Department of Political Science

Matilde Tofte Thorsen

Assistant Professor

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Matilde Tofte Thorsen

Assistant Professor

  • Department of Political Science
Postal address:
Bartholins Allé 7
1331, 313
8000
Aarhus C
Denmark

Email: mth@ps.au.dk

Education

MSc in Political Science, Aarhus University (2014-2017)
- Including a stay at Univesity of Ottawa, Fall 2015

Bachelor in Political Science, Aarhus University (2011-2014)

Employment

- PhD student (2016-)
- Teaching assistant in Comparative Politics, Aarhus University (Spring 2015 and Fall 2016)
- Teacher, brush-up math course, Aarhus University (January 2015 and January 2015)
- Teaching assistant in Macroeconomics, Aarhus University (Fall 2013 and Fall 2014)
- Teaching assistant in Microeconomics, Aarhus University (Spring 2014)
- Voluntary teacher in the United Nations Association (Danish department), Member of the Teaching Committee.

Research and Publications

Research Field

- Comparative Politics
- Autocracies
- Consequences of democracy
- Political regimes
- State capacity
- Human development and poverty
- Motivation of political leaders

Languages

- Danish (mother tongue)
- English (professional)
- French (mainly written)
- German (elementary)
- Spanish (elementary)

Activities

The 8th Annual Conference of the European Political Science Association (EPSA)

Matilde Thorsen (Panel member)

21 Jun 201823 Jun 2018

MPSA: Midwest Political Science Association

Matilde Thorsen (Panel member)

5 Apr 20188 Apr 2018

Project Presentation at University of Texas at Austin, Department of Government

Matilde Thorsen (Invited speaker)

29 Mar 2018

Conference on the Political Economy of Democracy and Dictatorship (PEDD)

Matilde Thorsen (Panel member)

15 Mar 201817 Mar 2018

Guest lecture at the MA Comparative Politics Core Course

Matilde Thorsen (Invited speaker)

7 Nov 2017

DPSA (Annual Meeting in the Danish Political Science Association)

Matilde Thorsen (Panel member)

26 Oct 201727 Oct 2017

Guest teaching at the MA Seminar, "Democracy in a Globalised World"

Matilde Thorsen (Invited speaker)

12 Oct 2017

Autocratic Diversity: New Distinctions and Neglected Issues

Matilde Thorsen (Participant)

28 Sep 201729 Sep 2017

Workshop on Political Settlements and Revenue Bargains

Matilde Thorsen (Participant)

21 Aug 201726 Aug 2017

Fieldwork: Interviews in Tanzania and Uganda

Matilde Thorsen (Editor)

19 Aug 201731 Aug 2017

NoPSA (Nordic Political Science Association) Conference

Matilde Thorsen (Panel member)

8 Aug 201711 Aug 2017

CODE workshop: Preparing special issue for Democratization on Intraparty Electoral Violence

Matilde Thorsen (Participant)

29 Mar 201730 Mar 2017

DVPW (German Political Science Association) Section "Comparative Politics" Conference 2017: Unlike Twins?! Comparing Democracies and Autocracies

Matilde Thorsen (Panel member)

15 Mar 201717 Mar 2017

Paper presentation at the CODE workshop: Workshop on State, Regime, and/or Conflict

Matilde Thorsen (Panel member)

2 Feb 20173 Feb 2017

DEDERE workshop: Seminar on the Correlates of Regime Change

Matilde Thorsen (Panel member)

13 Dec 2016

Guest lecture at the MA Comparative Politics Core Course

Matilde Thorsen (Invited speaker)

31 Oct 2016

DPSA (Annual Meeting in the Dansih Political Science Association)

Matilde Thorsen (Panel member)

27 Oct 201628 Oct 2016

CODE (Conflict and Democratization) workshop

Matilde Thorsen (Participant)

2 Jun 20163 Jun 2016

CODE (Conflict and Democratization) workshop

Matilde Thorsen (Participant)

14 Mar 2016