Short CV/Education and training


  • Since 2015
    Associate Professor, Department of Arts and Cultural Studies, University of Copenhagen

  • 2013 – 2015
    Post.doc. Department of Arts and Cultural Studies, University of Copenhagen (funded by Funded by the Danish Council for Independent Research, Humanities)

  • 2011 – 2014
    Network organiser and grant administrator for the research network Negotiating (In)Visibilities (funded by the Danish Council for Independent Research, Humanities)

  • 2008 – 2012
    Post.doc. Department of Arts and Cultural Studies, University of Copenhagen (funded by Carlsberg Foundation)


  • 2008
    PhD, German Department, University of Cambridge

  • 2004
    Master of Arts (MA), Comparative Literature, University of Copenhagen

  • 2003
    M.Phil. in European Literature, German Department, University of Cambridge

  • 2002
    BA, Comparative Literature and Modern Culture, University of Copenhagen

Selected publications

  • Steiner, Henriette and Kristin Veel. Touch in the Time of Corona: Reflections on Love, Care and Vulnerability in the Pandemic. de Gruyter, 2021.

  • Steiner, Henriette and Kristin Veel. Tower to Tower: Gigantism in Architecture and Digital Culture. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 2020.

  • Veel, Kristin. Narrative Negotiations: Information Structures in Literary Fiction. Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2009.

  • Thylstrup, Nanna, Daniela Agostinho, Annie Ring, Catherine D’Ignazio and Kristin Veel (eds.). Uncertain Archives: Critical Keywords for Big Data. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 2021.

  • Agostinho, Daniela, Solveig Gade, Nanna Bonde Thylstrup and Kristin Veel (eds). Warchives. Berlin: Sternberg Press, 2020.

  • Ekman, Ulrik, Daniela, Agostinho, Nanna Thylstrup, and Kristin Veel (eds.), The Uncertain Image, London: Routledge, 2018.

  • Ring, Annie, Henriette Steiner, and Kristin Veel (eds.). Architecture and Control. Leiden: Brill, 2018.

  • Steiner, Henriette and Kristin Veel (eds.). Invisibility Studies: Surveillance, Transparency and the Hidden in Contemporary Culture. Oxford: Peter Lang, 2015.

  • Meiner, Carsten and Kristin Veel (eds.). The Cultural Life of Crises and Catastrophes. Berlin: de Gruyter, 2012.

  • Agostinho, Daniela, Kathrin Maurer, and Kristin Veel (eds.), Special issue on The Sensorial Experience of the Drone. The Senses and Society 15, no. 3 (2020).

Complete list of publications

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Coordinator of the Copenhagen involvement in the Erasmus Mundus programme 4Cities, since 2020

  • Elected Research Fellow at The Surveillance Studies Centre, Queen’s University, Canada, since 2019

  • Elected member, The Young Academy, The Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters, 2011 – 2016

  • Member of the editorial board of the series Media Art Politics, Leiden University Press

  • Organizer and convener of over 30 international seminars, conferences and workshops

  • Keynote, invited speaker and conference presentations at more than 35 international events

Media coverage

  • Media participation in Information, Politiken, Berlingske, Kristeligt Dagblad,, TV2 Lorry,

Additional qualifications

  • Uncertain Archives: Unknowns, Errors and Vulnerability in Big Data Archives, The Carlsberg Foundation Distinguished Associate Professor Fellowship (PI), 2019 – 2022

  • Director of Studies, Section of Comparative Literature and Modern Culture, Department of Arts and Cultural Studies, University of Copenhagen, 2019 – 2021

  • Big data, mit digitale fodspor: Et undervisningsmateriale om unges muligheder, udfordringer og rettigheder i et digitaliseret samfund, Ministry of Higher Education and Science. (PI), 2018 – 2019

  • Uncertain Archives – adapting cultural theories of the archive to understand the risks and potentials of big data, YDUN-grant, Independent Research Fund Denmark (PI), 2014 – 2018

  • Calm Surveillance: Overload, Attention and Affectivity in the Cultural Imagination of Ubiquitous Surveillance Technologies. Sapere Aude: DFF-Research Talent grant, Independent Research Fund Denmark. (Postdoc), 2013 – 2016

  • Negotiating (In)Visibilities: A Network for Studies on the Seeable and the Hidden in Contemporary Culture. Research Network Grant, Independent Research Fund Denmark. (Grant manager), 2011 – 2014

  • Surveillance Narratives – From the Modern Metropolis to the Information Society, Carlsberg Postdoctoral Grant, 2008 – 2012


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