Frida Bjørneseth

PhD candidate

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

Work Experience

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

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