Marc Jacobsen

Marc Jacobsen

PhD fellow

Current research

My PhD project investigates how Denmark and Greenland make use of the global Arctic interests to enhance and expand their international relations – collectively as well as separately. As the legitimacy behind Denmark’s Arctic state status depends on a continuously close relationship with Greenland, it is interesting to examine 1) how Denmark may seek to discursively produce unity within the Danish Realm, and 2) how Greenland may use the Arctic as a discursive platform for postcolonial sovereignty games in the aim to achieve greater independence. 

Ole Wæver and Ulrik Pram Gad are my respective supervisors.

My PhD project is part of 'Politics of Sustainability in the Arctic' (POSUSA) lead by Ulrik Pram Gad and Jeppe Strandsbjerg, and funded by the Velux Foundation.

Part of Centre for Advanced Security Theory (CAST) and UCPH's IR group.

Senior Fellow and member of Leadership Group at The Arctic Institute.
- Editorial Board Member of Tidsskriftet Politik.



  • International Political Theories. (bachelor level, autumn 2016) (ASTB12434U).
  • Greenland at the Crossroads: Climate Change, Global Arctic Interests and Regional Political Developments. (master level, autumn 2016) (ASTK15434U).

Supervision of master theses involving the Arctic region, International Relations theories and discourse analysis.

Primary fields of research

  • International Relations
  • Arctic 
  • Copenhagen School
  • Poststructuralism
  • Danish-Greenlandic relations
  • National identity
  • Foreign Policy Analysis
  • Geopolitics

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