Mette Kia Krabbe Meyer

Mette Kia Krabbe Meyer

Ph.D. i Kunst og Kulturvidenskab


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I am a ph.d. from the Department of Arts and Cultural Studies specialised in photography. My work is interdisciplinary, and I combine the theory of photography and media studies, cultural history and the history of science as well as digital cultural heritage and digital humanities.

At the Royal Danish Library I have contributed to the exhibition Det er løgn. Forskerfusk og forfalskninger (2012). I have curated Lay Down Your Arms (2014), and co-curated Blind Spots. Images of the Danish West Indies colony (2017-2018) and The Camera and Us (2021-2023).

At the moment I am investigating the visual culture of the former Danish West Indies in the project Photographs of Emotion. Family Photographs from the former Danish West Indies Colony (Theory of Photography, Museology, Affect Theory, Digital Humanities, Postcolonialism). I am part of the project The Art of Nordic Colonialism Writing Transcultural Art Histories 

I am also part of the project New Histories of Same-Sex Relationships, 1880–2020 (NewSexHis) where I am analysing the visual representation of women in relationships with other women. 

Research areas

  • The History and Theory of Photography
  • Cultural History and Theory
  • Science Studies
  • Mediastudies
  • Affect Theory
  • Digital Humanities
  • Postcolonialism
  • Gender Studies
  • Archive Studies 

Mail: mkkm [at kb dk]


  • Fotografi 75.7
  • Fotografiens historie 75.79
  • Medieforskning 07.07
  • Kulturhistorie 90.1


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