Department of Business and Politics

Assistant professor

Room: POR/24.A-1.77
Curriculum Vitae
Primary research areas
  • International Relations
  • International Legal Theory
  • Law and Political Economy
  • State-Building and State Formation
  • Experts and Knowledge Production 
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Maj Grasten is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Business and Politics. Her research sits at the intersection of the fields of International Relations and International Law, with a particular focus on experts and knowledge production in international law and on post-intervention state-building processes. She has been a visiting fellow at Freie Universität Berlin and Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. She is currently affiliated the research project ‘Civil Society in the Shadow of the State (CISTAS).

  • Theories of International Law and Politics (IBP MSc)
  • Political Science (Stream on: ‘International Relations’) (IBP BSc)
  • Social Science Methods (Stream on: ‘Methods in International Law’) (IBP MSc)
Other teaching activities

I am the course coordinator of the MSc course ‘Theories of International Law and Politics’. I also teach in the MSc Study Program ‘Public Management and Social Development’ of the Sino-Danish Centre of Education and Research (SDC), Beijing.

Publications & dissemination
Maj Lervad Grasten; Luca J. Uberti / The Politics of Law in a Post-Conflict UN Protectorate : Privatisation and Property Rights in Kosovo (1999–2008).
In: Journal of International Relations and Development, Vol. 20, No. 1, 2017, p. 162–189
Journal article
Maj Grasten / Book Review: Louise Amoore, The Politics of Possibility: Risk and Security Beyond Probability
In: Political Studies Review, Vol. 14, No. 3, 2016, p. 411-412
Book review
Maj Lervad Grasten / Semantics of Statebuilding : Language, Meanings and Sovereignty.
In: Political Studies Review, Vol. 14, No. 1, 2016, p. 87
Book review
Maj Lervad Grasten / Whose Legality? : Rule of Law Missions and the Case of Kosovo.
In: The Power of Legality: Practices of International Law and Their Politics. . ed. /Nikolas M. Rajkovic; Tanja Aalberts; Thomas Gammeltoft-Hansen. Cambridge : Cambridge University Press 2016, p. 320-342
Book chapter