Anne Kirstine Rønn Sørensen is a PhD student at the Department of Political Science at Aarhus University. Her research focuses on how civil society can contribute to de-sectarianize socio-political life in divided societies. In her dissertation, she looks into the various strategies anti-sectarian social movements in Lebanon and Bosnia-Herzegovina use to oppose sect-based politics and promote political communities that transcend sectarian divides. With an offset in Social Movement Theory, she investigates how choices of framing, movement organization and contentious repertoires impact processes of mobilization, demobilization and movement development.
Anne Kirstine holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from University of Copenhagen and a master’s degree in International Studies from Aarhus University. Academically, she has a great interest in inter-communal conflict, identity politics, social movements in non-democratic settings and Middle Eastern relations.