Professor Klaus Petersen is the director of Danish Centre for Welfare Studies. His main research interest is the development of the welfare state, which he has studied from a number of perspectives such as the development of specific policies, the politics of the welfare state, welfare concepts and semantics, war and welfare development. Trained as historian – he holds a PhD in history from University of Copenhagen (2001) – he has increasingly worked inter-disciplinary combining insights and methods from history, social science and literature studies. Beyond strict academic publications, he is also co-author of best-selling books on Danish Design furniture.
Within CPop Professor Petersen is part of CPop SAM unit and especially working with family policy, ageism and the project Life as 90+.