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About us

CNS is located at SDU’s Campus Kolding and headed by Klarissa Lueg and Ann Starbæk Bager. The Center was founded in 2008 by Per Krogh Hansen and was headed by Marianne Wolf Lundholt until 2019. Since then, CNS has been steadily growing, both by appointing tenured faculty and hiring junior scholars, and by expanding the national and international network of cooperating scholars. Currently, we work within the scope of organizational change and narratology.

Our work is dedicated to the UN sustainable development goals, and we focus on these research areas and goals, in particular:

Goal 4:  Quality Education
Goal 8:  
Decent Work and Economic Growth
Goal 9:  
Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
Goal 10:
Reducing Inequality
Goal 16: Peace, Justice, and Strong Institutions
Goal 17: Partnershipsfor the Goals


If you think you can contribute to the CNS please get in touch with Klarissa Lueg

Center for Narratological Studies

Klarissa Lueg
Phone: +45 65501084

Universitetsparken 1
DK-6000 Kolding


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CNS Faculty

Marianne Wolff Lundholt, Associate Professor, PhD, is our Head of Department at the Faculty of Design and Communication. Her areas of research include narratology, counter-narratives, management communication and organizational communication. She has coedited (with Timothy Kuhn and Sanne Frandsen) the volume Counter-narratives and organization (Routledge, 2017). She has also coedited (with David Boje) a special issue of European Journal of Cross-Cultural Competence and Management (“Counter-narratives in and around organizations in cross cultural environments”, 2016).

Klarissa LuegAssociate Professor, Dr.phil.habil., is the Director of the Center of Narratological Studies. She specializes in (sociological) organizational research, with a focus on higher education and processes of change induced by internationalization and global exchange. She investigates intercultural encounters, and the formation of identity by means of analyzing both narrative and opposition towards dominant narrative.

Ann Starbæk Bager, Associate Professor, PhD, is the Co-director of the Center of  Narratological Studies and one of the organizers of the center’s annual international storytelling conference. Ann’s research is on organizational narrative studies in a discursive and practice-based perspective. She is part of defining the field of organizational discourse and storytelling activism. She is currently publishing on matters of storytelling, power, multimodality and ethics in relation to organizational and leadership communication (e.g. together with David Boje, John McClellan and Kenneth Mølbjerg Jørgensen). She has recently published at Routledge, John Benjamins, Palgrave, Communication and Language at Work (CLaW), Tamara: Journal of Critical Organization Inquiry and Journal of Philosophy of management. 

Anne Merete Lyngroes Fladmose, PhD Student, researches in the area of organizational narratives in changing organizations. She is interested in management behavior, organizational development, organizational culture and communication. Her PhD outlines important aspects of interrelated meaning constructions during organizational development by exploring organizational narratives involved in design thinking development processes. 

Last Updated 28.09.2020