Frida Bjørneseth is a research fellow with the research group on Global Order and Diplomacy. She holds a MSc in International Relations and Development, with a specialization in Refugee Studies, from Aalborg University.
Bjørneseth has previously worked as a research assistant in sociology at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), and as a research assistant and communications intern in Uganda. Her main areas of expertise are development, humanitarian issues and migration, primarily focused on Sub-Saharan Africa, but she is also interested in topics such as borders, violence, power and globalization. She has field experience from Uganda, Spain, Morocco, Thailand and Myanmar, and has also studied abroad at the American University in Cairo.
At NUPI, Bjørneseth will be working on the project Developmentality and the anthropology of partnership (DevAnt), where she will do research on partnership between faith-based organizations in Ethiopia and Norway. She is also the book reviews editor for the journal Forum for Development Studies.
2018- PhD, Department of Social Anthropology, University of Oslo, Norway
2014 - 2016 MSc, International Relations and Development (Global Refugee Studies), Department of Culture and Global Studies, Aalborg University, Denmark
2010 - 2013 BA, Culture and Communication, University of Oslo, Norway
2018- Doctoral Fellow, Norwegian Institute of International Affairs, Oslo, Norway
2018- Book Review Editor, Forum for Development Studies, Oslo, Norway
2016-2018 Teaching Assistant in sociology, Department of Sociology and Political Science, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Trondheim, Norway
2016 Graphic Designer and Language Editor, Strategic Initiative for Women in the Horn of Africa, Uganda
2011-2016 Social Worker in centers for unaccompanied minors seeking asylum, Kirkenær barnevern- og omsorgssenter, Kirkenær, Norway
2015 Research Assistant in evaluation of menstrual health and education-project, IRISE International, Ishaka, Uganda
2015 Language Editor on reports on human rights in Somalia and South Sudan, Strategic Initiative for Women in the Horn of Africa, Uganda
Publications All publications
Koonings, Kees, Dirk Kruijt and Dennis Rodgers (eds.), Ethnography as risky business: field research in violent and sensitive contextsPublication : Book review | 2020
Ethnography as risky business is a 16‐chapter edited volume, providing its readers with a collection of first‐hand ethnographic experiences gathered1
Lessons from the Ebola Crisis in West Africa: Community engagement, crisis communication and countering rumoursPublication : Report | 2020
What lessons can we draw from the 2014-2016 Ebola crisis in Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone? While both the outbreak itself and the context is differe1
Publication : Academic article | 2019
Forced migration and displacement are often associated with increased exposure to various risks that negatively affect personal safety. While experie1
Publication : Popular scientific lecture | 0
An introduction and contextualization of the newly launched Faiths for Forests Declaration, outlining current faith-based initiatives for environment1
Publication : Academic lecture | 0
Based on ethnographic fieldwork conducted in Ethiopia, this paper explores how local faith communities, the Ethiopian Orthodox Church (EOC), and inte1
Projects All projects
Research project | 2017 - 2020 (Ongoing)
The concept of partnership is central to the organisation of international development aid. This project will study the concept of partnership in theory and practice. ...