The project team


Kyoko Murakami (project leader)

Bio: I am an associate professor in psychology at the Department of Psychology, University of Copenhagen. I was born and raised  in Japan. I studied and taught in the US for about 10 years and then moved to the UK for a PhD degree. I joined the university in December 2014.

Apart from this project, I teach courses titled ‘Culture, communication and Learning’ and ‘Discourse Analysis: Advanced Qualitative Research Methods.’ I supervise MA and PhD research in intercultural understanding and transformative educational practices. Prior to UCPH, I worked at British Universities for over a decade and taught students at all degree levels and supervised their research in psychology and education.

Regarding my research, I am interested in examining language use and social relations configured and reconfigured in social and cultural practices. As for my theoretical and methodological orientations, I draw on Discourse Analysis, Discursive Psychology and Cultural Psychology (and am open to other approaches). My research programme has two threads: (1) social remembering, (2) collaborative learning and teaching. As for (1) I have looked at the case of achieving international reconciliation through battlefield and prison camp pilgrimages by British veterans (2014, also in press) and have written about family reminiscence as memory practice (in press). As for (2) I explore ways in which group work in HE yields positive and effective learning outcomes. At present, centring on the concept of materiality, I am taking discourse based memory and learning research further by exploring materially mediated dialogicality in the contexts of learning and commemoration of war and conflict.

Department of Psychology University of Copenhagen
Øster Farimagsgade 2A DK-1353 Copenhagen K Denmark
Email: kyoko.murakami_at_psy.ku.dk
Web: Copenhagen University's website
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kyoko.murakami.KU
Twitter: @murakami_kyoko



Geir Helgesen (co-project leader)

Bio: Gier is Director of Nordic Insitutue of Asian Studies (NIAS), Department of Political Science. His research includes Cultural sociology, Korea/East Asia, comparative politics, political culture and forms of governance.
Email: geir.helgesen_at_psy.ku.dk


Amanda Lybke Rasmussen (Student Assistant) / Japan studies, KUA, UG student

Lea Laura Michelsen (Student Assistant) / Media Studies, KUA, MA student

Mikkel Clasen (Student Assistant) / Media Studies, KUA, MA student

Mads Rejkjær Larsen (Student Assistant) / Psychology, SAMF, MA student

Meimu Tanimoto (IT Technical) / Web Consultant (Freelance)

The project participants


Country/city of origian: Tokyo, Japan; Home University: UG, Political Science, Keio University, Tokyo Japan


Jakarta, Indonesia; UG, sociology, Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University, Oita, Japan


Tianjin, China; UG, Sociology, Fudan University, Shanghai, China


Seoul, South Korea; UG, Primary Education Science, The Seoul National University of Education (SNUE), Seoul, Korea (currently studying at UCC, CPH)


Taipei, Taiwan; UG, Bio-Industry Communication and Development & Psychology, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan


Tokyo, Japan; PG, System Design and Management, Keio University, Tokyo, Japan


Nagoya, Japan; UG, Psychology, Nagoya University


Jakarta, Indonesia; UG, International Relations, Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University, Oita, Japan


Seoul, South Korea; UG, Primary Education Science, Gyeongin National University of Education (GINUE), Seoul, Korea (currently studying at UCC, CPH)


Shanghai, China; UG, Psychology, Fudan University, Shanghai, China


The project supporters


Beijing, China; UG, Journalism; Beijing International Studies University (BISU)


Internationalisation Project Coordiantor, UCC, Copenhagen