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Lene Asp Frederiksen

The colonial ecosystem – How cultural heritage and literature is shaping and shaped by different media environments

My academic background is within literature, sociology and language psychology, which I have studied at the University of Copenhagen. In addition, I hold an MA in Journalism from Goldsmiths, University of London. I have also studied and taught creative writing at the Academy of Creative Writing (Forfatterskolen) in Copenhagen.

Before my PhD studies at LiU I have worked as a writer, journalist, translator and editor. My interests also include sound art and sound culture, and together with Trine Friis Sørensen, Charlotte Sprogøe and Stine Hebert I co-curated the first sound art exhibition in the city space of Copenhagen in 2005.

My PhD research centres on the study of coloniality in historical and contemporary media environments. My research is practice-led and with a focus on cultural heritage in the digital media. Alongside my research, in collaboration with artists and IT-scholars and with funding from Europeana, I am also involved in establishing the digital humanities colonial heritage prototype website and app available at