Claudia Emilie Aanonsen

Research Fellow

Claudia Emilie Aanonsen is a Doctoral Fellow at NUPI and part of the research group on Security and Defence. She was previously a Junior Research fellow at the Centre for Digitalisation and Cybersecurity Studies. 

Aanonsen’s PhD analyses the formation of cybersecurity policy and strategy as part of the CYKNOW project. With theories of IR and methods of STS and critical security and data studies, she explores how cybersecurity is understood and problematised though processes configured by actors, practises, technologies, and discourses. Her additional research interests include information and cyberwarfare, digital governance, and surveillance capitalism. 

She has a master’s degree from SOAS, University of London. Her thesis explored how digitalization affects governance and distribution of power, particularly in terms of ‘big tech’ and modern surveillance mechanisms. Aanonsen has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Copenhagen where she studied religion and politics in the Middle East.



2018-2019 Master of Science, International Politics. Department of Politics and International Studies, SOAS, University of London, England

2016 Visiting Student, Political Science. Department of Arts and Sciences, American University of Beirut, Lebanon

2014-2017 Bachelor of Arts, Religious Studies. Department of Cross Cultural and Regional Studies, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Work Experience

2022 - Research Fellow, Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI) 

2021 - 2022 Junior Research Fellow, Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI)

2020-2021 Project Manager, Cappelen Damm Undervisning

2018 Assistant Programme Manager, Turning Tables Jordan

2017 Trainee, United Nations Development Programme, Regional Bureau for Arab States

2017 Trainee, The Royal Embassy of Denmark in Beirut

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