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Christoffer joined the King’s Brazil Institute in 2016 as part of the Joint PhD degree programme in International Relations between King’s and University of São Paulo (USP) and holds the King’s-USP Joint PhD Scholarship.

During his bachelor's degree, he spent a year at USP where he became interested in Brazilian history, social relations and public security.

Before coming to King's, Christoffer worked with research and project development in the areas of counter-trafficking, protection, human rights and democracy at the regional office of the International Organization for Migration (IOM) for West and Central Africa in Dakar, Senegal and later as a Schuman Fellow at the European Parliaments Directorate General for External Policies.


BSc from the University of Aarhus
MSc degree from the European Inter-University Centre


Thesis title: 'Citizenship and pacification – Disrupting and disputing citizenship in a complex environment'

Christoffer's research focuses on community policing, security, peace and pacification in Brazil and Colombia and the relations between international law and local institutions, culture and social relations

PhD supervision

Further details

See Christoffer's research profile