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Dr. Gunhild Nansen Professor

The Nansen Professor 2017-2018 Gunhild Hoogensen Gjørv has a permanent position as Professor of Critical Peace and Conflict Studies at the Centre for Peace Studies, at the University of Tromsø - The Arctic University of Norway. She was awarded the Fulbright Arctic Initiative scholarship, one of those selected for the first cohort group (focusing on energy security) which was designed to coincide with the US chairmanship of the Arctic Council. She was also one of ten experts selected as a member of the Norwegian national evaluation committee to examine Norway’s efforts in Afghanistan.

Gunhild Hoogensen Gjørv’s research interests include developments in security theories including gender and feminist security perspectives. Research on security in the Arctic particularly on the relationship between extractive industries, human security/state security in the Arctic, and ideas and practice of “peace” in the Arctic, as well linkages between security, governance and geopolitics in the Arctic context; and security analyses of civil-military interaction based on field work in Afghanistan. Her research project for the Nansen Professorship combines her interests from the Arctic to Afghanistan, examining the role of Arctic states in the current migration crisis and how Arctic states immigration policies either support or detract from the perception of the Arctic as “peaceful”.

Her most recent books include "Understanding Civil-Military Interaction: Lessons Learned from the Norwegian Model" (Ashgate, 2014) and (editor and contributor) "Environmental and Human Security in the Arctic" (Routledge, 2014). She has also published in Review of International Studies, Security Dialogue, and the International Studies Review, among other journals, as well as written numerous book chapters.


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