Institut for Statskundskab

Morten Valbjørn


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Morten Valbjørn


  • Institut for Statskundskab
Bartholins Allé 7
1332, 216
Aarhus C


Mobil: +4560828272

Telefon: +4587165651

Yderligere information

Personal website:

On the research project SWAR: Sectarianism in the Wake of the Arab Revolts see

On the research project TOI: Bringing in the Other Islamists - comparing Arab Shia and Sunni Islamism(s) in a sectarianized Middle East see 



- Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, Aarhus University (2011- )
- Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, Aarhus University (2008-2011)


PhD in Political Science, Department of Political Science, Aarhus University (2008)

Nationality: Danish

Research Interest

• The role of cultural diversity and otherness in international relations and the implications for the IR-discipline.
• Global IR/Middle East Studies
• The International Relations Theory/Area Studies-nexus in different Cultural-Institutional Contexts
• Challenges to the study of politics in an (un)exceptional Middle East
• Sectarian Politics before, during and after the Arab Revolts
• Identity politics in (the study of) the modern Middle East
• The transformation of Arab nationalism(s)
• Regional Cold Wars and Proxy Warfare
• (New) English School Theory at the regional level and post-positivist IR Theory.
• Authoritarian resilience and democratization in a 'new Middle East'
• Middle Eastern Islamism(s) before and after the Arab Revolts
• Domestic and foreign politics in Jordan

Teaching and Supervision Areas

- International Politics
- Middle East Politics
- Authoritarianism and democratization
- Identity politics
- Sociology of Knowledge