Danita Catherine Burke

Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellow, Centre for War Studies, University of Southern Denmark

Dr. Burke is currently a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellow based at the Center for War Studies, Department of Political Science and Public Management, University of Southern Denmark (SDU).

Her project explores non-governmental organization participation in Arctic diplomacy and politics, specifically the participation of environmental non/governmental organizations. Previously Dr. Burke's research was supported by a two year Carlsberg Foundation's Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellowship from 2016-2018. This research project explores themes of identity politics, environmental politics, diplomacy dynamics, and international cooperation pressures in the Arctic region.

Dr. Burke holds a PhD in International Politics from the Department of International Politics at Aberystwyth University, a Master of Arts degree in Political Science from the Department of Political Science at Memorial University of Newfoundland, and a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree in Political Science with a minor in Business Administration from Memorial University of Newfoundland. Dr. Burke's studies were funded by a Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship (Social Science and Humanities Research Council) and a Rothermere Fellowship (Rothermere Fellowships Trust).


  • –present
    Postdoc in International Politics and Arctic Studies, University of Southern Denmark


  • 2016 
    Department of International Politics, Aberystwyth University, PhD