Martin Demant Frederiksen
My research interests concern questions of disengagement among youth and the role of decay, meaninglessness and the existence of Nothing in social life. Related research interests and areas include nihilism, crime and corruption, urban development and infrastructures, time and materiality.
I have conducted ethnographic research in the Republic of Georgia since 2006, mainly in the cities of Batumi, Ambrolauri and Tbilisi, and more recently in Bulgaria and Croatia. Currently I am working on a comparative monograph about vacancy and transcience in southeastern Europe.
PhD in Anthropology, Aarhus University
- Sapere Aude, Young Research Talent. Awarded by the Danish Council for Independent Research, 2013.
- Consultant, Connectio
- Assistant Professor, Department of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies, University of Copenhagen
- External Lecturer, Institute of Culture and Society, University of Aarhus