Personal profile

Research and teaching information

Bjørn Thomassen is Professor (mso) at the Department of Social Sciences and Business within the programs of Socialvidenskab and Global Studies. With BA and MA degrees in anthropology (University of Copenhagen), a doctoral degree in political and social science (European University Institute, Florence), and a post.doc. in sociology (University College of Cork), Bjørn works broadly across the social and political sciences with a focus on global political sociology. Research areas and interests include urban studies, cultural and political dimensions of globalisation, nationalism, religion, identity & memory politics, revolutions. Regions of specialization: Italy, Southern Europe, the Mediterranean area, Europe.

Bjørn teaches a variety of courses related to his research interests. He is coordinator of Sociology at the social science bachelor program at RUC, where he also teaches. 

Bjørn's primary research group is Global Political Sociology.

External positions

Visiting Scholar, Københavns Universitet

1 Feb 201630 Jun 2016

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Selected Research Output 1996 2018

Italian Modernities: Competing Narratives of Nationhood

Thomassen, B. & Forlenza, R. 25 Oct 2016 New York: Springer. 250 p. (Italian and Italian American Studies).

Research output: Book/ReportBook

Breaking Boundaries: Varieties of Liminality

Thomassen, B. (ed.), Wydra, H. (ed.) & Horvath, A. (ed.) 1 Jun 2015 Oxford/New York: Berghahn Books. 250 p.

Research output: Book/ReportAnthology

Liminality and the Modern: Living Through the In-Between

Thomassen, B. 1 Jul 2014 Farnham, Surrey: Ashgate. 250 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBook

Global Rome: Changing Faces of the Eternal City

Thomassen, B. (ed.) & Clough Marinaro, I. (ed.) 1 Jun 2014 Bloomington: Indiana University Press. 320 p. (New Anthropologies of Europe).

Research output: Book/ReportAnthology

Projects 2008 2017

Selected Activities 2008 2018

Scientific Expert, Panel Member, European Research Council (ERC) (External organisation)

Thomassen, B. (Member)
22 Nov 2014 → …

Activity: Membership in review committee

Reviewer til videnskabelige tidsskrifter (External organisation)

Thomassen, B. (Member)
1 Jan 2013 → …

Activity: Membership in review committee

Press / Media

Paven har lyttet til advarsler mod at nævne rohingyaer

Bjørn Thomassen

29/11/2017

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Debat: Tag opgøret med luthersk propaganda om Reformationen

Bjørn Thomassen

09/11/2017

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Tag opgøret med luthersk propaganda om Reformationen

Bjørn Thomassen

08/11/2017

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Reformationen var ikke en frihedsbevægelse

Bjørn Thomassen

31/10/2017

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