Ulrik Pram Gad
BiographyI am currently developing new ideas coming out of two projects, I am wrapping up: an individual project on "Greenland as a case of Postcolonialism" financed by the Carlsberg Foundation, and a collective project on "Politics of Postcoloniality and Sustainability in the Arctic (POSUSA)" financed by the VELUX Foundation (co-directed w. Jeppe Strandsbjerg, CBS). In my Arctic stream of research, I have earlier compared Greenlandic paradiplomacy with that of other "Micro-states in the
Margins of Europe (MEPS)" and repeatedly analyzed aspects of the past with a view to to building scenarios for the future of the Greenland/Denmark relation. A book on "National Identity Politics and Postcolonial Sovereignty Games", which came out in 2016, ties these projects together.
In my 'Muslim' stream of research, I am tying up projects on "Migrants, Minorities, and Muslims in Security Organizations (MISO)" and "Translations of Security" (co-directed w. Trine Berling, Karen Lund-Petersen, and Ole Wæver, University of Copenhagen). Earlier, I have been co-directing a project on "The Politics of Securitization"; all following up on my PhD thesis (2010) on "The Identity Politics and Conflicts of Danish 'Muslim relations'".
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
Arctic Politics, postcolonialism, securitization, paradiplomacy, concepts of sustainability, nationalism, identity politics, language policy