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Personlig profil


Danish Lead Partner on SIRIUS EU H2020 project (Skills and Integration of Migrants, Refugees and Asylum Applicants in European Labour Markets. 2018 -  2020)

Middle East Studies Forum (MESF) Associate Member, Alfred Deakin Institute for Citizenship and Globalisation, Deakin University, Victoria, Australia

Principal Investigator on large FACE grant project on Syrian refugee minors in Denmark and Lebanon (successfully completed November 2017) 

Principal Investigator on Carlsberg Foundation project on "State-less"- society relations in the West Bank (successfully completed December 2017)  

Honorary Professor at the University of Birmingham, School of Government and Society, College of Social Sciences 

Co-editor of the peer reviewed journal Mediterranean Politics

Winner of the 2015 and 2016 Golden Coffee Cup Roskilde University award for best supervisor.

Member of the International Scientific Advisory Board of the Arab Transitions project: .

External advisor/evaluator for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Denmark (on Palestine, Danish-Arab Dialogue)

Member of an assessment committee: Fund for Academic Cooperation and Exchange (FACE) which supports academic cooperation between Denmark and the Middle East and North African region 

Academic Fellow, European Policy Centre (EPC, Brussels) 

Expert: European Commission H2020 experts portal



See my personal video presentation on my main research areas: European-Middle East and North African relations; democracy and de-democratisation studies, human rights, liminality, emotions in international relations, performativity, migration studies, celebrity politicians, memory studies, interdisciplinarity.


Michelle Pace is Professor MSO within The External Relations of the European Union with special emphasis on the relations with the Middle East. She is also Honorary Professor in Politics and International Studies at the University of Birmingham in the UK. She has been PI on a Carlsberg Foundation funded project on "The Struggle of State-Building in Palestine: Exploring "State-less"-Society  Relations in the West Bank" and also a PI on a large FACE/DAPP/Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Denmark funded project entitled "Change in exile: Re-invigorating principles of reform and social stability amongst young Syrian refugees in Denmark and Lebanon" ( She is currently the Danish partner lead on an H2020 EU project SIRIUS (Skills and Integration of Migrants, Refugees and Asylum Applicants in European Labour Markets, 2018-2020)

Her research areas of interest include: migration/refugee studies, liminality, ethnographic research, memory studies, emotions in IR, human rights, identity politics, perceptions of democratisation in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), the development of the public sphere in the MENA region since the Arab “Uprisings”, de-democratisation, governance and pluralism in the Middle East, Egypt, Palestine. Projects she was PI on while she was at Birmingham University include a British Academy funded project on A ‘Modern’ Islamist Democracy? Perceptions of democratization in the Arab-Mediterranean world and an ESRC funded project on Paradoxes and Contradictions in EU democracy promotion efforts in the Middle East. She has supervised a study of the Danish Arab Partnership Programme and was the academic evaluator on the Danish engagement in Palestine.

She is co-editor of the peer reviewed journal Mediterranean Politics. She was founder and convener of the British International Studies Association Working Group on International Mediterranean Studies (until 2013) and of the research group on the EU and democracy promotion efforts in the Middle East (2008 – to date). She is a member of the Global Political Sociology research group at ISE, Roskilde University.

Eksterne ansættelser

External Examiner, University of Malta

1 sep. 201330 apr. 2018

External Examiner, University of Warwick

1 sep. 201330 sep. 2018

External Examiner, London School of Economics and Political Science

1 sep. 20121 sep. 2015


  • Filosofi, Idéhistorie, Religion

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Publikationer 2004 2019

The Palestinian Authority in the West Bank: The Theatrics of Woeful Statecraft

Pace, M. & Sen, S., 2019, (Accepteret/In press) Routledge. (Routledge Studies in Middle Eastern Democratization and Government).

Publikation: Bog/antologi/afhandling/rapportBogForskningpeer review

A Deadly Deal: The European Union, Turkey, and Syria’s Refugees

Pace, M., 7 apr. 2018, Birmingham UK : EA Worldview

Publikation: AndetUdgivelser på nettet - Net-publikationForskningpeer review

Åben adgang

Book review: Go back to where you came from. The backlash against immigration and the fate of Western democracy.

Pace, M., 26 jun. 2018, I : Global Affairs. 3, 4-5, s. 487-488 2 s.,

Publikation: Bidrag til tidsskriftReviewForskningpeer review


Pace, M., Sen, S. & Bjerre, L., 20 sep. 2018, Legal Barriers and Enablers: WP2 Report. Federico, V. (red.). European Union, s. 129-192

Publikation: Bidrag til bog/antologi/rapportBidrag til rapportForskningpeer review

Åben adgang

EU–Hamas actors in a state of permanent liminality

Pace, M. & Pallister-Wilkins, P., 30 jan. 2018, I : Journal of International Relations and Development. 21, 1, s. 223–246 24 s.

Publikation: Bidrag til tidsskriftTidsskriftartikelForskningpeer review

Projekter 2016 2021

Aktiviteter 2012 2019

Anis Nacrour

Pace, M. (Vært)
1 feb. 2019

Aktivitet: Vært for en besøgendeVært for en akademisk besøgende

Living Memories

Pace, M. (Taler)
4 maj 2018

Aktivitet: Deltagelse i workshop, seminar og kursus

APAD conference 2018. International Conference on Migrations, Development and Citizenship

Pace, M. (Taler), Hahonou, E. K. (Arrangør), Nikolai Ruge (Taler), Guenole Oudry (Taler), Ketil Fred Hansen (Taler), Thomas Gammeltoft-Hansen (Taler)
23 maj 201825 maj 2018

Aktivitet: Organisation og deltagelse i konference

Middle East Studies Forum (MESF), Deakin University (Ekstern organisation)

Pace, M. (Medlem)
28 feb. 2018 → …

Aktivitet: Medlemskab af forskningsnetværk

Labour market integration of refugees and the ‘paranoid’ welfare state: A view from Denmark

Pace, M. (Oplægsholder), Sen, S. (Andet)
24 okt. 2018

Aktivitet: Tale eller præsentationForedrag og mundtlige bidrag


Den Gyldne Kaffekande - the Golden Coffee Cup Award for best supervision

Michelle Pace (Modtager), 18 sep. 2015

Pris: Priser, stipendier, udnævnelser

Honorary Professor

Michelle Pace (Modtager), 2 dec. 2016

Pris: Priser, stipendier, udnævnelser