Organization profile

Organisation profile

Researchers in the Global Political Sociology (GPS) group study contemporary political dynamics across the globe to better in terms of both formal and informal institutions governance. We use interdisciplinary approaches to understand politics of the present and the past. Research themes include state-society relations such as political mobilization, transnational networks and media, security, borders, transitional justice, and charismatic leadership. Group members are engaged in international research projects on economic hubs in Somalia; Syrian transnational political culture; state-building and state-less-society relations in Palestine; Indian Ocean networks of free and unfree labour; religion, regulation and consumption in the context of global Islam and Hinduism; the politics of gender in Africa; land rights and investment in Africa; contentious politics; transitional justice; and fragile states in East Africa.

The aim of the group is to develop the skills of members by sharing work and engaging in critical dialogue about theoretical trends and currents. It is the group’s ambition to position global political sociology at Roskilde University to the outside world by publicizing lectures and inviting guest speakers from time to time.

We believe the scope of research interests in GPS reflect the strength of international research at RUC, which should be highlighted and supported to provide answers to urgent global challenges; develop its interdisciplinary range; get better support for research applications through collaboration with other universities, and establish a joint Bruxelles lobby.

Publication network Recent external collaboration on country level. Dive into details by clicking on the dots.

Research Output 2014 2019

De indiske kvinder har fået nok

Thomassen, B., 9 Jan 2019, In : Kristeligt Dagblad.

Research output: Contribution to journalContribution to newspaper - Feature articleCommunication

From Anthropology to Social Theory: Rethinking the Social Sciences

Thomassen, B. & Szakolczai, A., 17 Jan 2019, Cambridge University Press.

Research output: Book/ReportBookResearchpeer-review

Kosher and Halal Business Compliance

Lever, J. & Fischer, J., 2019, Oxon: Routledge.

Research output: Book/ReportBookResearchpeer-review

Projects 1997 2021

EUMENIA: EU Middle East Network In Action

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


Project: ResearchResearch, Teaching

Activities 2015 2019

The Danish Research Council (External organisation)

Bjørn Thomassen (Member)
1 Jan 20191 Jan 2023

Activity: MembershipMembership in committee, council, board

Anis Nacrour

Michelle Pace (Host)
1 Feb 2019

Activity: Hosting a visitorHosting an academic visitor

The 10th Nordic Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect

Michelle Pace (Speaker)
20 Aug 201822 Aug 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventOrganisation and participation in conference


Den Gyldne Kaffekande 2016 - the Golden Coffee Cup Award for Best Supervisor - 2016

Michelle Pace (Recipient), 16 Sep 2016

Prize: Prizes, scholarships, distinctions

Harry Hodson Prize

Line Engbo Gissel (Recipient), 2006

Prize: Prizes, scholarships, distinctions

Honorary Professor

Michelle Pace (Recipient), 2 Dec 2016

Prize: Prizes, scholarships, distinctions