• Jónas Broncks gøta 25, 4th floor, FO-100 Tórshavn

    Faroe Islands

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Research interests

My overall research interests revolve around gender equality and minority participation. For about the past decade, I have in particular specialised in connections between female outmigration from remote and rural areas, gender seggregation in the labour market and ineqaulities in access to jobs and education opportunities. Lately, I have also - as an extension of this - turned my attention to island studies, as islands often pose interesting examples of such processes. From September 2022-March 2023, I was employed by the Danish Veterans' Centre research the experiences of female veterans in the Danish Defence during deployments abroad. Since April 2023, I have been employed as DEI adviser to the Royal Danish Navy Command

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

External positions

gender advisor, Royal Danish Navy Command

1 Apr 2023 → …

senior researcher, Veterancentrets Videncenter

1 Sept 202231 Mar 2023

Chair of the Danish Association of Gender Researchers, Foreningen for Kønsforskning i Danmark

9 Nov 2020 → …

Associate professor, Aalborg University

1 Nov 20111 Sept 2022

Associate Professor, Aalborg University


  • GF Human ecology. Anthropogeography
  • Gendered population flows
  • feminist geography
  • Islands
  • island studies
  • rurality
  • HM Sociology
  • gender equality
  • feminist theory
  • feminist methodology
  • labour market seggregation
  • minority inclusion
  • diversity


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