Majken Jul Sørensen new director of CRS Graduate School2019-05-09
Majken Jul Sørensen, senior lecturer of sociology, has recently been appointed Director of the popular CRS graduate school together with Marie Nordfeldt, professor of social work.
Majken Jul Sørensen's research deals primarily with non-violent resistance and grassroot movements. Her interest in non-violent social movements, conflict change, as well as humour and political activism, centres, among other things, on human capacity to effect change from the bottom-up. She studies social science areas such as public movements, resistance, and the sociology of humour, history and emotions.
Majken has lived, worked and studied in five different countries: Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Great Britain and Australia. She started her career as a social pedagogue in Denmark and has a Bachelor's degree in Sociology from Tromsø University, Norway, and Master's degree in peace and conflict studies from Coventry University, Great Britain. She earned her Doctor's degree, titled "Humorous Political Stunts: Nonviolent Public Challenges to Power" at the University of Wollongong, Australia, in 2014, and was appointed senior lecturer at Karstad University in 2016, while still conducting research at Wollongong University until 2017.