Department of Business Humanities and Law

Research assistant

Room: POR/18.B-4.141
E-mail: js.bhl@cbs.dk
Jette Sandager

My research sits at the intersection of Management, Organisation, Education, and Policy Studies, with a particular focus on the formation of gendered STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) interests and aspirations. I am especially interested in understanding the organising implications of the many public as well as private edu-actors that currently attempt to increase the representation of women in STEM. My work is inspired by theories on affect, temporality, and materiality, often merged in theories on glitter. I am trained as a political sociologist from London School of Economics and Copenhagen Business School, and I have been a visiting fellow at Columbia University (US), University of Melbourne (AUS), and University of Bologna (IT). I am a member of the editorial collective of ephemera.

Primary research areas
  • Affective governance
  • Creative methods
  • Education and edu-business
  • Futurity
  • Glitter
  • STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics)


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  • The Communicative Differentiated Society, MSc PKL
  • Qualitative Methods, BSc Soc.
  • Strategy and Societal Diagnosis, HA(kom.)
  • The Politics of Transformation, cand.merc.(kom.)



I supervise bachelor and master projects within my areas of research.

Publications sorted by:
Jette Sandager; Justine Grønbæk Pors / Ghostly Mirroring : How Taxidermy Could Teach us Something Important About Current Attempts to Inspire STEM Aspirations in Young Women.
In: Narratives of Educational Leadership: Representing Research via Creative Analytic Practices. . ed. /Denise Mifsud. Singapore : Springer 2022, p. 199-221 (Educational Leadership Theory)
Book chapter > peer review
Jette Sandager / Glitter, Glamour, and the Future of (More) Girls in STEM : Gendered Formations of STEM Aspirations.
Frederiksberg : Copenhagen Business School [Phd] 2022, 257 p. (PhD Series, No. 18.2022)
PhD thesis
Niels Åkerstrøm Andersen; Hanne Knudsen; Jette Sandager / 'Entfalte dein wahres Potential' : Zur einer paradoxalen Umformung des pädagogischen Medium.
In: Paradoxien (in) der Pädagogik. ed. /Ulrich Binder; Franz Kasper Krönig. Weinheim : Beltz-Juventa 2021, p. 329-357
Book chapter > peer review
Jette Sandager / Mentoring as Affective Governmentality : Shame, (un)Happiness, and the (re)Production of Masculine Leadership.
In: Gender, Work & Organization, Vol. 28, No. 4, 7.2021, p. 1304-1322
Journal article > peer review
Birke Otto; Christian Garmann Johnsen; Emil Husted; Justine Grønbæk Pors; Jette Sandager; Lena Olaison; / Pasts, Presents and Futures of Critical Publishing
In: Ephemera: Theory & politics in organization, Vol. 21, No. 4, 2021, 21 p., p. 1-21
Editorial > peer review
Jette Sandager; Justine Grønbæk Pors / Kønsforskelle i uddannelsesvalg
In: Samfundsøkonomen, No. 1, 3.2020, p. 20-25
Journal article > peer review
Research Projects
Outside activities

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