Institut for Business Humaniora og Jura
My research explores the potential of actors and organizations to change institutions – the written and unwritten ‘rules’ of society. These institutions constrain and enable actors and organizations in interesting ways: They define who belongs, who can be included and what is seen as different to the norm. Diversity, inclusion and belonging are therefore recurring themes within my expertise areas, which are:
- Institutions and institutional theory (institutional change, maintenance, destabilization etc.)
- The relationship between organizations and society
- How organizations use and produce history
- National identity, cultural heritage, museums, art and art foundations
I teach Institutional Theory (Institutionelle Perspektiver) in the HA-Kom programme.
I was recently a visiting scholar at Harvard University’s Weatherhead Centre for International Affairs via Scandinavian Consortium for Organizational Research (SCANCOR). As a SCANCOR alumna, I continue to be part of a transnational network of scholars focused on sharing cutting edge organizational social science.
Previously, I have been a visiting research student at London School of Economics and the University of Victoria, as well as a visiting fellow at Södertörn University. I hold a PhD from CBS, where I have held numerous academic positions. These environments have allowed me to participate in the academic and public debate on cultural heritage, national identity, history, management and organization studies.
Er mastodonternes tid ved at rinde ud? in Kulturmonitor, Februar 17, 2022 https://kulturmonitor.dk/kunst-kulturarv/art8623649/Er-mastodonternes-tid-ved-at-rinde-ud
Er danske museer for hvide? Nu svarer de på kritikken in DR November 25, 2021 https://www.dr.dk/nyheder/kultur/er-danske-museer-hvide-nu-svarer-de-paa-kritikken
Ida Lunde Jørgensen & Mads Mordhorst (2022) Producing history, (re)branding the nation: the case of an exhibition on the Danish Golden Age, Scandinavian Journal of History, 47:5, 600-623, DOI: 10.1080/03468755.2022.2028671
Teaching and supervision are the greatest joy of my academic work.
I strive to provide my students with my undivided attention, care and enthusiasm for their ideas and work, while being “hands on” in supporting the academic skills they most need to develop. The academic socialization of my students is a core focus of my pedagogical work, as is supporting the diversity of my students – these efforts have been recognized by excellent evaluations from my students and assistant professor program assessment (“Extraordinarily competent”).
I tend to supervise students who share my academic interests (but not necessarily in the same empirical fields), and mostly supervise at the bachelor project and master thesis level. The majority of the students I supervise come from the HA-Kom programme, where I have taught institutional perspectives and philosophy of science and methods.