My PhD research is done in collaboration with the Danish Emigration Archives and Aalborg University. I will spend the next three years investigating the migration- and integration processes in relation to the Danish emigration to America from approx. 1850-1920 and to Australia after WW2. This project therefore turns the current Danish news debate about immigration upside-down and examines the DANE as both an emigrant and an immigrant, including how Danes are integrated in foreign societies and how Danish identity is maintained or dissolved throughout generations.
By Pernille Skovgaard Christensen