Department of Political Science

Peter Bjerre Mortensen

Professor

Born April 16, 1977

Marital status: Married, three children

EDUCATION

 Ph.D. in Political Science, Aarhus University, 2006.
 M.Sc. in Political Science (cand.scient.pol.), Aarhus University, 2003
 B.Sc. in Political Science, Aarhus University, 2001.

ACADEMIC EMPLOYMENT

 Full professor, Department of Political Science, Aarhus University, March 2016-
 Professor (WSR), Department of Political Science, Aarhus University, July 2012-March 2016.
 Associate professor, Department of Political Science, Aarhus University, 2009 –2012
 Assistant professor, Department of Political Science, Aarhus University, 2006-2009
 Ph.D. candidate, Department of Political Science, Aarhus University, 2003-2006

OTHER ACTIVITIES

 MPSA council member, 2019-2022
 Visiting research professor UT at Austin, Texas, USA, fall 2016
 Visiting research scholar, University of Washington, Seattle, spring 2005
 Graduate exchange student, University of Washington, Seattle, fall 2001

AWARDS, GRANTS AND RESEARCH PROJECTS

 Researcher of the year 2018, Department of Political Science, Aarhus University (based on a vote among department faculty and PhD candidates)
 Co-Project leader: A grant from the Danish Parliament on a project on the use of secondary legislation (DKK 1 million over two years, 2018-2019)
 Co-Project leader: A grant from the Danish Parliament on a project on the implementation of EU legislation in Danish law (DKK 700,00 in one year, 2020)
 Project leader: A grant from the Danish Social Science Research Council (FSE) on a project on “Causes and Policy Consequences of Agenda Setting” (DKK 4.2 million over four years, 2014-2017)
 Project leader: A grant from the Danish Social Science Research Council (FSE) on a project on “Causes of Bureaucratization” (the total funding amounted to DKK 1.3 million over two years, 2011-2012).
 Project leader: A grant from the Danish Social Science Research Council (FSE) on a project on “Delegation and Blame Avoidance” (DKK 760,000 over two years, 2009-2010).
 Co-PI: A grant from AU Ideas, Aarhus University Research Foundation on a project on “POLIS – Political Parties and Issue Strategies” (with Christoffer Green-Pedersen as project leader) (DKK 2.8 million over four years, 2012-2015).
 Co-PI: A grant from the Danish Social Science Research Council (FSE) on a project on “POLIS – Political Parties and Issue Strategies” (with Christoffer Green-Pedersen as project leader) (DKK 7.8 million over four years, 2012-2015).
 Project participant: A grant from The Rockwool Foundation on a project on “Institutions, Steering, and Management” (with Lotte Bøgh Andersen as project leader) (DKK 2.5 million over three years, 2011-2013).
 Travel grant from Carlsbergfondet in support of research stay at UT at Austin, Texas, USA, fall 2016. Travel grant from Aarhus University Research Foundation in support of research stay at UT at Austin, Texas, USA, fall 2016.
 Travel grant from the Danish Social Science Research Council (FSE) in support of research stay at UT at Austin, Texas, USA, fall 2016.
 Co-PI: A grant from Carlsbergfondet on a project on political attention and the organization of ministries (with Christoffer Green-Pedersen as project leader)(DKK 275,000).
 Project leader: A grant from Aarhus University Research Foundation on a project on: ”Kampen om den politiske dagsorden” (DKK 50,000).

I supervise master theses within the following areas: public administration, public policy, party competition, and public budgeting.