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Research profile

My work revolves around three general dimensions:.


Through my work on the European asylum, deportation and externalization politics, I seek to produce in-depth research about the public and private actors and national and economic interests influencing these areas. And through my work on the postcoloniality, I want to counter the pervasive tendencies of ahistoric depoliticization dominating Western thought on displacement and asylum practices. I therefore examine the ongoing ways in which colonial encounters, like the transatlantic slave trade and its suppression, are inextricably tied to Western modernity and humanitarianism, and thus also to current border politics.


2.Teaching and learning:

Through my teaching, I strive to create dynamic and interactive classes, combining lecturing with team-work and -exercises. I also make my ongoing research in forced migration and border control available for students to engage with analytically, so that they may independently acquire knowledge and skills through working with concrete developments, problems and potential solutions.


3.Dissemination and impact:

Through my dissemination of research to Danish, Nordic and European media outlets, I strive to continuously communicate important research discussions beyond a purely academic audience. The ambition is to impact both the general public, advocacy networks and policy-makers with updated and contextualized knowledge, that facilitate critical analyses and decisions in an otherwise highly politicized and polarized landscape.



  • Philosophy
  • refugees
  • refugee crisis
  • border control
  • European Neighbourhood Policy
  • EU policy analysis
  • migration
  • integration
  • eksternalisering
  • kolonialisme
  • fordrivelse
  • asylum politics
  • History
  • postcolonialism
  • race
  • racism
  • social hierarchies
  • slave trade
  • transatlantic slave trade
  • triangular trade
  • decoloniality
  • Danish West India
  • military intervention
  • humanitarianism
  • abolitionism
  • arms trade
  • Sociology and Social Conditions
  • privatized border control
  • military industry
  • security industry
  • IT industry
  • military export
  • arms export
  • displacemebt causes
  • refugee employment
  • refugees
  • border control
  • asylum politics
  • humanitarianism
  • development aid
  • military intervention

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Projects 2009 2022

Research Output 2010 2019

Border-induced displacement: The ethical and legal implications of distance-creation through externalization

Moreno-Lax, V. & Lemberg-Pedersen, M., 1 Mar 2019, In : Questions of International Law. 56, 1, p. 5-33 28 p., 1.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
third countries
human rights

Danske medier bærer et medansvar når etniske udrensningsfantasier serveres i prime time – er det for sent at ændre kurs?

Lemberg-Pedersen, M., 11 May 2019, POV international.

Research output: Other contributionNet publication - Internet publicationCommunication

Open Access

Shadow report to the UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women

Lemberg-Pedersen, M., Clante Bendixen, M., Therese, C., Bozka, M. & Mosekilde, A-M., 25 Mar 2019, MOVE (Migration, Obstacles, Violence and Equality). 18 p.

Research output: Book/ReportReportCommissioned

Open Access

Alternativer til flugt og afvisning

Lemberg-Pedersen, M. & Clante Bendixen, M., 1 Jun 2018, Refugees Welcome. 15 p.

Research output: Book/ReportReportCommunication

Open Access

Danish-Norwegian Return Center in Kabul Would Experiment with Children's Lives

Lemberg-Pedersen, M., 11 Jul 2018, The Globe Post.

Research output: Other contributionNet publication - Internet publicationCommunication

Open Access


Activities 2010 2019

19th Nordic Migration Conference

Martin Lemberg-Pedersen (Participant)
15 Aug 201817 Aug 2018

Activity: Attending an eventConference organisation or participation

2015 flygtningestrømmen i perspektiv

Martin Lemberg-Pedersen (Lecturer)
11 Jan 2016

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalks and presentations in private or public companies

Aktuelle perspektiver på migration i EU

Martin Lemberg-Pedersen (Consultant)
27 Apr 2016

Activity: Public/private sector consultancy and other employmentConsultancy

Alternativer til flugt og afvisning

Martin Lemberg-Pedersen (Other), Michala Clante Bendixen (Other)
1 Jun 2018

Activity: Other

Centre for Advanced Migration Studies (AMIS) mundtlige eksaminer, censor

Martin Lemberg-Pedersen (Internal examiner)
14 Jan 201916 Jan 2019

Activity: ExaminationExternal examination

Press / Media

Debat om fremtidens Europa

Martin Lemberg-Pedersen


2 items of media coverage

Press/Media: Press / Media

Meget hård hverdag for flygtninge i lejre i Libyen

Martin Lemberg-Pedersen


1 media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media