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Biography

Background

I am a PhD researcher in the dep. of Political and Social Sciences at the European University Institute.

I obtained my B.A. in political science from the University of Oslo, and my M.Sc. in international affairs from Sciences Po, Paris. During my studies, I have held positions as lecturer, research assistant and teaching assistant

My PhD thesis empirically examines how decision-making procedures matter for the legitimacy of three international institutions: the UNFCCC, the WTO, and the UN Security Council.  Using content analysis, I measure states’ legitimacy perceptions over time in these three institutions, and construct a database with more than 9000 legitimacy statements. I then leverage three reforms that the institutions have implemented in order to test the hypothesis that procedural reform positively affects legitimacy perceptions. 

Academic interests

  • Multilateral cooperation and negotiations
  • International institutions and regimes
  • International decision-making processes
  • Global environmental governance and climate policy