About Me

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Portrait of the Author as a Young Hegelian.

I was born in Copenhagen, Denmark, in 1989. My mother hails from Vendsyssel, the Northern most part of Jutland and technically an island. My father is a native of Copenhagen.

I currently split my time between Copenhagen and Aarhus and have also previously lived in Wales. In Aarhus, I work as a Ph.D. Fellow at the Department of Philosophy and the History of Ideas at the School of Culture and Society, Aarhus University. In Copenhagen, I live with my partner, Kamma, and our son, Folke.

I received a B.A. in Philosophy with electives in History and Comparative Literature from the University of Copenhagen in 2013. I also hold an M.A. in Philosophy with an recognition in the History of Philosophy (UCPH, 2016). During the course of my degrees, I have focused as much as possible on German 19th century philsophy, which is my primary research interest. This meant that during my B.A. I wrote all free assignments on topics within this field, and during my M.A. I chose courses as closely related to this field as possible.

My B.A. project was on Hegel’s conception of Fichte’s idea of self-consciousness. It was graded 10 (B). My Master’s thesis was called “Mutatis mutandis. Friedrich Engels’s use of Hegelian Concepts in his Ludwig Feuerbach und der Ausgang der klassischen deutschen Philosophie” (the title is a dead giveaway as to its content). It was graded 12 (A). My supervisor for both of these projects was (then) Associate Professor of Philosophy Poul Lübcke.

Curriculum Vitae

(Full CV here)


Ph.D., Philosophy (2020, expected)

Graduate School of Arts
Aarhus University

  • Dissertation on the Young Hegelian continuities in Karl Marx’s Capital
  • Main supervisor: Associate Professor, Ph.D. Andreas Beck Holm
  • Co-supervisors: Associate Professor, Ph.D. Anders Moe Rasmussen; Ph.D. Michael Kuur Sørensen

Visiting Ph.D., Political Theory (Jan-Mar 2019)

Department of Politics and Internaitonal Relations
University of Oxford

Visiting graduate student at the DPIR and Mansfield College, Hilary Term 2019. While visiting, I worked with Associate Professor David Leopold.

M.A., History of Philosophy (2016)

Department of Media, Communication and Cognition
University of Copenhagen

M.A. in Philosophy with a recognised specialisation in the History of Philosophy. Thesis title: “Mutatis mutandis. Friedrich Engels’s Use of Hegelian Concepts in Ludwig Feuerbach and the End of Classcial German Philosophy” (Grade: 12 = A). Supervisor: Associate Professor, Mag.Art. Poul Lübcke.

B.A., Philosophy (2013)

Department of Media, Communication and Cognition
University of Copenhagen

B.A. in Philosophy with electives in Comparative Literature and History


PhD Fellow (2017-)

Department of Philosophy and the History of Ideas
School of Communication and Culture
Aarhus University

Associate Lecturer (2016-2017)

Department of Political Science
Faculty of Social Sciences
University of Copenhagen

Teaching Experience


  • Laboratory in Political Philosophy


  • History of Philosophy, Module 2
  • Philosophy of Science and Methodology

Service, Activities, and Affiliations


  • Peer-reviewer (2015, 2016)

Slagmark – Tidsskrift for Idéhistorie

  • Member of the Editorial Board (2017-)
  • Issue Editor, Vol. 77, “Karl Marx” (June 2018)

Selskab for Marxistiske Studier

  • Member of the Executive Committee (2016-)
  • Organiser, “Marx Nu! 2018”, University of Southern Denmark (September 7-8, 2018)
  • Organiser, “Marx Nu! 2017”, Roskilde University (September 1-2, 2017)
  • Organiser, “Marx Nu!”, Aarhus University (September 9-10, 2016)

Other memberships

  • Danish Philosophical Society
  • Internationale Hegel-Gesellschaft
  • Hegel Society of Great Britain
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