I am a sociologist working on economic thinking in the European Union and its genealogy. I presently (July through November 2017) conduct a postdoctoral research project funded by the Gerda Henkel Foundation on the inspiration drawn by early German ordoliberalism from interwar ‘order theology’. The aim is to enrich our understanding of ordoliberalism – in particular with regards to the concept of ‘order’ – which remains an influential tradition of political and economic thinking in Europe up till this day.

I defended my PhD in Sociology at Sciences Po, Paris, where I was affiliated with the MaxPo Center in November 2016. 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).



Current Activity

Postdoctoral Project ‘Discourses on Order and the Genealogy of Economic Governance in the European Union’ (July-November 2017), funded by the Gerda Henkel Foundation


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, Department of Business and Politics, Copenhagen Business School (CBS) (2017)

– Discussion Class Teacher in Philosophy of Science

-Supervisor of  1st year projects

– Lectures on Bourdieu’s social theory

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)