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Biography

Born in Denmark, I grew up in Paris where I studied law (DEUG, licence, maîtrise). I later obtained a master’s degree in political science at the University of Copenhagen.

I am an affiliated researcher at Saxo Institute, University of Copenhagen, where I held a Wimmer fellowship. I have been a Wiedemann fellow at IZEA, University of Halle–Wittenberg (January-April 2017). I have also been a visiting researcher at the University of California, Berkeley, and at the Ludwig-Maximilian University of Munich.

I have a working proficiency in Danish, English, French, Italian, and a conversational proficiency in German and Spanish.

I defended my PhD thesis, entitled ‘A Cosmopolitan Republican in the French Revolution: The Political Thought of Anacharsis Cloots’, on 23 March 2018. The thesis is a major reappraisal of the political thought of Cloots, a fascinating and neglected representative of the late French Enlightenment, in the intellectual context of the European Enlightenment. It argues that a movement, that I call ‘cosmopolitan republicanism’, was developed during the French revolution, and defines what was cosmopolitan about it and what kind of republicanism it envisioned.