Michelle Pace

Professor Michelle Pace

Professor Michelle Pace is Professor with special responsibilities in EU-MENA affairs at the Department of Social Sciences and Business, Roskilde University and Honorary Professor at the University of Birmingham, School of Government and Society, College of Social Sciences, UK. From 1 January 2021 she became an Associate Fellow at Chatham House’s Europe Programme. She has published widely on European Union – Mediterranean / Middle East and North Africa affairs including her piece published in the journal Political Psychology (11.12.2017) entitled ‘Trauma, Emotions and Memory in World Politics: The Case of the European Union's Foreign Policy in the Middle East Conflict’ (with Ali Bilgic). She also works in the area of migration studies where she has been Principal Investigator on a large FACE (http://face-programme.dk/index.html) grant project on Syrian refugee minors in Denmark and Lebanon and is now the Danish partner lead on the H2020 EU project SIRIUS (Skills and Integration of Migrants, Refugees and Asylum Applicants in European Labour Markets). Her edited volume (with Somdeep Sen) on Syrian Refugee Children in the Middle East and Europe: Integrating the Young and Exiled was published by Routledge in March 2018. She is currently working on a book chapter (also with Somdeep Sen) entitled: ‘They are not like us’: The Danish Labor Market and the ‘othering’ of refugees for a book proposal on Refugees Encountering Northern European Welfare States – The Construction of Crisis and the Bureaucratization of Everyday Life to be guest edited by Dalia Abdelhady, Nina Gren and Martin Joormann and submitted to Indiana University Press. Also with Somdeep Sen she is finalizing a manuscript on state-building in the West Bank and the theatrical machinery surrounding the idea of a Palestinian state. This work is funded by the Carlsberg Foundation.