Department of Management, Society and Communication

PhD fellow

Room: DH.C.2.04
E-mail: pbae.msc@cbs.dk
Pernille Bærendtsen

My PhD focuses on Western/North mediated humanitarianism and Africa. Through digital ethnography and fieldwork in Tanzania my aim is to examine local discourse on humanitarianism in everyday life in a refugee camp - and to contextualise with responses in African media to narratives and imaginaries about Africa and the distant other. My PhD connects with the research project “Everyday Humanitarianism in Tanzania” focusing on citizens engaging in humanitarianism outside formal structures.

I have a master in African Studies from University of Copenhagen. I have worked as development worker and journalist, and lived in Serbia, Uganda, South Sudan and Tanzania. Engaged in Danish development sector with civil society, communication and culture since late 1990s.

Primary research areas
  • Africa
  • Humanitarianism
  • Media
  • Refugees
  • Imaginaries
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Since 2015, Board Member of the Timbuktu Foundation.

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