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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


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Publikation 2004 2018

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

Pace, M. 7 apr. 2018 Birmingham UK

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

Pace, M. 20 feb. 2018 I : Global Affairs. s. 1-2 2 s.,

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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.

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How Europe can hear the voices of young Syrian refugees

Pace, M. 23 mar. 2018 1 s.Birmingham, UK : University of Birmingham Social Sciences forum

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Israel Fires But “Palestinian Claim to Citizenship Has Never Been Stronger”

Pace, M. 10 apr. 2018 University of Birmingham : EA Worldview

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Projekter 2016 2021

Aktiviteter 2012 2018

The EU-Turkey deal and the impact on refugee children

Pace, M. (Oplægsholder)
25 jan. 2018

Aktivitet: Foredrag og mundtlige bidrag

Syrian Refugee Children in the Middle East and Europe: Integrating the Young and Exiled

Pace, M. (Oplægsholder), Tim J. Haughton (Andet), Gerasimos Tsourapas (Andet)
15 mar. 2018

Aktivitet: Foredrag og mundtlige bidrag

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

Pace, M. (Medlem)
28 feb. 2018 → …

Aktivitet: Medlemskab af forskningsnetværk

The EU-Turkey deal and the impact on refugee children

Pace, M. (Foredragsholder)
21 feb. 2018

Aktivitet: Foredrag og mundtlige bidrag

PhD symposium / Middle East Politics reading group meeting

Pace, M. (Taler), Ziad Abu Mustafa (Deltager), Wen-Yu Wu (Deltager), Umer Karim (Deltager), Ahmad Barakat (Deltager), Gerasimos Tsourapas (Deltager)
8 mar. 2018

Aktivitet: Deltagelse i workshop, seminar og kursus


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