I recently defended my PhD in sociology at Sciences Po, Paris where I was affiliated with the MaxPo Center (Max Planck Sciences Po Center for Coping with Instability in Market Societies, http://www.maxpo.eu). My dissertation (link) analyses the conception of the market underlying processes of European financial market integration, and how contradictions inherent to that conception structure controversies around integration processes. Specifically, I study the integration of financial infrastructures in Europe since the introduction of the euro (payment and settlement systems, notably Target2 Securities). Across very diverse controversies around the T2S project (technical, legal, economic and political controversies), I identify a similar problem structure grounded in what I call the ‘competitive conception of the market’ imported from economic theory which makes it necessary, yet logically impossible to establish a tenable distinction between ‘inside’ and ‘outside’ the market. For example, this contradiction structures the controversy over how credit should be provided to make settlement flow, and by whom, revealing unclarity about what money is and what it is not. The argument is developed in dialogue with political economy literature, but is based on discourse analysis and informed by the social studies of finance literature.


Current Position

External Lecturer, European Business, Copenhagen Business School (CBS)


PhD in Sociology, Sciences Po, Paris

MSc in Sociology, University of Copenhagen

BAs in Sociology and Political Science, University of Copenhagen



PhD Fellow at the Max Planck Sciences Po Center on Coping with Instability in Market Societies (MaxPo) at Sciences Po, Paris (link)

Research assistant at Center for Mobility Research (Aalborg University) and at Center for Alcohol and Drug Research (Aarhus University)


External Lecturer in Philosophy of Science and in Bourdieu’s social theory, and Supervisor of  1st year projects in European Business, Copenhagen Business School (2017)

Teaching assistant in Introduction to Sociology (Sciences Po Reims) (2014)

Teacher at Vallekilde and Grundtvigs folk highschools (2008-9)


Project assistant at Statistics Denmark, City of Holbæk and Danish Society for Patient Safety.

Student assistant at the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Danish Broadcasting Corporation, and the Directorate for Food, Fisheries and Agri Business

Academic publications

Krarup, T. & M. Munk (2016) ‘Field theory in cultural capital studies of educational attainment.’ British Journal of Sociology of Education 37(5): 761-779. (link)

Demant, J. & T. Krarup (2013). ‘Adolescent Alcohol Intoxication in Denmark: Policy, Culture, and Industry.’ Contemporary Drug Problems 40(2): 259-289. (link)

Krarup, T. (2012). ‘Den bureaukratiske elite – karriereveje og topposter i centraladministrationen.’ Dansk Sociologi 23(2): 43-65. (link)

Krarup, T. & A. Blok (2011) ’Unfolding the Social: Quasi-actants, Virtual Theory, and the New Empiricism of Bruno Latour.’ The Sociological Review 59(1): 42-63. (link)

PhD Dissertation

‘Economic Discourse and European Market Integration: The Problem of Financial Infrastructures’, MaxPo Center, Sciences Po Paris, Defended 4 November 2016 (link)

Working Papers

Krarup, T. (2016) ‘Economic Discourse and the European Integration of Financial Infrastructures and Financial Markets.’ MaxPo Discussion Paper 16/2 (link)

Munk, M. & T. Krarup (2011) ‘Cultural Capital Theory Revisited: Explanations of Educational Reproduction and Beyond.’ Working Paper, Aalborg University (link)