Jytte Klausen (born 21 February 1954) is a Danish-born scholar of politics who teaches at Brandeis University in Massachusetts.
Klausen is a graduate of the University of Aarhus who earned her doctorate at the New School for Social Research in New York.
In 2009, controversy arose when Yale University Press decided to expunge reproductions of the cartoons involved in the Jyllands-Posten Muhammad cartoons controversy, along with all other images of Muhammad from a scholarly book entitled “The Cartoons that Shook the World," written by Klausen. Muhammad: The "Banned" Images which the publisher called "a 'picture book' – or errata to the bowdlerized version of Klausen's book" was published in response.
- The Cartoons that Shook the World, Yale University Press, 2009.
- The Islamic Challenge: Politics and Religion in Western Europe. Oxford University Press (UK and US), publication date October 27, 2005.
- Has Liberalism Failed Women? Assuring Equal Representation in Europe and the United States. Co-edited with Charles S. Maier. Palgrave, 2001.
- War and Welfare: Europe and the United States, 1945 to the Present. St. Martin's Press (U.S.) and Macmillan (U.K.), 1998. 2nd edition Palgrave 2001.
- European Integration in a Social and Historical Perspective, 1850 to the Present. Co-edited with Louise A. Tilly. Rowman & Littlefield, 1997.