Dr Britta Timm Knudsen is Associate Professor of Culture, Media and Experience Economy at Aarhus University DK. Her research focuses on difficult heritage, memory culture and tourism.
She has published extensively on difficult heritage sites and how they are experienced and co-produced by publics through different media: (2017) ‘Commemoration, heritage and affective ecology: the case of Utøya’ in Heritage, Affect and Emotion. (2012) ‘Deportation Day: Live History Lesson’, Museum International, 63, 249-250, (2012) ‘Online War memorials: Youtube as a democratic space of commemoration exemplified through video tributes to fallen Danish soldiers’ Memory Studies, (with Carsten Stage); (2011) ‘ Thanatourism: Witnessing Difficult Pasts’ Tourist Studies, 11, 1. She is likewise a leading scholar in the field of affect theory and methodology and has published the monograph (2015) Global Media, Biopolitics and Affect: Politicizing Bodily Vulnerability. Routledge (co-author Stage, C) as well as (2015) Affective Methodologies, Palgrave (with Stage, C).
Britta Timm Knudsen is WP-leader of the European Colonial Heritage Modalities in Entangled Cities project (ECHOES) funded by EUs 2020 Program (2018-2021) as well as part of the Innovation Fund Denmark project entitled Rethinking Tourism to a Coastal City – Designs for New Engagements (2016-2019) in which she works on wind as immaterial heritage.