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Biography

I am a PhD researcher at the Department of Political and Social Sciences at the EUI, working with Prof. Jennifer Welsh (former EUI, currently McGill University). Broadly speaking, my research concerns international security with a particular focus on Russia, NATO and international terrorism. I predominantly work with interpretivist approaches to International Relations. Beyond the thesis, I have worked on the politics of knowledge production in Russia’s war against Ukraine (Journal of International Relations and Development) and on how the French spy series Le Bureau des légendes became constituted as a ‘true’ cover story for the DGSE (Intelligence and National Security).


I have a BA in Russian from the University of Copenhagen and a MSc in International Relations from the Norwegian University of Life Sciences, where I wrote my thesis about NATO’s partnerships with Uzbekistan and Afghanistan. Before joining the EUI, 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 genderresearch.no at the Research Council of Norway.


During my PhD I have been a visiting PhD fellow at the Department of Political Science at University of Copenhagen and at McGill University, Montreal, Québec, Canada.


Research interests:

 •International security
• Russian foreign and security policy
• Uzbekistan’s contemporary history and international relations
• IR-theories, in particular poststructuralism, constructivism and the philosophy of      science
• Gender
• International law, especially the law of armed conflict and the use of force
• Intelligence studies