Department of Business Humanities and Law
My research explores political, legal and cultural aspects of societal transformations while building on interdisciplinary approaches in the intersection between political philosophy and sociology, structural anthropology, law and legal history.
Currently, I am engaged in studying different forms of collectivity with a view to their implications for social order and change.
These studies are conducted through three overall prisms:
- contemporary manifestations of collectivity — from mass phenomena of capitalism to particularized constellations of civil society
- inherited discourses of collectivity — such as private law discourses of ‘legal persons’, anthropological discourses of ‘primitive’ versus ‘modern’ societies, or sociological discourses of ‘modern masses’ — and the demonizations/ idealizations they have engendered
- fundamental issues of collective subjectivity vis-à-vis individual subjectivity— including tensions between life and language, ambiguities of categorical distinctions, and the role of sacralization and mythological exchange.
Theoretically, I draw on a variety of thinkers from the continental traditions of political, social and legal ideas. However, main sources of inspiration are: GWF. Hegel, Carl Schmitt, Theodor Adorno, Claude Lévi-Strauss, Georges Bataille, Jacques Derrida and Giorgio Agamben.
Primary research fields:
- Political theory and philosophy
- Civil society and forms of collectivity
- Constitutional principles of modern states
- Legal history
- Political theology
- Civilsamfundet som omdrejningspunkt for modernitetens dilemmaer og kampe”, in Civilsamfundet i Statens Skygge, Hans Reitzel (forthcoming Winter 2021/22)
- “Dear Beatrice. The never written memoir of a guild socialist” in Georg Kamphausen (ed.) Zünfte und Golden Genossenschaften in Geschichte; Gegenwart und Zukunft. Velbrück Verlag (forthcoming Winter 2021/22)
- “Explosive Publics in the Interzones of Political Theology and Political Mythology”, in Mitchell Dean, Stefan Schwarzkopf, Lotte List (ed), Political Theology Today, Bloomsbury (forthcoming 2022)
- Masses on the Stages og Democracy. Democratic Promises and Dangers in Self-dramatizations of Masses (forthcoming in Thesis Eleven, issue 168, due in February 2022)
- “Det danske civilsamfund i spændingsfeltet mellem statscentralisme, pluralisme, og ‘dobbelt-demokrati’” in Civilsamfundet i Statens Skygge, Hans Reitzel (forthcoming Winter 2021/22)
- Filosofi 3: Grundlagstænkning: Spørgsmål angående væren og viden (Questioning the fundamentals of being and knowledge) (HA(fil))
- Transforming the Corporation (elective)
- Magt og Kommunikation (Power and Communication) (Cand.soc. PKL)
- Erhvervsøkonomiens videnskabsteori (Philosophy of Science and Business Research Methodology) (HA)
- Bachelor- and master-level projects; master theses
- HA(fil); Cand.merc.(fil); Cand.soc. PKL; MSc OIE
- Students from other programmes are welcome as well.
I teach philosophy and social/ political theory at The Danish National School of Performing Arts and at The Danish Academy of Creative Writing (Forfatterskolen)