The head of the cluster of family law, practices and policies at AAU has a long-standing co-operation with colleagues at Aarhus University, then the University of Oslo, and now also the Universities of Florida and Cambridge. We are currently in the process of branching out to several more fields within and outside of AAU, such as sociology, social studies, economy, nursing and architectural engineering. We are also in the process of establishing a Nordic network, and a corresponding international reference group for the purpose of creating further cooperation in this field of research. All our reflection is meant to be cross-disciplinary, some of the perspectives focusing upon the Danish and other Nordic national arenas, some on the Nordic hemisphere at large, and some more broadly comparative.
Members and networks
Professor in family and inheritance law at the Department of Law, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Aalborg (since 2009). Marianne is the initiator and leader of the research center FamLaPP.
Jens M. Scherpe
University of Cambridge
Reader in Comparative Law, University of Cambridge.
Director, Cambridge Family Law
Adjunct Professor at Aalborg University
Terje is a professor of Hebrew Bible / Old Testament Studies (including ancient Near Eastern cultures and religion) at the University of Oslo. He is also currently Obel Social Science Visiting profess at the Department of Law, University of Aalborg.
Bettina Lemann Kristiansen
Bettina Lemann Kristiansen is professor of sociology of law. Bettina earned her PhD in 2001 and has since served as assistant and associated professor from 2001-2010 and as professor since 2010.
Nancy E. Dowd
University of Florida
Professor Dowd is from 2018 a Distinguished Visiting Professor at the Department of Law, Faculty of Social Sciences, AAU. She holds the David H. Levin Chair in Family Law at the University of Florida. Emeritus Director, Center on Children & Families.
Bodil is a associate professor of Anthropology, Institute of Culture and Society, Aarhus University. Bodil's current research centers on Legal Anthropology and Kinship Studies.
Ph.d. student at the Department of Law, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Aalborg (since December 2018). Maria earned her graduate degree in June 2018, also from University of Aalborg.
Gitte is as of March 2018 employed as an associate professor with special focus on family rights issues. Gitte has acquired a PhD degree in December 2013 on the basis of her dissertation on pension rights by legal separation or divorce in Denmark.
Liselotte Madsen is a professor in tax law at the Departmend of Law, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Aalborg (since 2013).
Line Bune Juhl
Line Bune Juhl is a teaching associate professor, Department of Law, University of Aalborg. Line earned her PhD in 2010 based on a dissertation investigating the legal implications of genetic testing.