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I am a PhD researcher at the Department of Political and Social Sciences at the EUI, working under the supervision of Prof. Jennifer Welsh. My thesis examines how the Russian discourse on international terrorism contributes to modify the idea of ‘the West’ in Russian security politics in the first al-Qaeda period (2001-2002) and the first ISIS period (2015-2016). Theoretically, I seek to unpack how applying discourse analysis in a Russian/authoritarian context differs from applying it to liberal-democratic states.


I have a BA in Russian from the University of Copenhagen (2012) and a MSc in International Relations from the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (2014) where I wrote my thesis about NATO’s partnerships with Uzbekistan and Afghanistan. Before joining the EUI in 2018, I have worked as a trainee in the Department of political affairs at the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Moscow, as a Junior research fellow at the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI), and as a consultant for Kilden at the Research Council of Norway.


Research interests:


·      International security

·      Russia

·      Uzbekistan

·      NATO

·      Counter-terrorism

·      Discourse analysis

·      IR-theory

·      Philosophy of science

·      Gender

·      International law