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Michelle Pace

ph.d., Professor with Special Responsibilities

  • Universitetsvej 1, 23.1

    DK-4000 Roskilde


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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) as well as the EUMENIA Jean Monnet network and a Wellcome Trust project on power, violence and health in Gaza (with Prof Haim Yacobi of University College London).  

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 has been a co-editor of the peer reviewed journal Mediterranean Politics and is now an active member of its editorial board. 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 Governance Deficit in the Middle East Region

Pace, M., 2019, Routledge Handbook on Middle East Security. Jägerskog, A., Schulz, M. & Swain, A. (red.). London: Routledge, s. 276-285 10 s.

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

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

Pace, M. & Sen, S., 2019, Oxon: Routledge. 100 s. (Routledge Studies in Middle Eastern Democratization and Government).

Publikation: Bog/antologi/afhandling/rapportBogForskningpeer review

The Palestinian Authority in the West Bank: The Theatrics of Woeful Statecraft. Jadaliyya interview with authors Pace and Sen: NEW TEXTS OUT NOW

Pace, M. & Sen, S., 22 jul. 2019, 1 s. ASI (Arab Studies Institute) : Jadaliyya.

Publikation: AndetUdgivelser på nettet - Net-publikationForskningpeer review

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The politics of integration: Adjusting to new lives in host societies

Pace, M. & Simsek, D., 2019, Glasgow: SIRIUS, s. 1-14, 14 s.

Publikation: Working paperForskningpeer review

Åben adgang

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

Projekter 2016 2021

Gaza: Gaza: The spatio-politics of health, death and life

Pace, M. & Yacobi, H.


Projekter: ProjektForskning

EUMENIA: EU Middle East Network In Action

Pace, M., Bouris, D., Isleyen, B., Matthies-Boon, V., Sen, S., Huber, D. & Barghouti, K.


Projekter: ProjektForskning

Change in Exile: Re-invigorating principles of reform and social stability amongst young Syrian refugees in Denmark and Lebanon

Pace, M., Khattab, L., Butti, C. & Slavova, I.


Projekter: ProjektForskning


Aktiviteter 2012 2019

Anis Nacrour

Michelle Pace (Vært)
1 feb. 2019

Aktivitet: Vært for en besøgendeVært for en akademisk besøgende


Michelle Pace (Taler)
3 jun. 20194 jun. 2019

Aktivitet: Deltagelse i eller arrangering af en begivenhedOrganisation og deltagelse i konference

Research Workshop - Decentring Europe: Critical Approaches to European Foreign Policy

Michelle Pace (Oplægsholder)
7 mar. 2019

Aktivitet: Tale eller præsentationForedrag og mundtlige bidrag

Migrants and refugees are asked to integrate: But what does integration actually mean? The politics of integration: adjusting to new lives in host societies

Michelle Pace (Oplægsholder), Dogus Simsek (Oplægsholder)
30 aug. 2019

Aktivitet: Tale eller præsentationForedrag og mundtlige bidrag

SIRIUS 4th consortium meeting

Michelle Pace (Deltager)
28 aug. 2019

Aktivitet: Deltagelse i eller arrangering af en begivenhedDeltagelse i workshop, seminar og kursus


Special feature on Jamal Khashoggi

Michelle Pace


1 Mediebidrag


Vesten vil ikke gå hårdt til Saudi-Arabien

Michelle Pace


1 element af Mediedækning


The last phase of the Khashoggi crisis is on its way

Michelle Pace


6 elementer af Mediedækning


Will Mohammed bin Salman be replaced?

Michelle Pace


1 Mediebidrag



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