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Henriette Johansen

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 Curriculum Vitae

Henriette Bindesbøl Holm Johansen. D.o.B: 24-02-89,

Nationality: Danish 

E-mail:[email protected]

I see myself as an outgoing, positive and independent person. I love new challenges and dedicate myself fully to completing the tasks that are set. As well as being a hardworking and reliable person, I have through experience with various jobs in the Non-profit and service sector developed personal as well as language competences.  



Sorø Private school from 0 - 9th grade. 


Herlufsholm Boarding school 10th grade.


Sorø Akademi (Upper Secondary School). Graduated A-levels in Music, English, Danish and History.


Studying anthropology at University of Sussex. Graduated with 2:1 this summer. 

Work experience

European Council on Foreign Relations

June 2013-

Here I intern as a research and development assistant, doing research in cooperation with a visiting research fellow. I have tasks such as researching and building a platform for readership in Iran, producing work that will help current researchers be updated on affairs in the Middle East as well as work that keep them connected to the right institutions and people.

Employer: Anthony Zielicki, Phone: +44 (0)20 7227 6891, e-mail: [email protected]
Middle East Monitor

October 2012-

This independent research institution focus on providing a fair and accurate coverage of Middle

Eastern issues and in particular the Palestine question in the Western Media. Here I work to forge

partnerships with European media and research institutions and Assist in production of occasional

briefing papers and reports on the MENA.

Employer: Daud Abdullah, Phone: 020 8838 0231, e-mail: [email protected]


American Express

August 2012-May 2013

Here I work as a business Analyst, working to promote business transparency and improve

customer care. Here I put my language skills to use as well as my attention to detail monitoring

both Danish, Swedish and English calls across the globe. Being a part of a highly diverse

business, this job has furthered my understanding of corporation and the importance of

understanding various cultures as well as service cultures to ensure solutions from which

everyone can benefit. It demands for anthropological tools in the endeavor for various cultures to business strategies to reach and negotiate with a variety of cultures.

Employer: Angela Read, phone: 01273 668300.


Pure Associates

August 2011 - October 2011

The job mainly consisted of member and organization liaising over the phone to raise funds for

great causes such as UNICEF, WSPA, and WWF. The position improved my ability to work well

under pressure whilst having to canalize organization policies and aims into a representational

language of the charity vis-à-vis the member. It furthered my English eloquence and improved

my ability to represent an organizational body through a phone call. Although challenging, this

job proved to be a very rewarding experience as it heightened my awareness of the dynamics of

organizational work and the importance of each link to cooperate and be in dialogue in order to

fuel social development projects.

Empolyer: Margaret Snaddon, phone: 01273 810040, e-mail: [email protected]


Oban Multilingual

August 2010 - April 2012

Here I worked with SEO (Search Engine Optimizing) especially link-building and research for

clients like I also managed translation, statistical analysis and writing articles for

Oban’s monthly newsletter. One of which was later published in their news website:

Empolyer: Mohammed Heridari Far, phone: 01273 704434, e-mail:

[email protected]


Finnbjoern Consult

February 2009 - September 2009

Working as a fundraiser at Finnbjoern Consult, my job was a challenging but very rewarding experience. I generated money for non-profit organizations like Amnesty International, UNICEF and The Red Cross over phone calls with both members and non-members. The job furthered my communication skills and optimism, as it required fundraisers to embody various organizations whilst engaging in dialogue with different people through a single conversation.

 Empolyer: Vivi Borgergaard, Finnbjoern Consult Vesterbrogade 41B, 3.sal, 1620 Copenhagen W, Denmark. Web:, phone: +(45)88700806, e-mail: [email protected]

Voluntary Work
Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (Lebanon)

May 2013-July 2013

Here I volunteered assisting the President of WILPF Lebanon Nouha Ghosn, conducting interviews, help coordinating help for Syrian refugees.

Employer: WILPF, Nouha Ghosn, [email protected]

Amnesty Bookshop (United Kingdom)

September 2011-September 2012

Here I volunteer as much as possible. As a long-term member of Amnesty in both Denmark and

England, I am very passionate about Amnesty International’s work and want to put as much

resources into their work as possible.

Employer: Amnesty Bookshop (Mark Hannington), phone: +(45)01273 688983, e-mail:

[email protected]

Oxfam UK

August 2012-December 2012

I volunteer on a weekly basis by sowing and designing clothes. This is sold in the shop,

generating money towards their great projects.

Employer: Oxfam, e-mail: [email protected].


Language skills

Danish: mother tongue.

English: at a 13 year Degree Level, fluent in speaking and writing, University level.

French: at a 7 year Degree Level.

German: at a 4 year Degree Level.

Swedish: comprehended and fairly spoken.

Arabic: half a year experience, still learning.


Computer literacy

I have extensive experience working with both Windows and Macintosh computers and the

programs Word, Excel, Power Point, E-mail and Internet. Furhtermore, I have experience in

working with Tick time tracking system, SEO tools such as Pagerank, Alexa and management of

link database systems. I have experience working with various admin and monitoring systems

like ROP, Care and NICE.



In my spare time I keep myself updated on the current affairs in academic journals about the North Africa and the Middle East region by attending talks and forums and through anthropological journals. I have a great interest in the Arab Spring and particularly its repercussions in women’s movements, Islamic feminisms, and the struggle for gender equality.

Inspired by my dissertation work, I have also developed a great passion for the multiculturalist

project in Western Europe, ‘cultural politics’ and European Muslim identities.

In general, claims to represent ‘Eastern’ or ‘Western’ values and mediation between the two,

interest me. Therefore, I have started a blog last

year on the matter of occidentalism and orientalism. Here I discuss the anthropological

approaches to representation and the consequences it has had in the past and current media and

dialogue between Europe and America and the Middle East.