Christina Jerne

Centre for Global Criminology, Department of Anthropology
University of Copenhagen


Phd Experience Economy (Aesthetics and Communication, Aarhus University)
Msc Human Security (Anthropology, Aarhus University)
BA Political Science and International Relations (Universitá di Pisa)

Research Interests

I am interested in economic diversity, both in its organisational and aesthetic expressions. In my view, an ethics of care might also be pursured by learning from uncaring/violent relations, which is why the types of economic organisation I focus on tend to be criminalised, illicit or generally considered undesirable. I am inspired by post-structural approaches to economy, criminology and cultural studies, and am invested in building theoretical connections between these and the sociology of collective action and political theory. I am currently carrying out a postdoctoral project that seeks to map out gang economies in Denmark. At the same time, I am working on a book that traces Italian efforts to counter mafias through economic organisation. As an activist, I am also involved in training young tour guides on the curation of a "Ghetto" tour, aimed at destigmatising communities living in areas of Copenhagen that cohabit with criminal groups, and developing "safe snitching" practices.


Contact Information

Christina Jerne

Center for Global Criminology, Department of Anthropology, University

Øster Farigmagsgade 5, 1353 København K, CSS - Building: 33.1.28

Phone: +45 35 33 19 95