I am Senior Research Fellow at the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI) in Oslo, Norway, where I also head the Research Group on Global Order and Diplomacy. I have a PhD in political science from the University of Oslo (2014).
My research at NUPI revolves around International Relations, inter-state cooperation, friendship and diplomacy, with a geographical focus on the European and transatlantic region and the foreign policies of Britain and the Nordic states.
My first monograph, Special Relationships in World Politics, was published by Routledge in 2018 (paperback December 2020). The book examines ‘special relationship’ as an analytical and practical category, and explores how US-British and British-Norwegian relations were constructed in and through representations and diplomatic practice between 1945 and 2017.
I am also the co-editor of Kinship in International Relations (with Iver Neumann, Routledge 2019), the first volume aimed at thinking systematically about kinship in IR – as an organizing principle, as a source of political and social processes and outcomes, and as a category that not only reflects but also shapes international politics and interaction.
Since August 2020, I have been part of the editorial team for the book series Frontiers in International Relations, published by Springer, together with Maren Hofius, Elke Schwarz and Benjamin Tallis. The series seeks to push the boundaries of International Relations and break new (theoretical, methodological, empirical) ground.
Contact: kmh (at) nupi.no