Bjarke Risager, Postdoctoral Fellow


Home Campus:
U of T St. George

Aarhus University

Other Degrees:
Cand.soc., Aarhus University
MA, King's College London
BA, Aarhus University

Cross Appointments:
Independent Research Fund Denmark International Postdoctoral Fellow

Jason Hackworth

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Research Interests:

  • Social movements and activism: critical social movement theory, leftist movements, anti-austerity, housing and anti-eviction movements
  • Political economy: Marxism, (re)composition of class, class struggle, financialization, cultural and everyday political economy, precarity
  • Human geography: urban theory and studies, the Right to the City, housing, gentrification, production of space

Selected Publications:

Mohandesi, S., Risager, B. S., & Cox, L. (Eds.). (2018). Voices of 1968: Documents from the Global North. London: Pluto Press.

Bruun, M. H., Cockburn, P., Risager, B. S., & Thorup, M. (Eds.). (2018). Contested Property Claims: What Disagreement Tells Us about Ownership. Abingdon & New York, NY: Routledge.

Risager, B. S. (2018). Mobilizing for a ‘Europe from Below’: Network, Territory, and Place in the Anti-Austerity Blockupy Movement. Space and Polity, 22(1), 67–85.

Risager, B. S. (2017). The Eventful Places of Occupy Wall Street and Tahrir Square: Cosmopolitan Imagination and Social Movements. Globalizations, 14(5), 714–729.

Harrison, Y. N. A., & Risager, B. S. (2016). Convergence as Organization: Blockupy against the ECB. International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy, 36(11/12), 843–859.

Risager, B. S., & Thorup, M. (2016). Protesting the Neoliberal University: The Danish Student Movement, ‘A Different University’. Interface: A Journal for and about Social Movements, 8(1), 7–33. Retrieved from

Risager, B. S. (2016). Neoliberalism is a Political Project: An Interview with David Harvey. Jacobin Magazine. Retrieved from

Research Clusters:
Cities and Everyday Life, Political Spaces