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

Collateral Language: From 9/11 to Endless War

Collins, J. (ed.) & Sen, S. (ed.), Aug 2021, (Accepted/In press) University of Georgia Press.

Research output: Book/ReportAnthologyResearchpeer-review


Sen, S., Aug 2021, (Accepted/In press) Collateral Language: From 9/11 to Endless War. Collins, J. & Sen, S. (eds.). University of Georgia Press

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapterResearchpeer-review

Avocadoen har ført vold, likvideringer og konflikt med sig

Thomassen, B., 5 Feb 2020, In : Kristeligt Dagblad.

Research output: Contribution to journalContribution to newspaper - Feature articleCommunication


EHTZ: Everyday Humanitarianism in Tanzania

Gissel, L. E., Kragelund, P., Richey, L. A., Bærendtsen, P., Hamudi, M., Justesen, M. K., Kweka, O., Mercer, C., Msoka, R., Mukangara, D., Mwamfupe, A. & Turner, S.


Project: Research


Public Hearing about Human Rights in Denmark

Line Engbo Gissel (Organizer)
9 Mar 2020

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


The International Criminal Court in Crisis?

Line Engbo Gissel (Participant)
27 Feb 2020

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

Simone Baglioni

Michelle Pace (Host)
9 Jan 2019

Activity: Hosting a visitorHosting an academic visitor

Press / Media

Jigjiga's autocratic modernity

Tobias Hagmann


1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media

The Demonstrators in Sudan are Facing the Choice of Peace versus Justice

Line Engbo Gissel


1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Press / Media


Det gyldne grupperum

Line Engbo Gissel (Recipient), Carina Saxlund Bischoff (Recipient) & Jon Kvist (Recipient), 20 Sep 2019

Prize: Prizes, scholarships, distinctions

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