Morten Valbjørn: Curriculum Vitae

Education  

  • PhD in Political Science, Dept. of Political Science, Aarhus University (2008)
    • PhD-Dissertation: A 'Baedeker' to IR's Cultural Journey before, during and after the Cultural Turn - explorations into the (ir)relevance of cultural diversity, the IR/Area Studies Nexus and politics in an (un)exceptional Middle East
  • M.Sc. in Political Science., Dept. of Political Science, Aarhus University (2000);
  • Supplementary Degree in Middle East Studies, Center for Middle East Studies, University of Southern Denmark (1998);
  • Arab Propaedeutic, Center for Middle East Studies, University of Southern Denmark, (2000-1).

Positions

  • Associate Professor, Dept. of Political Science, Aarhus University (Autumn 2011-)
  • Assistant Professor, Dept. of Political Science, Aarhus University (Spring 2009-2011)
  • Research Assistant, Dept. of Political Science, Aarhus University (Autumn 2008)
  • External Lecturer, Centre for Middle East Studies, University of Southern Denmark (2006-2008)
  • External Consultant, COWI Consult, (Spring 2008)
  • PhD-scholar, Dept. of Political Science, Aarhus University (2002-2008).
  • Visiting Research Associate at School of Government & International Affairs, University of Durham; Spring 2005
  • External Lecturer, Centre for Middle East Studies, University of Southern Denmark (autumn 2002).
  • Research Assistant, Centre for Middle East Studies, University of Southern Denmark (2000-2002);
  • External Lecturer, Dept. of Political Science, Aarhus University (autumn 2001);

Professional Services

  • Member of PhD board (evaluating PhD research proposals), Department of Political Science, Aarhus University (2012-)

  •  Member of Steering Committee of POMEPS: The Project on Middle East Political Science (2017- )

  • Member of advisory board of Research Project ‘Modern Muslim Subjectivities Project’ directed by Prof. Dietrich Jung (University of Southern Denmark) (2014- )
  • Member of editorial team of the political science journal POLITICA (2013-2016)
  • Member of International Advisory Board of Mediterranean Politics (2013-2016)
  • Member of Board of FIFO (Forum for Islam Forskning) (2009-2011)
  • Review Editor of Cooperation & Conflict (2003-2005)
  • Editor of Mellemøstinformation, monthly magazine on current Middle Eastern Affairs (2000-2002)
  • Manuscript referee:
    • Journal-articles: Review of Inter­national Studies, Security Studies; Cooperation & Conflict, International Political Science Review; Alternatives, British Journal of Middle East Studies, Security Dialogue, TEMP, international Spectator, Mediterranean Politics; Danish Foreign Policy Yearbook, Political Studies Review; Dansk Sociologi, Journal of Arabian Studies, Alternatives, Democratization, Government & Opposition,The Distinction, Babylon; Politologiske Studier, Tidsskriftet Politik, Babylon.
    • Book-manuscripts:, Cambridge University Press, Columbia University Press, Hurst Press, Palgrave, Routledge, DJØFs Forlag.
  • External examiner
    • Center for Contemporary Middle East Studies, University of Southern Denmark; Royal Danish Air Force Officers School; Political Science at Copenhagen University, University of Southern Denmark, Aalborg University.
    • External examiner of PhD Dissertations at University of Eastern Finland; Edinburgh University.

Consultancy

  • Adviser to Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Various analysis, evaluations and briefings on Middle Eastern currents affairs and missions to Jordan.
  • External Consultant for COWI  A/S. Review for Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs.