Helge Blakkisrud

Senior Research Fellow, Head of the Research group on Russia, Eurasia and the Arctic

Helge Blakkisrud’s main research interests include Russian federalism and centre–region relations, in particular, the development of the institution of governors. Research interests also include Russia's High North/Arctic policy, nationality policy and Russian nationalism, as well as processes of state-building and nation-building in Eurasia, especially in Eurasian de facto states.

Blakkisrud is editor of Nordisk Østforum, a Nordic peer-reviewed journal for Russian and East European studies. He is head of the Research group on Russia, Eurasia and the Arctic.

He has been a guest lecturer at the OSCE Academy, Bishkek, since 2008. In 2009–2010, he was a Fulbright Visiting Fellow at UC Berkeley.