I am Senior Research Fellow at the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI) in Oslo, Norway, working in the Research Group on Global Order and Diplomacy. I have a PhD in political science from the University of Oslo (2014).
Specialising in International Relations, my research revolves around themes such as inter-state cooperation, minilateralism, friendship and diplomacy, with a geographical focus on the Euro-Atlantic region and the foreign policies of Britain and the Nordic states.
My work has appeared in, inter alia, European Journal of International Relations, Cooperation and Conflict, The Hague Journal of Diplomacy, Journal of European Integration, Politics and Governance and Global Affairs.
My first research monograph, Special Relationships in World Politics, was published in Routledge’s New International Relations series in 2018 (Paperback 2020). The book examined ‘special relationship’ as an analytical and practical category, and explored 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 the volume 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