Helle Porsdam



Educational background:
- Cand.mag. (MA) in English and Physical Education (University of Copenhagen, 1983)

- Ph.D. in American Studies (Yale University, 1987)
- Dr.phil. (University of Southern Denmark, 1999)


Employment, past and present:
- Assistant Professor (1987-91), Associate Professor (1991-2005) and Professor (MSO, 2005-08), Center for American Studies, University of Southern Denmark
- Professor (MSO), Saxo-Institute, Department of History, University of Copenhagen, 2008-



Other academic distinctions:

- Member of the board, Danish Institute for Human Rights, 2000-2008
- Member of the board, “Humanity in Action”, Denmark (www.humanityinaction.org), 2005-
- Core member of ’Research network on new directions in copyright law’, headed by  Professor Fiona Macmillan, Birkbeck College, London and funded by the ‘British Arts and Humanities Research Board’ (www.copyright.bbk.ac.uk), 2003-06
- Core member of ’Research network on law and literature in the Nordic countries,’ headed by Associate Professor Karen-Margrethe Simonsen, Århus University and funded by NordForsk, Nordic Research Board (www.retlit.au.dk), 2004-09
- Member of the steering committee of CAST, Centre for Advanced Security Theory, funded by the University of Copenhagen as one of its centres of excellence and headed by Professor of Political Science Ole Wæver, University of Copenhagen (www.cast.ku.dk), 2008-2013
- Core member of ’You, the People: National location and the writing of - American history – the example of Europe’, headed by Professor Stephen Tuck, University of Oxford and funded by the Leverhulme Trust (http://www.history.ox.ac.uk/youthepeople/), 2008-2011 
- Member of the steering committee of the research project on ‘An epoch-making decade: “The long 1970s” and European-transatlantic transformation processes in political culture, discourse and power’, headed by Professor of History Poul Villaume, University of Copenhagen, and funded by the Danish Research Council for Culture and Communication (http://cms.ku.dk/hum-sites/saxo-sites/projekter/epokeskiftet/forside), 2010-13
- Project Leader of “Copyrighting Creativity: Creative Values, Cultural Heritage Institutions and Systems of Intellectual Property” (Acronym: CULTIVATE), funded by HERA (Humanities in the European Research Area, European Science Foundation – www.cultivateproject.dk), 2010-13



Academic prizes and honours:
- Fulbright + Denmark-America Foundation Scholar, 1983-84
- Yale University Fellow, 1984-85
- Yale American Studies Fellow, 1985-87
- American Council of Learned Societies Fellow + Liberal Arts Fellow, Harvard Law School, 1992-93
- Liberal Arts Fellow, Harvard Law School, 2000-01
- Carnegie Council Global Ethics Fellow, 2011-2014
- Arcadia Fellow, Wolfson College, University of Cambridge, Fall 2011





Helle Porsdam


Professor of American Studies, University of Copenhagen.











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