Department of Political Science

Carsten Jensen

Professor

Employment


Professor (Aarhus University) 2016-

Associate professor (Aarhus University) 2012-2016

Assistant professor (Aarhus University) 2009-2012



Awards and honors


ERC Consolidator Grant (2018)

Fellowship at Minda de Gunzburg Center of European Studies, Harvard (2015-2016)

Teacher of the Year at the School of Business and Social Sciences, Aarhus University (2014)

Teacher of the Year at the Department of Political Science, Aarhus University (2013)

Winner of the Council of European Studies’ Best Paper Award on Political Economy and Welfare (2013)

Winner of the Harrison Prize for best article published in Political Studies (2012)

Teacher of the Year at the Department of Political Science, Aarhus University (2012)

Teacher of the Year at the Department of Political Science, Aarhus University (2011)

Australian National University’s Visiting Research Fellowship (2011)

The Danish Council for Independent Research’s Young Elite Researcher’s Grant (2010)

Researcher of the Year at the Department of Political Science, Aarhus University (2010)

Winner of the Aarhus University Research Foundation’s PhD Prize (2010)

Nominated for the Ernst B. Haas Best Dissertation Award (2009)

Nominated for the Wildenmann prize (2009)

Winner of the ESPAnet/JESP Doctoral Researcher Prize (2009)

Visiting Student Research Fellow at Princeton University (2008)



Projects

PLEDGEDEM - Pledges in democracy (2019-2024). Role: Principal Investigator. Financed by the European Research Council. Budget: 1,999,000 euro.

Election pledges and voters in representative democracy (2019-2023). Role: Principal Investigator. Financed by the Independent Research Fund Denmark. Budget: 685,000 euro.

Welfare state cutbacks and electoral punishment (2015-2018). Role: Principal Investigator. Financed by the Danish Council for Independent Research. Budget: 525,000 euro.

Universalism and the welfare state in Scandinavia (2014-2017). Role: Co-Principal Investigator. Financed by Aarhus University’s Research Foundation (AU Ideas). Budget: 530,000 euro.

Regulating addictive activities: A comparative analysis of policy evolution (2014-2018). Role: Principal Investigator. Financed by the Danish Council for Independent Research. Budget: 200,000 euro.

Cultural pathways to economic self-sufficiency and entrepreneurship: Family values and youth unemployment in Europe (2014-2018). Role: Lead Partner/Co-Principal Investigator. Financed by the European Commission. Budget: 4,990,000 euro.

Is the middle-class abandoning universalism? (2014-2016). Role: Co-Principal Investigator. Financed by the Danish Council for Independent Research. Budget: 260,000 euro.

Causes and policy consequences of agenda setting (2014-2017). Role: Participant. Financed by the Danish Council for Independent Research. Budget: 560,000 euro.

The Right and the welfare state (2011-2013). Role: Principal Investigator. Financed by the Danish Council for Independent Research. Budget: 270,000 euro.

Confronting social and environmental sustainability with economic pressure (2008-2011). Role: Participant. Financed by EU’s seventh framework program. Budget: 1,480,000 euro.

Education

PhD from Aarhus University 2009

Nationality

Danish

Research and teaching areas

Comparative politics, welfare state studies and public policy