Maj Grasten

Assistant Professor, PhD


Phone: +45 31 54 00 72

Maj Grasten is Assistant Professor at the Department of Management, Politics and Philosophy. Her research sits at the intersection of Socio-Legal Studies and Global Governance, with particular focus on international organizations and legal bodies, experts and knowledge production in international law, and the legal foundations of markets. Her research often deploys multi-sited ethnographic methods in tracking how global policy processes are developed and structured. She has been a visiting fellow at the Kosovar Institute for Policy Research and Development in Pristina, Freie Universität Berlin, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Melbourne Law School, University of Melbourne, and Universidad de Los Andes in Bogotá, Colombia. She is a board member of the European International Studies Association (EISA). Currently, she is affiliated with the research project ‘Civil Society in the Shadow of the State’ (CISTAS) at Copenhagen Business School and the research project ‘The Politics of Law in Global Science Parks’ at the Sino-Danish Center for Education and Research (SDC), Beijing. The project she is leading within CISTAS explores the role of civil society actors in the context of international law's expansion and fragmentation and to what extent a semblance of a global civil society can be identified. Her latest publication is an edited book on The Politics of Translation in International Relations (Palgrave, 2021).  

For more information about the project: Civil Society and the Global Civil Society.