I was born in Odense (Denmark), and raised in Paris (France) since the age of 3.
- MRes History, European University Institute, Florence, Italy
- MSc Political Science, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
- LLM, University of Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne
Since September 2009 I am a PhD researcher in history and civilisation at the European University Institute in Florence, Italy.
My main area of research is cosmopolitanism as ontology (political theory, IR theory) and epistemology (history of political thought). My focus is mainly on the French Enlightenment, 1713-1795.
Cand.scient.pol. (M.Sc. politics), University of Copenhagen, Denmark.
Thesis title: “Element of an Archaeology of Cosmopolitanism in Western Political Thought: A Return to the French Enlightenment, 1713-1795.”
Academic advisor: Prof. Jens Bartelson.
French: mother tongue
Danish: C2/mother tongue
Spanish: Good reading comprehension, passive usage
Norwegian (Bokmål) and Swedish: excellent reading comprehension, no writing, basic oral comprehension
“Dialogue with true Moderates”, Freies Magazin 5, August 2007.
“Islamphobia as Neo-Orientalism”, Freies Magazin 5, August 2007.
“For a West-Islam Dialogue Instead of Cartoons”, Freies Magazin 5, August 2007.
“40th Anniversary of the 6-Day War”, Freies Magazin 5, June 2007.
“Sarkozy is Elected”, Freies Magazin 5, May 2007.
“France Votes!”, Freies Magazin 5, April 2007.
“The French Election: Spin or Sea-change?”, Freies Magazin 5, April 2007.
“Visulasing Europe”, Freies Magazin 5, March 2007.
“From Nuremberg to Baghdad to Nuremberg again?”, Freies Magazin 5, November 2006.
- Ph.D. research project for a dissertation on the formation of the discourse of cosmopolitanism in Western political thought.
- Individual specific research papers (to be developed in Ph.D. dissertation and publishable in peer-reviewed journals):
- The development of the concept of “nation” in eighteenth-century French political thought: from population to “civitas” of universally free and equal men.
- The development of the concept of “patrie” in eighteenth-century French political thought: from country to polis of universally free and equal men.
- Thinking “humankind” in eighteenth-century French political thought, and its influence on political theory.
- How to conceptualise a research on the history of cosmopolitanism: between the “US school” and the “Cambridge school”, Foucault paves a “third way”.
- Understanding Rousseau’s contradictions on cosmopolitans: on the uses of the term “cosmopolitan” in eighteenth-century France, and the distinction with cosmopolitan political theory.
- The contemporary discourse of cosmopolitanism: an analysis of its elements and their origins. Specifically on the cosmopolitan emphasis as opposed to patriotism and nationalism.
- Creation of an interactive platform for a research network on the epistemology and ontology of cosmopolitanism: a web site with a wiki, articles of publishable quality on major authors, themes, concepts of cosmopolitanism. Possibly a project developed through teaching responsibilities: assigning students to participate by writing term-papers later published on the site.
- Middle-term research project (10 years): France-UK-USA-Germany(-Italy) 18th and 19th century political thought on cosmopolitanism.
- Long-term research project (20 years): a theory of cosmopolitanism (the cosmopolitan state, intercosmopolitan relations). Reinvestigating political vocabulary, imagining alternative political communities for the 21st century, answering globalisation.