PHD and PostDoc Projects
Overview of all ongoing PhD and Postdoc projects in CILG.
In my PhD project, I investigate the narrative, sociological and emotional aspects of the return and prospective reintegration of Danish foreign fighters into the Danish society. My project is empirically driven and findings are based on qualitative single interviews with Danish returnees, relatives of returnees, social workers and key community stakeholders. One objective is to investigate how those people construct or contribute to narratives about the “foreign fighter” phenomenon. Moreover, I look into how those narratives influence how returnees re-integrate into society.
Annemette's PhD project explores the challenges and possibilities of a human rights-based approach to existential and global catastrophic risks driven by environmental changes, including climate change, natural disasters and ecosystem collapse. She does so by studying the growing corpus of laws and judicial decisions pronouncing on or interpreting the issue. In this way, the project contributes to an integration of human rights analysis into the growing and urgent field of research into existential and global catastrophic risks.
The research project will center around a structural rethink on the role of human rights and its protection mechanisms in light of developments in the field of artificial intelligence.
Asbjørn Thranov’s PhD project focuses on when and how international law applies to cyber espionage. Furthermore, the project examines the general status of both peacetime and wartime espionage in international law.
The research project explores the role and potential of international economic law to meet the challenge of food insecurity.
This postdoctoral project examines challenges and opportunities emerging under international investment law for the green transition, taking into account recent developments in international investment agreements, investor-State dispute settlement and reform proposals. This research is part of the broader project Enhancing Climate Action through International Law (EnAct), funded by the Independent Research Fund Denmark (DFF).
This postdoctoral project focuses on the role of international human rights law in pushing states to meet their international climate commitments. In this connection, the project analyses the potential and limitations of direct and indirect human rights approaches to climate change mitigation. In particular, the research examines the potential of strategic human rights litigation for climate change at the international, regional, and domestic levels, as well as standard development in the international human rights system. The research forms part of the broader project Enhancing Climate Action through International Law (EnAct), funded by the Independent Research Fund Denmark (Danmarks Frie Forskningsfond).