Michael Johan Brixtofte Petersen

Michael Johan Brixtofte Petersen


  • Universitetsvej 1

    DK-4000 Roskilde


Personal profile


I am a sociologist of religion with a primary interest in Christianity and its relation to nationalism, migration, and politics, with a regional focus on Eastern Europe. My current Ph.D. project investigates The Catholic Church in Denmark as a diasporic setting for Polish work migrants in Denmark. 

I am a part of the research project "The Catholic Ethic and the Spirit of Global Modernities. Global Catholicism in a Danish and Transnational Context," led by Bjørn Thomassen (RUC) and Andreas Bandak (KU) 

I mostly work with qualitative methods, but I also have quantitative and mixed methods experience. 

External positions

Teacher, Rysensteen Gymnasium

1 Mar 20171 Jul 2021

Teaching assistant, University of Copenhagen

1 Sept 20141 Sept 2015


  • Cultural encounters, Multi-culturalism
  • religion and politics
  • Nationalism & Ethnicity
  • Catholicism
  • History, Society
  • Memory culture

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