Johan Gøtzsche-Astrup, Ph.D.

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Carlsberg Internalization Fellow and Visiting Research Associate at Aarhus University


Johan Gøtzsche-Astrup studies how contention, such as protests and riots, is ascribed meaning in liberal democracies. His current work centers on the activist as a consolidated cultural character, uncovering how activists are constructed and reasoned about in the US public. In his PhD, he developed a post-foundational perspective on contention. He used this perspective to study how the boundary between political protests and riots emerged historically and is configured today. His recent work has appeared in journals such as Sociological TheorySociology, and Current Sociology. (CCS Postdoctoral Fellow)