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Ten new theme group fellows appointed to AIAS

To address two pressing themes, ‘Labour market transformations and inequality' and 'Democracy and Digital Citizenship,’ ten new fellows have been selected to a theme group fellowship in collaboration with Aarhus University’s Platform for Inequality Research at Aarhus University (PIREAU) and the Research Center for Shaping Digital Citizenship (SHAPE).

The Aarhus Institute of Advanced Studies (AIAS), Summer of 2023. Credit: Lise Balsby.

After a successful first year of the AIAS-PIREAU and AIAS-SHAPE theme group fellowships, ten new fellows have been selected to start at AIAS on 1 September 2024.

The fellows will have their daily office at AIAS, where they will work on an individual 10-month project within the theme group they are appointed to, either PIREAU and ‘Labour market transformations and inequality' or  SHAPE and 'Democracy and Digital Citizenship.' Apart from working on their individual research project within the theme, the fellows will work together to address and explore the theme from interdisciplinary and collaborative perspectives.

Besides the anticipated thematic synergies of the two groups, the two theme groups will become an active part of the AIAS community of talented scholars, benefitting from the interdisciplinary exchanges, the joint research training activities and international environment of AIAS.

SHAPE, PIREAU and AIAS are looking forward to welcoming the following selected researchers on 1 September 2024:

AIAS-PIREAU Fellows (within the theme of ‘Labour market transformations and inequality’)

  • Eszter Bartha, Department of Eastern and Central European History and Historical Russistics, Eötvös Loránd University, Hungary
    Project at AIAS: The impact of labour market transformations on “elite” workers’ perceptions of right-wing populism  
  • Jens Seeberg, Department of Anthropology, Aarhus University, Denmark
    Project at AIAS: Work environment, mobility and biosocial vulnerability
  • Magdalena Malecka, Aarhus Institute of Advanced Studies, Aarhus University, Denmark and University of Helsinki, Finland
    Project at AIAS: Values, controversies, and implications of economic research on automation of labour and inequality 
  • Mariola Pytlikova, Center for Economic Research and Graduate Education - Economics Institute (CERGE-EI), Charles University & The Czech Academy of Sciences, Czech Republic
    Project at AIAS: Effects of technology adoption on labour market inequalities - evidence from Denmark 
  • Panagiotis Mitkidis, Department of Management, Aarhus University, Denmark
    Project at AIAS: The Stigma and Perceived Discrimination Associated with Multiple Sclerosis

AIAS-SHAPE Fellows (within the theme of ‘Democracy and Digital Citizenship’)

  • Iben Have, Department of Media Studies, Aarhus University, Denmark
    Project at AIAS: 
    Resonating synthetic voices and listening citizens: Democratic implications of TTS-assisted communication
  • Ilya Utekhin, Russian and East European Institute, Indiana University, US
    Project at AIAS: News flow analytics: A data science method for eliciting censorship and showing bias
  • Jan Løhmann Stephensen, Department of Art History, Aesthetics & Culture, and Museology, Aarhus University, Denmark
    Project at AIAS: Chat Democracy: AI, Democratic Talk, and a New Shared Language
  • Maj Nygaard-Christensen, Department of Psychology and Behavioural Sciences and Centre for Alcohol and Drug Research, Aarhus University, Denmark
    Project at AIAS: A street-level examination of digital service journeys among socially marginalized people
  • Fifth fellow soon TBA

Two fellows from the 2023-2024 first cohort of theme group fellows will continue and be part of the 2024-2025 groups, AIAS-PIREAU Fellow Jes Bak Sørensen (DEFACTUM, Region Midtjylland/ Central Denmark Region) and his project "Pathways to increased social equality in health" and AIAS-SHAPE Fellow Janet Frances Rafner (Department of Management, Aarhus University) with her project "Human-AI co-creativity to engage policy makers, general public and researchers in societal issues."

More about the AIAS-SHAPE and AIAS-PIREAU Fellowships

The theme-based fellowships are co-funded by Aarhus University Research Foundation in collaboration with Aarhus University's 'PIREAU - Platform for Inequality Research at Aarhus University' and 'SHAPE - Research Center for Shaping Digital Citizenship.'

See who the current 2023-2024 AIAS-SHAPE and AIAS-PIREAU theme group fellows are and what their projects are about:


Andreas Roepstorff, AIAS Director
E-mail: andreas.roepstorff@aias.au.dk
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