Ph.D. Anne-Marie Mai is Professor at the Department for the Study of Culture at SDU.
Professor Anne-Marie Mai is Mag.art. in modern and comparative literature history (1978) and lic.phil. in Nordic literature (1982) from Aarhus University. She was a freelance producer at the public media institution Danish Radio from 1982 to 1988 and manager of The Evening Course Association of Kalundborg from 1986 to 1988.
In 1988 Professor Anne-Marie Mai was appointed external associate professor at the Department of Nordic studies at Odense University, adjunct (1993), associate professor (1995) at the same institution and professor of Nordic literature, Department for the Study of Culture at SDU (1999).
2002-2010 Professor Anne-Marie Mai was the Head of the Board of the Danish Writers Academy. She is visiting professor at Scandinavian Department, University College London since 2000, Scandinavian Department, Christian Albrecht University, Kiel, since 2003. She is a member of Kungl. Vetenskaps- och Vitterhets-Samhället, Göteborg since 2016, member of the Danish Academy for Literature and Language since 2014, member of the board of The Bob Dylan Archive, Tulsa University since 2018 and member of the board of the VELUX FOUNDATION since 2021
She has received several research grants, from among others Independent Research Fund Denmark, Danish National Research Foundation. A. P. Møller Fonden and THE VELUX FOUNDATIONS. She has received a number of research awards, among others The Søren Gyldendal Award, 2018, Ministry of Higher Education and Science’s Research-Communication Award, 2014, 2011 The Research Dissemination Prize of SDU, 2011, The H. O. Lange Prize of the Royal Library, 2003. She is Knight of the Order of Dannebrog since 2011.
In her research, she has especially focused on history of Danish Literature, contemporary Nordic literature, history of Nordic Women´s literature, literary historiography, narrative medicine, human health, uses of literature in the welfare societies, comparative literature and Bob Dylan-studies.