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PhD Defence: Malene Pilgaard Harsaae

Malene Pilgaard Harsaae, MA, will defend her dissertation: Age-ency in the construction of Style Narratives: How ordinary mature Danish women construct style through clothing

Info about event


Wednesday 25 November 2020,  at 09:00 - 12:00


Online via ZOOM

The defence will be conducted online via Zoom. In order to attend the defence, please register HERE before 24 November at noon.


Assessment Committee

·     Professor MSO Annette N. Markham

Information Science, School of Communication and Culture, Aarhus University (chair)

·     Professor of Social Policy and Sociology Julia Twigg 

School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research, University of Kent, UK

·     Associate professor Anne Louise Bang

Design and Sustainability, VIA University College, Herning



·     Associate professor Sara Dybris McQuaid

Department of English, School of Communication and Culture, Aarhus University


·     Associate professor Maria Mackinney-Valentin

The Danish Design School, The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen


The defence will be conducted in English.

The defence is scheduled for three hours and is open to the public. All are welcome.


The dissertation will be available for reading in a digital version before the defence following a statement from the borrower promising to delete the file afterwards. If you wish to read the dissertation, please contact Malene Harsaae via email (mhr@via.dk) before 20 November 2020 at noon.