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Prof. Mette HJORT

Prof. Mette HJORT

Dean; Chair Professor in Humanities, Office of the Dean of Arts


Phone number3411 7200
ORCID number0000-0002-9013-4445



B.A. Honors (McGill), M.A. (McGill), Ph.D. (Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, EHESS), Honorary Doctorate (Aalborg University)

Research area(s):

Cinema and small nations
Motion pictures, health, and well-being
Transnational cinemas
Transnational talent development

Teaching area(s):

Issues in world cinema

Taught previously at:

McGill University, Aalborg University, University of Hong Kong, Lingnan University, University of St Andrews, University of Copenhagen

Selected output(s):

African Cinema & Human Rights, co-edited with Eva Jørholt. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, 2019.

‘The Public Value of Film: Moving Images, Health, and Well-being.’ In Journal of Scandinavian Cinema, special issue on Movings Images, Health and Well-being (2019), co-edited with Tommy Gustafsson, 9.1: 7-23.

‘The Assessment Game: On Institutions that Punch Above their Weight, and Why the Quality of the Work Environment Also Matters.’ In Creativity and Academic Activism: Instituting Cultural Studies, co-edited with Meaghan Morris, 67-88. Durham, NC: Duke University Press; Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press, 2012.

Small Nation, Global Cinema: The New Danish Cinema, Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2005.

The Strategy of Letters. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1993.  

Current project(s):

Peripatetic talent development and the question of value
Motion pictures and public value

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