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 revolves around International Relations, inter-state cooperation, friendship and diplomacy, with a geographical focus on the Euro-Atlantic region and the foreign policies of Britain and the Nordic states.
My first research monograph, Special Relationships in World Politics, was published by Routledge in 2018. 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 editor of Kinship in International Relations (with Iver B. Neumann, Routledge 2019). This is – to our knowledge – the first volume aimed at thinking systematically about kinship in IR – as an organising principle, a source of political and social processes and outcomes, and a category that not only reflects but also shapes international politics and interaction.
Contact: kmh (at) nupi.no