People

Dr. Birgitte Stampe Holst

Associated Researcher

Regional focus: Middle East and Europe

Positions

Since 01/2024
Associated Researcher, Leibniz-Zentrum Moderner Orient, funded by the Carlsberg Foundation
01/2021 - 12/2023
Postdoc, Department of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies, University of Copenhagen
2020
Lecturer, Department of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies, University of Copenhagen
11/2017 - 01/2018
Visiting researcher, Centre for Arab and Middle Eastern Studies, American University of Beirut
09/2016 - 09/2017
Maternity leave
09/2024 - 02/2020
PhD fellow, Department of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies, University of Copenhagen
09/2013 - 08/2014
Lecturer, Centre for Global Refugee Studies, Aalborg University

Education

2020
PhD, Department of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies, University of Copenhagen
2009
Master of Arts, Department of Anthropology, University of Copenhagen
2006
Bachelor of Arts, Department of Anthropology, University of Copenhagen

Publications

Special Issues

2023, (with Charlotte Al-Khalili) Displaced Conflict, special section of Conflict and Society 9 (1).

2013, (with Margit Anne Petersen, Birgitta Frello and Christian Groes-Green) Overskridelser, special issue of Tidsskriftet Antropologi 68.

Journal Articles

2023, Family matters in conflict: Displacement and the formulation of politics among Syrians in Lebanon and Turkey, Conflict and Society 9 (1).

2023, (with Charlotte Al-Khalili) Introduction: Displaced Conflict - Layers of spatial rupture among Syrians in Lebanon, Turkey, Iraq and Syria, Conflict and Society 9 (1).

2023, (with Andreas Bandak, Anders Hastrup, and Tareq Aldilaijim) Methods for the future, futures for methods: Collaborating with Syrian refugee youth in Jordan. Journal of Refugee Studies 36 (4).

2022, On the inside: Shatila camp as a space of respite for Syrian refugees, Journal of Refugee Studies 35 (3).

2022, Henover broerne: syriske drømme om Istanbul, Dragomanen 24.

2013, (with Christian Groes-Green, Birgitta Frello and Margit Anne Petersen) Introduktion: Overskridelser, Tidsskriftet Antropologi 68: 3-16.

Reports

2023, (with Anders Hastrup, Andreas Bandak and Tareq Al-Dilaijim) Viable Futures: Insights from peer-to-peer research among Syrian Youth in Jordan. University of Copenhagen, Faculty of Humanities.

2023, (with Andreas Bandak, Anders Hastrup, Nick Soltani and Hannah Arndal Rasmussen) Viable Futures: Syrian articulations of the protracted crisis in Jordan. University of Copenhagen, Faculty of Humanities.

Talks & Papers

2023, (with Nina Grønlykke Mollerup) The future as mist in stagnated crisis: practicing the future in principle, by maneouvring and by scrambling, workshop on Times of Crisis, CCRS, University of Copenhagen (co-organizer and speaker).

2023, Co-researching with Syrian refugee youth: Engaging collaboration in research on profound Uncertainty, SIEF, Mazuryk University, Brno, Czechia.

2023, ‘We were living’: figures of life and perspectives on revolt among Syrians displaced to Turkey and Lebanon, DREAM (ERC project).

2022, In the throes of the new: Experiences of malleable illegality among Syrians in Lebanon and Turkey, EASA, University of Belfast.

2022, Doing urban ethnography in politically volatile contexts, University of Tübingen, Germany.

2022, (with Anders Hastrup) Working towards a non-existent future: Syrian youth in Jordan, workshop on Syrian Futures, CCRS, University of Copenhagen (co-organizer and speaker).

2019, Migrating authoritarianism, workshop on Anthropologies of Syria, UCL.

2017, Ties that matter: Family life and political activity among Syrian refugees in Lebanon, BRISMES, University of Edinburgh.

2016, Failed territorialisations and their political effects, workshop on Territorialisation, CCRS, University of Copenhagen (co-organizer and speaker).

2015, The social life of memories, workshop on migration, memory and the archive, Department of English and Germanic Studies, University of Copenhagen.

Teaching Activities

Department of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies, University of Copenhagen

2023, 2021, 2020, 2019, 2012, 2011, Negotiating culture: local and global processes (MA, BA).

2022, 2021, 2020, 2019, 2016, Migration, politics and social change (MA, BA).

2020, 2019 (with Birgitte Schepelern Johansen), Normality and deviation (MA, BA).

2020 (with Andreas Bandak), History, myth and narrative in cultural perspective (MA, BA).

 

Centre for Global Refugee Studies, University of Aalborg

2014, (with Simon Turner) Culture, identity, politics (MA).

 

Department of languages, Royal Danish Defence Academy

2013, 2012, Social structures of the Arab world.

Grants

2022
Internationalisation fellowship from the Carlsberg Foundation, research project “After authoritarianism: How political thinking travels with Syrians to Germany and Denmark” (grant period 2024-2025)
2020
Equal co-author of grant application for Novo Nordisk Fonden, collective research project “Viable futures: Near and long-term prospects among Syrian youth in Jordan” (grant period 2021-2023)