Hilda Rømer Christensen

Hilda Rømer Christensen

Associate Professor

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Dr. Hilda Rømer Christensen is associated professor and head of the Coordination for Gender Research at University of Copenhagen. She has written extensively on gender, culture, religion, welfare, citizenship, methods and more lately on gender and diversity in transport and mobility.

From 2010 she is a member of the committee for Welfare and Innovation at the Sino-Danish University Center in Beijing and heads a research project focused on World Dynamics in Micro Perspectives: (Re)making middle Class Families, China – Denmark, including housing, mobility and transport.

She wascoordinator of the  NOS HS research network Gendering Smart Mobilities in the Nordic Region 2017-2018 and is currently scientific coordinator for the Horizon 2020 project: TINNGO addressing gender, transport and smart mobilities in the EU ( 2019-2021).  

Appointed by the EU Commission to the 2020 Marie Sklodowska-Curie Advisory board + The Cross-cutting Gender Advisory Board 2014-2017. In 2020 PI of “Gender in Practice”, an educational project financed by the Danish Ministry of Higher Education and Science aimed at launching a new one-year program at University of Copenhagen, focused on gender, innovation and digitalisation.

Primary fields of research

  • Gender
  • Welfare
  • Equality
  • Mobility, Transport
  • Diversity
  • Cultural analysis

Teaching areas

  • Gender and innovation in public and private organisations
  • Gender and quantitative /digital methodology
  • Gender and body dynamics, theory and case studies
  • Gender dynamics in comparative perspectives – China – Denmark


Previous positions

Associate Research professor, Aarhus University and University of Copenhagen.

Visiting scholar at the following universities:

  • Fudan University, Nordic Centre 2013 + 2014 and 2017
  • Smith College, Mass. USA 2004-2005
  • Cambridge University, Clare Hall 2000
  • The Goethe University, Frankfurt a.m. Germany. 1994
  • Institute of Historical Research, University of London/Carlsberg Foundation 1991-92
  • Visiting Scholar at Institute for Research on Women and Gender. Columbia University, New York./ ACLS Fellow  1989-1990


Recent publications

Rømer Christensen: Gendering Mobilities and (in) equalities in in Post-socialist China. in Christina Scholten, Tanja Joelsson  (eds): Gender and Transport planning and Politics Palgrave 2019.

Christensen, H.R. Smart biking as gendered innovations? The case of Mobike in China. In Conference proceedings/ Springer. Mobitas 2019, 1st International Conference on Mobility, Transport, and  Automotive Systems. Sub conference of the HCI International 2019 21st International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction. https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-030-22666-4_27

Hilda Rømer Christensen: Driving toward Modernity: Cars and the Lives of the Middle Class in Contemporary China by  JUN ZHANG/  Book review in China Quarterly, 1. 2020. https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/china-quarterly/article/driving-toward-modernity-cars-and-the-lives-of-the-middle-class-in-contemporary-china-jun-zhang-ithaca-ny-and-london-cornell-university-press-2019-xi-220-pp-2099-isbn-8791501738401/C6515A3B3C74CC6080B7F0CB8A4D44D9

Hilda Rømer Christensen ( with Tanu Uteng and Lena Levin) eds: Gendering Smart Mobilities.  Routledge 2020. https://www.taylorfrancis.com/books/e/9780429466601

Hilda Rømer Christensen: Smart biking as gendered innovations and smart city experiment? The case of Mobike in China.  In Uteng, Tanu et al Gendering smart Mobilities.  Routledge 2020 https://www.taylorfrancis.com/books/e/9780429466601/chapters/10.4324/9780429466601-12



Gender, welfare, equality, mobility, transport, diversity, cultural analysis

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