Georg Walter Wink

Georg Walter Wink

Associate Professor

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.




Office hours: Thursday 11-12

Selected publications

  1. Published

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

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

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearch

  2. Published

    Conservadorismo Brasileiro e a Nova Direita

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

    Research output: Book/ReportBookResearchpeer-review

  3. Published

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

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

    Research output: Book/ReportBookResearchpeer-review

  4. Published

    Pensamiento Social Danés sobre América Latina

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

    Research output: Book/ReportBookResearchpeer-review

  5. Published

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

    Wink, Georg Walter, 2020, In: Dialogos Latinoamericanos. 21, 29, p. 71-87 16 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  6. Published

    El “pensamiento oriental” en Severo Sarduy

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

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapterResearchpeer-review

  7. Published

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

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

    Research output: Book/ReportBookResearchpeer-review

  8. Published

    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. (eds.). Iberoamericana Vervuert, p. 77-94

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapterResearchpeer-review

Selected activities

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

    Wink, Georg Walter (Organizer)

    21 May 202423 May 2024

    Activity: Participating in an event - typesOrganisation of and participation in conference

  2. NILAS Nordic Institute of Latin American Studies (External organisation)

    Wink, Georg Walter (Member)

    2020 → …

    Activity: Membership typesMembership in committee, council, board

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

    Wink, Georg Walter (Invited speaker)

    18 Mar 2022

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesLecture and oral contribution

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

    Wink, Georg Walter (Organizer)

    18 Sep 2019

    Activity: Participating in an event - typesOrganisation of and participation in conference

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