ enacted by Polish circular migrants in the Copenhagen area. Marie Sandberg earned her PhD 2009 at the University of Copenhagen, Ethnology, with the thesis The Present/Absent Border. Europeanisation Processes in a Twin Town on the German-Polish Border. Based on ethnographic fieldwork the thesis depicts how young German and Polish high-school pupils experience living in a European cross-border region. Since 2003 Marie Sandberg has been teaching courses in Ethnology and of the Master of Applied Cultural Analysis programme on ethnographic methodologies and cultural analytical approaches at the University of Copenhagen.

Marie Sandberg is editor of Ethnologia Europaea, co-edited with Prof. Monique Scheer, Karl-Eberhards Universität Tübingen. Former co-editor: Prof. Regina F. Bendix, Göttingen University.

Further, she is part of the steering group of Centre for Advanced Migration Studies (AMIS), UCPH, board member of The International Society of Ethnology and Folklore (SIEF) and Erasmus coordinator of Ethnology, Saxo Institute, UCPH.

Current research

Helping Hands. Research Network on the Everyday Border Work of European Citizens (Funded by DFF – 6107-00111)

Circular migration in Europe.

Selected publications

  1. Published

    Inverting the Telescope on Borders that Matter: Conversations in Café Europa

    Andersen, D. J., Kramsch, O. T. & Sandberg, M. 2015 In : Journal of Contemporary European Studies (Print Edition). p. 459-476 17 p., Volume 23, Issue 4

    Publication: Research - peer-reviewJournal article

  2. Published

    Restructuring locality: practice, identity and place-making on the German-Polish border: Special issue ed. by Nina Glick Schiller and Garbi Schmidt

    Sandberg, M. 15 Mar 2016 In : Identities - Global Studies in Culture and Power. Volume 23, issue 1, p. pages 66-83 16 p.

    Publication: Research - peer-reviewJournal article

  3. Published

    Doing Borderwork in Workplaces: Circular Migration From Poland to Denmark and the Netherlands

    Sandberg, M. & Pijpers, R. 14 Aug 2015 Mobility and Migration Choices: Thresholds to Crossing Borders. van der Velde, M. & van Naerssen, T. (eds.). Surrey: Ashgate, Ch. 13, p. 185-198 13 p. (Border Regions Series).

    Publication: Research - peer-reviewBook chapter

  4. Published

    Between social dumping and social protection.: The challenge of creating ’orderly working conditions’ among Polish circular migrants in the Copenhagen area, Denmark.

    Nielsen, N. J. & Sandberg, M. 20 Jun 2014 In : Ethnologia Europaea: Journal for European Ethnology. 44, 1, p. 23-37

    Publication: Research - peer-reviewJournal article

  5. Published

    The Border Multiple: The Practicing of Borders between Public Policy and Everyday Life in a Rescaling Europe

    Andersen, D. J. (ed.), Klatt, M. (ed.) & Sandberg, M. (ed.) 1 Sep 2012 Ashgate. 257 p.

    Publication: Research - peer-reviewAnthology

  6. Published

    Guest Editorial: Cultural Analysis as Intervention

    Jespersen, A. P., Petersen, M. K., Ren, C. B. & Sandberg, M. 1 May 2012 In : Science Studies. 25, 1, p. 3-12 10 p.

    Publication: Research - peer-reviewJournal article

  7. Published

    Karol's Kingdom: Commentary for Imagined Families in Mobile Worlds

    Sandberg, M. 31 Dec 2012 In : Ethnologia Europaea: Journal for European Ethnology. 42, 2, p. 87-93 7 p.

    Publication: Research - peer-reviewComment/debate

  8. Accepted/In press
  9. Published

    Ethnologia Europaea Revisited: Launching Future Ethnologies.: An Introduction

    Sandberg, M. 2014 In : Ethnologia Europaea. Journal of European Ethnology. 44, 2, p. 5-16 12 p., 1

    Publication: Research - peer-reviewJournal article

  10. Published
  11. Published

    Introduction: The Border Multiple

    Andersen, D. J. & Sandberg, M. 1 Sep 2012 The Border Multiple: The Practicing of Borders between Public Policy and Everyday Life in a Rescaling Europe. Ashgate

    Publication: Research - peer-reviewBook chapter

  12. Published

    BorderOrderings: The Co-Existence of Border Focusing and Letting Border Issues take the Back Seat at the German-Polish Border

    Sandberg, M. 2012 The Border Multiple: The Practicing of Borders Between Public Policy and Everyday Life in A Rescaling Europe. Jagodic Andersen, D., Klatt, M. & Sandberg, M. (eds.). Ashgate, Ch. 6, (Ashgate Border Region Series).

    Publication: Research - peer-reviewBook chapter

  13. Published

    Enhed i mangfoldighed. EU's forsøg på at afpolitisere folkekulturen og civilisationsbegrebet

    Sandberg, M. & Andersen, D. 2010 Kulturelle Processer i Europa. Jespersen, A., Otto, L. & Hemmersam, F. (eds.). København: Museum Tusculanum, p. 225-236 11 p.

    Publication: ResearchBook chapter

  14. Published

    'Performing the Border. Cartographic Enactment of the German-Polish border among German and Polish High School Pupils'. In: Anthropological Journal of European Cultures 2009

    Sandberg, M. 2009 In : Anthropological Journal of European Cultures. 18, p. 107-128 32 p.

    Publication: Research - peer-reviewJournal article

  15. Published

    Grænsens nærvær og fravær. Europæiseringsprocesser i en tvillingeby på den polsk-tyske grænse

    Sandberg, M. 2009 Det Humanistiske Fakultet, Københavns Universitet. 259 p.

    Publication: ResearchPh.D. thesis

  16. Published

    Constructing EuroMan.: The Enactment of Regional Identity-formation in the European Integration Process

    Sandberg, M. & Andersen, D. 2008 In : Ethnologia Scandinavica. 38, p. 39-60 21 p.

    Publication: Research - peer-reviewJournal article

  17. Published
  18. Published

    The Ambivalence of Gender

    Sandberg, M. 2008 In : Ethnologia Scandinavica. 38

    Publication: ResearchLiterature review

  19. Published

    Viljen til Europa - Europas vilje?: Kultur, ånd og værdier i EU efter Murens fald

    Rasmussen, H. & Sandberg, M. 2007 Velfærdssamfund: - velfærdsstaters forsvarform?. Højrup, T. & Bolving, K. (eds.). 1 ed. København: Museum Tusculanum, Vol. 8, p. 247-284 37 p.

    Publication: ResearchBook chapter

  20. Published

    Hvad er et udgangspunkt? - et kritisk interview med Thomas Højrup om videnskabssyn, værksteder og om hvordan en teori kan rystes

    Jespersen, A. P. & Sandberg, M. 2006 Verden over - en introduktion til stats- og livsformsteorien og dens aktuelle anvendelse i etnologien. København: Museum Tusculanum, p. 261-310

    Publication: ResearchBook chapter

  21. Published
  22. Published

    Verden over - en introduktion til stats- og livsformsteorien

    Jespersen, A. P., Sandberg, M. & Melchior, M. R. 2006 Verden over - en introduktion til stats- og livsformsteorien og dens aktuelle anvendelse i etnologien. København: Museum Tusculanum, p. 9-48

    Publication: ResearchBook chapter

  23. Published

    Erindring og glemsel i det post-socialistiske Polen

    Otto, L. & Sandberg, M. 2004 In : Jordens Folk - Etnografisk Revy. 1, p. 10

    Publication: ResearchJournal article

Selected activities

  1. Ethnologia Europaea (Journal)

    Sandberg, M. (Editor)
    2013 → …

    Activity: ResearchEditor of Research journal

  2. Keynote Bergen: Mobility Across Borders: An Ethnographic Study of BorderWork amongst Polish Circular Migrants

    Sandberg, M. (Lecturer)
    19 Jun 2012

    Activity: Talk or presentationLecture and oral contribution

  3. Visiting fellow Nijmegen Centre for Border Research: Radboud University

    Sandberg, M. (Participant)
    1 May 20121 Aug 2012

    Activity: OtherOther (prizes, external teaching and other activities) - Period visiting other institutions

  4. "Kultur, ånd og værdier i EU": Kronik, Universitetsavisen

    Sandberg, M. (Participant)
    27 Apr 2007

    Activity: OtherOther (prizes, external teaching and other activities) - Other

  5. 17th Nordic Migration Research Conference

    Sandberg, M. (Participant)
    13 Aug 201415 Aug 2014

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

  6. 17th Nordic Migration Research Conference

    Sandberg, M. (Participant)
    13 Aug 2014

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

  7. 17th Nordic Migration Research Conference

    Sandberg, M. (Participant)
    13 Aug 201415 Aug 2014

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventOrganisation of and participation in conference

  8. 33 Nordic Ethnology and Folklore Conference

    Sandberg, M. (Organizer)
    19 Aug 201521 Aug 2015

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventOrganisation of and participation in conference

  9. 33 Nordic Ethnology and Folklore Conference

    Sandberg, M. (Organizer)
    19 Aug 2015

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

  10. Authors meet Commentators Session: The Border Multiple

    Sandberg, M. (Participant)
    21 May 2012

    Activity: OtherOther (prizes, external teaching and other activities) - Other

  11. Central European Days

    Sandberg, M. (Organizer)
    19 Mar 201520 Mar 2015

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventOrganisation of and participation in conference

  12. Conference participation: DASTS 2011 : Danish Association for Science and Technology Studies

    Sandberg, M. (Participant)
    9 Jun 2011

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventOrganisation of and participation in conference

  13. Den Gode Uddannelse 2011: Projekt: Arbejdsmigration i Europa

    Sandberg, M. (Participant)
    2011 → …

    Activity: OtherOther (prizes, external teaching and other activities) - Other

  14. Forschungskolloquium Universität Wien

    Sandberg, M. (Other)
    7 Apr 2011

    Activity: Talk or presentationLecture and oral contribution

  15. Nordic Migration Research, Vice-Chair (External organisation)

    Sandberg, M. (Member)
    20142016

    Activity: MembershipMembership in research network

  16. Rejsestipendium 2012: Christian og Ottilia Brorsons Rejselegat for Yngre Videnskabsmænd- og Kvinder

    Sandberg, M. (Participant)
    May 2012Jul 2012

    Activity: OtherOther (prizes, external teaching and other activities) - Prizes, scholarships, distinctions

  17. Relocating Borders

    Sandberg, M. (Participant)
    10 Jan 201313 Jan 2013

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventOrganisation of and participation in conference

  18. Science Studies (Journal)

    Sandberg, M. (Editor)
    1 May 2012

    Activity: ResearchEditor of Research journal

  19. Science Studies special issue on 'Cultural Analysis as Intervention' (Journal)

    Sandberg, M. (Editor)
    20102012

    Activity: ResearchEditor of Research journal

  20. Ethnologia Europaea (Journal)

    Sandberg, M. (Editor)
    2014

    Activity: ResearchEditor of Research journal

  21. TRANSNATIONAL MIGRATION: DISCIPLINARY IMPACTS

    Sandberg, M. (Speaker)
    29 Jan 201530 Jan 2015

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

  22. The Border Multiple (Journal)

    Sandberg, M. (Editor)
    1 Nov 20101 Jun 2012

    Activity: ResearchEditor of Series

  23. Visions of Europe in the Eurovision Song Contest

    Sandberg, M. (Organizer)
    5 May 20147 May 2014

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventOrganisation of and participation in conference

  24. Østeuropæere er det nye proletariat

    Sandberg, M. (Participant)
    13 Mar 2014

    Activity: OtherOther (prizes, external teaching and other activities) - Other

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