Elisabeth Møller Jensen
Elisabeth Møller Jensen has been the Director of KVINFO, The Danish Centre for Information on Women and Gender since 1990. During her directorship KVINFO's budget and staff has increased threefold, the centre's magazine has been redesigned, relaunched and circulation doubled and the database project Women Online, the first online database of women experts in Europe, has gone online. Furthermore the centre has implemented information technology on all levels and functions as coordinator for the Danish Ministry of Culture's project Cultural Network Denmark. Since 1990, KVINFO has been a major contributor to bringing women's politics and women's research into the forefront of cultural debate.
In 1991 Elisabeth Møller Jensen initiated "The Company of Women", a loosely organised group of female researchers, artists, media personalities, writers, etc. staging approximately 12 cultural events each year with a gender focus. The Company of Women works to support KVINFO's activities.
Elisabeth Møller Jensen has pioneered in the field of Nordic women's literary history and is Editor-in-Chief of The Nordic Women's Literary History Vol. I-IV, a prestegious work published in Danish and Swedish.
Elisabeth Møller Jensen was born in 1946.
In celebration of her 50th birthday, the daily newspaper Aktuelt wrote: "As Director of KVINFO, the Danish Centre for Information on Women and Gender", Elisabeth Møller Jensen has created a dialogue between several generations of Danish feminists as well as creating a connection between women's issues and gender politics in general." The daily newspaper Berlingske Tidende commented: "Alongside two marriages, four children, a book on Camilla Collett, editorial responsibilty for The Nordic Women's Literary History and directorship of KVINFO (...), Elisabeth Møller Jensen has a central place in Danish cultural life."
Elisabeth Møller Jensen is Chairman of the Board, The Danish Literature Information Centre, Member of the Board, DANIDA's (Denmark's International Aid Development) Information Grant and Member og the Board, NET-medier A/S under the Federation of Danish Trade Unions.
Elisabeth Møller Jensen has been literary critic on several of Denmark's national newspapers, she has written numerous articles on other subjects and participated in debate programmes on radio and tv. She gives papers and talks on subjects concering women's research and women's politics.
In 1993 Elisabeth Møller Jensen received The Union of Commercial and Clerical Employees in Denmark's Equal Opportunities Award. In 1993 she received The Danish Society for Language and Literature's Lis Jacobsen Award.
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