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Biography of Karen Schousboe, Denmark

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About Karen Schousboe

Curriculum Vitae


A-levels, Languages 1971, Mag. Art. European Ethnology 1980, Licentiate (Phd.): 1990 (University of Copenhagen: Etnology), 2001(Danish University of Pedagogical Sciences: Pedagogical Anthropology), 2003 (University of Copenhagen: Theology).


2011 –              Director and owner of Publishing Company: Medieval Histories Ltd. See https://medieval.eu

2004 – 2010     Director (CEO), Information Centre for the National Danish Church, Diocese of Copenhagen.

2001 – 2002     Assistent professor at  the Danish University for Pedagogical Sciences (University of Aarhus)

1993 – 2003      Founder and director of KIMMING, an anthropological thinktank

1989 – 1992      Head of Research at the Institute for Futures Studies in Copenhagen

1986 – 1989      Postgraduate Research grant at the Humanistic Research Centre at the University of Copenhagen (project: Literacy and Orality in the Later Middle Ages)

1985 – 1986      Fieldwork in USA. (Connected to University of Pennsylvania. Project: ”The Amish Communities”.)

1983 – 1984      Postgraduate Research grant at the Centre for Comparative Cultural Reserch. Project: Literacy and Orality in the Later Middle Ages)

1980 – 1982     Postgraduate Research grant at the Institute for European Ethnology at the University of Copenhagen. Project: The Reformation as a popular cultural movement)

Consultancy and writings

Strategic Consultancy for LEGO, IKEA, DANSKE BANK, NOKIA, COOP, Ministry for Education, Kilroy, http://www.visitdenmark.dk etc.

Extensive activity as public lecturer and as a writer of columns in Berlingske Tidende, Kristeligt Dagblad, Børsen og Dagens Medicin

Author of a number of books (mainly in Danish – see list of publications)

Honorary Offices

1997 – 2003 Member of the National Council of Ethics

2000 – 2008 Member of the parochial church council


Danish (nationality), English (lived in USA as a child and grown-up)

Reading languages: German, French, Italian, Spanish and (some) Portuguese

Latin and Greek (classic)


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