Short CV/Education and training

  • 1985
    Sosionom, Oslo, Norway (social worker)

  • 1985 – 1990
    Project manager in Norway (cultural exchange and youth work)

  • 1995
    MA in Dramaturgy & Interdisciplinary Aesthetics and Culture, Aarhus University

  • 2002 – 2004
    Lecturer at Media Studies, Aarhus University

  • 2004 – 2007
    Assistant Professor at Media Studies, Aarhus University

  • Since 2007
    Associated Professor at Media Studies, School of Communication and Culture, Aarhus University

  • 2010
    Visiting Scholar at Centre for Tourism and Cultural Change, Leeds MET (3 months)

  • 2016
    Visting Scholar at CAMRI, Westminster University, London (7 months)

Selected publications

  • Waade, A.M. (2016) In the footsteps of Sarah Lund: Screen Tourism and Danish Television Drama Series. Scandinavica, Special Issue on literature and tourism.

  • Waade, A. M. & Agger, G. (2016) Nordic Melancholy in Television Drama Series and Cinema. Journal of Aesthetics and Culture.

  • Waade, A. M., Nielsen, J. I. & Jensen, P. M. (2016): When Public Service Drama Travels: The Internationalisation of Danish Television Drama and the Production Funding Models Involved. The Journal of Popular Television, Intellect: Bristol, UK.

  • Waade, A. M. & Toft-Nielsen, C. (2015) Harry Potter som transmedia storytelling: franchise, fantasy og fans. Medieanalyse. Lauridsen, P. S. & Svendsen, E. (red.). Frederiksberg: Samfundslitteratur.

  • Waade, A. M. & Eichner, S.(2015): Local Colour in German and Danish television Drama: Tatort and Bron/Broen. Global Media Journal. German Edition. Special issue on Contemporary television drama series/ (eds.) Florain Huber & Elisabeth Klaus, Berlin, Germany: Freie University Berlin.

  • Waade, A. M., & Jensen, P. M. (2013). Nordic Noir Challenging "The Language of Advantage": Setting, Light and Language as Production Values in Danish Television Series. Journal of Popular Television, Volume 1(Issue 2).

  • Damkjaer, M. S. & Waade, A. M. (2014) Armchair Tourism: The Travel Series as a Hybrid Genre. Hanusch & Fürsich (eds.): Travel Journalism: Exploring Production, Impact and Culture. Basingstroke: Palgrave Macmillan.

  • Waade, A. M. (2013) Wallanderland: medieturisme og skandinavisk tv-krimi. Aalborg University Press.

  • Waade, A. M. (2011) BBC’s Wallander series: Sweden seen with British eyes. Critical Studies in Television.

  • Knudsen, B. T., & Waade, A. M. (red.) (2010). Re-investing Authenticity: Tourism, Place and Emotions. Leeds: Channel View Publications. (Tourism and Cultural Change).

Complete list of publications

Selected projects

  • TV Entertainment (DFF), Aarhus University (subproject on Travels series as factual television entertainment), 2006 – 2009

  • Crime Fiction and Crime Journalism in Scandinavian (DFF), Aalborg University, (subproject on the Wallander production in Sweden), 2007 – 2010

  • (PI) What Makes Danish TV Drama Travel? The Danish National Research Council, DanishTVDrama, 2014 – 2018

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • IKK Research Committee, Arts, Aarhus University, since 2013

Soft Skills/Other activities and achievements

Soft Skills

  • Project management, engaging people and including young scholars, enjoy working in teams, be creative and think out of the box.

Other activities and achievements/family

  • Mother to three children and married to Klaus Thestrup. I grew up in Norway and have a big family there, which I enjoy spending time together with.


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