Marie Juul Petersen is a Senior Researcher at the Danish Institute for Human Rights, with a PhD in sociology of religion from the University of Copenhagen. Petersen’s research is centered on the relationship between human rights, development and religion; freedom of religion or belief; and faith-based organizations. She has published extensively on these topics, including For Humanity or for the Umma? Aid and Islam in Transnational Muslim NGOs (Hurst, 2016), The International Promotion of Freedom of Religion or Belief. Sketching the Contours of a Common Framework (Danish institute for Human Rights, 2019, co-authored with Katherine Marshall) and The Organization of Islamic Cooperation and Human Rights (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2019, co-edited with Turan Kayaoglu). She has also carried out various consultancies for the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, EU INTPA and others.