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Aarhus University Press

Finlandsgade 29
DK - 8200 Aarhus N

Telephone: +45 53 55 05 42
E-mail: unipress@au.dk

Staff at Aarhus University Press

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Carsten Fenger-Grøndahl


Telefon:+45 29 86 27 60

E-mail: cfg@unipress.au.dk

Carsten is a historian of ideas and was deputy head of the Press before becoming director in 2013. When he occasionally rises from his chair, he takes extended trips to the Middle East, sits as a member of the Publisher Association's board of directors or produces travel books with competing publishers.


Søren Mogensen Larsen

Editorial Director

Telefon:+45 53 55 04 30

E-mail: sml@unipress.au.dk

MA in comparative literature. Søren works primarily with the travel books series Vide verden and the series Reflections [Tænkepauser]. He began his career as an editor at the Turbine publishing house, but a maternity cover opened the door to the university press.


Ulrik Hvilshøj

Telefon:+45 51 99 60 50

E-mail: uhv@unipress.au.dk


Marianne Lenler

Marketing Director

Telefon:+45 53 55 05 86

E-mail: ml@unipress.au.dk

MA in Danish and English. Marianne lives and breathes marketing. She has previously worked for, amongst others, Hans Reitzels Forlag and Gads Forlag. Last stop before the Press was the digital book service Politiken Books. She commutes between the home in Copenhagen, the Press in Aarhus, and the summer house in Thy.


Iben Borup Nielsen

Head of Accounting

Telefon:+45 53 55 07 72

E-mail: ibn@unipress.au.dk

As head of accounting, Iben knows her maths. She came to the Press in 2018 from a job in the food sector and thrives, of course, with systems and spreadsheets. Iben walks a whole 1000 metres from home to work every day – without counting her steps, calculating her average speed, and calculating the fastest route.


Sanne Lind Hansen


Telefon:+ 45 53 55 07 59

E-mail: slh@unipress.au.dk

MA in ethnography and classical archeology, and trained from the Danish School of Journalism. Sanne works primarily with the travel books series Vide verden and publications in anthropology, archeology and early history. She is also responsible for foreign sales and commission agreements, and is the longest serving editor at the Press. A generation ago, she was employed at Antiquities at the National Museum.


Henrik Jensen


Telefon:+45 53 55 06 67

E-mail: hj@unipress.au.dk

MA in comparative literature. Henrik is the prime mover in our annual participation at BogForum and is responsible for outreach initiatives such as conferences, exhibitions, special and general sales. He primarily edits books on literature and the series Verdensliteratur and UNIVERS. Henrik started work at the publishing house as a young intern in 2007.


Cecilie Harrits


Telefon:+45 53 55 05 83

E-mail: cha@unipress.au.dk

MA in literature and art history and a trained teacher with main subjects in Danish and special education. Cecilie's responsibilities are education, psychology (including two new series, Pædagogisk rækkevidde and Didaktiske studier), history of art and collaboration with art and cultural museums. She has previously worked with communication, development and knowledge sharing. Before she came to the Press in the fall of 2014, she was a teacher in elementary school.


Karina Bell Ottosen


Telefon:+45 30 70 11 68

E-mail: kbo@unipress.au.dk

MSc in Information Science Karina is responsible for social sciences, development of the series Nordic Welfare, sale of rights and internal work processes. Karina has worked for many years as an editor at Gyldendal Academic and the publisher Ajour, and has been an information specialist before she chose to come to the Press in the fall of 2015.


Anette Stoffersen


Telefon:+45 27 15 97 75

E-mail: as@unipress.au.dk

MA in history and art history. With 30 years of experience as an editor in history, art, culture and travel Anette is a versatile editor, who oversaw the major work Dansk skolehistorie and currently works primarily with two new major works, Dansk sproghistorie 1-6 and Ludvig Holbergs skrifter 1-22.


Peter Bejder


Telefon:+45 53 55 01 59

E-mail: pb@unipress.au.dk

Historian and trained from the Danish School of Journalism. Peter is currently working on the project Danmark bliver moderne. 1900-1950 and 100 på 1.000. For more than 25 years he has lived on teaching, editing and writing books, teaching materials and travel guides. He is a passionate fan of West Ham from East London.


Maria Schaldemose Kristensen


Telefon:31 17 66 78

E-mail: msk@unipress.au.dk


Anne Hasseriis Jensen


Telefon:+45 53 55 07 61

E-mail: ahj@unipress.au.dk

As the Press’s longest serving employee Anne took her trade exam in 1988 and was trained as an accountant at the Press in 1990. She knows all the good old stories.


Pia Sandholm Olsen

Administrative assistant

Telefon:+45 53 55 05 42

E-mail: pso@unipress.au.dk

Pia is responsible for subscriptions, billing and distribution, and she keeps track of the publisher packers. She has a clerical background and celebrated her 25th anniversary at the publishing house in the fall of 2015. She knows alarmingly many ISBN numbers by heart.


Gitte Mariager

Administrative assistant

Telefon:+45 53 55 06 28

E-mail: gm@unipress.au.dk

Gitte is responsible for managing the Press website, e-books, booksellers online services and incoming manuscripts. She has a penchant for Italian and Italy, where she trained and worked. In 2006 she came to the publisher from the tourist industry.


Dave Kensinger

Digital development and tech support

Telefon:+45 53 55 08 95

E-mail: dk@unipress.au.dk

Particular responsiblility for digital development and e-books. Dave has a bachelor in aviation and space technology and a masters in military history and international relations from his former life as a fighter pilot. He is a big fan of complicated spreadsheets and mathematical formulas.

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Amalie Heidmann

Telefon:+45 28 70 70 19

E-mail: ahe@unipress.au.dk

Leif V.S. Balthzersen

Leif V.S. Balthzersen

Project Editor

Telefon:+45 53 55 05 42

E-mail: lvsb@unipress.au.dk

Leif holds an MA in music science. Leif has been music director for Sønderjyllands Symphony Orchestra and Aarhus Symphony Orchestra, ensemble manager for Aarhus Sinfonietta and is Chairman of the Board of Aarhus Summer Opera. He has also worked for Aarhus University and the University of Copenhagen, The Danish Royal Academy of Music and The Danish National Opera and has given lectures to the public and to adult education associations throughout the country. For years he has also appraised books for antiquarian booksellers in Aarhus.

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Søren Hein Rasmussen

Project Editor

Telefon:+45 53 55 05 42

E-mail: shr@unipress.au.dk

Søren is a historian with 25 years of research experience at Aarhus University. In 2015, he became an independent researcher and game developer, but he still writes books and articles on various topics and edits books about history.

Jakob Vestergaard

Jakob Vestergaard

Project Editor

Telefon:+45 53 55 05 42

E-mail: jav@unipress.au.dk

Jakob holds an MA in media studies and works as a project editor. For several years, he has been a travel editor for Dagbladet Information, and an independent publisher running his own micro-publishing house. Jakob previously worked as an editor for Politikens Hus and as a media researcher for DR.

Lisette Agerbo Holm

Lisette Agerbo Holm

Project Editor

Telefon:+45 53 55 05 42

E-mail: lah@unipress.au.dk

Lisette holds an MA in comparative literature and is trained from the Danish School of Journalism. Lisette works freelance as an editor of fiction and non-fiction, and as a translator of young adult literature and children's books. As an author of non-fiction for 1st-3rd grade, she has written books about everything from cute bunnies to Martin Luther.

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Bjørn Rabjerg

Project Editor

Telefon:+45 53 55 05 42

E-mail: bra@unipress.au.dk

MA in philosophy with a minor in Danish, Bjørn also holds a PhD in philosophy of religion. Since 2010, Bjørn has worked as a researcher at the Department of Theology at Aarhus University focusing on theological and philosophical existentialism, in particular studying K.E. Løgstrup and Søren Kierkegaard. When he isn’t reading books about great Danish thinkers, he ponders Arsenal's slow fall from former days of glory.


Ane Martine Lønneker

Telefon:+45 53 55 05 42

E-mail: aml@unipress.au.dk

Kristine Kold Vestergaard Strandsby

Kristine Kold Vestergaard Strandsby

Editorial Assistant

Telefon:+45 53 55 05 42

E-mail: kkvs@unipress.au.dk

Currently studying Nordic Language and Literature. Kristine generally prefers sitting with a book in one hand and a coffee in the other. That’s lucky because literature takes up most of her time. And when she’s not commuting between the Press and her studies, she’s most often at Standart, a university magazine, where she works as an editor and writer.


Emilie Winther Jensen

Editorial assistance

Telefon:+45 53 55 05 42

E-mail: ewj@unipress.au.dk

Currently studying History of Literature and Journalistic Communication. For years now, Emilie has worked as an editor and writer for the university magazine, and she LOVES literature – particularly childrens and teenagers. When she’s not reading, she likes knitting whilst listening to a e-book or podcast.


Anton Hvidtjørn

Telefon:+45 28 57 93 19

E-mail: anh@unipress.au.dk

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Esther Mogensen

Telefon:+45 53 55 05 42

E-mail: emo@unipress.au.dk


Astrid Sletten Rybner

Telefon:+45 53 55 05 42

E-mail: asr@unipress.au.dk


Mia Gaudern

Copy Editor

Telefon:+45 53 55 05 42

E-mail: unipress@au.dk

Mia holds an MPhil in Culture & Criticism from the University of Cambridge and a DPhil in English Literature from the University of Oxford. She has carried out language revision and proofreading for the press since 2011, mainly on archaeology and sociology texts. Mia lives in Oxford, England, and works at the Oxford English Dictionary. When not thinking about words she thinks about music – she plays the flute in various chamber ensembles and runs an amateur orchestra.

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Heidi Flegal


Telefon:+45 53 55 05 42

E-mail: unipress@au.dk

MA in Applied Languages, Aarhus University, 1992. Freelance since 1999. Blessed (or cursed?) with a mixed Danish-American upbringing on both sides of the pond, Heidi feels equally at home in both languages – although she went native in Denmark long ago. She often works into English, as when helping to adapt and translate selected titles in the Reflections series. Tinkering with language is her profession and her favourite pastime. What makes her tick? Working with people who are equally intent on making words sparkle. Well, that and choir practice, books and home-grown edibles.

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Hans Ørbæk


Telefon:+45 53 55 05 42

E-mail: unipress@au.dk

Hans is an external proofreader for many of our publications, from the small Reflections [Tænkepauser] to the comprehensive works of Ludvig Holberg. He is M.A. in literature and medieval and renaissance studies and has a particular fondness for copy that has to do with times past. He has previously translated the medieval Latvian epos "Waltharius" into Danish and in 2014 he started his own proofreading agency, Errata.


Anne Engedal

Director of Videnslyd

Telefon:+45 60 16 98 30

E-mail: aen@fuau.dk

Anne has a master in philosophy and literature from Aarhus University, and before she helped found Videnslyd, she was editor of philosophy and religion at Folkeuniversitetet. As director, Anne is responsible for the overall flow of all productions, finances, communication and new developments - as well as all menial tasks such as putting up lamps or making coffee. If you have an idea for new productions or projects, she is the one to call. Much of Anne’s spare time is spent helping to run the left wing publishing house Solidaritet.dk of which she is a founding board member.When she isn’t busy communicating science or politics, Anne indulges her secret passion for esports in general and League of Legends in particular - a game she is utterly unable to play herself, but follows passionately from her couch.


Mikkel Krause

Program Editor of Videnslyd and main producer of Kraniebrud

Telefon:+45 21 60 02 24

E-mail: mkj@unipress.au.dk

Mikkel Krause is program editor at Videnslyd and a journalist with three decades of radio experience from DR's P1, where for a number of years he hosted daily programs such as Apropos and P1Morgen. In addition, he has worked as editorial secretary, producer and researcher on TV productions for DR1. He is more concerned with insights than news - and more concerned with knowledge, faith, wonder and doubt - than news. Mikkel has a distant past at a Tvind-school, as an activist in Amnesty International and at the Theological Studies at Aarhus University.

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Andrew Davidson

Main producer of Vildspor at Videnslyd

Telefon:+45 29 80 85 56

E-mail: ada@unipress.au.dk

Andrew has a masters degree in English and Music Culture from Aarhus University. At Videnslyd he works as a producer and researcher with a special focus on our nature program Vildspor, which is broadcast on Radio4 every Saturday. When he isn’t busy recording everything and nothing in a remote part of the country, he is usually deeply immersed in editing it all together, or keeping an eye on the programs hosts in the studio. In his spare time sound and music is equally a big part of Andrew's life - he plays the drums in a band with a silly name that he will only tell you about if you ask him, and the space at home is mostly taken up by his record collection. Apart from music, his heart belongs to the local basketball team Bakken Bears. Andrew has both Danish and Australian roots and is the vice president of Center for Podcasting.


Kasper Wegener Friis

Producer at Videnslyd

Telefon:+45 42 42 74 36

E-mail: kpf@unipress.au.dk

Kasper is a journalist educated from the Danish School of Media and Journalism and has several years of experience from a wide range of editorial offices in DR and from his own communications firm. At Videnslyd he mainly works as a researcher and producer on our science program Kraniebrud, broadcast daily on Radio4. Kasper always leaves work happy because every work day features new knowledge satisfying his voracious curiosity. Sir Kasper can document his titles as both a priest in the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster and a knight of the Island Kingdom of Sealand.

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Emil Hoffmann Nielsen

Host of Videnslyd’s ‘Kraniebrud’ on Radio4

Telefon:+45 60 93 07 27

E-mail: eni@unipress.au.dk

Emil hosts Videnslyds science program Kraniebrud, which is broadcast daily on Radio4 - sharing the host role with Ditte. Emil is curious by nature and is passionate about communicating science. He has a background in the natural sciences and alongside technical topics this is where he feels the most at home intellectually. However, his curiosity also extends to the social sciences and history - especially to archeology which also has a hard science component. Before joining Videnslyd, Emil worked on several projects communicating science to children, including the well known television program Store Nørd on DR.


Ditte Maj Gregersen

Host of Videnslyd’s ‘Kraniebrud’ on Radio4

Telefon:+45 21 42 98 49

E-mail: dmg@unipress.au.dk

Ditte is the host of Kraniebrud - our daily science program broadcast on Radio4 - along side Emil. Ditte has a masters degree in Danish and Drama and has studied in both Copenhagen and Aarhus. However, even though she has lived and worked in Jutland for the last 11 years, and spoken with youngsters daily as part of her job as a high school teacher, she is still unmistakably a copenhagener at heart - as witnessed by the flat a’s and nasal sounds of her speech. Ditte is curious by nature - especially of people and what makes them tick both alone and in groups. She has a soft spot for nordic literature set in the magic, outdoor wilderness where anything can happen - and for metaphors of the risqué and substandard kind.


Johanne Greibe Andersen

Producer at Videnslyd

Telefon:+45 88 43 80 06

E-mail: jga@fuau.dk

Johanne is primarily employed as a project manager and editor at Folkeuniversitetet, but every week she gives Videnslyd a few hours of her time as well. She functions as a go between between Folkeuniversitetet and Videnslyd, and has a lot of the initial contact with many of the researchers who become guests on Kraniebrud. Johanne has a master in public health from Aarhus University and at Folkeuniversitetet she mainly does lectures and events about all things health related - from twerking and well-being to the perfect beer and the perfect match! Johanne is also a bit of a germonofile and loves all things German - particularly her German boyfriend but also Kinder Chocolate, grammar, bretzels and fast cars.


Rasmus Ejrnæs

Host of Videnslyd’s ‘Vildspor’ on Radio4

Telefon:+45 20 20 58 29

E-mail: rasmus@bios.au.dk

Rasmus is a senior researcher at the Institute of Bioscience at Aarhus University. He has a ph.d. in the ecology of grassland and has been a part of the danish research community for biodiversity for 25 years. Rasmus is first and foremost passionate about enlightenment - both making his own discoveries and communicating them to the public. Alongside his career as a researcher he has written many popular scientific books and newspaper columns and is a much sought after public lecturer. However, since becoming the host of Vildspor, Rasmus has had to cut back on time spent both on public lectures and debating on facebook. Curiosity and a passion for enlightening himself has also led him to engage his own internal rewilding in the form of regular meditation.

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Emil Skovgaard Brandtoft

Field reporter for Videnslyds Vildspor on Radio4

Telefon:+45 23 36 90 47

E-mail: esb@nathist.dk

Emil has a master in biology from Aarhus University specializing in danish butterflies - but his interests aren’t limited to these daytime flyers. A big part of his spare time is devoted to bird watching and he is especially fond of studying bird migration in spring and fall. Emils primary job is as a project manager at the Museum of Natural History in Aarhus, but at Videnslyd he joins us for one trip into the countryside each week along with his co-reporter (and girlfriend) Lærke. Even outside both jobs he can’t stop talking about nature - and he and Lærke also run a joint blog Naturhistorier.dk which publishes new stories from the wild each week.


Lærke Sofie Glerup

Field reporter for Videnslyds ‘Vildspor’ on Radio4

Telefon:+45 92 44 46 52

E-mail: lsgh@fuau.dk

Lærke has a master in biology and journalistic writing. When she’s not out in the field recording Vildspor with her better half Emil, she is the editor of natural sciences at Folkeuniversitetet. In her spare time she and Emil are also likely to be out in the field working on stories for their joined nature blog Naturhistorier.dk. But if you are lucky enough to catch Lærke somewhere besides the country side it will probably be on the stage of one of Aarhus’ amateur theatres where she often performs both as an actor and a dancer.

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