Institut for Statskundskab
Øster Farimagsgade 5
1353 København K
Centre for Resolution of International Conflicts
My research interests are primarily peacemaking, peacebuilding and diplomatic practice.
I am currently involved in a research project on militarisation in Uganda. I am also doing research on several peace mediation processes and women’s involvement in these. Other research areas include Nordic peace and conflict resolution efforts and the interplay between climate change solutions and conflict.
My Phd, Inventing Protection: The birth of the protection of civilians sites in South Sudan (2021), examined the surprising event of the ‘opening of the gates moment’ in South Sudan in 2013, when civil war broke out and the UN peacekeeping mission saved tens of thousands of lives. I show how practices can shape institutions in international politics and I trace the invention and development of a new form of territorialized protection in the UN protection of civilians sites.
I am generally interested in linking academic thinking to practices. I am a diplomat on leave from the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs and during my sabbatical I have continued to do work for the Danish government and the international diplomatic community. I am a member of the Nordic Women Mediators Network and I am on the board of the NGO Conducive Space for Peace.
In fall of 2021, I am teaching as part of the Gender and Politics course and the Concepts of IR course. Past teaching has included modules in the Core program on international relations and conflict resolution and a course on Peacebuilding: Theories, Methods and Culture.
Leave until 31st December 2022.