Georg Walter Wink

Georg Walter Wink


Associate Professor of Cultural Studies/Latin America. Cultural expressions and transfers, history of traveling ideas, (trans)national identity constructions, discourses and media representations in sociopolitical contexts have been at the center of my education, teaching and research on Latin America and the Global South. As Latin Americanist trained in an inherently interdisciplinary area studies approach, in my work I integrate cultural, literary and sociopolitical studies, as well as history, anthropology and communication. Specific subjects I have examined in depth are the Brazilian media landscape during the civil-military governments (master’s thesis) and a comparison of Brazil/Hispano-America regarding nation-building processes and discursive constructions of collective identity and places of remembrance (doctoral dissertation). During my postdoctoral research I looked at cultural and political south-south relations, especially the transfers of ideas between Latin America and South Asia and the creation of a southern epistemology through these intellectual relations. My Danish habilitation (doktordisputats) has been on the ideological roots of far-right extremism in Brazil in a global context. Since 2016, I am coordinating ILAS - Iberian and Latin American Studies Forum (previous Center for Latin American Studies).



Current project:

"New Approaches and Synergies in Nordic Latin-American Studies: Applying Area Studies in a Multipolar World" (2022-2024, project leader). In this new network, funded by the Nordic research councils in the Humanities and Social Sciences (NOS-HS), researchers from five Nordic universities (Copenhagen, Oslo, Gothenburg, Stockholm Helsinki) collaborate with the common goal to enhance Nordic research on Latin America.


Recently concluded projects:

Research on the ideological roots of the so called "New Right" in Brazil as collaborator of the research group "Periféricas - Study Group on Social Theories, Modernities and Colonialities" at the Federal University of Bahia in Salvador da Bahia (funded by CNPq) and the Thematic Project "Crises of Democracy" at CEBRAP - Brazilian Center for Analysis and Planning in São Paulo (funded by FAPESP). As first outcome, the monograph Brazil, Land of the Past explains in detail how the diverse political actors of the “New Right” – which include tendencies from the authoritarian Bolsonaro wing to economic liberals to the military to both Catholic and evangelical religious conservatives – refer to a common tradition of ideas.


Earlier projects:

Postdoctoral research on Migrant Literature as an Expression of Transculturality; Postdoctoral research "Sur/South – América Latina – India” on intellectual relations and the transferral of ideas between Latin America and South Asia South-South cultural relations (intellectual relations and transfers of ideas between Latin America and South Asia)

Joint research project in collaboration with the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (coordinator) "When Inclusion Masks Exclusion: Disempowerment and Depoliticization of Minority Issues through 'Harmonizing' Discourses" (external funding by the International Network Programme 2014 of the Danish Ministry of Higher Education and Science) published as special issue in Brasiliana – Journal for Brazilian Studies.

Research project on cultural relations Brazil-Africa "Pioneers of a South-South Dialogue: The Cultural Periodical Sul (1948–57) in Florianópolis, Brazil".

Joint research in collaboration with the University of Brasília (co-coordinator) about literature, genre and its relations to other arts like film and music, with a special focus on popular literature or so called “sub”-literature, concluded by organizing in Copenhagen the International Conference Contrabandos literários, resistências epistêmicas.



Undervisnings- og vejledningsområder

Træffetid: Torsdag 11-12

Udvalgte publikationer

  1. Udgivet

    Facing the Challenges of Climate Change – Latin American Perspectives - Introduction

    Wink, Georg Walter, Machado-Borges, T. & Sribman Mittelman, A., 2024, I: Iberoamericana - Nordic Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Studies. 53, 1

    Publikation: Bidrag til tidsskriftTidsskriftartikelForskning

  2. Udgivet

    Conservadorismo Brasileiro e a Nova Direita

    Wink, Georg Walter, 2023, Belo Horizonte: Emcomum. 306 s.

    Publikation: Bog/antologi/afhandling/rapportBogForskningfagfællebedømt

  3. Udgivet

    Brazil, Land of the Past: The Ideological Roots of the New Right

    Wink, Georg Walter, 2021, Cuernavaca, México: Bibliotopía. 340 s.

    Publikation: Bog/antologi/afhandling/rapportBogForskningfagfællebedømt

  4. Udgivet

    Pensamiento Social Danés sobre América Latina

    Jeppesen, A. M. E. (red.), Rodriguez, E. G. P. (red.) & Wink, Georg Walter (red.), 2021, Buenos Aires: CLACSO. 224 s.

    Publikation: Bog/antologi/afhandling/rapportBogForskningfagfællebedømt

  5. Udgivet

    A mão invisível de Deus: sobre a aliança entre liberais e conservadores na nova direita brasileira

    Wink, Georg Walter, 2020, I: Dialogos Latinoamericanos. 21, 29, s. 71-87 16 s.

    Publikation: Bidrag til tidsskriftTidsskriftartikelForskningfagfællebedømt

  6. Udgivet

    El “pensamiento oriental” en Severo Sarduy

    Wink, Georg Walter, 2018, Cámara de eco: Homenaje a Severo Sarduy. Quesada Gómez, C. & Guerrero, G. (red.). Ciudad de Mexico: Fondo de Cultura Economica, s. 97-121

    Publikation: Bidrag til bog/antologi/rapportBidrag til bog/antologiForskningfagfællebedømt

  7. Udgivet

    Living (Il)legalities in Brazil: Practices, Narratives and Institutions in a Country on the Edge

    Brandellero, S. (red.), Pardue, D. (red.) & Wink, Georg Walter (red.), 2020, New York / London: Routledge. 182 s.

    Publikation: Bog/antologi/afhandling/rapportBogForskningfagfællebedømt

  8. Udgivet

    Prosa del observatorio de Julio Cortázar como crítica epistemológica y manifiesto poético-político: ¿una vislumbre budista?

    Wink, Georg Walter, 2016, Sur/South: Poetics and Politics of Thinking Latin America/India. Klengel, S. & Ortiz Wallner, A. (red.). Iberoamericana Vervuert, s. 77-94

    Publikation: Bidrag til bog/antologi/rapportBidrag til bog/antologiForskningfagfællebedømt

Udvalgte aktiviteter

  1. XII NOLAN CONFERENCE – II FIEALC FORUM. Latin America and the Nordics - Relations, Reflections, Prospects

    Wink, Georg Walter (Arrangør)

    21 maj 202423 maj 2024

    Aktivitet: Deltagelse i arrangement eller begivenhed - typerOrganisation af og deltagelse i konference

  2. Scientific Advisory Board of the Ibero-American Institute, Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation (IAI-SPK) (Ekstern organisation)

    Wink, Georg Walter (Bestyrelsesmedlem)

    2023 → …

    Aktivitet: Medlemskab - typerMedlemskab af udvalg, råd og nævn

  3. NILAS Nordic Institute of Latin American Studies (Ekstern organisation)

    Wink, Georg Walter (Medlem)

    2020 → …

    Aktivitet: Medlemskab - typerMedlemskab af udvalg, råd og nævn

  4. Perspectives from Latin America on the War in Ukraine: Between non-intervention and multipolarity

    Wink, Georg Walter (Inviteret foredragsholder)

    18 mar. 2022

    Aktivitet: Tale eller præsentation - typerForedrag og mundtlige bidrag

  5. II International Congress of the Association of Brazilianists in Europe (ABRE)

    Wink, Georg Walter (Arrangør)

    18 sep. 2019

    Aktivitet: Deltagelse i arrangement eller begivenhed - typerOrganisation af og deltagelse i konference

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