Institut for Business Humaniora og Jura

Jannick Friis

Kontor: POR/18.B-4.143
+45 3151 6485
E-mail: jfc.bhl@cbs.dk
Jannick Friis Christensen

As Theme Lead for Gender and Sexuality in the CBS Diversity and Difference Platform, my research focuses on norm-critical approaches to organising and researching diversity. I have recent years studied conventional work organisations from queer perspectives in collaboration with Danish labour unions, such as Dansk Metal, 3F and PROSA, facilitating research-based workshops that equip union representatives with the right tools for improving the diversity climate in their companies. In addition, I engage with alternative organisations, for example Roskilde Festival, where I explore the phenomenon of transgressive behaviour and test and implement new strategies for creating diverse and inclusive volunteer communities.

Currently, I investigate pride parades and integrative civil religion – a project funded by The Independent Research Fund Denmark. Pride parades that promote lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) rights represent a globally growing sociocultural force. The parades increasingly attract corporate sponsorship. For some, this is a sign of success as the backing of large employers signals mainstream public support. For others, this support signals increased commercialisation which undermines the LGBTI movement’s political and emancipatory edge. The aim of the project is to explore and, potentially, resolve these tensions through an investigation of how pride might form part of a so-called ‘civil religion’, that is, a bond of allegiance based on universal human rights and solidarity among strangers. As such, I tackle the pressing issue of how political and corporate actors may tap into genuine sources of social legitimacy without damaging their authenticity.

In the video below, I give a short introduction to some of my work from a now completed research project titled ‘Co-Creating Gender Equality from Classroom to Organization: Innovations in Welfare Societies’.


Primære forskningsområder
  • Norm Critique
  • LGBTQ+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer) and Pride
  • Identity Politics
  • Queer-Feminist Theory
  • Diversity, Inclusion and Equality
  • Diversity Management
  • Critical Management Studies
  • Alternative Organisation
  • Roskilde Festival, Transgressive Behaviour, and Volunteer Communities
  • (Post-)qualitative Methodologies
Sociale medier
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I teach a number of different subjects across various courses and study programmes at both bachelor and master level, including:

  • Organisation Theory Perspectives on HRM (for which I am Course Coordinator), Cand.soc. (MSocSc) in Human Resource Management
  • Introduction to Organizational Sociology, BSc in Business Administration and Sociology
  • Diversity Management, MSc in Business, Language and Culture - Diversity and Change Management.

I supervise student projects from bachelor level to master theses – also internship reports so long as the topic matches my research interests and teaching areas. Among the study programmes that I cover are:

  • Cand.soc. (MSocSc) in Political Communication and Management (in Danish)
  • Cand.soc. (MSocSc) in Human Resource Management (in Danish
  • BSc/MSc in International Business and Politics
  • BSc in Business, Asian Language and Culture – International Business in Asia
  • MSc in Economics and Business Administration – Strategy, Organisation and Leadership
Publikationer sorteret efter:
Bontu Lucie Guschke; Jannick Friis Christensen; Thomas Burø / Sara Ahmed : A Return to Emotions.
I: Affect in Organization and Management. red. /Carolyn Hunter; Nina Kivinen. New York : Routledge 2023, s. 12-28 (Routledge Focus on Women Writers in Organization Studies )
Bidrag til bog/antologi > peer review
Jannick Friis Christensen; Stefan Schwarzkopf / Between Pinkwash and Purity : Pride Pardes, Corporate Collaboration and Politics of Relationality.
I: Konference: Dansk kønsforsknings indre og ydre rammer: Under hvilke betingelser tager dansk kønsforskning form? Hvad er, kan og bør dansk kønsforskning være?. . red. /Michael Nebeling Petersen. København : Københavns Universitet 2022, 1 s., s. 40
Konferenceabstrakt i proceedings
Jannick Friis Christensen; Sine N. Just; Sara Louise Muhr / Hyphenated Voices : The Organization of Racialized Subjects in Contemporary Danish Public Debate.
I: Organization, Vol. 29, Nr. 6, 11.2022, s. 997-1017
Tidsskriftartikel > peer review
Jannick Friis Christensen / Is Diversity and Inclusion in Organisations Becoming a 'Hygiene Factor'?
Abstract from 7th CBS Workshop on Diversity, Equality, and Inclusion, 2022
Konferenceabstrakt til konference
Jannick Friis Christensen; Bontu Guschke; Kai Inga Liehr Storm; Sara Louise Muhr / The Norm of Norms in HRM Research : A Review and Suggestions for Future Studies.
I: Human Resource Management Review, Vol. 32, Nr. 4, 12.2022
Review artikel > peer review
Jannick Friis Christensen / This CrossFit Box is a Safe Space : An Analysis of Equity Culture, Coaching, and Rx-scaling in Denmark.
Abstract from 7th CBS Workshop on Diversity, Equality, and Inclusion, 2022
Konferenceabstrakt til konference
Stefan Schwarzkopf; Sine Nørholm Just; Jannick Friis Christensen / Beyond Identity Politics and Pinkwash : Are Pride Parades becoming an Integrative Civil Religion?.
I: Book of Abstracts. Gender, Work & Organization. 11th Biennial International Interdisciplinary Conference: Transforming Contexts, Transforming Selves: Gender in New Times. Canterbury : University of Kent 2021, 2 s., s. 590-591
Konferenceabstrakt i proceedings > peer review
Jannick Friis Christensen; Katrine Raaby; Morten Thanning Vendelø / Frirummets festival : En undersøgelse af grænseoverskridende adfærd på Roskilde Festival.
Frederiksberg : Department of Organization, Copenhagen Business School 2021, 41 s.
Bontu Lucie Guschke; Jannick Friis Christensen / From Individual to Organizational Bias : A Norm-critical Proposition for Unconscious Bias Intervention in Organizations.
I: Kvinder, Køn & Forskning, Vol. 32, Nr. 3, 2021, s. 86-105
Tidsskriftartikel > peer review
Jannick Friis Christensen; Rebekka Mahler; Stina Teilmann-Lock / GenderLAB : Norm-critical Design Thinking for Gender Equality and Diversity.
I: Organization, Vol. 28, Nr. 6, 11.2021, s. 1036-1048
Tidsskriftartikel > peer review
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