- 2009: PhD, Department of Political Science, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
- 2005: Msc (2005) and Bsc (2003), Department of Political Science, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
- 2003: Cycle de Diplôme, Sciences Po – Institut d’Etudes Politques de Paris, France
- 2016: Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
- 2013 – 2016: Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
- 2009 – 2013: Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Copenhagen
- 2010 – 2011: Head of Section, Department of European Policy, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark (on leave from Assistant Professorship)
- 2009 – 2010: Research coordinator of the interdisciplinary research programme EURECO (European Research at University of Copenhagen)
- 2008: Research analyst, Danish Institute for International Studies, co-authoring report to the Danish Parliament on the Danish EU opt-outs
- 2005: Project manager, Department of European Policy, Confederation of Danish Industries
Fellowships and visiting scholarships
- 2015: Visiting Scholar, University of Sydney, Australia, funded by Centre for International Security Studies
- 2014: Visiting Scholar, University of Sydney, Australia, funded by Centre for International Security Studies
- 2012: Visiting Scholar, Center for International Peace and Security Studies, McGill University, under the project ‘Globalization and the Changing Regional Security Orders’
- 2007: Visiting Scholar, European University Institute, Florence, Italy
Awards and honours
- 2019: The Danish Elite Research Prize (awarded to five ‘outstanding’ researchers under the age of 45 every year)
- 2017: Member of The Royal Danish Academy for Sciences and Letters
- 2016: Silver medal awarded by The Royal Danish Academy for Sciences and Letters (for outstanding foundational science achievements)
- 2015: Nils Klim Award for 2015 (awarded to one Nordic researcher under the age of 35 for ‘outstanding contribution to research in the arts and humanities, social science, law or theology’)
- 2015: Winner of The 2015 Susan Strange Book Prize, awarded by The British International Studies Association (BISA) to ‘the best book published in any field of International Studies’
- 2015: Winner of best book award of 2015, International Political Sociology section of The International Studies Association for ‘the best book in international political sociology’
- 2015: Best journal article (co-written with V. Pouliot), European International Studies Association
- 2014: ‘Rising Star and Lecturer of the Year 2014’, The Swedish Political Science Association’s IR section
- 2012 – 2017: Member of The Young Academy of The Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters
- 2005: Gold Medal prize of The University of Copenhagen for master thesis
Research leadership and professional service
- 2016 – ongoing: Member of the steering committee of the Copenhagen Centre for Social Data Science (SODAS), Faculty of Social Science, University of Copenhagen
- 2015 – 2019: Research Coordinator of the International Relations Group at the Department of Political Science (approx. 35 scholars), member of Department’s Research Committee
- 2014 – 2016: Elected Member of Executive Committee, International Organization Section of the International Studies Association (ISA)
- 2013 – ongoing: CRIC Fellow, Centre for Resolution of International Conflicts, Department of Political Science, University of Copenhagen
- 2011 – 2015: Elected Secretary-Treasurer and Member of Executive Committee, International Political Sociology Section of the International Studies Association (ISA)
- 2015: Member of the International Theory Section’s (ISA) book award committee for the 2015 best book.
- 2015: Head of the Danish section of the jury for ‘A Question for Europe’ 2015, prize question
- 2015: Member of the jury for the European Commission’s 2015 prize for best essay by young Europeans
- 2014 – ongoing: Elected member of the Executive Committee, International Organization Section of the International Studies Association (ISA)
- 2014 – 2016: Editorial Board member, SAGE Handbook of Diplomacy, Internasjonal Politik
- 2009 – ongoing: Board member Nordic International Studies Association
Commissions of trust and public service
- 2017 – ongoing: Member of the board of the Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS)
- 2017 – ongoing: Member of the committee of independent eminent persons on the statute and funding of European political parties and European political foundations.
- 2016: David Rockefeller Fellow 2016-2018
- 2015 – ongoing: Member of the European Council of Foreign Relations (ECFR)
- 2015 – 2016: Appointed member of the Danish Government’s expert group reviewing Denmark’s Foreign and Security Policy (‘Taksøe-gruppen’)
Supervision of graduate students and postdoctoral fellows
- Co-organised and taught 9 PhD courses in cooperation with e.g. University of Sussex, University of Sorbonne and University of Aarhus. Key-note speaker at 5 PhD courses and discussant of numerous PhD dissertations. Supervision of 5 PhD candidates (Alexei Tsinovoi, Michael Bossetta, Øyvind Svendsen, Yevgeniy Golovchenko, Larissa Versloot) and 4 PostDocs (Theresa Scavenius, Joelle Dumochel, Patrice Wangen, Kristin Eggeling). External examiner of 6 PhD candidates (Sussex, Oslo, Hamburg, Montréal, Cambridge, Aarhus).
- 2018: Co-developer of new Msc in Social Data Science, Faculty of Social Science, University of Copenhagen, first intake of students in Sep 2020.
- 2014 – ongoing: Co-initiator of two-year graduate specialisation in ‘International Relations, Diplomacy and Conflict Resolution’, first intake of students in Sep 2015.
- 2005 – ongoing: 15 full-semester courses (ranging in size from 10 to 200 students) on both graduate and undergraduate levels IR theory, Political Science, European integration, relational social theory and research design and methods. Supervision of 50 BA students and 23 Msc students, two Msc students have been awarded the prize for best master thesis of the Department of Political Science.
Media and public engagement
- Experienced in appearing in TV, radio and other news outlets presenting my research. Broad coverage of research and research activities on for instance TEDx, BBC, The Guardian, Le Monde, TIME, Science 2.0 and Al Jazeera. Regularly used as expert on Danish radio, TV and other news outlets.
Invited lectures and conference presentations
- Experienced paper presenter, chair, discussant and panel convener. Over 80 paper presentations at international academic conferences. Invited to hold over 70 guest and 20 key-note lectures.
Research grants (selected)
- PI of ‘Digital Disinformation’, funded by the Carlsberg Foundation (2016-2019) EUR 500,000
- PI for ERC Starting Grant ‘DIPLOFACE: Diplomatic Face-Work: Between Confidential Negotiations and Public Display (2016-2023), funded by European Research Council, EUR 1,400,000
- Vice-Director of ‘Images and International Security’, PI: Lene Hansen, funded by the Danish Council for Independent Research (2014-2017) EUR 984,000
- Research grant from Norwegian Research Council for contribution to ‘Undermining Hegemony: The US, China, Russia, and International Public Goods’ (2015-2018), PI: Iver B. Neumann, NUPI/LSE, EUR 40.000
- Research grant from Danish Council for Independent Research for contribution to ‘Building a New Europe – the causes and consequences of integration by stealth’ (2014-2016), PI: Derek Beach, Aarhus University), EUR 300,000
- Research grant from the Norwegian Research Council for contribution to the project ‘Duty of Care: Protection of Citizens Abroad (DoC:PRO)’ (2014-2017) PI: Nina Græger, NUPI. EUR 15.000.
- ESF Exploratory research grant ‘Making Europe: The Social Sciences and the Production of European Integration’, codirector with K Kropp, funded by European Science Foundation (2013-2014). 27 out of 129 eligible proposals in all scientific fields were selected for funding. EUR 14,000.
- Member of WP3 (directed by Hans-Joerg Trenz) of ’Europe and New Global Challenges’ or ‘EuroChallenge’, a project awarded from the University’s Excellence Programme for Interdisciplinary Research (the UCPH 2016 funds). http://eureco.ku.dk/2016funds/ (PI: Ben Rosamond), (2013-2016), EUR 2,200,000.
- Research grant from Norwegian Research Council for contribution to the project ‘Manning the State’, PI: Iver Neumann and Halvard Leira, NUPI (2011-2015), EUR 8,000.
- Rearch grant from Danish Council for Independent Research for ‘Microstates’ with U Gad (2010-2014), EUR 175,000
- Research grant from the Carlsberg Foundation for the project ‘Microstates in the Margins of Europe’ (2010-2014), EUR 20,000.
- Smaller grants from Augustinus Foundation, Letterstedtska Foundation and others, total EUR 20,000.
- Research grant from Centre for European Politics for ‘Microstates in the Margins of Europe (with U Gad) (2010-2014), EUR 22,000.
- Research grants for ‘Sovereignty Games’ awarded by University of Copenhagen Research Priority Area ‘Europe in Transition’ and Danish Institute for International Relations, (with T Gammeltoft-Hansen) (2007), EUR 22,000.