2006: Ph.d. in Film- & Media Studies, Copenhagen University.
2002: MA in Film- & Media Studies, Copenhagen University.
1994: BA in Japanese, Aarhus University.
2012-: Head of Research Unit, Danish Film Institute, Copenhagen.
2010-2012: Research Fellow, Danish Film Institute, Copenhagen, head of project on Danish film culture during the German occupation sponsored by the Velux Foundation.
2007-2010: Post doc at the Section for Film- & Media Studies, Copenhagen University, project on the uses of religion and nationalism in Japanese pop culture sponsored by the Danish Research Council.
2003-2006: Doctoral candidate at Section for Film- & Media Studies, Copenhagen University, project on the subversion of U. S. occupation censorship of Japanese films 1945-52.
Networks, memberships and positions of trust
2013: Chair for the Film Studies Division at NordMedia-konferencen in Oslo in August.
2013: Co-founder of SCANDINAVIAN MEDIA CULTURE 1814-2014 with Mats Jönsson and Tore Helseth.
2013: Co-founder of The Newsreel Network (TNN) with Mats Jönsson and Tore Helseth.
2011-13: Co-curator of ‘Sculpting the Past/Fortid Fortolket’ at the Danish Film Institute, an exhibition and a website, please see www.sculptingthepast.dk
2012-: Editor-in-Chief of the online-version of the film journal Kosmorama.
2012: Guest editor of the first special issue af Journal of Scandinavian Cinema: Film and the Second World War in Scandinavia.
2010-: Member of the Editorial Board of Journal of Scandinavian Cinema, Intellect Press.
2010-: Member of the steering group of NAJS-Extended, a research group sponsored by Swedish Riksbankens Jubilæumsfond that published the antology ’Japan nu – strömningar og perspektiv’, Carlssons Bokförlag, Stockholm.
March 2009: Senior advisor to the steering committee.
2008-2009: Co-organizer of the lecture series Visualizing Asian Modernity (VAM). See http://vam.ku.dk/
2008 -: Ph.d.-supervisor for Eija Margit Niskanen, University of Arts and Design, Helsinki.
2007: Convenor of Section for Visual Culture at the Nordic Association for Japan and Korean Studies (NAJAKS) 7. conference in Copenhagen August 2007.
2006-2010: Co-editor of the film journal Kosmorama.
2006-2009: Member of the steering committee of NAJS.
2005: Planning group member of NAJS’ (Nordic Association for the Study of Contemporary Japanese Society) 3. conference in Helsinki, in April 2006.