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Personal profile

Curriculum

Danish Lead Partner on SIRIUS EU H2020 project (Skills and Integration of Migrants, Refugees and Asylum Applicants in European Labour Markets. 2018 -  2020)

Middle East Studies Forum (MESF) Associate Member, Alfred Deakin Institute for Citizenship and Globalisation, Deakin University, Victoria, Australia

Principal Investigator on large DAPP/FACE grant project on Syrian refugee minors in Denmark and Lebanon (successfully completed November 2017) 

Principal Investigator on Carlsberg Foundation project on "State-less"- society relations in the West Bank (successfully completed December 2017) 

Honorary Professor at the University of Birmingham, School of Government and Society, College of Social Sciences 

Co-editor of the peer reviewed journal Mediterranean Politics

Winner of the 2015 and 2016 Golden Coffee Cup Roskilde University award for best supervisor.

Member of the International Scientific Advisory Board of the Arab Transitions project: http://arabtrans.eu/ .

External advisor/evaluator for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Denmark (on Palestine, Danish-Arab Dialogue)

Member of an assessment committee: Fund for Academic Cooperation and Exchange (FACE) which supports academic cooperation between Denmark and the Middle East and North African region 

Academic Fellow, European Policy Centre (EPC, Brussels) 

Expert: European Commission H2020 experts portal

 

Research areas

See my personal video presentation on my main research areas: European-Middle East and North African relations; democracy and de-democratisation studies, human rights, liminality, emotions in international relations, performativity, migration studies, celebrity politicians, memory studies, interdisciplinarity.

 

Curriculum

Michelle Pace is Professor MSO within The External Relations of the European Union with special emphasis on the relations with the Middle East. She is also Honorary Professor in Politics and International Studies at the University of Birmingham in the UK. She has been PI on a Carlsberg Foundation funded project on "The Struggle of State-Building in Palestine: Exploring "State-less"-Society  Relations in the West Bank" and also a PI on a large FACE/DAPP/Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Denmark funded project entitled "Change in exile: Re-invigorating principles of reform and social stability amongst young Syrian refugees in Denmark and Lebanon" (http://face-programme.dk/index.html). She is currently the Danish partner lead on an H2020 EU project SIRIUS (Skills and Integration of Migrants, Refugees and Asylum Applicants in European Labour Markets, 2018-2020) http://www.sirius-project.eu/

Her research areas of interest include: migration/refugee studies, liminality, ethnographic research, memory studies, emotions in IR, human rights, identity politics, perceptions of democratisation in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), the development of the public sphere in the MENA region since the Arab “Uprisings”, de-democratisation, governance and pluralism in the Middle East, Egypt, Palestine. Projects she was PI on while she was at Birmingham University include a British Academy funded project on A ‘Modern’ Islamist Democracy? Perceptions of democratization in the Arab-Mediterranean world and an ESRC funded project on Paradoxes and Contradictions in EU democracy promotion efforts in the Middle East. She has supervised a study of the Danish Arab Partnership Programme and was the academic evaluator on the Danish engagement in Palestine.

She is co-editor of the peer reviewed journal Mediterranean Politics. She was founder and convener of the British International Studies Association Working Group on International Mediterranean Studies (until 2013) and of the research group on the EU and democracy promotion efforts in the Middle East (2008 – to date). She is a member of the Global Political Sociology research group at ISE, Roskilde University.

External positions

External Examiner, University of Malta

1 Sep 201330 Apr 2018

External Examiner, University of Warwick

1 Sep 201330 Sep 2018

External Examiner, London School of Economics and Political Science

1 Sep 20121 Sep 2015

Keywords

  • Philosophy, History of ideas, Religion. Theology
  • memory studies
  • celebrity politicians
  • Middle East
  • North Africa
  • European External Action Service
  • European Foreign Policy
  • Mediterranean
  • liminality
  • refugee studies
  • migration studies
  • Regionalism
  • emotions in international relations
  • Trust
  • trauma
  • identity politics
  • Identity and everyday life
  • life worlds
  • European Union
  • forced migration
  • unaccompanied refugee minors
  • Lebanon
  • Egypt
  • Palestine
  • Israel
  • Colonialism
  • Post-colonialism

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Research Output 2004 2018

A Deadly Deal: The European Union, Turkey, and Syria’s Refugees

Pace, M. 7 Apr 2018 Birmingham UK : EA Worldview

Research output: Other contributionNet publication - Internet publicationResearchpeer-review

Open Access

Book review: Go back to where you came from.: The backlash against immigration and the fate of Western democracy.

Pace, M. 26 Jun 2018 In : Global Affairs. 3, 4-5, p. 487-488 2 p., https://doi.org/10.1080/23340460.2018.1439761

Research output: Contribution to journalReviewResearchpeer-review

EU–Hamas actors in a state of permanent liminality

Pace, M. & Pallister-Wilkins, P. 30 Jan 2018 In : Journal of International Relations and Development. 21, 1, p. 223–246 24 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

How Europe can hear the voices of young Syrian refugees

Pace, M. 23 Mar 2018 1 p.Birmingham, UK : University of Birmingham Social Sciences forum

Research output: Other contributionNet publication - Internet publicationResearchpeer-review

Open Access

Israel Fires But “Palestinian Claim to Citizenship Has Never Been Stronger”

Pace, M. 10 Apr 2018 University of Birmingham : EA Worldview

Research output: Other contributionNet publication - Internet publicationResearchpeer-review

Open Access

Projects 2016 2021

Activities 2012 2018

Living Memories

Pace, M. (Speaker)
4 May 2018

Activity: Participation in workshop, seminar, course

Mediterranean Politics editorial board meeting (Event)

Pace, M. (Editor)
7 May 2018

Activity: Editor of Research journalResearch

PhD symposium / Middle East Politics reading group meeting

Pace, M. (Speaker), Ziad Abu Mustafa (Participant), Wen-Yu Wu (Participant), Umer Karim (Participant), Ahmad Barakat (Participant), Gerasimos Tsourapas (Participant)
8 Mar 2018

Activity: Participation in workshop, seminar, course

Syrian Refugees in Europe

Pace, M. (Speaker), Gerasimos Koulouris (Other)
6 Mar 2018

Activity: Lecture and oral contribution

Mediterranean Politics and Society

Pace, M. (Speaker), Ray Hinnebusch (Participant), Frederic Volpi (Speaker), Sarah Wolff (Speaker), Matt Buehler (Speaker), Meriam Cheikh (Speaker), Jamie Allinson (Speaker), Ewan Stein (Participant), Lucy Abbott (Participant), Adham Saouli (Participant), Bill Park (Participant), Emma Murphy (Participant), Gaia Taffoni (Participant), Jasmine Gani (Participant), Fiona McCallum (Participant), Daniel Knight (Participant), Stavroula Pipyrou (Participant), Dejan Stjepanovic (Participant), Cetta Mainwaring (Participant), Clemens Hoffmann (Participant)
8 May 2018

Activity: Organisation and participation in conference

Press / Media

Podcast on the new Danish laws for 'ghettos'

Michelle Pace

03/07/2018

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media

Kulturmødet med jævnaldrende danskere giver bedre integration

Michelle Pace

02/05/2018

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media

A Deadly Deal: The European Union, Turkey, and Syria’s Refugees

Michelle Pace

07/04/2018

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media

Prizes

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

Michelle Pace (Recipient), 16 Sep 2016

Prize: Prizes, scholarships, distinctions

Den Gyldne Kaffekande - the Golden Coffee Cup Award for best supervision

Michelle Pace (Recipient), 18 Sep 2015

Prize: Prizes, scholarships, distinctions

Honorary Professor

Michelle Pace (Recipient), 2 Dec 2016

Prize: Prizes, scholarships, distinctions