Ph.D. fellow at Roskilde University, Denmark. Research project: The social consstruction of 'the Muslim woman' in Danish online Jihadi-Salafism. Supervisors: Professor Garbi Schmidt, Roskilde University, co-supervisor Manni Crone, Danish Institute for International Studies, Denmark.
Sara Jul Jacobsen recently published a paper on the assigned role of women in online female-specific jihad propaganda: "Mother, Martyr wife or Mujahida: 'the Muslim woman' in Danish online jihadi Salafism":
Sara Jul Jacobsen is a Ph.D. fellow at Roskilde University. In 2002 she completed her Master Degree in Study of Religion at the University of Aarhus. The same year she started working at VIVE - The Danish Centre for Social Sceince Research researching Muslims and Islam in Denmark as well as racism, discrimination and anti-tolerance in both Danish and international context.
Since then she has been actively participating in international and national conferences on islam, gender, jihad and terrorism, as a key speaker and as a panelist. Sara focuses her research interests on women, religious violence, jihad, online jihadism, and online research methods.
(2016): "Mother, martyr wife or mujahida - 'the Muslim woman' in Danish online Jihadism", Tidsskrift for Islamforskning
(2012): (with Weibel K., Jensen T.G.) "Stereotyper og fjendebilleder – En diskussion af udvalgte danske mediers fremstilling af muslimer og islam", Tidsskrift for Islamforskning.
(2013): (with Jensen T.G, Weibel K., Vitus K.) "Analysis of Danish Media Setting and Framing of Muslims, Islam and Racism", TOLERACE: The Semantics of Tolerance and (anti-) Discrimination in Europe, SFI-Det Nationale Forskningscenter for Velfærd (2013).
Member of networks, organisations etc:
Center for Gender, Power and Diversity (Center for Køn, Magt og Mangfoldighed, CKMM), Roskilde University
Danish Association for Research on Islam (Forum for Islamforskning, FIFO)
Center for Contemporary Religion, Aarhus University (Center for Samtidsreligion)
Arab and Islamic Studies Research Network (ICSRU), Aarhus Universitet
Research unit at Danish Center for Prevention of Extremism
Sara Jul Jacobsen
Dept. of Communication and Arts
DK - Roskilde University/RUC
Tel +45 46742290